The Legal View: Could Alan Moore regain the WATCHMEN copyright?

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In his post, Rich Johnston goes on to wonder whether Alan Moore could eventually terminate the Watchmen transfer from 1985. Commenters argue that this is absurd, but depending on the contract Moore could actually re-claim his share of the property.

Studio Coffee Run: Arrow, Amazon casting news, Brian K. Vaughan’s new CBS Series, etc.

Arrow transmogrifies into The Green Arrow (Image via Spoiler TV)

TweetAndrew Kreisberg, Executive Producer of the CW’s Arrow, has been doing the interview circuit this week. In interviews with TV Line and TV Guide, he discusses Oliver Queen’s love life as well as the character’s evolution from Arrow to The Green Arrow

Webcomic alert: Mark of the Best by Conor Willumsen

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An amazing descent into oddness by Wright Award nominee Connor Willumsen to disturb your weekend getaway.

Scientist: Our brains read comics as sentences

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Tweet Dr. Neil Cohn may soon become one of the most quoted people in the comics world. That’s because he’s a scientist who has been studyinghow our brains react to reading comics, and it turns out we process them much the same as we do sentences: At the same time, a freshly minted Ph.D. named […]

Kickstarter Alert: Angie Wang for LA Game Space

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Tweet Angie Wang has garnered some impressive notoriety for her fresh and surrealistic illustrations as well as her comic work (such as GIRL APOCALYPSE and SP7 to name a few), but this next project for the Portland-based illustrator extraordinaire takes her work into a (literal) new dimension. Working with LA Game Space, a nonprofit center […]

The Beat Comic Reviews for 28/11/12: My Little Pony and Hellblazer, together at last!

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TweetThis week saw a number of big comic releases from Marvel and DC, but who cares when this was the week My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #1 came out? PONIES, you guys! Ponies all over the place. This week I’ll be reviewing My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #1, Hellblazer #297, Gambit #6 and Masks […]

When great cartoonists ate Korean food together

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Natalie Atkinson captures a cartooning summit in Toronto with, l-r, Chris Ware, Charles Burns, Seth, Chester Brown, Anouk Ricard, Beguiling owner Peter Birkamoe and Adrian Tomine.

SLG’s offices and Art Boutiki must relocate

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Although we’ve never been, the Boutiki run by San Jose-based comics publisher SLG has always sounded like a cool place: a storefront and performance space that sold comics and has a tiki theme in keeping with publisher Dan Vado’s sensibilities. But now, in a dime-a-dozen story of real estate improvement, the space must close by next summer as the building is being razed to make way for an apartment building.

More comics make more “Best Of” lists for 2012

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Tweet As year-end lists of best continue to come out at a steady clip, graphic novels continue to be represented on lists—not as a special category but as their own thing. And that’s a good thing. § Dan Kois at Slate lists his best books of 2012 and GNs are represented by the award-winning Jim […]

Spain Rodriguez remembered, as he hoped he would be

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TweetQuite a few remembrances of underground pioneer Spain Rodriguez, including this round-up of reactions from his peers at TCJ. Here’s Gary Panter’s imagined history: SPAIN looked to be exploring edgy scenes and choosing to do bad things and hang out with violent sociopathic folk in his comics and past at least–people that did BAAAAADD things!!! […]

James Gunn apologizes for his offensive comments

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Finally, the long national nightmare is over as future Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn has apologized on Facebook for his unwise, unfunny and offensive comments that he wrote on his blog two years ago:

Exclusive UNCENSORED clip from SUPERF***ERS cartoon debuting tomorrow

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Tomorrow is the day human history changes direction and sets sail for the future, as SUPERF***CKERS, the cartoon based on the James Kochalka superhero epic, debuts on the Cartoon Hangover video channel.

Radio 4 Gather Stunning Voice-Cast for Adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s ‘Neverwhere’

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TweetWell, this is certainly one of the most British things I’ve ever heard. Please whistle the theme tune to The Archers while you read this article.

The Gaiman Foundation Contributes $60,000 to CBLDF for Education Program

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Tweet Yesterday morning, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund announced that longtime supporter and board member Neil Gaiman contributed $60,000 to the non-profit’s growing education program. Gaiman, who has been a member of the CBLDF for more than a decade, retired from the Board of Directors earlier this year, and his generous contribution proves to […]

James Gunn woos ladies by posing with an adorable lioness

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While director James Gunn has remained silent on the shitstorm surrounding his two-year-old superhero sex list—probably because Disney won’t let him speak out— he’s fought back with a seething, hate filled tweet.

New tumblr alert: Tom Fowler

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Artist Tom Fowler has a new tumblr blog called D&D&D. That is all.