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)

Andrew 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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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 Neil […]

Kickstarter Alert: Angie Wang for LA Game Space

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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 for […]

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

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This 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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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 Henson’s […]

Spain Rodriguez remembered, as he hoped he would be

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Quite 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!!! […]