Final Friday: Anxiety with C.F.

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If you’re like us, Friday is time for all the anxiety or the week to give you one last slap in the face; we’re riding it out today with the hypertropic, it all has to happen at once sounds of Spectral Park. For a visual version, here’s Anxiety Art: Face It by C.F. (Powr Mastrs), which manages to put it all in a beautifully colored perspective. Over and OUT.

Matthew Vaughn Now Producing The New Fantastic Four Movie

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In a development that’s not wholly unexpected, but certainly welcome, it seems Matthew Vaughn has joined the team for Fox’s rebooting of the Fantastic Four film franchise as producer.  Per Fox’s Marvel guru, Mark Millar:

2012 L.A. Times Book Prize graphic novel finalists announced

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Earlier this week, the L.A. Times Book Prize finalists were announced, including five in the graphic novel category: Graphic Novel/Comics Alison Bechdel / Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Leela Corman / Unterzakhn (Schocken/Pantheon) Sammy Harkham / Everything Together: Collected Stories (PictureBox) Spain Rodriguez / Cruisin’ With the Hound: The Life and Times of Fred Toote (Fantagraphics) Chris […]

Marvel is doing zombies again

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Or so this just released promo would indicate. The Robert Kirkman-penned (!) Marvel Zombies spinoff in 2005-6 was a bestseller for Marvel, leading to lots of rotting superhero covers. In the intervening time, zombies have lost none of their bite. (Sorry,) Like a zombie, this is a no brainer.

REVIEW: A Driven Man in BALTIMORE: THE WIDOW AND THE TANK

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Lord Henry Baltimore, Vampire Hunter, is more strictly speaking the hunter of a specific vampire, as THE WIDOW AND THE TANK one-shot reminds us. For such a goal-oriented guy, he certainly leaves plenty of ash-piles along the way, not to mention the corpses of other creatures he may happen to encounter. Writers Mike Mignola and […]

You Can Never Be Me: Bat-tales from Patrick Kyle

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You Can Never Be Me by Patrick Kyle There’s a meme (as I believe they’re called) that I see cropping up fairly regularly in my forays of Internet yonder. Here, allow me to show you: Batman is a seductive fellow, isn’t he? Fetishes aside, one of the main appeals of the character is that, theoretically, anybody […]

Kick-Watcher: Not-for-profit inspirational Batman documentary

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Brett Culp kick-starts his Batman inspired not-for-profit documentary, Legends of the Knight. Culp that features interviews from everyone’s favorite industry Bat-fans, and powerful everyday people that use their enthusiasm to be active in their communities and overcome extreme hardship.

DC is hiring a new bigwig

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Specifically…a Senior Vice President, Sales & Business Development. Despite what it sounds like, the position doesn’t seem to be replacing EVP Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Business Development John Rood or SVP Sales Bob Wayne and is a new position.

Will Eisner Week is coming in March

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It’s more than a week, but not quite a fortnight: from March 1-10 Will Eisner Week will be celebrated nationwide with events promoting reading graphic novels and celebrating the man most associated with pioneering the form.

Ivan Brunetti memoir is coming in May

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The Chicago Weekly profiles cartoonists cartoonist Ivan Brunetti, who talks candidly about his teaching, low comics output of late, depression, and home town. Perhaps best known for his Fantagraphics collection Misery Loves Comedy, Brunetti is a much respected foundational indie cartoonist. His two comics anthologies from Yale Press —Graphic Fiction and Grahpic Fiction Volume II — are also just about the best introductions to literary and art comics of recent years.

Diamond’s Digital Previews – Could It Make Any Less Sense?

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I just don’t think Diamond gets digital.  They’re trying, but they keep throwing some really odd things out there.  This latest bit has me somewhere between scratching my head and insulted.  It was recently pointed out that Diamond was going to start selling digital copies of its Previews catalog.  I went for a look, sure […]

Shocker: superheroes are doing the Harlem Shake

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What is the Harlem Shake? It involves gathering your friends in a messy room and jigging about merrily while wearing costumes and/or masks. Good old fashioned fun, really. Although the Harlem Shake is a real dance going back a decade or more and performed in Harlem, the new dance is for those too uncoordinated to do it Gangnam Style.

Manning and Finger Award nominations are open

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If you’re into writers of the past and present or cartoonists of the future, here’s your chance to help honor someone in either category. Both the Bill Finger Award for Excellence in Comic Book Writing
— which recognizes comics writers past and present — and the Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award — which recognizes a new artist who is, uh, promising — are open for nominations. Both awards and finalists are chosen by juries, but they accept nominees.

Kibbles and Bits, 2/22/13: The Rival

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§ A grim day at Stately Beat Manor: There is ANOTHER Heidi MacDonaldand she can DRAW.