Podcast Alert: More To Come 46: Exit JManga, Persepolis Banned

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People often ask me “Why don’t you do a podcast?” I answer, “I do.” This week on More To Come 46: Exit JManga, Persepolis Banned, myself, Calvin Reid and Kate Fitzsimons – discuss the closing of JManga, the Chicago school ban on Persepolis, writer turnover and turmoil at DC, the digital promotion that crashed Comixology […]

REVIEW: Everyone at The Beat Jumps Onto 2000AD Prog 1824

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2000AD, the British anthology comic, announced that their most recent issue – last Wednesday’s prog 2814 – would be an easy jump-on point for anybody. Anyone can pick it up and get an idea of what 2000AD is all about, what the writing style is like, and how the stories work. So, that came across […]

On the Scene: NIGHT JOB Salon Gets Personal

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On March 21st 2013 at the Union Hall bar, restaurant, and music venue in Park Slope, Brooklyn, comics creator and TRIP CITY co-curator Dean Haspiel and comedian/actress Katharine Heller launched what may be the first of several salon events featuring comics, comedy, prose, and musical performances entitled “NIGHT JOB”. Though it was a new venture, […]

Preview: Dash Shaw “New Jobs” From Uncivilized Books

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  For the legion of Dash Shaw fans and admirers, 2013 has, thus far, been a year of anticipation and enthusiastic anxiousness for the upcoming releases from this multi-talented artist. Fantagraphics already has NEW SCHOOL and 3 NEW STORIES lined up, and Tom Kaczynski’s Uncivilized Books is starting the year off with the release of NEW JOBS, […]

Now a big softie, Todd McFarlane comments on the return of Angela

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Although once known for combative rhetoric and an aggressive stance, McFarlane Toys CEO Todd McFarlane sounded a conciliatory note when asked about the return of Angela in the pages of ULTRON WAR #10. McFarlane once fought a bitter lawsuit over the ownership of Angela with Neil Gaiman, and perhaps the settlement included a non-disparagement clause? […]

Guess what? WonderCon is partially sold out!

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Although we and many others have been touting this weekend’s WonderCon in Anaheim as the anti-Comic-Con — a SoCal show where you can just kick back and wander in and out and not worry about hassles—it’s popular enough to have sold out ahead of the actual show:

2013 SPX expands in response to exhibitor demand

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Following last week’s gridlock over signing up for tables at this year’s Small Press Expo, organizers have announced that they’ll be expanding the show floor to include the ENTIRE ballroom at the Marriott Bethesda North Hotel & Conference Center. Althugh it seems like a logical development, the announcement makes it clear that attendance must stay commensurate with floor size and this is an experiment: