The night nerds became cool

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In case you hadn’t heard, tonight on TV, nerd culture becomes enshrined for all time as REAL CULTURE. Please note that is a joke, since I can’t go 15 seconds without hearing someone quote Star Wars at me. But nonetheless, it’s an exciting night for Marvel fans and fan culture as two shows are debuting […]

DeForge’s Kid Mafia to be reprinted by Secret Headquarters

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Three-time 2013 Ignatz Winner Michael DeForge is a prolific cartoonist — very prolific. So if you’re wondering just which strip is Kid Mafia, it’s the one about skateboarding teens who are also Mafia kingpins who go around cutting deals and then cutting up bodies when things don’t go so good. It’s drawn in DeForge’s signature […]

Mark the Tenth Birthday of ‘Hey Ya!’ with Peanuts

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Joe Hughes points out the painful fact that Outkast’s ‘Hey Ya!’, the song that led us from post 9/11 PTSD, that taught us how to shake it in the early years of social media, that signaled everyone get on the floor for months and then years, is now 10 years old. And whether it’s the […]

Graphic Policy: Facebook Fandom Spotlight: The Comic Company Employees!

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by Brett Schenker — It’s Monday, which means it’s a new edition of Facebook Fandom Spotlight, where I break down the demographics of a particular group of fans. For this week I attempt to figure out who exactly is creating and delivering us out comic books. That’s right, I attempt to break down those employed in the comic book industry. We’ll compare this group to the greater comic fandom.

Sandman’s 25th Anniversary celebrated at the Cartoon Art Museum

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With the 25h Anniversary of The Sandman coming up and a NEW Sandman prequel on the way, SF’s Cartoon Art Museum has just announced a retrospective exhibit of more than 75 pieces of original art from the seminal fantasy series. The show will run October 5, 2013 – March 16, 2014, with details of the […]

Adventure Time Vol. 2: Pixel Princesses due in November

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The first Adventure OGN Playing with Fire by Danielle Corsetto and Zack Sterling was a hit—it was Diamond’s #1 selling GN for May—and there’s no reason to think the next one won’t be a success either. It’s called ADVENTURE TIME VOL. 2: PIXEL PRINCESSES, and it’s by the same creative team, with a cover by […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 9/25/13: Convention culture comes crashing to a halt with PalmCon

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§You know how at this very website we keep talking about the ascendance of comic-con culture? PalmCon down in Florida has ended it, full stop. The dream died. Or so says the author of a piece entitled: PalmCon Probably the Most Depressing Comic Book Convention in History. Allie Conti writes for the Broward/Palm Beach New […]