Fantagraphics Kickstarter hits goal after a week — everyone can keep their boots after all


So to no one’s surprise, the Fantagraphics Kickstarter has reached its goal of $150,000. With 22 days to go this could get a lot bigger—or people could just say “mission accomplished” and walk off. But given the nature of Kickstarter I’d be shocked if that happens.

Neil Gaiman explains why Sandman Overture is going to be late


Over on his Tumblr, Neil Gaiman has ‘fessed up that it was his grueling tour for his new novel, The Ocean at the End of the Lane—which took him across the US and back again for a two month period—was to blame:

INTERVIEW: Fred Van Lente Inaugurates the Action Presidents


Out this week is Action Presidents: George Washington, a rippingly enjoyable biography of the first US President by Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey. While Van Lente details Washington’s life – as accurately as possible – in the issue, Dunlavey illustrates the events in perhaps a slightly less accurate manner. To look into the launch of […]

Comic Arts Brooklyn: Embracing the strange


This weekend marked the first annual Comic Arts Brooklyn (CAB) festival, presented by small Williamsburg comic book shop Desert Island. Because of this, perhaps, it felt like a neighborhood affair.

Sandman Overture Delayed until 2014


With the first issue out, Sandman Overture’s second issue has been pushed back until next year by DC. Planned to be released bimonthly, it appears that creative delays will hold back the next issue until 2014.

Uniqlo did Moomin and Tezuka


Speaking of One Piece, my wardrobe is full (a little too full, I think) of One Piece merch from the Japanese retailer Uniqlo, which has a growing number of outlets here in the US. Uniqlo does great lines of clothing based on various cartoony things, and they had one for Tove Jansson’s Moomin , which […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 11/12/13: One Piece sold 17 million copies in 2013


§ Just how popular is One Piece? Very. Der. It’s reported that the 72-volume series has sold 130 million copies since 2009; but that’s less than half of the 300 million copies that are in print overall. 17 million of those sales came only this year, and 1.5 million of them since volume 72 was […]

Valiant Announce 2014 Zero Issues Including Goat #0


Valiant have announced that 2014 will see a number of zero issues published, each detailing the origin of certain characters within their shared universe. And although most are just what you’d expect – Archer #0, H.A.R.D. Corps #0 – one of them will be Goat #0 by James Asmus and Tom Fowler. Oh dear.

Spotlight Cartoonist: Connie Sun — “Introvert’s Conundrum”


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