Nice Art: What Does the Fox Say? is now a kid’s book


It’s the snappiest tune of the year, a stunning example of daffy Scandinavian humor, and something that kids won’t stop humming. So now What Does the Fox Say? is a picture books for ages 4-8. It’s written by Ylvis, the comedy duo who made “Wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow!” a household word, with illos by prize winning Norwegian artist Svein Nyhus, so it looks […]

Long Beach Comic & Horror Con kicks off today


While for some thoughts are turning to Thought Bubble in Leeds or the Miami Book Fair, ou on the west coast, it’s the fifht anniversary edition of the Long Beach Horror & Comic Con. It’s set in the scenic environs of the Long Beach Convention Center, which is one of my favorite con spots on […]

Facebook Demographics: Different Publishers, Different Fans


For all of these posts I’ve tried to instill the idea that there isn’t a simple comic fan. While it might mostly be men, comic fandom is a diverse crowd whose specific interests varies by gender, race, age and more. No two character fandoms are the same. No two publisher fandoms are the same. Marketing […]

Garen Ewing Wins Young People’s Comic Award 2013


Awarded not minutes ago, Garen Ewing has won this year’s Young People Comic Award for his book The Rainbow Orchid. Awarded as part of the British Comic Awards, the book was published by Egmont UK and both written and drawn by Ewing.

Fantagraphics Spring/Summer 2014 from The Amateur to Witzend


Over on the Flog Blog as part of their Kickstarter effort, Fantagraphics has been spotlighting a bunch of books from their Spring-Summer 2014 line-up. To say it’s awesome is an understatement. Lots of stretch goals have been added including prints, soap and beer. Something for everyone. Here’s a cover gallery of the upcoming titles, …to […]

Shuster Estate Loses Appeal


The Siegel and Shuster lawsuits are over – again. My thoughts on the latest decision after the jump.

Marvel Announce Moon Knight #1 from Warren Ellis, Declan Shalvey, and Jordie Bellaire

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Announced by the LA Times today – just in time for Thought Bubble, bless ‘em – is the news that Marvel will be launching a new Moon Knight series next year with writer Warren Ellis, artist Declan Shalvey, and colourist Jordie Bellaire.

Spotlight Cartoonist: Connie Sun — ‘Things to do During a Blackout”


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Affleck and Damon Producing Brubaker and Phillips’ Sleeper


SLEEPER, tone of several series by the dynamic duo of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips is in production again, this time with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck producing. Shawn Ryan, of The Shield and David Wiener of The Killing are set to write the screenplay. Set in the Wildstorm universe, the tale involves an undercover […]

Boom! debuts Boom! Box imprint, “a gleeful space.”


It’s no secret that the making of the film 2 Guns t some money in the Boom! Studios coffers, which they seem to have been investing wisely with new imprints and acquisitions (Archaia). Boom! Box, a new imprint designed to be fun and fancy free, was announced back in September, but they just sent out […]

50th Anniversaries: Doctor Who and the Kennedy Assassination


Fifty years ago today a SF show called Doctor Who debuted in England. Festivities and surprises are planned to celebrate this anniversary. In more unhappy news that day, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. I’ve never actually got to the bottom of either of these things.

How others really see us, via The Huffington Post


Man, you think the comics world is hot shit, and then you see this headline at HuffPo: 70-Year-Old Woman Auctions Off $1 Million Worth Of Comics. Which means Maggie Thompson is selling her comics. Thompson, 70, has been collecting comic books since she was a girl in the 1940s. She married another comic book collector, […]