Penny Arcade raises hackles again with help wanted ad

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TweetOh Penny Arcade. If it isn’t rape jokes, or confusing Kickstarters, now it’s this help wanted ad, which seeks an IT person who will do four jobs at once and be on call 24/7 for seemingly low pay. So yes, we run lean. Most of us would say maybe a little TOO lean, but being […]

Pitchfork will soon have a magazine and it will have comics

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Tweet While we were going over the imminent death/rasping attempts to breath of the print medium yesterday, a bold new print venture has sailed right past our Doppler radar rig: PItchfork, the opinionated but infuriatingly often correct music website has launched a print magazine, called The Pitchfork Review. Issues will be thick and handsome and […]

Spotlight Cartoonist: Connie Sun — “What To Do in a Crisis”

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WonderCon may still find its heart in San Francisco someday

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Tweet I had a brief chat with San Diego Comic-Con’s David Glanzer about WonderCon staying in Anaheim for another year for for PW, and talks are ongoing about heading back north: While the construction is over, the Moscone is one of the country’s busiest convention centers and still couldn’t commit to dates that offered enough […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 11/27/13: Boreas, how I fear thee

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This fellow here is Boreas, the Greek god of the north wind. Today he is going to make a lot of people very very unhappy; I hope I’m not one of them.

Thought Bubble 2013: The Pretty Much Almost Full Report

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TweetSo Thought Bubble 2013 has come and gone, a massive celebration of British – and foreign – comics talent, lead by the mighty Lisa Wood and featuring creators from all round the world, fans from all walks of life, and comics of every size, shape, style and form you could ever imagine. Here’s a rundown […]

WTF–print not doomed after all???

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TweetAs we just reported, Warner Bros. is getting rid of its magazine division like it was a shirt covered with rotten fish guts, but if this recent survey of 1400 people ages 16-24 revealed the shocking fact that 62% of them preferred printed books to e-books. Voxburner spokesman Luke Mitchell told the Guardian that the […]

At last – Ed Kramer’s trial begins NEXT WEEK!

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Tweet Accused child molester Ed Kramer will go on trial next week after more than a decode of legal delays and stalling. More than a decade ago, Kramer was accused of molesting two teen-aged boys. In addition, Atlanta magazine has more details on Dragon-Con officially dissolving its relationship with co-founder Kramer: “‘DragonCon’s relationship with Mr. Kramer […]

Time Warner gets the hell out of the print business—except for DC

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Tweet Continuing the major media conglomerate’s purge of anything to do with print, Time Warner is ditching the Time part of its name:= and spinning off its magazine holdings. This will leave little old DC Entertainment its ONLY print division. And you wonder why they are moving to the West Coast? Time Warner plans to […]

RIP Al Plastino, the man who replaced both Kirby and Schulz

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Tweet Golden age artist Al Plastino has died after a long battle with prostate cancer. He was 91. Plastino was best known as a Superman Artist—he was the last surviving Golden Age Superman artist, in fact. Among the characters he drew first: Supergirl, Saturn Girl, Lightning Lad and Cosmic Boy. He also co-created the Parasite […]

Things to do today: Benefit for Stan and Sharon Sakai

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Tweet As we’ve been reporting here for a while, Sharon Sakai, wife of Usagi Yojimbo cartoonist Stan Sakai has been undergoing a long, costly illness. Although they have insurance, it does not cover all the costs associated with her convalescence. And so: CAPS, the Cartoon Art Professional Society, has decided to provide whatever assistance we can, […]

INTERVIEW: Bill Willingham Brings Legenderry To Life

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TweetComing in January this year, Legenderry: A Steampunk Adventure will see writer Bill Willingham and artist Sergio Fernandez Davila take on a host of Dynamite’s most recognisable characters for a seven-issue re-imagining. Not only will the story have characters as diverse as Green Hornet, Vampirella, The Six Million Dollar Man and Red Sonja all in the […]

Special Beat Investigation: Comics Critics Crisis!!!

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A few months ago there was a Kerfuffle over a comics which some indie comics enthusiasts thought was artistically exciting, while others couldn’t see that for all the racism in these comics. I wrote about it at the time, and wondered if indie comics—so lively and vibrant—were actually being given a larger social context.

On the Scene: Long Beach Comic and Horror Con 2013 gets bigger

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Tweetby Pamela Auditore                 On its fifth anniversary, the Long Beach Comic and Horror Con continues to grow.  Phil Lawrence, LBCC founder and Sales Director, is emphatic,  “We beat last year’s attendance by a lot!” With an Artist Alley boasting between 250 – 300 Artists, Lawrence estimates attendance […]

Marvel Announce Rocket Raccoon Issue for Free Comic Book Day

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TweetFree Comic Book Day 14 will see two Marvel titles released, CBR have reported today. Alongside the previously announced Brian Michael Bendis/Nick Bradshaw story featuring the Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain Marvel and Venom will be ROCKET RACCOON, by Joe Caramagna and Adam Archer.

Jeff Smith’s Tüki Save the Humans has launched!

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Tweet HERE! Smith’s much talked about new webcomic is set 2,000,000 years in the past and follows the first humans to leave Africa and their adventures. The comic will run every day until a first “episode” is finished. OH BOY!