Pete Von Sholly’s Vonshollywood

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Tweet Old Beat pal Pete Von Sholly is an artist and storyboarder for such films as Mars Attacks!, Disney’s James and the Giant Peach, The Shawshank Rdemption, and so forth. He sent us a link to his art blog, which includes much humorous work, like the above, and also this strip, which is kinda crude, […]

Lockjaw!

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Tweet Is Marvel’s new LOCKJAW AND THE PET AVENGERS miniseries an homage to WE3? The miniseries will be written by Chris Eliopoulous. NC: I just know Frog Thor’s in it. That makes me happy. CE: Lockjaw, the aforementioned Frog Thor or Throg, Redwing, Falcon’s bird, Lockheed, Niels, Speedball’s cat, who now goes by Hairball, Zabu […]

Monkeys!

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Tweet How about a little Hal Foster Tarzan to brighten up your day? Via Golden Age Comic Book Stories.

Y: The Last Party video

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TweetY The Last Party – Q&A with Brian K. Vaughn and Pia Guerra MySpace is hosting a few videos from last months Y; The Last Party blowout at Meltdown in LA. This video features Joss Whedon, Mark Waid, Don Murphy, R. Eric Lieb, a monkey, and the live Q+A with co-creators Brian K. Vaughan and […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits

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Tweet§ Todd Allen continues his dispassionate look at the current web comics scene, with ann examination of Marvel’s Online DCU, and just how Zuda and ComicsMix may actually make money. Always worth a read. § The Monkey Day site is petitioning web comics for support. What are you waiting for? How do we sign up? […]

Morrison was right: Monkeys are ventriloquists!

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TweetOkay, that headline is a little misleading, but according to this piece a tiny part of the monkey brain is able to process sight and sound simultaneously which could shed light on both ventriloquists and synesthesia, the neurological condition in which two or more senses are intertwined. Confusing? “Our results show that there are interactions […]

Kibbles 'n' Bits

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Tweet§ My cunning plan is working. § Murakami Gala– now that sounds fun! And Kanye was there! § Halloween stirs imagination in costume-loving Japan — the mind boggles. A Halloween street party? “Ah, no, this is cos-play,” says 20-year-old Saori, referring to costume role-play, or the Japanese past-time of dressing up as their favourite animation […]

Monkey attacks!

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Tweet A politician in New Dehli recently fell to his death after a savage attack by a band of roaming monkeys. He must have been in such pain that plunging to his demise was the only way to end the fierce, burning agony of the monkey attack! Although this sounds like the kind of solution […]

Gurewitch and the Ape

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Tweet Ray Quentin sends us a video of the now famed Nicholas Gurewitch/Great Ape skit at this year’s Ignatz Awards. Sadly, the lighting was so low in the auditorium that you can’t really see the monkey’s very funny actions, but some of the charm comes across.

Battle for Monkey

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TweetWe’re not as sick as Dirk, but we do have a mild case of “Wesnoth-itis.” Symptoms include the desire to sit in a darkened room and play Battle for Wesnoth all day. Hey, it happens to everyone. BTW, we have recently discovered this interesting blog called “Monkeys in the News” — but a lot of […]

New foe for the Flash?

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Tweet As seen at giantmonster! via Boing Boing.

Drinky Crow May 13!

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Tweet Because we were feeling very guilty and wanted to do penance, we watched some of the live action shows on Adult Swim last night and decided for the 30th time that the complete raison d’etre for most of them is simply making you feel uncomfortable. Hooray. Putting hoisin sauce in your underpants will do […]

Heard around

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Tweet At Wizard World LA, Dan Didioembraced the truth: Asked about Detective Chimp, Didio interjected “You cannot add a chimp to anything and not make it better.”

Weekend browsing: Jesse Marsh

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TweetCheck out this online gallery of the work of Jesse Marsh. Marsh started out an an animator, but went over to Dell/Western and drew lots of Gene Autry, Tarzan and John Carter in a style that was clear, clean and easy to follow, and yet imaginative and just a little bit crazy, too. (Click for […]

Monkeys still controlling robots with brains

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Tweet The danger is still real.

TO DO, SF 9/20: Yang and Pien at Isotope

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TweetCelebrate the release of AMERICAN BORN CHINESE: China Books, First Second Books, & the IsotopeLaunch What Might be the Best Book of 2006 Pardon us while we gush, but if you’ve seen the advance reviews you’ll know we’re not alone in our complete and total devotion to First Second Books’ American Born Chinese. Trust us, […]