Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 3/10/14: Is Upworthy funny anymore?


§ Alex Behr has an excellent interview with Chris Ware at Salon where he talks about his daughter’s drawing ability, the bully that apologized to him etc. Just read the whole thing, dammit. § At Cartoon Brew, Amid Amidi notes that Stu Snyder, the Cartoon Network exec who tried to turn it into a live […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 3/5/14: Mystery bullet found in former comics shop


I bet you thought the Michael George murder case was over. The former comics shop owner was tried twice for killing his wife in 1990, and convicted in 2011 after years of legal proceedings. But one little shard of the past may have just been revealed: a dusty bullet found behind a water heater in an unused room in the commercial space that was the murder scene back in ’90. Creepy, isn’t it?

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 3/3/14: Don Rosa stars in McDuck-themed rock video


I believe we’ve mentioned before that Finnish prog-metal musician Tuomas Holopainen (think Toki from Dethklok only Finnish) is making a concept album devoted to Don Rosa’s classic The LIfe and Times of Scrooge McDuck, but now there is a VIDEO which stars Don Rosa. There’s also a video of Holopainen talking about the album. Rosa […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 2/24/14: Do not read the comments


§ Joe Illidge writes about the casting of the new Johnny Storm and other race related issues about comics and movies. And he makes a good point: Black people will have a projected buying power of 1.1 trillion dollars by next year. That’s what this is about. Not your nostalgia or prejudices or self-centeredness or […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 2/20/12: What These Inspiring Comics Fans Did Is Genius


§ I’m not going to go too far into the Whole Denver Comic Con-troversy, as its definitely heating up, and things have been ugly for a while. The two sides can’t even agree on basic facts, like who founded the show. Charlie La Greca, or Charlito as he’s sometimes known, says he founded it with […]

Kibbles’n’Bits 2/6/14: This guy at a comic con went to find muffins, but what he really found will shock you


I’m still “on the Continent” as they say…I have the rest of my Angoulême pictures, and a big news wrap-up in the works, but I’ll probably just write on it on the flight home. § Zainab Akhtar has the 20 most anticipated graphic novels for 2014, in case you had any doubt that 2014 will […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 1/28/14: saving links for a rainy day


§ Portland’s Steve Duin reports on last weekend’s Wizard World Portland, which kicked off the never ending con season: The con featured Stan Lee (for a reported $75,000), William Shatner, Elvira, Summer Glau, a Playmate of the Year (Portland’s Sara Jean Underwood), and a Robin/Robin Lopez reunion.  Dark Horse and the green Power Ranger showed […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 1/24/14: Warren Ellis’s mystery project


§ Warren Ellis has trashed another laptop, prior to moving to LA SOMEWHERE for six months to work on a mystery project. I repeat, Warren Ellis is moving to LA for six months. If you had asked me to pick “Sentences I will never type on The Beat” that would have been one of them. […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 1/23/14: What this comics shop owner found in the basement was amazing; what he did next was astounding


§ An appeals court has ruled against the estate of Joe Shuster in yet another of the endless legal battles over Superman and yet attorney Mark Toberoff vows it isn’t over. Maybe not, but the fat lady is warming up in the stands. § The NY Times chats with Indian cartoonist Vishwajyoti Ghosh about “This […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 1/21/14: Now with REAL news!


§ I was wondering when the second volume of MARCH will be out and according to Chris Staros, it will be available in April. § Former Beat Cartoonist of the Month Connie Sun is now being published on GoComics. Congrats, Connie! § Hermes Press is offering a Free Comic Book Comics featuring Scratch9 and Bo […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 1/20/14: This blogger tried to gather some links about comics, and she nails it.


Via Sean Howe § Neal Adams was interviewed at Flying Colors in Concord, Ca, and if yuo’ve ever seen Neal Adams talk you know it’s priceless. Here he is with stories about Jim Warren, Harlan Ellison, Archie Goodwin, Denny O’Neil, his hair and more. § A nice report on Jane IRwin signing at Green Brain. […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 1/17/14: People said things


§ This appreciation of Cliff Sterrett’s great Polly and Her Pals says many of the right things: More than 50 years later, it’s difficult to explain why Cliff Sterrett’s magnificent creation never quite took flight. To be sure, “Polly” was way ahead of its time. Sterrett’s surrealistic, ­quasi-cubist artistic style was a unique fixture on […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 1/15/14—Astonishing links


Oh snap the links piled up while we were on home internet vacation. § David Rees (Get Your War On) and Michael Kupperman (Tales Designed to Thrizzle) are doing a comic strip for the Sunday New York Times. That’s good! But I guess that means Brian McFadden isn’t doing one any more. That’s bad. There […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 1/6/14: Have a great Epiphany, everyone!


§ January 6th is the Christian feast known as Epiphany, also the 12th Day of Christmas, so the holidays are over AND you get to wish people a great Epiphany. It never gets old. Above painting by Abraham Bloemaert.

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Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 1/2/13: what have we to look forward to?


§ Lists and stuff! 13th Dimension has a credible 13 Titles to Watch in ’14 While ComicBook.Com coud only muster five comics to look forward to.