Tweet Disney continues its road to profitability by cutting staff, this time at ESPN, where as many as 400 people lost their jobs in a cost-cutting measure to offset increased licensing fees for various sports. Although ESPN is sort of a fiefdom of Disney, it is still subject to the same kind of bottom line [...]
Tweet¶ In a review of Donald Duck; The Old Castle’s Secret, K.C. Carlson explains a bit about why the work of Carl Barks has such staying power: I’ve read this story before, so I’m not surprised that I recall some things about it. But I’m remembering everything exactly as I read it before — not [...]
And now, because both blogging and illustration are dead here’s a link to an awesome art site, Brushwick Studio which unites six fantastic illustrators who you can all see under the cut. As you might guess, the stdio is located in Bushwick, Brooklyn, so maybe there is live in those boros after all.
TweetIn an image being circulated on social media, with the name of the school and school officials vaguely redacted (you can almost make them out), a flyer distributed at a pre-school bans school-time play from mimicking TV shows and movies due to their violence. But the central image on the flyer depicts superheroes with a [...]
Tweet Print on demand supplier ComiXpress has shut down after nine years. In a statement on their site, they wrote: When we started ComiXpress back in 2004 it was just a handful of comic book creators with a dream to use new technologies to help their fellow creators get their books into print. We were [...]
Tweet The winners of the Bill Finger Award for 2013 have been announced and they are Steve Gerber and Don Rosa. The award was created in 2005 to recognize writers—one living, one deceased—who have yet to receive adequate notice for their work. Gerber and Rosa are certainly exemplary choices. Gerber’s work on Howard the [...]
Fangrabs is a comics rental site. You pick up the books in your queue have them mailed to you, you read em and mail em back. Just like Netflix. They have over 6,500 titles to choose from, including manga, Walking Dead, DC, Marvel. etc. Several plans are available, including $15 for two books a month and unlimited plans starting at $20 a month.
TweetThis May DC released a free guide in magazine-like format, about the size of a small prestige graphic novel itself, containing a list of “essential graphic novels” and also a “chronology” for new readers. It’s not a bad idea considering what a difficult time new readers, or those who have left for awhile, can have [...]
Tweet And if you haven’t, I strongly recommend that you don’t read this full review, or maybe not even any of it, since not knowing anything about the comic before reading it makes for a pretty astonishing experience. TEN GRAND reads like a Choose Your Own Adventure story and you feel convinced somehow that you [...]
Tweet WB CEO Kevin Tsujihara —whom we’ve been watching closely since he took over in March—has made his first big shake-up: ousting TV head Bruce Rosenblum and giving the TV and home entertainment divisions a reorg. Buried in The Hollywood Reporter’s story is a teeny tidbit of some interest to DC Comics Kremlinologists: Warner Home [...]
Tweet§ The Nook app has just launched a whole new Comics section with 8000+ graphic novels! To celebrate the arrival of NOOK Comics on the NOOK for iOS app, customers can receive a free DC Comics 2013 Superman Sampler, which includes excerpts from Superman: Last Son of Krypton, Superman: For Tomorrow, Superman: Earth One, and [...]
Tweet Koyama Press have released the rest of their fall line up, with 3 new titles joining the previously announced Blobby Boys from Alex Scubert. Blobby Boys will be released in September along with the collected newspaper-style strips of Cole Closser’s Little Tommy Lost, which sees a lost Tommy looking for the way home, stumbling upon [...]
TweetThe CBLDF is marking the end of Geoff Johns’ GREEN LANTERN run this month with a benefit that will feature an interview with Johns and more. The venue is the Avalon Bardot Theater in LA. More details in the PR below: On Friday, May 24, come celebrate the creativity of Geoff Johns at Greenest Night: A Celebration [...]
TweetDark Horse appears to be increasing their list of titles at a gradual but steady pace, with some laudable caution but what seems to be a specific agenda to build on their successes rather than simply allowing those successes to maintain their reputation over time. Many readers have been following the publisher’s works since their [...]