Meet your new Annie: Quvenzhane Wallis


That sturdy comic strip-to-stage-to-movie warhorse Little Orphan Annie is getting a remake and now a star: Quvenzhane Wallis. he Beast of the Southern Wild star, the youngest ever Best Actress Oscar nominee, will star in a modernized remake of the stage musical. 9-year-old Wallis attended last nights Oscars looking fine, and appropriate and carrying a puppy purse.

Shocker: superheroes are doing the Harlem Shake


What is the Harlem Shake? It involves gathering your friends in a messy room and jigging about merrily while wearing costumes and/or masks. Good old fashioned fun, really. Although the Harlem Shake is a real dance going back a decade or more and performed in Harlem, the new dance is for those too uncoordinated to do it Gangnam Style.

First Look: The Fabulous Killjoys comic finally coming out in June – UPDATED


One of the great comics from the Plane of Limbo, The Fabulous Killjoys is finally coming out this June, with a Free Comic Book Day preview. You may recall this collaboration between My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way, writer Shaun Simon and artist Becky Cloonan is the print component of MCR’s 2010 SF concept album, Danger […]

Video: Dash Shaw animates Sigur Rós


Seraph from Sigur Rós Valtari Mystery Films on Vimeo. Describing the work of Dash Shaw as “unique” strains the meaning of the word: childlike and formalist, preoccupied with the physical body and and the larger body of the family. Since his books the massive family drama Bottomless Belly Button and eerie sci-fi Body World, he’s […]

Nice art: Jim Rugg covers Henry & Glenn Forever & Ever #1…


Jim Rugg does an alternate cover for Tom Neely’s comic about Henry Rollins and Glenn Danzig as a bickering old married couple. A new volume Henry and Glenn Forever & Ever is upcoming. This is the kind of variant we can get behind!

“Ask for Janice” as Jim Mahfood salutes the Beastie Boys’ Paul’s Boutique


Few albums have the mystique and legacy of Paul’s Boutique, released pver 20 years ago by the Beastie Boys. LA artist Jim Mahfood is saluting the classic album with a release of his rare 2007 mini-comic inspired by the album, GO ASK JANICE, which is available in a limited edition of 100, as a standalone […]

SDCC12: Bongo Announce A Coldplay Comic


Bongo Comics have announced a new comic for next year, which they’ll also be unveiling at SDCC. And it’s based on Coldplay’s 5th album, Mylo Xyloto.

Nice art: Paul Gulacy and Charles Yoakum storyboard Toby Keith


Charles Yoakum has posted some storyboards by himself and Paul Gulacy for an animation featuring country singer Toby Keith.

Andrew WK outed as a Brony


Wild party man Andrew W.K. is known for his high energy rockin’ anthems, his white attire…and now that he is a Brony. It seems that he has signed on as a speaker for Canterlot Gardens, an Ohio convention for My Little Pony Fans, where he’ll deliver an inspirational speech.

Cartoon alert: Primus's new "Lee Van Cleef" video


If there were a contest to see how many cool things you could squeeze into one element, this animated video featuring Primus, Lee Van Cleef and zombies, all animated by Greenpoints The Mixtape Club, would be hard to beat. All that it needs is appearances by Bruce Campbell and CM Punk to make it complete.

Video: Adam WarRock raps to WIZZYWIG trailer


I guess it’s all come full circle now.

RIP: Robert B. Sherman


The man who wrote the words “Oh, you, pretty chitty bang bang, chitty chitty bang bang, I love you,” is dead.

Well, he wrote half of the words. Robert B. Sherman, (above, far right) one of the Sherman Brothers songwriting team (along with Richard, who is still alive) has died at age 86.

He also co-wrote “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” and “Bare Necessities,” and “Chim Chim Cheree,” and…”It’s a Small World After All.”

Ward Sutton remembers the Monkees and Davy Jones


Ward Sutton recalls an ’80s Monkees revival tour for SPIN with touching detail. Actually, this is an OLD Sutton cartoon.

Daniel Johnston brings SPACE DUCKS to BOOM!


Is the world ready for a new graphic novel from outsider musician/artist Daniel Johnston?


Johnston, whose long career as a very eccentric musician was the subject of the 2006 documentary THE DEVIL AND DANIEL JOHNSTON, is also an avid comics reader, and this is his first GN. It comes complete with added soundtrack and app for the 360º experience. For those not familiar, Johnston is somewhere north of Wild Man Fischer and south of They Might be Giants and early Beck.

Wilco produces new Popeye cartoon for "Dawned on Me" video


Much loved indie band Wilco is back with a new video—their first in 12 years—which doubles as a new Popeye cartoon. Directed by Darren Romanelli and art directed by Frank Caruso, the video recalls the classic Fleischer Bros. animation.

Henry Rollins responds to the Henry and Glenn Forever comic


Tom Neely’s HENRY AND GLENN FOREVER comic is a classic mini that envisions two punk icons — Black Flag’s Henry Rollins (once of Black Flag) and Glenn Danzig (once in the Misfits) — as a gay couple with sitcom problems — dealing with jealousy, having Hall and Oates over for dinner. Imagine a punk METALOCALYPSE you can put in your pocket.

Danzig — a notoriously feisty scrapper who’s been known to pop people in the snoot and once was a credible choice to play Wolverine — is no stranger to comics. He once ran his own Verotik line and was a pioneer of the comics Nerdlebrity. However, his reaction to the comic has been crabby ranting.

Now Rollins, who is also a published poet and photographer, has gone on the record with his own response, in a video interview with Narduwar the Serviette. The bit begins at about 6:18.