Did Shia LaBeouf rip off a Daniel Clowes comic for his short film? UPDATE: YEP

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If you look at the plot of Shia La Bouef’s short film Howard Cantour, it sounds exactly like Daniel Clowes’s short comic Justin M. Damiano, which appeared in Zadie Smith’s Anthology of Short FIction, The Book of Other People. La Beouf: Jim Gaffigan gives a perfect deadpan performance as movie critic “Howard Cantour”, spending his […]

On the Scene: WonderCon 2013, Matt Kindt on MIND MGMT and Being Happy

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You’d be forgiven if you think of Matt Kindt as a breakaway success, since the “slow and steady” approach that’s defined his career so far looks like a sprint to the finish line with the explosive success of MIND MGMT from Dark Horse. Educator and author Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology) sat down with Kindt […]

On the Scene: Small Press Expo 2012 Day Two

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By Hannah Means-Shannon The revelries following the Ignatz Awards continued long into the night and crowded the lower levels of the conference center took over the bar and spilled out onto patios, steps, and walkways, but that didn’t stop expo-goers from taking in another day of star-powered panels on Sunday. The big names and signings […]

On the Scene: Small Press Expo 2012, Day One

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By Hannah Means-Shannon Things were buzzing at the Small Press Expo even before it officially began. A crowded hotel lobby, constant chatter, and a general sense of anticipation partly due to this year’s much-hyped stellar guests, erupted in substantial lines to get onto the floor once doors opened Saturday morning. Along with the outstanding list […]

SPX: Great cartoonists destroy priceless originals with drool

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Okay, that was metaphorical, but…While we work on our semi-coherent SPX thoughts, check out the Official Daniel Clowes Twitter for some fantastic images of the weekend. Here’s Clowes and Chris Ware pouring over Crockett Johnson Barnaby originals at the Library of Congress:

The Dan Clowes Show and multimedia

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Should comics panels be written about or recorded for all to hear?

This panel report from APE of Dan Nadel interviewing Daniel Clowes has been linked everywhere, probably because it’s such a thorough write-up. There’s lots of dish on other cartoonists, and anecdotes from the history of alt.comix:

Goin' APE 2010: Who's where

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This weekend, among a plethora of worldwide comics events, the Alternative Press Expo in San Francisco is surely the premiere event for alt and indy comics. Headlined by Dan Clowes and Lynda Barry that’s probably enough right there, but why stop — other guests include Megan Kelso, Tony Millionaire, Renée French, Tommy Kovac, Rich Koslowski, and more. If it were less than a plane ride away, we’d be there in a heartbeat.

Here’s a VERY quick rundown of who’s doing what at the show: