Reviews: A Murder of Cartoonists

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While we were enjoying Comic Arts Brooklyn this year, my partner Marguerite Van Cook and I took a break from the excitement of promoting our new Fantagraphics Book The Late Child and Other Animals to go across the street to a little coffee bar and have a snack. The young counterperson noted the influx of […]

31 Days of Winter Festivals: Jill Thompson’s Grinch

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The great Jill Thompson brings the Seuss on her Tumblr. What has Jill Thompson been working on anyway? Besides a new Beasts of Burden? Every time we saw her all summer she had some secret project she couldn’t talk about. The first page, which we managed to sneak a look at, had an island on […]

Dark Horse Review: HELLBOY IN HELL and HOUSE OF FUN

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December has been a big month for Dark Horse, with two much anticipated books finally hitting the shelves: Mike Mignola’s HELLBOY IN HELL #1 and Evan Dorkin’s HOUSE OF FUN. Coincidentally, both books signal the return of their respective creators to solo work; for Mignola, it’s been 7 years since he drew and scripted a […]

2011 Reuben Award winners

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The 2011 Reuben Awards for the best in cartooning and related fields were presented at the annual National Cartoonists Society meeting on Saturday. Richard Thompson beat out Glen Keane and Stephan Pastis for THE Reuben as cartoonist of the year. Jill Thompson won the Comic Book category for BEASTS OF BURDEN, and Joyce Farmer won the graphic novel category for SPECIAL EXITS, while Jeff Parker and Steve Kelley’s DUSTIN won for best comic strip.

News: Scary Godmother returns from Dark Horse

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Jill Thompson’s Scary Godnmother has become something of a Halloween classic, with two animated specials that are still shown on Caqrtoon Network, and a DVD. However, the original Eisner Award winning graphic novels have long been out of print — a series of graphic novels and several stand alone comics starting in 1998 — as […]