SDCC 2014: Watchtower Thursday: Surfing the Tsunami Online

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*  We’ve won!  Politicians officially open Comic-Con! On Thursday, to mark the official opening of Comic-Con International 2014, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and San Diego City Council President Todd Gloria harnessed their inner superheroes and flew through the air on a zip-line near the downtown Convention Center. Gloria was the interim Mayor after the […]

Uniqlo did Moomin and Tezuka

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Speaking of One Piece, my wardrobe is full (a little too full, I think) of One Piece merch from the Japanese retailer Uniqlo, which has a growing number of outlets here in the US. Uniqlo does great lines of clothing based on various cartoony things, and they had one for Tove Jansson’s Moomin , which […]

Peter Robbins, voice of Charlie Brown, sentenced to year in jail

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The Associated Press has reported that 56-year-old Peter Robbins, the original voice of Charlie Brown in the “Peanuts” animated specials, was sentenced yesterday to a year in the slammer for threatening his former girlfriend and stalking her plastic surgeon.

Art Wall: Cubist Thing, them Mighty Morphin’ kids and Batman- lots of Batman

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Hello and welcome! We are starting a weekly art thingy and have -rather thoughtfully- set it for Friday, that interminable day where the weekend is within touching distance and yet you still have to be at work. Hence, pretty and cool stuff that will help tide you over- forget words, just feast your eyes. This […]

SDCC12: Boom! Studios: Booth #2743

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Boom! Studios announces all their awesome stuff, including a very public party on Thursday evening!

Kim Thompson on "The Graphic Novel Decade"

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“I think a solid core of high-selling mainstream-y genre comics would be nice, but it really hasn’t happened (except for arguably the manga phenomenon, and I don’t get the impression that the success of manga has bled back into non-manga comics) and “art comics” have achieved enough big successes now (Persepolis in particular) that we […]