Felipe Smith’s shoe quest

MBQ by Felipe Smith has been one of the most critically acclaimed of Tokyopop’s OGM, or OEL or whatever they are calling them. A multi-culti look at life in Los Angeles, it’s sharply observed, funny, humane and deserves a much bigger audience that it has received. Over on MySpace, Smith has posted a free 14-page […]

A Pirate’s life for me!

We got a bit of flack in the comments yesterday for saying that Disneyland’s Pirates of the Caribbean ride is superior to the WDW version. Look, we’re not trying to stir up FL vs CA static here, but this is pretty much common knowledge: Laughing Place.com: This is considerably different from MK. It is an […]

Scholastic plans: Beagle, Kaluta, Renier, Ruth

ICv2 has a rundown of Scholastic’s upcoming OGN plans and they include: • Amulet (Fall 2007) by Kazu Kibuishi. • The Last Unicorn, adapted by Mike Kaluta • Walker Bean, a “rollicking pirate tale” by Aaron Renier(spring 2008) • Magic Pickle by Scott Morse (Summer 2008) • The Woodland Chronicles by Greg Ruth (Fall 2009) […]

Through a rotoscoping graphic novel darkly

Newsday looks at rotoscoping in light of the today’s premiere of THROUGH A SCANNER DARKLY, Richard Linklatter’s animated version of the Philip K. Dick novel. The piece talks to many art directors and other tastemakers to assemble a kind of snapshot of this influence of the rotoscoping look and how it’s often associated with comics: […]

Platinum adds Widmaier, eyes web

Platinum Studios, the movie studio/GN development house, has added William Widmaier as president of new media; Former Earthlink exec William Widmaier has been appointed president of New Media for Platinum Studios to expand the studio’s presence online. “William has the perfect blend of experience for where Platinum is heading in terms of online expansion with […]


The Engine has a super cool thread where artists post covers they’re working on, and we’re stealing them! Here are two covers for PIRATES OF CONEY ISLAND, a book due from Image next fall written by Rick (TEENAGERS FROM MARS) Spears, and drawn by super-talented newcomer Vasilos Lolos. The first cover is by Lolos, the […]

TO DO 7/7 BKNY: Rosario Dawson at Rocketship

That’s right, the OCCULT CRIME TASKFORCE is coming to Crooklyn! This Friday night, July 7th, at 6pm, please join us as we welcome David Atchison, Tony Shasteen, and Rosario Dawson. They will be signing copies of their new book OCCULT CRIMES TASKFORCE from Image Comics. (preview here) This is the premeire issue of a series […]

TO DO 7/8 – Chicago: First Second launch party

And you thought book parties were just for NYC! This Saturday Mark Siegel will preside over a launch party for this First Second line at Quimby’s in Chicago. He’ll give a lecture, there’ll be a Q&A, a comics jam and then some old fashioned mingling. Saturday, 7/8 7:00 pm Quimby’s Bookstore 1854 West North Avenue […]

Heaven is for Heroes

With one of two exceptions, you can name anything or anyone in comics and you will always hear some caveats or complaints, no matter how popular or loved the thing is. But there are a few exceptions, and Heroes Con is one of them. Whenever it comes up, people say “You should go! it’s fun!” […]