The Too Much Coffee Man Opera

When one mentally totes up a list of comics characters who could be turned into an opera, Shannon Wheeler’s Too Much Coffee Man probably isn’t one of the first one begging for an aria. But that is exactly what is happening in Portland, OR later this month, as The Too Much Coffee Man Opera has […]

Comic Book Movies gains Japanese partner

We can’t exactly figure out who’s funding what here, but it seems that producer (BATMAN BEGINS) Michael Uslan’s Comics Book Movies entertainment co has a new strong Japanese partner in Itochu Corp. which is now a “strategic investment partner.” No time to investigate, but here’s the PR: Comic Book Movies, LLC, a new franchise-building entertainment […]

VENTURE BROS. news

Jackson Publick has a long update on all things Venture along with the news that Season 3 looks like a go — no duh. We’ve recently turned in “Guess Who’s Coming to State Dinner?” and “I Know Why the Caged Bird Kills” and are presently editing Ben Edlund’s contribution to the season, “¡Viva Los Muertos!” […]

Geppi Museum Opening

ICv2 reports on last night’s gala fest-o-ree: The word of the night was “overwhelming” at the inaugural gala celebrating the opening of Geppi’s Entertainment Museum at Camden Yards in Baltimore (see “Geppi Plans Comic Book Museum”). With hundreds of invited guests from the comics and pop culture industries in attendance, owner Steve Geppi cut the […]

Lonelygirl15 “mystery” solved

From a post on the Lonelygirl15 forum: “A Message From the Creators”: Thank you so much for enjoying our show so far. We are amazed by the overwhelmingly positive response to our videos; it has exceeded our wildest expectations. With your help we believe we are witnessing the birth of a new art form. Our […]

TO DO: TODAY 9/8 McCloud at Midtown

Scott McCloud kicks off the MAKING COMICS express for real today at Midtown Comics at Times Sq. Stop by so you can say you were part of the happening! In 1993 when Scott McCloud published his groundbreaking book UNDERSTANDING COMICS (HarperPaperbacks; 006097625X), he tore down the wall between high and low culture. Linking the medium […]

Quotable Brad Meltzer

Scott King interviews quotable Brad Meltzer, who puts the comcis dream in perspective: Elliot: Comics is a US thing? I thought it was Japan.Brad: You can say comics first came from cave paintings, but the modern comic comes form the US and I love when people try to quiz me on it during interviews. You […]