Reminder: The Doug Wright Awards are TONIGHT!

Ennis makes rare appearance with Lloyd

That’s at Jim Hanley’s Universe this afternoon, 4 West 33rd St.. across the the cartoon museum-less Empire State Building.

National Cartoon Museum out of ESB

Mart Walker’s huge cartoon collection, long without a home, is again without a home, as the Stamford Advocate reports that a long-standing deal between the Walkers and the Empire State Building to open the National Cartoon Museum there has fallen apart: The museum struggled to find a permanent home since it opened in Greenwich in […]

GON back at CMX

In all the retailer summit hoopla of Whedon and the Dabels a little news was missed, namely that Masashi Tanaka’s GON will be coming back via the CMX imprint. Long before the dawn of Man, savage dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Now, only one remains – the smallest, yet wildest of them all. GON marches across […]

BKV on NPR, AOK, more cartooners on radio

NPR darling Brian K. Vaughan (an earlier appearance is credited with spiking bookstore sales of Y THE LAST MAN trades) was back on Talk of the Nation to talk about PRIDE OF BAGHDAD yesterday. Link here. We also caught the 9/11 report duo of Jacobson and Colon on the Brian Lehrer Show this morning. Finally, […]

Total a**hole attends comic-con

We debated on whether to link to this gem, found while Technorati surfing for the Baltimore con, or not, since the writer is obviously an attention seeking jerk, but we wanted to remind everyone that what you read on the internet stays on the internet. Perhaps the fact that this bottom-feeding commentary was directed at […]


SO MUCH STUFF GOING ON. • First Second Books announces a new giveaway Send us your photo of yourself or someone you know reading one of our books! The ones we like best get posted here and you’ll receive a First Second title of your choosing! Please email them to [email protected] •Mike S. Miller launches […]

Holocaust ‘toon exhibit flops in Tehran

Over in Iran, where cartoons aren’t just a passtime, they’re a matter of life and death, an exhibit of cartoons making sport of The Holocaust has been a “flop” according to the Independent. Apparently people had better things to do, like enriching uranium and shutting down reformist publications: An exhibition of cartoons about the Holocaust, […]

END TIMES: Dave Sim is blogging

He doesn’t actually get on the computer to do it, but he says he’ll do it every day. Is that sound we just heard the internets BREAKING INTO THIRDS???? Message: Dave Sim’s blogandmail #1 (September 13th, 2006): Hi and welcome to my Blog. I’m actually going to try to stay current with this on a […]

2006 Ignatz Nominees announced

Nominess are chosen by a panel, winners are voted on by attendees of the 2006 SPX to be held October 13-14 in Bethesda. Winners will be announced the night of October 14th at the gala awards ceremony. Editorial comment: Now THESE are nominations I can get behind. Not a stinker in the bunch. Outstanding Artist […]

Huff Po praises 9/11 Graphic Novel

Outrage from some quarters over the inaccuracies of ABC’s recent 9/11 mini-series have driven Art Levine at The Huffington Post to suggest the comics version is more true to the facts: If ABC executives or the public want a model of how to dramatically convey the essence of the 9/11 Commission Report, they should take […]

Avengers assemble! On the set!

Wait, it’s a Marvel two-fer in the trades! The Hollywood Reporter says a live-action Avengers movie is in the works! Set to pen the screenplay is Zak Penn, the writer behind the last two “X-Men” movies from 20th Century Fox and Marvel. Executives spoke briefly about their “Avengers” plan Wednesday during a presentation to Wall […]

Mostow swims to Sub-mariner

The long-brewing Sub-mariner movies has a director again, Variety reports, namely Jonathan Mostow (Terminator 3): Kevin Misher is producing through his Misher Films along with Marvel Studios. U’s Peter Cramer is overseeing for the studio, Kevin Feige for Marvel. David Self wrote an earlier draft of the screenplay. [Snip]Project previously looked like it would go […]

Editorial Freelancers Assoc. gets BEATen.

The Beat will be speaking tonight at the EFA on Editing for the Web. We’ll be joined by Alex Koppelman of Smith Mag, Salon, the Huffington Post, etc. The talkathon will be moderated by Joanne Starer. Time: Networking from 5:45 p.m. / Program at 6:15 p.m. Final questions and schmoozefest: 7:30 p.m. Place: EFA offices, […]