Wiki Wacky Woo — UPDATE

Steve Wacker SPEAKS OUT! First of all, thanks to Matt Brady for letting me TENURE this little essay. I’ll try and continue to be as unprofessional as possible. Second, don’t be fooled by his nerd-knowledge. Waid’s a scrapper. Third, how did this MAJOR story drop to 8th on the Newsarama front page!! Could someone please […]

Fantagraphics opening reports — update

[Photo by Ron Hogan] We attended the Fantagraphics art opening last night at the Society of Illustrators, as did our colleague Ron Hogan at GalleyCat: “Most museums don’t like to show works that are unfinished,” Terrence Brown explained as he introduced me to the exhibition of artwork from Fantagraphics Books’ first 30 years of publishing […]

The tits are alright

Kurt at Groovy age of Horror, the blog that discovered the TOMB OF DRACULA censorship issue, is back with a very long post on all kinds of censorship issues, including links to the material that conservative watchdog groups use as primers to pressure the removal of such things as magazine and breastses and so on: […]

Platinum breaks down the walls to financing

Spurge had a link to an otherwise little-noted pr from Tuesday about Platinum getting some equity investment. Coming on the heels of the NY Times piece revealing Platinum’s plan to publish on the Web, the pieces are all coming together. Several people have wondered in comments if Platinum has ever published anything, as and far […]

Comics make BIble cool!

Gannett News has a fairly comprehensive look at the new religious comics publishers: LifeWay’s “Spirit Warriors” follows the adventures of six rebellious teens mysteriously orphaned as children who have uncommon God-given strengths. They unleash their “holy fury” to protect a local church when an evil villain “sucks the righteousness right out” of it. [snip]Barbour Publishing […]

Recovering actor signs on as recovering superhero

Rumors were flying fast and furious yesterday and IT’S TRUE. Oscar® Nominee and recovering lawbreaker Robert Downey Jr. has signed to play IRON MAN. Jon Favreau is directing the movie, which will be distributed by Paramount Pictures. Downey will portray Tony Stark, a billionaire industrialist and genius inventor who is kidnapped and forced to build […]

Nigerian scam hits mini comics!

Jenny Gonzalez, a cartoonist who sells mini comics at her website, had this to report over on the TCJ board earlier this week: I have someone who contacted me by email wanting to order a large quantity of comics. Rather than going through the paypal option on my site, he says he wants to send […]

Miller to be feted at Scream Awards

Comic Book Resources has the press release from Spike’s Scream Awards, “which celebrates Horror, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Comic books.” The event will be taped on October 7th and then doubtless air endlessly between episodes of CSI. Rosario Dawson, Marley Shelton and Rose McGowan will appear, My Chemical Romance will perform, and special kudos will be […]

TO DO 9/30: Berkeley, CA– Stagger Lee signing

STAGGER LEE the GN creators Derek McCulloch and Shepherd Hendrix appear at Comic Relief with prizes for hat wearing. “Stagâ€? Lee Shelton shot Billy Lyons dead during an argument over a Stetson Hat. It happened in a St. Louis saloon on Christmas Night, 1895. More than 100 years and as many song versions later, Bay […]