Yes, I know

The formatting on the DC numbers is screwed up in Explorer. First off… GET THE HELL OFF EXPLORER!!!!! Next, I’m trying to fix it, but I’ve left the safety of SBM, so I might not be able to in a timely manner. We’re working on a fix however. Fixed — I think. If it looks […]


The long, sad, lonely wait is over as TALES DESIGNED TO THRIZZLE unleashes itself on a moribund world tonight at Rocketship in Brooklyn. Long lay the world, in sin and terror pining, until Thrizzle appeared to lift us from the humdrum, to elevate us from the slough of despond, to lay forth a shining path […]


This weekend is the big Stumptown Comics Fest 2006, in Portland, OR, kicking off TODAY! The Third Annual Stumptown Comics Fest hits Portland this weekend with its largest assortment of creators, cartoonists, illustrators, publishers and retailers yet. The show runs for two big days, Friday, October 27th and Saturday, October 28th in the south end […]

Weekend Events

Darn, it’s a busy busy weekend! FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27 Los Angeles, CA, 8-10pm: Jordan Crane at Secret Headquarters, 3817 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28 London, UK, Noon-4: Ben Templesmith signs at Orbital Comics.


Recently, Tom Spurgeon pointed to the existence of a recent collection of Dick Briefer’s Frankenstein comics. We confess to owning no Briefer comics ourselves, but the bits of his work we’ve seen over the years — most recently in ART OUT OF TIME — have always been very enjoyable. The strip started out as a […]

To arms! Wired disses comics!

Tony Long, copy chief at WIRED, comes right out and says it: comics aren’t good enough to get nominated for the National Book Award: Gene Luen Yang is a teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area who also happens to be a fine illustrator. He produced a graphic novel (or “comic book,” as we used […]

Maid in cafe molested

“Maid cafes” have become a popular fad in the otaku district known as the Akihabara in Tokyo. Here, pretty young women dressed in frilly lolicon costumes wait on male geek customers hand and foot, giving them some idea what it would be like to have a real subservient girlfriend. Just to even the score, “butler […]

Anderson turns to toon Fox

Quirky Wes Anderson is the favored director named Anderson at Stately Beat Manor — we thought THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU was one of the finest adventure/comedy/documantaries of recent years. Now it seems, he’s taking a crack at the cartoons with an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s FANTASTIC MR. FOX>: The 20th Century Fox division […]