More on Marvel stamps

At his always indispensible blog, Mark Evanier posted his thoughts on the origins of the images of the Marvel stamps released last week, and how the USPO itself seems to have incorrectly ID’d the artists. In an update, he gives some more info on the Wolverine stamp: I received the following from Len Wein, who […]

Linkage 10/30

§ Over at the The Forbidden Planet International Blog the artist known as Ilya is intervieed asbout a new brit anthology with the promising title The Mammoth Book of Best New Manga,a 500 (!) page anthology of non-Japanese manga. The cover was largely a compromise – the publishers had horrendous ideas – and while the […]

Halloween update

It’s the time of year to dress up and show your inner self, and we saw plenty of inner selves this weekend, including a girl dressed as Aspargus Woman on the subway. The Blogger’s Blog rounds upsome general costuming news, and to the surprise of no one who’s been living outside a cave for the […]

I was lonely, and you were there.

Tis the season

Margaret Atwood, cartoonist

Margaret Atwood is one of Canada’s greatest living writers. The multiple-award winning novelist, essayist and poet is the author of such books as THE HANDMAID’S TALE and CAT’S EYE, and she also dabbles in comics, as Jim Dougan discovered on his LJ. What I didn’t know was that, in addition to being the author of […]


[Image © Dan Haskell 2004]:

Colorful John K.

An many of you know, legendary animator John K. has a blog, where is slowly offering his teachings in how to make good animation. Recently, he’s been talking about color theory, and the title of one post really caught our eye: Color Theory: Pee and Poo colors versus Colorful Greys DULL AND DINGY COLORS TO […]

Daily Nerdpocalyse 10/28

ROBOT CHICKEN animates Weird Al song.

Getting in the mood

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 […]

Ware cover For Virginia Quarterly Review

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