Sikoryak’s cartoon review

Last Sunday the LA Times ran several review of interest to our kind, including Laurel Maury on Brian K. Vaughan and reviews of biographies of Charles Addams and Walt Disney. There was also a review of THE BEST AMERICAN COMICS by R. Sikoryak in comics form which wasn’t put up on the LA Times website. […]

Zak Sally news

Pitchfork interview Zak Sally, with news of his new projects and the publishing schedul for La Mano. including a recent distribution deal with SubPop Records (Before turning to cartooning/publishing, Sally was the bass player for the band Low, so he has lots of music connex.) and his latest publishing effort, the collection Wait, You’re Not […]

People on the Move

Some people coming and going over the last few weeks: • Editor Janna Morishima is leaving Scholastic to take a job at Diamond working on a new initiative aimed at selling more graphic novels aimed at children. More on this soonish. • Jim Demonakos has left his post at Image as PR & Marketing Coordinator. […]

Halloween: cosplay for normal people?

Reuters reports on the increased popularity of Halloween in Japan: GHOSTIES and ghoulies, princesses and pumpkins took to the streets of Tokyo this weekend as Japan celebrated one of its newest festivals Halloween. Little known two decades ago, Halloween has spread in cities such as Tokyo, where autumn now sees florists selling pumpkins, shopping arcades […]

Wizard World 2007 and 2008 Tour Schedule

Wizard has announced their 2007 and 2008 convention plans via a press release we can’t find on their website but which has been widely posted. The 2007 Wizard World schedule will mirror that of 2006, which is on pace to become Wizard’s most successful convention year yet, with record attendance in Los Angeles, Philadelphia and […]

2007 Glyph Awards call for submissions

Held for the first time this year, the 2007 Glyph Awards, honoring the best in black comic books and creators, have announced the judges for the 2007 competition and an industry-wide call for submissions. Nine of the ten awards are selected by a panel of judges, led by Committee Chair and awards founder Rich Watson. […]

DC announces trades for March and April

Led by the Absolute Edition of BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN, DC has listed their graphic novel and collected edition plans into March and April. DC Comics continues the rollout of new collected editions for early 2007 with titles scheduled to arrive in stores in March and April. Included among these titles is ABSOLUTE BATMAN: THE […]

Wachowskis go Speed Racer go!

A Live action SPEED RACER movie directed by the Wachowski Brothers is ON: Producer Joel Silver has stated that the long talked about Speed Racer movie has been given the green light and is expected to be released theatrically in summer, 2008. Brothers Larry Wachowski and Andy Wachowski, creators and directors of the Matrix, have […]

Korean directors team for La Transperceneige

Bande Dessinee aren’t just for kids any more! And they are hot in Korea, where horror superstar directors Bong Joon-Ho (The Host) and Park Chan-Wook (Oldboy) will team on an English language adaptation of the French graphic novel series La Transperceneige. Park will produce, and Bong direct. The story, though, sounds more issue-driven sci-fi than […]

Linksies: Gaiman, Disney, Schulz

§ Neil Gaiman posts a cute picture of his daughter Maddie dressed as him for Halloween, but even more importantly posts a boilerplate will that any American creative type can use to assign rights to their creative works in the event of demise. If you’re like The Beat you probably think you don’t own anything, […]