Owen at the Center for Cartoon Studies

[James Owen sent us a nice piece on his trip to the Center for Cartoon Studies, which we’re posting.] ALL OF YOUR BASES ARE BELONG TO US A tale of small townships; or, how a revolution started when no one expected it, in places no one was watching, armed with nothing more than words, pictures, […]

Marvel’s economics

Marvel released their quarterly economic indicators, today led by a drop in profits, but a rise in guidance. Marvel Entertainment Inc,, which licenses comic book characters such as Spider-Man, on Monday said quarterly profit fell 44 percent as higher costs outstripped solid comic book sales. Net income fell to $13.2 million, or 16 cents a […]

Cartooners winning awards: Jean, Cho

James Jean has won the Best Artist award at the World Fantasy Con. You can see the complete list of winners and nominees here. Lifetime Achievement: John Crowley Stephen Fabian Novel: Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore (Harvill; Knopf) Novella: Joe Hill, Voluntary Committal (Subterranean Press) Short Fiction: George Saunders, “CommComm” (The New Yorker, 08/01, […]

MoCCA: tables selling quickly

We received a pr note about how to get a table for next year’s MoCCA Fest here in New York, but we’re also informed that only 4 months after the last show, tables are already half gone — according to Ken Wong, “We put the MAF’07 applications up on the MoCCA website without much fanfare […]

Quick SNAP! report:

Tom Williams reports on his SNAP! briefly: Another SNAP! has come and gone. Turn out was a bit slow this year. Maybe due to the upcoming election. I did manage to make the money back on my table but not the same as I did the year previous. Maybe (like SPACE this year) it was […]

Wonder Woman Day a success

Andy Mangels send word that the Wonder Woman Day of charity went very well, raising more than $15,000 to fund two women’s shelters. America’s most famous super-heroine was the star at the first-ever “Wonder Woman Day” event at Excalibur Comics in Portland on October 29th. The free all-ages event, organized by best-selling author Andy Mangels, […]

16 animated films eligible for Oscar

The list of animated films eligible for the Best Animated Film Oscar has been released, and 16 films are potential nominees: The list includes lots of movies with talking critters: Disney’s “The Wild,” DreamWorks Animation’s “Flushed Away” and “Over the Hedge,” Paramount Pictures’ “Barnyard,” Sony Pictures’ “Open Season,” Warner Bros. Pictures’ “The Ant Bully” and […]

Sin City 2 off?

Here’s a hot, unverified rumor: BIG TIME SALT ALERT! According to new scoopee film ick Sin City 2 may n not be moving along too smoothly: Sin City 2 has been postponed indefinitely and insiders close to the project suggest it may not go ahead at all, at any time. Rumours have begun surfacing that […]

Linkage 11/5

§ Naniwa has thoughts on Kurt Hassler’s move at MangaCast: Kurt Hassler’s decisions over the last few years set a tone for book stores across the US as manga began to expand from its traditions mainly in comic shops. There was a time before TP blew up where shonen, seinen and ero-manga was practically all […]

Comics shop owner stops would-be robber dead

The owner of Westlake Comics Cards and Coins in Illionois fatally shot an alleged robber, numerous news sources reported over the weekend: The owner of a Roselle card, comics and coin shop shot and killed a convicted robber Friday in what authorities said was a justifiable use of force. In the gunfight at Westlake Coins, […]