Dirk has the .pdfs etc of Fantagraphics/Gary Groth/Kim Thompson’s epic 41-page motion to dismiss the Harlan Ellison suit. Apparently The Beat has been submitted as an exhibit, so perhaps we’ll say nothing until we get back from the cafe after digesting the whole, chunky mass.
We had a chance to listen to the Alan Moore interview on Fanboy Radio, and in it he dropped a bit of a bombshell into the already ravaged crater that is the rights situation of Marvelman/Miracleman. You’ll recall that this long unavailable comics classic is unavailable because the rights are in dispute among Todd McFarlane, […]
ICv2 has an analysis of the surging sales of the 300 graphic novel. Apparently that super-hot trailer has got everyone running down to the store to buy a copy, and Dark Horse has just put in an order for 40,000 more copies. A no-brainer, you say? Yes, but previous Dark Horse movie hits HELLBOY and […]
AMERICAN BORN CHINESE lost out at the National Book Awards to M.T. Anderson’s The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Vol. 1: The Pox Party, but Anderson gave a shout out in his acceptance speech: In his acceptance speech, Anderson made a point of noting that Gene Luen Yang’s “American Born Chinese” […]
Paul Rigby, the Australian cartoonist whose lush cartoons were a fixture of the new York Post and Daily News in the 70s, has died at age 82. He began drawing political cartoons for Perth’s afternoon Daily News in 1952 and, between 1960 and 1969, gained national prominence with his cartoons, which were also published in […]
Trina Robbins, Joan Hilty, Leela Corman and Sabrina Jones appear tonight at the Jewish Museum as part of the ongoing comics related programming surrounding the Master of American Comics Exhibit. IN FOCUS: WOMEN COMIC ARTISTSPanel DiscussionThe Mildred and George Weissman Program Influential comic artists discuss how women have contributed to the development of the comics […]
Wizard’s 2006 Awards are out, and you’ll have to pick up the magazine to see all the winners, but they have released the Man of the Year, and it’s “The man known as Joe Q to friends, co-workers and Internet fans”: It was all there—Marvel’s entire publishing plan for 2006 through 2008 in red, green, […]
…or at least dinner with Brad Meltzer. Volunteer Florida Foundation is auctioning off dinner with several famed authors, so if money is no object, your dreams of an erudite literary dinner can come true! Imagine having a private dinner with New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer (The Book of Fate, The Zero Game). That […]