Tezuka’s APOLLO’S SONG from Vertical

YAY! YAY! YAY! New York-based independent publisher Vertical, Inc. has announced it is publishing its third Osamu Tezuka property in June 2007. Apollo’s Song will be published as a single-volume graphic novel at approximately 500 pages in length and will follow the same design format as the award-winning classic Buddha, and the runaway hit Ode […]

Zap! Pow! Brum!

Okay sometimes you just can’t improve on a headline and certainly qualifies as the Birmingham (UK) Mail spotlights this weekend’s very first Birmingham International Comics Show, bringing the world of comics to the Midlands for the first time DO YOU know your Bruce Banners from your Bruce Waynes? If so, then Birmingham will be the […]

Cliff Chiang, Harvard grad

We can’t resist linking to this nice article from the Harvard Crimson on Cliff Chiang, a wonderful artist and pal. It tells of his fateful journey from promising Harvard scholar to comic book artist, with stops for Disney Adventures and Vertigo along the way. We remember interviewing Cliff for a part time, freelance job and […]

Carousel spins forward and back

A lot was going on last night in NYC. Chris Ware was speaking at the Jewish Museum, but we opted to go downtown to Dixon Place for R. Sikoryak’s Carousel. We hadn’t been to one in many a moon, but they are always worthwhile, and this was no exception. Dixon Place is an old school […]

300 Trailer—yikes!

Yahoo has the new 300 trailer. After watching it in high-def a few times all we can say is…well, we’re frankly pummeled speechless. Click on the above picture for a full size screen cap. BTW, something we’ve noticed before but not mentioned is how nice it is to see Lynn Varley’s name in the credits, […]

Whedon on BUFFY, X-MEN, etc.

Missed this the other day: TV Guide has a lengthy interview with Joss Whedon where he talks about the BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER comic coming out from Dark Horse, and much more. TVGuide.com: Why did you decide to do an entire eighth season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in a comic-book series?Joss Whedon: Well, I’m […]

‘Tooner enshrined with pugilists

Early 20th century cartoonist Tad Dorgan has been voted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame along with Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker and Roberto “No mas” Duran. We couldn’t find any examples of his boxing strips online, but he was a sports cartoonist as well as a reporter and journalist. According to Wikipedia he also […]

Peter’s Peter

Several blogs commented yesterday on a retailer panic over SPIDER-MAN REIGN: #1 by Kaare Andrews, which contained a panel of a sad, old Peter Parker thinking about saltines with a sad, shriveled pecker clearly visible. (Marvel claimed it was a shadow — of its former self, yes.) We’ve reproduced the panel here with a modesty […]


§ That special on Herge and Tintin that aired on PBS is available onGoogle Video until someone catches on. Hurry up and watch. [Via Lucy Anne] § Cartoonist Matthew Diffee has an immense three part interview with New Yorker cartoon editor Robert Mankoff here, here and here. If you ever wanted to win that caption […]