Marvel Month-to-Month Sales: November 2006

By Paul O’Brien Once again, CIVIL WAR is the dominant theme for November, as the mega-crossover sprawls into its seventh month. This should have been the last one, but thanks to the delays, there’s a while to go yet. However, we do get two new ongoing titles this month – PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL, which was […]

Recommended: Meathaus Enterprises

Here’s another blog that rewards frequent visits: Meathaus Enterprises. Thrown together by the various talented folks at Meathaus, the comics anthology, it features groovy artists, odd installations, neat buildings, and other randomly interesting things, like Sarah Oleksyk, above. And oh hey, they’re having a Rocketship party this Friday! We may just show up. We got […]

Ray Harryhausen

This probably the best thing ever: all of Ray Harryhausen’s creatures in chronological order. First, watch it. Even if you have seen it before, it’s good every time. The great thing about Ray Harryhausen is that he is an artist with a style that no one could ever match. Not just in the designs of […]

Recommended: Frederator Studios Blog

If you’re looking for a blog full of cartoon people goodness, you need to make Frederator Studios Blog a daily stop. All kinds of drawings, cartoon links, and other Toontown stuff is posted every day. Frederator is the company of Fred Seibert, a very smart guy who produces cartoons for screen and web. Check it […]

50 Greatest Cartoons on line!

Worn out from opening presents and eating turkey? Here’s a good time killer. cityrag posts links to THE 50 GREATEST CARTOONS as picked in Jerry Beck’s 1994 book of the same name. Enjoy! [Link via the Boing Boing]

Merry Christmas!

The gang’s all here!

A very Merry Christmas to you all.

Chip Zdarsky’s Holiday Tale

Santa’s secrets.

Noble kraken perishes in heroic struggle

His team snared the animal using a line baited with small squid and shot video of the russet-colored giant as it was hauled to the surface. The squid, a young female, “put up quite a fight” as the team attempted to bring it aboard, Kudobera told the Associated Press, and the animal died from injuries […]

Who knew?

Oddly enough is you Google “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”, the Beat is the fourth result. That explains the comment explosion currently going on. Heck, we should give the people more for their money. We’re going to let it run its course.


We’ve been stealing liberally from Cartoon Brew lately, and here’s another one, KAMUC, an online comic by Dreamworks animator/story artist/designer Gabriele Pennacchioli. VERY nice. Pennacchioli has been posting a panel a day since July, so you have to start at the bottom and work your way up.

On Comet, on Cupid

Bechdel reacts to well-deserved fame

As y’all probably heard, Alison Bechdel’s FUN HOME, which has been named Graphic Novel of the Year by many people, was selected by Time Magazine as the top BOOK of the year. It’s a stunning achievement for Bechdel, and a nice little cherry on top for the year which saw our graphic literature accepted, respected […]

New Archie reax

Another kerfluffle we haven’t really had a chance to investigate is the Archie redesign. Basically the other day Archie announced they would be trying a LIMITED experiment with an updated look for the Riverdale gang, one designed by artist Stephen Butler. The Wall Street Journal investigates with an article whose title is taken from a […]

Satchel Paige cartoon bio due

We were tooling around MySpace when we ran across a bulletin from Rich Tommaso about the upcoming graphic novel bio of legendary pitcher Satchel Paige. Yes, it was going to be delayed a year, but now Hyperion Books has decided to release James Sturm’s and Rich Tommaso’s “Satchel Paige Striking Out Jim Crow” this summer!– […]


§ Don McPherson’s Eye on Comics review site posts his 2006 Glass Eye Awards. Interesting picks, like GRAY HORSES for best OGN. §The Dove: The Evolution Of Beauty has been making the rounds showing how makeup, lighting and a hell of a lot of Photoshop can make an ordinary woman a teeny glamour gal. According […]