The “Occasional Superheroine” of Japan?

ComiPress translates a Japanese article called The Reason I Quit as a Manga Editor: wondered if I should ask him to redraw the manga, since that kind of work couldn’t be published in my magazine at the time. However, the act of denying an artist’s preference and going against his personality might make him think […]

EW on Year’s Best comics

Year’s Best lists are rolling in, and EW’s Ken Tucker weighs in with a fairly Catholic list, showing estimable taste by including Jason’s THE LEFT BANK GANG. We love Jason so much here at Stately Beat Manor that he’s in a Hall of Fame all his own.

Toon developments

It was a huge year for animated films — quantity was way up, while quality, depending on who you ask, was all over the place. Variety looks at the factors behind box office success for this years crop, revealing that timing was everything: Successful toons tend to have very strong legs, dropping just 20%-30% each […]

Teshkeel teams with UNESCO

Teshkeel is teaming with UNESCO and Aramex, a Middle Eastern transportation company, to deliver comics to children in several nations, including Palestine, Lebanon and Iraq, to brighten this time of year. Kuwait based Teshkeel Media Group. today announced that they have joined with Aramex, the leading transportation company and UNESCO to help children and teens […]

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 […]