RIP Leah Adezio

I learned only yesterday via Elayne that Leah Adezio was in the hospital and not expected to pull through. I was shocked and stunned. Now I have received word that she passed away last night of liver and kidney failure. Leah was an artist, wife, mother and friend. When I moved to New York 12 […]

John K on Dan Gordon and what makes a cartoonist

Another epic post from John K talking about what makes a cartoonist expressive. As usual today’s kids come up short. These are what I call “Cal-Arts expressions”. They aren’t funny, and they don’t reflect any observation of or comment on humanity. This is a style that is the opposite of cartoony. It’s about moving things […]

Isotope announces Award judges

Every year Isotope, the legendary SF comics shop, presents the Isotope Award for Excellence in Mini-Comics. This year will mark the fifth presentation of the award, and the judges and rules have been announced: San Francisco comics retailer James Sime, proprietor of Isotope – the comic book lounge, announced today that submissions for the fifth-annual […]

Spidey Spoilers

If you want to know everything that happens in SPIDEY 3’s finale go to this link. We haven’t clicked so we have no idea of it’s been taken down or not. We advise you not to click but we know some of you like to know this kind of thing. For a more widely circulated […]

Personnel moves at Viz

Gonzalo Ferreyra upped to VP Sales, Publishing & Home Video. He replaces Dudley Jahnke, who left last month. Moneka Hewlett is also now Director of Sales, Publishing, Sales, and Brian Ige has been promoted to Director Of Sales, Home Video Ferreyra assumes his new position immediately and will oversee all VIZ Media’s book publishing and […]

Ramdom news and notes

§ Are fansubs destroying the American anime industry? This article at ComiPress says yes. In 2006, rumors spread about anime distributor Central Park Media’s bankruptcy (which did not happen). Also, a friend of mine was fired by a major anime distributor he worked for; he was involved with many well-known titles, so I was shocked. […]

And to the victor…the hand of Dejah Thoris!, best known for publishing celeb mug shots, has a spy report saying that Edgar Rice Burroughs’s John Carter of Mars may have landed back at Disney. Our spies tell us that the estate of Edgar Rice Burroughs is in negotiations with Walt Disney Pictures to turn the eleven volume “John Carter of Mars” series […]