DC News & Notes: Minx, FCBD

DC announces a returnability program in the direct sales market for THE PLAIN JANES, the debut book in the MINX launch: With this month’s solicitation of THE PLAIN JANES, the inaugural title from Minx, DC Comics’ new young adult graphic novel imprint, DC offers qualifying Diamond retailers full returnability on THE PLAIN JANES at a […]

Nerd gets six Oscar® noms

The Academy Award noms are in and Guillermo Del Toro will henceforth be known as “Oscar® nominated del Toro” in the halls of Comic-con. PAN’S LABYRINTH received six nominations, including Foreign Language Film, Original Screenplay, Art Direction, Score, Cinematography and Make-Up. SUPERMAN RETURNS received a nomination for Visual Effects, along with PIRATES 2 and POSEIDON. […]


Let’s face it, 2006 was the year of FUN HOME and AMERICAN BORN CHINESE, both of them smashing through all genre barriers to announce…WIN! KUDO! Comics aren’t just for kids anymore. AMERICAN BORN CHINESE has racked up yet another prestigious first: AMERICAN BORN CHINESE by Gene Luen Yang (First Second Books, an imprint of Roaring […]

Debbie Huey spotlighted at museum

Via LJ: Beginning on February 17, 2007, the Cartoon Art Museum’s ongoing Small Press Spotlight will feature the art of Debbie Huey. Debbie Huey is the artist, writer, and creator of the all-ages Bumperboy comics series. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Huey received her Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts in 2000 […]

Running gags: HOBBIT, Owen

Okay, okay. We have our little non-comics related fetishes. Can you stand them? We think you can. But we have been covering the following stories for so long that we can’t very well stop now. Page Six, the NY Post’s venerable gossip outpost suggest that there may be a NEW HELMER FOR ‘HOBBIT’? namely…SAM RAIMI: […]