Pogo from FBI, designed by Smith

HOORAH! Fantagraphics Books is pleased to announce that it has acquired the rights to publish a comprehensive series comprising Walt Kelly’s classic POGO comic strip. The first volume of Fantagraphics’ POGO will appear in October, 2007, and the series will run approximately 12 volumes. Each Pogo volume will be designed by Jeff Smith, the award-winning […]

The Crumbs at the NYPL

Anne Ishii has a hilarious write-up on last nights Aline Koominsky Crumb and R. Crumb summit at the Library: Anyway, the Crumbs’ conversation was as much about their bizarre lifestyle as it was about their mobius strip of paper that is the art they create. Really fascinating stuff…until almost two hours into the night’s event […]

The Ormes Society

Cheryl Lynn, a.k.a Digital Femme, isn’t just our co-worker at PW COMICS WEEK. She’s also one of the smartest voices out there. Now she might just be starting something important. It seems that while there are gay cartoonists, and women cartoonists and black cartoonists, there is one kind of cartoonist that you have to search […]

Santo, Jay Stephens get new ‘toons.

The Cartoon Network held their upfronts yesterday and announced five new shows and lots of other stuff: Cartoon Network today announced its programming line-up for 2007 at its annual Upfront event in New York City. The slate will offer five new original series, including Re-Animated, an extension of the network’s first movie featuring live-action and […]

DreamHaven break-in

DreamHaven is a bookstore in Minneapolis that is a haven for fantasy, SF and comics, and has served as a great friend to many creators. Now, Neil Gaiman reports it needs a little support back. We had a break-in on Saturday night. They got a bit of cash but wreaked terrible havoc on the store […]

Rand Homes Retrospective to be held in March

Harold Hedd creator Rand Holmes will be the subject of a retrospective art show on Lasqueti Island from March 17 & 18, 2007. Influenced by the EC stylings of Wally Wood and Will Eisner, Holmes was a pioneer of underground comics, and a much underrated artist. Rand Holmes, famous Canadian counter-culture cartoonist and creator of […]

Jim Mahfood art on Sarah Silverman

Jim Mahfood sends word that one of his paintings will be seen on plasme TVs around the nation: Check out Sarah Silverman’s hilarious new show on Comedy Central Thursday nights. I did a mural on the wall of the coffee shop where her and her friends hang out, and some of my paintings are hanging […]

Ian hangs it up

Ian Brill, whom we once called “our finest young blogger” is hanging up his blogging pants. Folks, it’s been a blast but things are changing. I am on the verge of becoming a college graduate. I already have something of a writing career going on. This blog has become more and more redundant to me. […]

Things to read on the internet

§ PWCW and Comic Foundry writer Laura Hudson has just launched a blog,Myriad Issues, which we have bookmarked. She already posted our favorite Valentine’s Day cover, a SUPERGIRL issue which shows that Kara’s just a lonely cat lady waiting to get old. § James Urbaniak reveals the sordid details of his NYCC appearance. § What […]

RIP Peter Ellenshaw (1913-2007)

Cartoon Brew has a nice tribute to Peter Ellenshaw, who died this week: Ellenshaw is best known for his incredible matte paintings in Disney live action films ranging from The Story of Robin Hood through 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea and Mary Poppins (above). His work can also be seen in Spartacus, Superman IV and […]