Animated Burns, McGuire, Mattotti

Did we get your attention? They all did animated shorts for the upcoming French film Fear(s) of the dark and now you can see the trailer at the above link. Overseen by Etienne Robial, the films includes contributions by Blutch, Charles Burns, Marie Caillou, Pierre di Sciullo, Jerry Kramsky, Lorenzo Mattotti, Richard McGuire, Michel Pirus, […]

Is the mini-pamphlet dead?

Jennifer DeGuzman’s APE report notices the decline of the mini-pamphet; if the web hasn’t killed regular floppies, it has certainly become the go-to place for the kind of independent spirits who used to create “mail art.” While there were a few people self-publishing their comics, there were fewer of them than in the past, and […]

Spidey’s expensive secret

Radar Online, which purports to be the Spy of its time, except that now it has to go online, has an article by Kim Masters about the behind-the-scenes on SPIDER-MAN 3, which is now believed to be the most expensive movie ever made. Masters’ reportage on Hollywood is always top-grade, so you can take all […]

Manga reacts to Eisners

Davis Welsh talks to all kinds of manga related folks to get the reaction to this year’s increased manga presence in the Eisner nominations. There are many good quotes and observations, but one that stoods out for us is the recognition for what might be called the “OGM/OEL Generation”: This year’s slate also offers serious […]

ICv2 on top ten Manga and Anime

ICv2 is promoting it’s new ICv2 Guide #42: Anime/Manga with a list of the top Manga and Anime properties via Bookscan. ICv2 Top Ten Manga Properties 1. Naruto 2. Bleach 3. Kingdom Hearts 4. Fruits Basket 5. Death Note 6. Full Metal Alchemist 7. Vampire Knight 8. Absolute Boyfriend 9. Loveless 10. Tsubasa And the […]

McCloud’s The Right Number now free

Boing Boing reports that Scott McCloud is now offering his webcomic THE RIGHT NUMBER, an early experiment in micropayments, for free. The Right Number was originally presented in June 2003 using a micropayments system offered by a company called Bitpass, sold for 25 cents each. Since Bitpass ceased operations in January 2007, I’m offering Parts […]

Joss Whedon sounds sad

Over at Wizard Joss Whedon mulls all kinds of woulda, shoulda, couldas. Take it from us, Joss, this kind of brooding does you no good in the long run! Time to think POSITIVE! Chin up! Nobody interfered with my vision [On the Wonder Woman movie] because literally, nobody ever said, “No, no. We want it […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits TV Division

§ Catch-up: BKV.TV readers react to last weeks initial Brian K Vaughan co-wrtten LOST episode. § Stephen Lynch in the NY Post reports that HEROES is pulling a WATCHMEN, which may spell problems for Zack Snyder. Many spoilers in link! It is also cursed, at least in Hollywood terms. Development of a “Watchmen” movie has […]