Spring 2007 Xeric Grant Winners announced

Unlike the last two batches, the latest bunch of Xeric Grant winners includes several people with actual track records — including Typer Page (Stylish Vittles), Steve MacIsaac (Sticky, Prism Comics) and all of them were easily Googled. A total of $27,235 has been awarded to: Ryan Alexander-Tanner – Television #1 Sam Gaskin – Pizza Wizard […]

Comics attract wordsmiths, too

First it was the actors; then it was the directors and musicians and TV show staff writers. Now it’s the famous novelists who think comics are the bees knees, as the AP reports. Clues as to state of the loooonnnnggg brewing OMEGA THE UNKNOWN by Jonathan Lethem and Farel Dalrymple (left) are also dropped: “It […]

“Artist’s work looked familiar”

The St. Petersberg Times has an interesting and informative article on Todd Goldman:: Jim Benton, a fellow T-shirt designer, said Goldman’s fans bought into his image as a creative, original artist. “If you’re in the business of ‘clever, ‘ there’s sort of a promise, a covenant: ‘I promise to be clever, and you promise to […]

Marvel sitting pretty in 1Q

Well here’s a shocking fact you never would have suspected: Marvel’s 1Q profits were way up due to Spider-man!: Comic book publisher Marvel Entertainment Inc., which owns the licensing rights to characters such as Spider-Man and The Incredible Hulk, said Tuesday its first-quarter profit more than doubled, as the company booked its first returns related […]

More on the ex-Knuckles

As revealed in our comments section, that classy looking open river-side lounge is not the actual New Knuckles, instead it has been remodeled and turned into something called, ominously enough, the Red Bar: The new lobby level Red Bar captivates guests with 21 plasma screen televisions and eight double-sided media screens. This Trattoria-style venue emits […]