A sex change for Nova?

Now what! Edited to add: GODDAM WINDOWS.

Stuff to do this weekend across the globe

There are like a million things going on this weekend, and with our calendar making abilities still curtailed due to being a spaz, we’ll just post links and pictures and hope you can figure out the rest: § Bristol Comic Expo! DRINK FEST. MR. T Sweater Vest! § Abby Denson and Tim Fish in New […]

Cockrum scholarship and book news

A couple of notes related to the late (and dare we say great) Dave Cockrum. Longtime friend Clifford Meth tells us that Cockrum’s widow Paty has approved the creation of The Dave and Paty Cockrum Foundation, a scholarship fund for a worthy cartooning student. Details are forthcoming, but Joe Kubert is coordinating the establishment of […]

“Looking for a face like mine” opens at MoCCA

Professor Bill Foster’s exhibit of comic artwork featuring African-American characters (“Looking for a Face Like Mine”) opens this Saturday at 8pm at MoCCA. Foster is doing a walk-through for members at 7pm. Looking for a Face Like Mine (showing May 12 to Sept. 10), examines the roles of African Americans in comics and cartoons, as […]

What exactly do you do with a $30,000 diploma from cartoon college?

The Christian Science Monitor reports on employment opportunities for art comics grads: Graphic novels and comics are one of the fastest-growing sectors of publishing. [snip] But it’s a tough business to break into. Drawn and Quarterly, a highly sought after publisher of literary comics and graphic novels, puts out only about 20 new titles a […]

Get well Irwin Hasen

Dondi creator Irwin Hasen recently suffered a stroke, but we hear via friend Clifford Meth that he is doing much better. If you would like to send him a card here’s the address: The VA Hospital 423 East 23rd Street,13th flr New York, NY 10010 Hasen is a familar, friendly face on the local convention […]

Viz sponsors manga lounge at Tezuka exhibit

Man, we’ve got to make a San Fran trip to see this somehow. It’s hard to believe would be Tezuka’s 80th birthday if he were still alive — he died terribly young (61). PS: WILL NO ONE PUBLISH JUNGLE TAITEI LEO IN ENGLISH!!!! VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative […]

Making it legal

Apparently, Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie are to be wed tomorrow. Congratulations!

Somehow I know I will enjoy this

More than a comical tale of Campbell’s misadventures attempting to protect the townfolk, the film expertly parodies the actor himself, portraying him as a drunken egomaniac living alone in a filthy trailer with his neglected dog and a nasty habit of calling his ex-wife at entirely inappropriate times.: In one hilarious scene, Campbell, who has […]

Sam Kieth covers Doctorow

Speaking of Boing Boing Sam Kieth is doing the covers for IDW’s series of Cory Doctorow adaptations: I mentioned back in March that IDW comics is doing a series of six comics based on my short stories, with a Creative Commons-licensed collection at the end of the series. I’ve just gotten my first cover for […]

“Learn How Dagwood Splits the Atom”

Boing Boing points us towards a cool old science comic that investigates the nature of the universe via Dagwood.

Peter Kuper’s Lucha Libre condoms

Speaking of the latest in latex protection, Peter Kuper has designed “Lucha Libre: condom wrappers: Peter Kuper Lucha Libre Condoms feature the Manhattan-based illustrator’s unique Mexican wrestler design….Available in assorted handpacked bags of 12, 60, and 144.

Disney Dos and Don’ts

Never underestimate the power of Disney to teach…for better or worse. Take Farfur, for example. Farfur is a giant mouse with a familiar visage who appears on Al-Aqsa TV, a station run by Hamas, the militant anti-Israel group, where he delivers messages to tots about the importance of drinking milk, attending prayers and Islamic jihad: […]

Let’s Play ‘Panty Explosion’

Did you ever want to be a Japanese schoolgirl? Well now you can in a new RPG called Panty Explosion! In Atarashi Games’ Panty Explosion ($20) players take on the roles of psychic Japanese schoolgirls and battle nightmarish demons, ghosts, government agents and even each other. Like the typical “magical girl” manga or anime, Panty […]