Sequart Research & Literacy Organization announced

It looks like scholarship is here to stay, as Sequart has announced a new scholarly organization: An organization has been founded to study and promote comic books as a legitimate artform: Sequart Research & Literacy Organization. “While comic books and graphic novels have increasingly been taken seriously in recent years,” according to organization founder Julian […]

Reuben Award nominees

We know these went out a long time ago, but the press release just appeared for the 2007 Reuben Award nominees. The winners will be announced at the annual NCS meeting over the Memorial Day weekend: The National Cartoonists Society has announced its nominees for the 2007 Reuben Awards, including the selections for the Reuben […]

Mouse Guard picked up by book club

Graphic novels in book clubs? Yes indeedy. PS: we just got a copy of this hardcover and it’s a handsome book indeed. Archaia Studios Press today announces a deal to bring David Petersen’s MOUSE GUARD: FALL 1152 to Doubleday Entertainment’s extensive fan base of science fiction and fantasy readers through the Altiverse segment of the […]

Arcana and Chimera pact for new Universe

We’re not familiar with the output of either of these companies, but the idea of two small publishers banding together to survive in a strange environment always appeals to us: Arcana Comics is excited to announce that it will be publishing the new and complete Chimaera Hero Universe line from Chimaera Studios beginning late 2007 […]

DEATH NOTE banned in Beijing

This story from Reuters is a bit brief but it seems a government crackdown on crime comics has swept up such things as DEATH NOTE in China: China’s capital is seizing ghost and horror books from shops to protect the “physical and mental health” of its youngsters, local media said on Tuesday. Authorities have been […]

More kartoon kondoms

It turns out Peter Kuper isn’t the only cartoonist to have artwork adorning a prophylactic package. There’s also Coop, and Peter Bagge’s Buddy Bradley Hate Condoms, as well as Ron English and Trevor Brown. To be honest, we don’t know how we’d feel if someone whipped one of these out of their wallet. Perhaps they […]