§ Early manga champion Frederik Schodt profile § LA Times looks at Minx line § Video of Frank Miller talking about the Spirit at Cannes. § Milo George tracks the political donations of your favorite cartoon types.
The Comics Reporter has posted the Annual Guide to San Diego Comic-Con, which is as definitive as it gets. His list of lodgings ranked by desirability has 22 categories, and in our 20+ years of con going, we’ve known someone to utilize all 22! Even jail. The guide contains many shockers, like this: 2. In […]
Jeff Lester tracks down an early work by Bryan Lee O’Malley: Spider-Man: Doctors, an early reader for kids. O’Malley ‘fesses up: Yeah, it was one of the first things I did in comics, way back in 2001. Go ahead and run images if you want. Christopher Butcher actually helped me colour it, which is why […]
Gary Groth is paging all Pogo fans to help with FBI’s upcoming Pogo reprints: We are requesting the help of Pogo collectors who may have original art or high quality reproductions of Walt Kelly’s Pogo strip. We are currently assembling Walt Kelly’s POGO: The Complete Daily & Sunday Strips. We are looking for the best […]
The animated PERSEPOLIS, co-directed by Marjana Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud has shared the Jury Prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The film tells of Satrapi’s girlhood in post-Revolution Iran. The film will be released this fall in America by Sony Classics. It shared the prize with Stellet Licht, a tale of forbidden love among […]
Bill Amend won the Cartoonist of the Year Reuben award in a ceremont mast night, according to Editor & Publisher. Amend ended the daily run of the strip last year, but continues it as on Sunday’s only. Other winners from the article: — Best comic strip cartoonist: Stephan Pastis (“Pearls Before Swine”/United Media). — Best […]
Even though we’re taking the day off, we couldn’t ignore a bunch of press for LEVITATION and WIRE MOTHERS by Jim Ottaviani and illustrated by Dylan Meconis and Janine Johnston, respectively. Newsarama raps with Ottaviani about both books. We’re especially interested in WIRE MOTHERS which recounts the background of Harry Harlow’s terrifying experiments with monkeys […]