Kuper/Pyle tour begins TONIGHT

Peter Kuper (Sticks and Stones, Metamorphosis) and Kevin Pyle (Lab U.S.A., Prison Town) will be doing several events around NYC in July. STOP FORGETTING TO REMEMBER (Crown; July 2007) is an award winning graphic novelist Peter Kuper’s autobiography as told through his fictional alter ego Walter Kurtz. Walter is both a cartoonist and a caricature […]

Cold Cut on the block

Would you like to buy a comics distributor? Cold Cut, which is pretty much the last viable comics distributor after Diamond, with a strong business in indies (the only books that are non exclusive these days) is up for sale: After thirteen years of distributing small-press and independent comic books, the owners of Cold Cut […]

Hollywood notes: Crudup, Hewlett, Miike

• Are you sick of Watchmen casting notices yet? We’re not! The latest hot scoop is that Billy Crudup (Almost Famous) is set to play detached Dr. Manhattan: This news comes courtesy of CHUD, whose Devin Faraci reports that “a very reliable source” has confirmed Crudup’s casting as Jon Osterman, the nuclear physicist who gets […]

RIP Doug Marlette

Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist Doug Marlette was killed in an auto accident yesterday. Marlette, 57, was killed when a truck he was riding as a passenger in hydroplaned in heavy rain and struck a tree outside Holly Springs, MI. Marlette was a cartoonist, author and playwright. While he was known for his comic strip Kudzu, […]

New blogs! Marder! Spears! Kayanan!

WAIT, we forgot some links! Dear lord how are we to keep up with all our friends? EVERYONE HAS A BLOG NOW. It’s worse than MySpace. New additions: Larry Marder’s Beanworld: I have been fascinated with the song Heebie Jeebies since 1968, when i first read of it in Milton “Mezz” Mezzrow’s wacky autobiography “Really […]

ICE KUNION Evolution

Precocious Curmudgeon catches on to the fact that the website of manga publisher ICE Kunion now redirects to www.freemanhwa.com, which bears a big picture of various characters and the caption “Check back in October 2007 for the latest Manhwa and Manga-Shojo, Doujinshin and it’s all Free!” The comments section adds some facts and speculation, including […]

Just the spotlights, ma’am

Randy Lander of Comic Pants read our idea yesterday about a list just of the spotlight panels in San Diego…and he did it! Cool. There’s a great run on Friday 1:30-2:30 Spotlight on Jaime Hernandez Room 10 2:00-3:15 Spotlight on Neil Gaiman Room 6CDEF 2:30-3:30 Spotlight on Rick Geary Room 3 2:30-3:30 Spotlight on Gilbert […]

What the hell is the blogosphere doing TODAY???

Oh boy! Honey, we need more paper towels! And some Drano. And better get the radar equipment down from the attic. § Dick turns his laser light into upon himself as he investigates his own past in the first part of a look at the most dangerous decade of all…THE NINETIES! I was now an […]

Simpsons history recalled

This month’s Vanity Fair has a sunstantive oral history of The Simpsons, with quotes from some familiar faces. Gary Panter, friend of Matt Groening’s, cartoonist: The people I knew who were doing the mini-comics at the earliest were Matt, Lynda Barry, me.… Matt’s earliest comics were about language.… He did a whole series of Life […]