Coolest movie promo EVER — UPDATED

Homer Simpson has taken his place beside an ancient fertility symbol of the British Isles the Cerne Abbas giant of Dorset. But some pagans aren’t happy. Pagans have pledged to perform “rain magic” to wash away a cartoon character painted next to their famous fertility symbol – the Cerne Abbas giant. A doughnut-brandishing Homer Simpson […]

LA Times guy is pretty gloomy on comics

An editor at the LA Times has a pretty Debbie Downer take on the current comics scene: What’s strange about this grim reprieve for the industry is that it is so hard to see in the popular culture. While half-century-old superheroes continue to dominate the dying medium of motion pictures, and manga and graphic novels […]

Wanted

We still need San Diego links and schedules. If you are a cartoonist who has posted your schedule on your blog, please send us the link, and we’ll post a link. ALSO: we recently discovered some emails from trusted operatives in our gmail spam filter. ANNOYING. We don’t really have time to go through it […]

Walker launches free magazine

Dave Astor at E&P reports that Mort Walker wants to launch a free magazine entitled “Mort Walker’s The Best of Times.” The prototype was distributed in the kind of places one might find a free magazine across Fairfield County, CT. “We distributed 20,000 copies, and they’re all gone,” said the Connecticut-based Walker. The full-color magazine […]

Tintin goes from Congo to adult section in US, too

American Borders stores are following the lead of the UK stores and shelving TINTIN IN THE CONGO in the adult section due to the concerns over racist content: “Tintin in the Congo,” an illustrated work removed from the children’s section of Borders Group, Inc., stores in Britain because of allegations of racism, will get the […]

Homosexuality in Comics

CBR starts a comprehensive series by Emmett Furey: Parts I and II will introduce the nine participants. Part I features Marc Andreyko, Lillian Diaz-Przbyl, Devin Grayson, Terrance Griep and Mark Millar, and part II introduces Allan Heinberg, Scott Lobdell, Alan Moore and Greg Rucka. In addition to biographical materials, each introductory segment will also include […]

SD07: Viz welcomes Arina Tanemura (#4113)

Manga superstar Arina Tanemura (FULL MOON, KAMIKAZE KAITO JEANNE, and the recent GENTLEMAN’S ALLIANCE) will be making an appearance at the Vix booth. VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, will celebrate the work of famed manga artist Arina Tanemura throughout the month […]

SD07: NBM — UPDATED — Booth #1528

Now with CORRECTED time and signing schedule including Rick Geary, Ted Rall, Bryan Talbot, David Axe, Jesse Lonnergan, Phil Yeh, Chad Michael Ward and Rob Vollmer. NBM is in Booth #1528, near the Small Press Pavilion and the Bayside Lobby at the back of Exhibit Hall B. Here is the signing schedule: