Spanish judge orders seizure of El Jueves

Remember when we wrote that El Jueves is the Mad Magazine of Spain? Well, it may be, but it has run afoul of a Spanish law banning slander or defamation of the royal family. After tweaking the royal son the cover, the Spanish High Court has ordered all copies of the issue to be seized: […]

Virgin and MySpace launch Coalition

MySpace’s influence on the comcis industry seems to be growing and growing, as Virgin is the latest entity to pact with the social networking giant. This time it’s bringing reader participation to a new level. Read on. Virgin Comics and MySpace have teamed up to launch Coalition Comix (http://www.myspace.com/coalitioncomix), a new online comic book platform, […]

DC Month-to-Month sales June 2007

by Marc-Oliver Frisch June was a relatively quiet month for DC Comics: There was the Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps Special #1 and, at the publisher’s WildStorm imprint, The Highwaymen #1, and that’s it, in terms of new launches. Other notable developments at DC included the final issues of Justice, Green Arrow and – somewhat surprisingly […]

To Do 7/20: Brooklyn

This Friday, July 20th, at 8 pm, ROCKETSHIP is proud to present CARTOON BROOKLYN III, an art show celebrating the rich variety of comic art in the Borough of Kings! This year’s participants in this annual event are ARIEL SCHRAG (Potential, Likewise), BECKY CLOONAN (American Virgin, East Coast Rising, Demo), and LEAH HAYES (Holy Moly). […]

To Do 7/20: Brooklyn

This Friday, July 20th, at 8 pm, ROCKETSHIP is proud to present CARTOON BROOKLYN III, an art show celebrating the rich variety of comic art in the Borough of Kings! This year’s participants in this annual event are ARIEL SCHRAG (Potential, Likewise), BECKY CLOONAN (American Virgin, East Coast Rising, Demo), and LEAH HAYES (Holy Moly). […]

SD07: Warren Ellis

A contest. Tattoos. Signings. Is it a dream or is it all really happening? Notes: cigarette breaks are built into all signing times. I do not include sessions with the press in this public schedule, nor my meetings. I’m pretty much working from 9am to 1am every day of the show. These are the times […]

Venture Bros Update

Jackson Publick recently weighed in with Season 3 updates, and artwork including the improved Venture Compound “mastershot”. he notes that Adult Swim won’t be at this year’s Comic-con, which bums us out — WE WANTED TO GO ON THAT BOAT, dammit.

Carol Lay’s Irene returns

Newsarama interviews Carol Lay and reveals the news that a collection of her Irene strips is out from Last Gasp: NRAMA: Carol, you’re most known for your strip WayLay, which runs in LA Weekly and on Salon.com. How long has WayLay been running now? Carol Lay: About 15 and a half years now. I started […]

SD07: CBLDF party!

The CBLDF, Image, NYCC, Scholastic and Cartoon books are teaming for a big bash on Thursday night and it’s sure to be one of the hottest parties of this year’s San Diego. PLUS, the firsdt 300 guests receieve a gift bag which will include a copy of Jeff Smith’s RASL preview — with only 2200 […]