Fangoria Comics — another one bites the dust

Fangoria Comics, a brief imprint launched by the Creative Group, which publishes STARLOG and puts on horror conventions, has folded, although much of the material will come out elsewhere (locale unknown.) Thus ends another attempt at pamphlet publiushing — this one was marked by an aborted announcement that the company had acquired Vampirella, the venerable […]

First time Stumptown Trophy nominees

A new festival prize for indie comics has been announced, and will be handed out at this weekend’s Stumptown Comics Fest: The trophies are ready and waiting to be engraved with the names of their winners. All that’s missing is your vote for the winners in six different categories: Outstanding Art, Outstanding Writing, Outstanding Publication […]

Stumptown stuff!

This weekend is the Stumptown Comics Fest in Portland! You can see all kinds of info about the indie show in the above link or read these mainstream stories: Portland Mercury Willamette Week If we were in the other Portland, we’d be there!

Too Much Coffee Man Opera at Stumptown

PR: This September 29th at 3pm at Stumptown Comic Fest in Portland Ore Shannon Wheeler announces and discusses the sequel to the first opera based on a comic book; Too Much Coffee Man Opera. Stacey Murdock and accompanist Joey Prather will perform snippets from the opera, Shannon will give a brief talk and answer questions […]

More on barcodes

Ah, and speaking of barcodes, Scott King runs the letter Diamond has sent to their vendors: Dear Vendor: Please be advised, that, effective for product shipping to Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. (Diamond) as of January 2008, Diamond will require all items to be marked or labeled with the appropriate scanner friendly bar code. Solid packed […]

More on comics sales charts

While we know readers love our comparative sales charts compiled monthly by Paul O’Brien and Marc-Oliver Frisch, we also know not everyone is a fan. Several professionals have suggested in the comments section and elsewhere that the charts are a self fulfilling prophecy: retailers see a comic sliding down the charts, decide it’s a goner, […]

To do 9/29 LA: LA Lirary event

Lots of literate stuff going on in LA, this weekend, including the West Hollywood Book Fair on Sunday, but on Saturday, there’s another worthy event taking place, with Mark Waid, Kazu Kibuishi and many more: September 29th the Los Angeles Public Library’s Art Department is proud to present The Future of Graphic Literature at the […]

JLA movie details

Patrick over at UGO has various script leaks on the suddenly fast-tracked JLA movie: Ever since the JLA movie was announced people have been wondering what the storyline for the film will be about. What unites these diverse heroes to join together? Are there any villains from the Superman or Batman movies that will make […]

Picturebox at NY Art Book Fair

PR PictureBox will be set up at The New York Art Book Fair starting this Thursday, Sept. 27th, at 6 pm. The fair will the be open Friday and Saturday, 11-7 and Sunday 11-5. Come see us on the second floor to check out our new books, including Brian Chippendale’s Maggots and Brian Belott’s Wipe […]

Naruto Report Card

ICv2 wraps up the first month of NARUTO’s assault on the graphic novel sales charts: On the eve of the release of the second three-pronged barrage of Naruto volumes it appears that the first wave of Naruto titles has fared well during its first four weeks in the market. Naruto Vols. 16, 17, and 18 […]

DEATH NOTE: The Official PR

PR: VIZ Media, one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has licensed the Shonen Jump DEATH NOTE anime series to Adult Swim for domestic broadcast beginning Saturday, October 20 at midnight (EST) on the network’s popular Adult Swim block of programming. New episodes will follow each week thereafter. […]

To do: Golden Apple Doings

Cool fun goings on over at the Golden Apple in Hollywood. On Saturday 9/29 from 2-4 at the Melrose store Bill Willingham will be signing. This its the West Hollywood Book Fair: SUN SEPT 30 * 10AM-6PM WEST HOLLYWOOD PARK – WEST HOLLYWOOD BOOK FAIR – FABLES PANEL & SIGNING – BILL WILLINGHAM & JAMES […]


We’re a bit behind in many stories due to injuries, travel, pancakes, etc etc etc. We’re trying to clear out the queue and we’re just going to stick with the task until the next pancake attack.

Shableski joins Diamond

Well, speak of the devil, we were just talking about his library event and now he has a new job! Diamond Book Distributors has hired John Shableski as Sales Manager for its growing graphic novel sales to the book trade. Shableski will be responsible for overseeing sales & marketing efforts to independent bookstores, library and […]


Have experienced some travel related “setbacks.” Posting delayed while we ice and elevate.

People going places

Some catch-up blogging of photo-filled fests of comical types going places and doing things. Remember when you had to go over to someone’s house and sit through hours of boring slides? Thanks to the internet now you can just click and scroll! § PictureBox goes to Greece! Much artwork ensues. (Above) § Jeff Smith goes […]