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 […]

LIbrary event recounted

ForeWord Magazine writes up a recent graphic novel event for librarians. It may have been the first all-day event for librarians devoted exclusively to the graphic novel. Graphic novel consultant John Shableski and librarians from the Harborfields Public Library, headed by Director Carol Albino, assembled a mesmerizing series of panels and speakers early this month, […]

DC Month to Month Sales: August 2007

by Marc-Oliver Frisch DC Comics’ average numbers slightly recovered in August, thanks to continued strong sales of the “Sinestro Corps War” crossover storyline, solid first-issue numbers of various 52 spin-off titles including the ongoing Booster Gold series by writer Geoff Johns and artist Dan Jurgens, and a sudden, mysterious sales increase for Countdown – or […]

Disney wins long, bitter Pooh battle

The Walt Disney company has emerged victorious in a 16-year court battle over the rights to Winnie the Pooh. A California appellate court upheld an earlier ruling that threw out the case filed by the family of Stephen Slesinger, who had acquired the merchandising rights to the ursine honey-lover from creator A. A. Milne in […]