Alexie, Selznick nab NBA noms

Two sort-of comics-related projects have garnered National Book Award nominations. Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian which was illustrated by cartooner Ellen Forney was nominated in the Young Peopl’s LIterature category, as was Brian Selznick’s multi media The Invention of Hugo Cabret. Alexie and Forney appear to be liteerary pals, as […]

Warner Bros: Women still allowed

Variety’s Anne Thompson follows up on the recent report that studio head Jeff Robinov had ordered producers to not even bother turning in projects with female leads. Unsurprisingly, Warners has denied the story rather vigorously, and along the way even claims they still have a WONDER WOMAN movie in development: Female superheroes are prominent in […]

Hawthorne starts Thinktank Comics site

Artist Mike Hawthorne, of late working on Vertigo’s THE UN-MEN, has joined the growing ranks of “traditional” comics artists taking their books to the web with the launch of ThinkTank Comics, a website which will serialize his books HYSTERIA, which has already had runs at Slave Labor, Radio Comix, Oni Press, and Image Comics, certainly […]

Gold in them thar attics

Paging Wimbledon Green!Newsarama reports on the thrilling tale of some people cleaning out a hosue who found a copy of DETECTIVE #27, the first appearance of the Batman, which is valued at over $500,000 in mint condition. This copy has a bit of wear, but Todd McDevitt of New Dimension Comics, in PA still should […]

Priego stopped at the border

The Comics Reporter reports that Mexican scholar Ernesto Priego has been denied a visa for his appearance later this month at ICAF, the international comics scholar gathering> The ICAF site has a statement: Ernesto Priego is unable to present his paper at ICAF because he has been denied entry into the United States of America. […]

Ben Towle's Midnight Sun

SLG announces a new graphic novel about a North Pole mystery– an increasingly popular subject for comics it seems –by Ben Towle. The first chapter is available as a free download. In May 1928, the Italian airship the Italia embarked on an ambitious and dangerous expedition to the North Pole. A celebratory radio communiqué from […]

Spielberg talks TIntin

Director Steven Spielberg gave film site scribes visiting the set for some Indiana Jones scoop a heaping helping of news about the planned Tintin trilogy that he and Peter Jackson are making, according to this report at CHUD: # Just in case you thought they were joking, these films will be entirely mo-cap.# Spielberg will […]

O'Reilly joins Platinum

In a somewhat unusual indie-to-indie hiring move, Arcana Studio’s e-i-c Sean O’Reilly has moved over to Platinum to run their animation arm: Platinum Studios, Inc., an entertainment company that controls one of the world’s largest independent libraries of comic book characters, announced today that it has retained Sean O’Reilly, editor in chief of Arcana Studios, […]