To do tonight: NYC — Carousel

These are always good fun and food for thought. CAROUSEL Cartoon slide shows & other projected pictures presented by a glittering array of artists, performers, graphic novelists, & other characters. Hosted by R. Sikoryak Featuring: Leela Corman Emily Flake K. Thor Jensen Doug Skinner Brian Michael Weaver Craig Yoe and more! Wednesday, October 17 8 […]

To Do Tonight: St Louis – Porcellino, etc at Starclipper

More info here: John Porcellino, Kevin Huizenga , Ted May and Dan Zettwoch at Star Clipper , October 17 These four trailblazers of independent comics will be available from 5 to 8 PM on Wednesday, October 17 to sign their work and original art in this extraordinary gathering of young talent. Small-press icon John Porcellino […]

SPX continues to enchant

So much has already been written and blogged about this year’s SPX that our own report hardly seems necessary, but we’ll play the game. After some moving-in jitters at the new Marriott location last year, this year everything settled down just fine and it seems that everyone had a good-to-great time. Friday afternoon was busy, […]

DC layoffs in book trade sales

Much chatter going around today of downsizing in DC’s book trade sales division. We have some names but are waiting for more solid information. The move is not much of a surprise, since it was heavily rumored after DC announced its distribution deal with Random House.Since Random House has its own in-house sales staff which […]

SPX photos Round 2

This show has been super well Flickr’d and all, but here are ours! Above, C.F. talks with Dan Nadel.

Warm fuzzy SPX memories

Man there are a lot of them. A few that tickled us. First off, The Washington Express has tons of video interviews with folks like Paul Karasik, Gary Groth and so on. Alec Longstreth was excited as only he can be to meet Jeff Smith: I guess Jeff [Smith] and Steve [Hamaker] both listen to […]

World news

Lars Vilks, the man at the center of the Swedish cartoon controversy defends his deliberately provoking Mohammed cartoon Vilks, who has been a controversial artist for more than three decades in Sweden, says his drawing was a calculated move, and he wanted it to elicit a reaction. “That’s a way of expressing things. If you […]

Hulk is to be red for a while

HULK #1Written by JEPH LOEBPencils & Cover by ED MCGUINNESSVariant Cover by OLIVIER COIPELSuperstars JEPH LOEB and ED MCGUINNESS will change the way you see THE HULK! In this startling origin epic, the breathtaking events that ended World War Hulk rocket into this brand-new Hulk title. When one of The Hulk’s oldest cast members is […]

Michael George to stand trial

Many stories about the Michael George case, including key evidenceregarding a phone call that would place George at the store the night of the murder: One key in the case will be where Michael George was between about 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. that day, the time during which Barbara George was killed. The murder […]

30 DAYS OF NIGHT stuff

The movie based on Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith’s graphic novel 30 DAYS OF NIGHT opens this weekend, in case you hadn’t heard. Mucho media coverage. The LA Times talks with director David Slade “It’s a happy place,” Hartnett says of the combination watering hole and bowling alley. “And as we were leaving, David took […]

Sam Raimi on Spidey 4, ED 4

Long interview with Sam Raimi at MTV Movie News. He talks a lot about SPIDEY 4, but it sounds like he’ll have a far less hands on role. Over the last few months, however, Raimi and Marvel have decided to be more receptive of reinvention. “I won’t be working on the story,” he revealed, insisting […]

Noveck on Supes

You don’t often see interviews with Gregory Noveck, DC’s man in Hollywood, but voices from Krypton has one in which he talks about how DC works with studios and filmmakers to make various DC-based films: VOICES FROM KRYPTON: Do you guys ever throw up red flags when something doesn’t seem right? I’m not sure what […]

As we gather around the glowing embers…

I’m as sick of you-know-what as you are, but thoughtful responses keep rolling in that deserve some link love:

Bumblebee attacks West Hollywood

Via Cinemtaical.