Fall 2007 Xeric winners

Winners of the fall cartooning grants have been announced: The creators receiving grants are as follows: Colleen Frakes – Tragic Relief Geoff Grogan – Look Out! Monsters Corinne Mucha – My Alaskan Summer Lars Martinson – Tonoharu: Part One Jaime Portillo – Gabriel The Xeric Foundation has announced its most recent grant recipients. A total […]

To do tonight: The Comic Book Club Nightmare Factory special

Yes this is hype, but Justin, Pete and Alex put on a very entertaining show with great guests from both COMIC worlds, and Booth Boy is always there to save the day. Remember to get $5 off with coupon. COMIC BOOK CLUB NIGHTMARE FACTORY SPECIAL Hosted by Justin Tyler, Pete LePage, and Alex Zalben Tuesday, […]

Scorchy Smith!

Tom unearths the wonderful news that a Scorchy Smith collection is underway as announced by Dean Mullaney on a mailing list: On the subject of future projects, since we’ve already sent the solicitation info to our book distributor, I can announce that in June 2008, I will release an oversized, 11″ x 11″ hardcover: SCORCHY […]

Panter wins American Book Award

Flog notes that Gary Panter’s JIMBO’S INFERNO has won an American Book Award, presented each year by the Before Columbus Foundation for books of merit. The American Book Awards were created to provide recognition for outstanding literary achievement from the entire spectrum of America’s diverse literary community. The purpose of the awards is to recognize […]

Broken Frontier goes it alone

Broken Frontier began life as a volunteer collective of writers about comics that for a while was an excellent collection of columnists. A while ago, it was purchased by Platinum Studios, about a year ago, seemingly part of Platinum’s expansion into the webcomic game with Drunk Duck, etc. But now, EIC Frederik Hautain announces that […]

Claudia Dávila joins Transmission-X

A little girl and peak oil are the subjects of a new webcomic by Claudia Dávila, which joins the webcomics collective Transmission-X every Monday. Given the topic, it sounds very very scary, but given the art, it looks very very cute, and yet with charts and graphs. Dávila has previously illustrated several children’s books. Toronto […]

Wonder Woman update

Producer Joel Silver confirms what we all know: the Wonder Woman is on hold. Joel Silver, who was producing the now-stalled Wonder Woman movie, told reporters that the project has been placed on the back burner in light of another impending superhero film. “They’re going to make the Justice League movie, and we’re kind of […]

Michael George pleads Not Guilty

Retailer/con organizer Michael George pled not guilty to the murder of his wife 17 years ago, local papers are reporting. George’s lawyer intends to pursue an “aggressive defense.” Marlinga said he believes prosecutors have a weak circumstantial case and because of that on Monday filed a motion to release George on a “reasonable bond” with […]

Well that WAS odd

The server seems to have eaten several posts in the night…that never happened before. And of course they were the ones that took the longest to put together. Rassem frassem.

Behind the scenes with Majestic Comics

Go behind the scenes with a new roman a clef from Stephen L. Stern and K. Thor Jensen. A six page preview is in the link. We like the sound of the next two installments: The Briitsh Invasion and It Happened at Comic-Con. Yes, it did. Majestic Comics is the Biggest Comic-Book Publisher You’ve Never […]

24 Hour Comics online

Chapel Hill Comics has put online a bunch of 24 Hour Comics from their event, including work by Nora Tramm, 9 year old Kevin M. Collins (above), Onur Tukel and Saul Zimet. Wild and unhinged! See what happens in the 23rd hour! Dan Goldman also has his 24 Hour comic online,“Before You Were Here.”

DC Counter Culture Fest III in January

Another indie comics fest is gaining traction, this time in Washington DC, and they want more people to join the party: Last January we packed 40 D.C.-area creators of comix, fashions, arts, and jewelry, a belly dancer, an improv troupe, and four bands into a spacious bar and called it the Washington DC Counter Culture […]

Wanted pics online

Empire has the first pics from WANTED. That’s villain Mr. X. Angelina pic in link.

Kibbles 'n' Bits

§ My cunning plan is working. § Murakami Gala– now that sounds fun! And Kanye was there! § Halloween stirs imagination in costume-loving Japan — the mind boggles. A Halloween street party? “Ah, no, this is cos-play,” says 20-year-old Saori, referring to costume role-play, or the Japanese past-time of dressing up as their favourite animation […]

ComicsPRO trustbusters

ComicsPRO, the comics retailer lobbying group, has instituted an antitrust compliance policy to ensure there will be no collusion: In a move to allay concerns over any potential retailer collusion, Comics Professional Retail Organization (ComicsPRO), the trade organization for comic book retailers, with the help of legal counsel, has incorporated an antitrust compliance policy into […]

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