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 […]

Getting in the mood

ComicSpace and Web Comics Nation merge for new venture

Hm, will this be the killer app for webcomics? Joey Manley announces what could be a fairly significant venture: Today, Josh Roberts (owner of ComicSpace and Onlinecomics.net) and I are excited to announce that we have signed a Letter of Intent to merge our businesses into one corporate entity. We will be working with E-Line […]


It looks like sellouts aren’t just the province of the Big Event crew, as Image announces Diamond has sold out of the first issues of Jamie McKelvie’s fantasy SUBURBAN GLAMOUR. Jamie McKelvie’s SUBURBAN GLAMOUR #1, hot off the heels of his critically-acclaimed mini-series PHONOGRAM, has officially sold out at the distribution level. “SUBURBAN GLAMOUR is […]

Schulz on American Masters tonight

With the Red Sox having handily dispatched the Rockies, there is nothing to keep you from watching tonight’s PBS’s American Masters focusing on Charles Schulz. All sorts of goodies in the link, including an excerpt from David Michaelis’s controversial new biography, a preview clip, and additional footage including interviews with Lynn Johnston and the little […]

Sales trends May 97

After all the recent chatter about sales charts, and trends and whether the “wait for the trade” mentality is to blame for the attrition in sales, I noted Brian Hibbs’ comment: I’d suggest that this is the best evidence that retailers HAVE been, historically, ordering “right” — that there IS a 2nd (and 3rd) issue […]


Corey Lewis has posted more infor on his new Zuda series in his LJ with some nice concept art: “REVERSE-ZOMBIE TALE” Doesn’t mean it’s a story about a world of zombies that are plagued by a “human” virus (although that… would be… cool… FUCK!). ANYWAY, my story deals with your standard zombie virus, but, unlike […]

Allen on Zuda

Speaking of Zuda, Todd Allen analyses the first contestants and discovers most of them are from the print comics world, concluding: One thing possibly of note as a tangent to the overwhelming presence of established creators: is this a result of the copyright and trademark issue? The established webcomics community is blasting Zuda to no […]

Kibbles 'n' Bits

§ Over on his blog, Howard Cruse looks back at an 80s TV appearance: Crumb and S. Clay Wilson being unavailable, it fell to me, a one-time flower-powered longhair who by 1984 had discovered the convenience of a shorter trim, to acquaint a mainstream television audience with what we dope-smoking, acid-tripping counterculture cartoonists of yore […]