Mysterious notebooks found

Newsarama, a Question related website, Douglas Wolk, ComicBloc and retailer Joe Field are among those receiving what seems to be a VERY elaborate promotional stunt for Greg Rucka’s Crime BIble mini-series. Wolk explains: Despite Countdown, I do like it when artifacts that ought to belong to one world end up in another. Yesterday, Greg Rucka […]

DC Month to Month Sales: October 2007

by Marc-Oliver Frisch At first glance, October was a great month for DC Comics. For starters, for the first time in ages, the publisher’s market share, both in dollars and in units, was slightly higher than Marvel’s. More significantly, though, the dollar volume of DC’s October 2007 direct market periodical sales – as usual, not […]

Trudy Cooper at Panel & Pixel

Rantz Hoseley interviews Australian animator, designer and artist Trudy Cooper at the Panel & Pixel message board. Cooper is the artist of the webcomic Platinum Grit which has been running on and off since…1994. The entire strip is archived online — unfortunately the early ones use Shockwave, which doesn’t work on an Intel Mac, so […]

More memories from Glenn Hauman

ComicMix’s Glenn Hauman posts his memories meetings with MARVEl people SIX YEARS AGO: –which leads into yet another story of how I was brought in to discuss digital strategies with comic companies. This time I was brought in to meet with Gui Karyo, at the time the CIO of Marvel, in March of 2001 to […]

Rome’s public shame

An editorial in the local Rome, GA paper points out the overwhelming absurdity of the Gordon Lee case: AS THIS SPACE has repeatedly pointed out, the zeal with which elected officials are pursuing consistently trivial “family value” issues locally reflects negatively on the community. First of all, the single theme of these “big deals” give […]

Not directly related to comics but…

I don’t mean to alienate a good 8 million people, but is Washington DC a strange place or what? Go to the Corcoran Gallery near The Memorial and check out Ansel Adams in one wing, and Annie Liebowitz directly across. It’s a somewhat peculiar experience – smallish pictures of vast mountain vistas one second, and […]

Torrents and so on

Who would have thought one of the biggest stories of the year would have broken over the Thanksgiving weekend? For those of you who have been living in a cave–or possibly on vacation for a week–both Marvel and DC have threatened comic book site Z-Cult with legal action regarding their plentiful torrents of comics. The […]

WATCHMEN set pics

The official WATCHMEN blog posts pictures of the film’s backlot. This ain’t no green screen. According to director Zack Snyder: Here are a few interesting facts about the backlot: • 5,800 feet of neon requiring 24,000 watts of power • 100 unique and custom-designed graphics created for the various storefronts • 5,000 square feet of […]