Evidently, all the excitement over Marvel’s new webcomics has created such an online hubbub that has crashed. They need to cowboy up! Oh well. Warning: mysql_connect() [function.mysql-connect]: Can’t connect to MySQL server on ‘’ (4) in /var/www/sites/toolbox/connect.php on line 8 Warning: mysql_select_db() [function.mysql-select-db]: Can’t connect to local MySQL server through socket ‘/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock’ (2) in […]

I’m Puddleglum

Lunch today: * Eel onigiri* Seaweed salad* Green tea mochi* Mud Mocha from Mud Coffee truck BTW, don’t forget tomorrow’s Think Future: Graphic Novels, breakfast panel, which has been sold out for weeks and had to turn people away. The panel — featuring John Cunningham, Dan Frank, Rich Johnson, Joe Quesada and Bil Schanes. and […]

Marvel goes online

Marvel is putting out webcomics! But they are their own comics! Marvel’s much rumored online initiative was made public in several news stories today, starting with USA TODAY: The comic book industry makes a long-delayed step into cyberspace today when Marvel Comics unveils the industry’s first online archive of more than 2,500 back issues, including […]

CAPS Honors Stan

SoCal’s Comic Art Professional Society (CAPS) held it’s annual banquet this weekend, and honored Stan Lee. Stan Sakai has his account of the gala, from which the above photo was taken (L-r: Sergio Aragones, Sakai, Lee.) EDIT: Mark Evanier’s blog post about the night. Long time Beat correspondent and CAPS member Michael Aushenker supplied his […]

ComicsPRO hosts O’Neill tour

Kevin O’Neill’s US tour in support of LOEG: BLACK DOSSIER kicks off tomorrow at Hanley’s. We’ve read a copy and it’s DENSE…and delightful. It isn’t clear from this press releases whether ComicsPRO is completely sponsoring this tour, but if so, it’s an excellent idea and a significant was to kick off this kind of initiative. […]