Jeannie Schulz comments

A very important link that has been floating around over the last 10 days or so. Jeannie Schulz finally speaks out on the David Michaelis bio of her husband, Charles, and explains what he got wrong: I was married to Charles Schulz for 26 years, and in all that time together, plus in 45 years […]

Sean T. Collins: right to the point

Quote: Comicdom’s continuing enabling of Dave Sim astounds me, not necessarily because his beliefs are crazy and evil but because those crazy and evil beliefs so directly inform all his work. Actually, it’s more than that: His work is about his crazy and evil beliefs. I’m not sure why otherwise bright people would “look forward” […]

RIP Paul “Zeus” Grant

Word is going around that long time comics fan Paul “Zeus” Grant passed away last month. Grant was a popular and big-hearted poster on the early days of Compuserve’s Comics and Animation forum, and I’d run into him at conventions, usually with his son Phillip at his side, and we’d always share a laugh or […]

Quick links

§ See The Beat spout off about 2007 at the Daily Cross Hatch! There were more mountain peaks, but 2007 had a higher over all batting average, to wildly mix metaphors. There were more solid base hits up the middle in 2007. § Clifford Meth has a blog in which he talks about bullying, his […]

Dave Sim’s follow-up to CEREBUS

It’s called Glamourpuss. It comes with posters and instructions (like “right click to save”) because readers may be internet unsavvy. TCJ readers sum up the bafflement. The below poster is part of the comic, not an editorial comment:

UN and Spidey join forces

This news couldn’t come on a more inappropriate day, as the world seems more senseless than ever, but perhaps a comic book teaming Spidey and the UN can bring some smiles: In a move reminiscent of storylines developed during the World War II, the U.N. is joining forces with Marvel Comics, creators of Spider-Man and […]

Ted Rall knows how to make friends

In a column that is sure to send his already high popularity soaring, Rall looks at and rejects the New York Times Magazine’s comics pages, declaring Chris Ware’s “Building Stories” Clowes’ “Mr. Wonderful” is the best of the lot: Seven months passed. (To those who didn’t give up on “Building Stories,” it felt like seven […]

Music chains soon to become theme park destinations

Variety reports that several Virgin Megastores will be closing — the chain was an early adapter of manga and graphic novels and continue to have wide ranging sections: The Virgin Megastore in West Hollywood will be closing early next year and its highly likely the Gotham outlet will follow. Rent increases are being given as […]

People are talking about….2007

A few more end-of-year comics wrap-ups in what passes for mainstream media: § Gary Brown at Cox News plays the curmudgeon with “In year of comics mediocrity, a shining dozen” § Randy Myers § Natalie Nichols at LA City Beat § BONUS: The Latino edition of the NY Daily News talks to Tom Beland about […]