A Testosterone Filled Weekend

If you’ve been spending a little much time surfing the net and reading comics (be they capes or non-capes) and feeling a little too nerdy, this is the weekend to change up the routine. There’s MMA and Super Bowl to get your juices flowing. First up the third UFC event in recent weeks, a mega-show […]

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LOST: Who are the Oceanic Six?

I know they are the good guys, but whenever I kept hearing the name, I kept thinking “Sinister Six.” Yes, super nerd here. Anyway, Heidi gave you the LOST season premiere post the other day. So, here’s a place to talk about what happened in “The Beginning of the End.” SPOILERS AHOY AFTER THE JUMP

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San Diego launches blog to help you get a hotel room

THe San Diego Comic-Con has launched a blog called “Staying in San Diego” to help with the most arduous task of the comics year: getting a hotel room for the show: In 2007, Comic-Con International had 125,000 attendees. We realize the challenges related to an event of this size. One of the most challenging aspects […]

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Julie Doucet –FOR FUN

Seminal Canadian artist Julie Doucet now has a website with photos, a bibliography and exciting sound effects. Above, the Finnish version of “If I Were a Man.”

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IRON MAN trailer tease

Marvel has released a teaser from the Super Bowl Iron Man trailer. WE had to crop the image a bit — so here for the whole thing.

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Eddie Campbell’s new book

It’s called The Amazing Remarkable Monsieur Leotard: My pal Dan Best worked with me on the story. You may recall him from the Escapist piece we did for Dark Horse a couple of years back. Leotard is a huge sprawling epic that gobbles up a large swathe of history from the Franco-Prussian war to the […]

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BEASTS!

Jacob Covey has a blog for the second edition of BEASTS! and it’s mouthwatering. Above, Sea Monster and Bigfoot by Josh Cochran from a non-Beasts! illo job.

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Third ASTERIX film a Euro hit

Variety reports that Asterix at the Olympic Games has opened on a record 1,078 screens in France and grossed $4.1 million, which is a lot for France. The film is the third in a live action Asterix series based on the classic comics by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo, and its $115 million budget makes […]

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Steven Stwalley’s Crumbling Paper

You may just spend a few hours clicking around Steven Stwalley’s Crumbling Paper site, an archive of old comics strips by Herriman, Gruelle, Opper, Gluyas Williams and many, many more. Above, a panel from The Love of Lulu and Leander by F.M. Howarth from August 19, 1906. (Note, we lightened the scan just a tad– […]

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Alan Moore News: Gosh! appearance, Mindscape

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Dick Hyacinth: The preliminary meta-list

Dick Hyacinth has posted the top ten books in his admirable campaign to tote up many varied top ten comics lists from all over. It will surprise no one that EXIT WOUNDS is #1, but you can see the rest of the list in the link. BTW, speaking of 2007, we’ve been TRYING and TRYING […]

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Butcher on Pre-selling

Chris Butcher finally weighs in on the hot topic of the last few weeks : Much to the detriment of my making friends at retailer get-togethers, I think this is more of a non-issue than anyone would care to admit, a matter of principle that doesn’t even come close to playing out in the real […]

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News and notes

§ Adrian Tomine interviewed by Terry Gross. § Direct link to Shaenon Garrity’s Compleat Overlooked Manga Festival. BOOKMARK. § You gotta pay wholesale now. § Sam and Max in Surfin’ the Highway will be out this February in a remastered edition from the great Steve Purcell.. § Ambush Bug is also coming back, with the […]

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Beat ardor cooling for former hottie

It looks like Gerard Butler is blithely traipsing down the romcom path : Gerard Butler has signed on to star opposite Katherine Heigl in the battle of the sexes comedy “The Ugly Truth” for Lakeshore Entertainment….Story centers on a romantically challenged morning show producer (Heigl) who is reluctantly embroiled by her chauvinistic correspondent (Butler) in […]

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More from the archives: CRAPPIE WORLD

Found this magazine while cleaning up. It pains me deeply to say that the crappiemagazine.com website no longer exists. This magazine was in its 13th year but it exists no more. Another victim of the Internet, no doubt. The one thing that this cover does prove is that all magazine headlines adhere to a universal […]

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Stars of 2008: Larry Marder

Larry Marder’s Beanworld: State of the Beanworld 2008!: Now onto the new business–2008.My first essential task is to nail down a publishing deal.I believe this will take place rather rapidly. It is my goal to get the previously published, but out of print, original Tales of the Beanworld material back in print as soon as […]

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