New conferees added to ICv2 conference

The year of the symposium roars on with the ICv2 Graphic Novel Conference which takes place the day before the New York Comic-Con. A bunch of new panelists have been announced: ICv2 has announced the addition of six renowned panelists to complete its roster for the third annual ICv2 Graphic Novel Conference at New York […]

April is Comics Month in Portland

We’re a little late getting around to running this great announcement, but 2008 is really going to have a hard time being bested as “The Year of the Comic” when April has been proclaimed Comics Month in the city of Portland, OR. That’s real civic recognition! What would Wertham say? Mayor Declares April 2008 “Portland […]

Maisie Kukoc award voting opens

Via the email: The Maisie Kukoc Award for Comics Inspiration rewards a self-publisher of small-press, hand-made comics (sometimes called “mini-comics”), on the basis of merit and financial need. The 2008 Kukoc will be awarded at Guapo Comics and Coffee on April 24th, 2008, to coincide with the Stumptown Comics Fest in Portland, OR, and includes […]

Ralph Bakshi interview and appearances

Legendary animator Ralph Bakshi is one of those few creator who really deserve the “legendary” before his name. Besides just directing the first x-rated cartoon movie (FRITZ THE CAT), he pioneered animation as an adult medium with movies like COONSKIN, HEAVY TRAFFIC and the fantasies WIZARDS and the first LORD OF THE RINGS adaptation. Sadly, […]

Boom! adds Wallace

Boom! Studios has added Wendy Wallace as General Manager, the lastest in a string of hires that really seem to be beefing the place up. Bringing an unprecedented level of entertainment industry experience, Ms. Wallace will oversee the day-to-day operations of the studio, providing steady leadership to the expanding BOOM! team as the company continues […]

Stephanie McMillan events

Cartoonist Stephanie McMillan writes to tell us of several upcoming events: Resistance Through Ridicule: Two Evenings with Political Cartoonists Ted Rall and Stephanie McMillan Kick-ass, controversial cartoonists Ted Rall ( and Stephanie McMillan ( will present a slideshow of their latest comics, plus a humorous and inspirational discussion about politics, ecocide, the Evil System, and […]

Hollywood stuff from all over

• Continuing the intriguing trend of Euro comics getting developed for the US, NBC announced a mini series based on XIII, which Kevin Melrose tells us, is an 80s Euro-comic by Jean Van Hamme and William Vance: XIII, originally serialized in 1984 in the Belgian comics magazine Spirou, begins with a man who washes up […]

Catching up, Part 17

That is the plan. Today we are going through the mailbox and posting newsy bits and PR. Thanks to Mark for helping out while we were on the road, and Ken for taking care of Inky.