Tokyopop: Hey, dude, totally bad contract!

UPDATE: Check out Johanna’s list of Tokyopop’s greatest mistakes over the past two years: The reviews are in! And Tokyopop’s online contract for the new “Manga Pilot” program has been dubbed everything from “appalling” to “vile” to “the most childish and disingenuous legal document I have ever read.” What is it? Basically, Tokyopop has started […]

2008 Manning Award nominees

PR: Comic-Con, the nation’s largest comic book and popular arts convention, announces this year’s nominees for the Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award (or The Manning Award as it is more commonly referred). The Manning award has been given out annually at the San Diego Comic-Con since 1982. It is presented to a comics artist who, […]

2008 Reuben Winners

As previusly announced Al Jaffee (Above) won THE Reuben, but many other awards were given out over the weekend: Newspaper Panel: Chad Carpenter Edtorial cartoons: Bill Schorr Newspaper Strips Award: Jim Meddick Advertising Illustration Award: Tom Richmond Book Illustration Award: Sandra Boynton Newspaper Illustration Award: Sean Kelly Animation Feature Award: David Silverman, THE SIMPSONS MOVIE […]

Shuster Award Hall of Fame winners announced

Stanley Berneche, John Byrne, Pierre Fournier and Edwin R. “Ted” McCall have been annoucned as the 2008 inductees into the Canadian Comic Book Creator Hall of Fame. Canada’s first national award recognizing outstanding achievements by Canadian creators in the creation and publication of comic books and graphic novels returns in 2008 for it’s fourth year: […]

BLACK FREIGHTER will save DVDs

Well, it’s not enough that comic book movies have saved the box office, now they are saving the DVD business, which fell 3.2% last year to a mere $15.9 billion. How? Well, using Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, of course. According to the NY Times, Warner is trying a bold new tactic in conjunction with […]

RIP Thelma Keane

Thelma Keane, wife of cartoonist Bil and inspiration for the mom in FAMILY CIRCUS has died at age 82 of Alzheimer’s disease. “She was the inspiration for all of my success,” Bil Keane, 85, told The Associated Press from his home in Paradise Valley on Sunday. “When the cartoon first appeared, she looked so much […]