On the Scene: Storyopolis

by James A. Owen On May 28, in association with the Association of Booksellers for Children (ABC) and The Denis Kitchen Art Agency, the Storyopolis Gallery and Bookstore hosted an Evening With The Works Of Will Eisner. Original art going back five decades was hung on every wall in the building, beginning with THE SPIRIT […]

Tonight: Abel and Madden At McNally/Robinson

UPDATE: Here’s a review and photos of the Abel/Madden presentation at MoCCA, and a preview of tonight’s show. More here. Drawing Words and Writing Pictures is a course on comics creation, and class is in session as its two Brooklyn-based creators offer an interactive evening of presentation, sketching, and workshop instruction. Jessica Abel is the […]

Licensing, Fight business news

§ ICv2 checks in on some of the reports announced at the Licensing show: In a separate report published in April, License Global Magazine ranked the top licensing companies by global sales of products based on their properties in its Top 100 Licensors list. Disney was #1, with its Hannah Montana and High School Musical […]

Land o’ Links

Only a few today because things are sssllooowww: § Mike Manley continues hisassault on the Babymen: The last several years the big word in comics has been Manga! Manga this, manga that, animae this, animae that, and the fact, it’s really become mainstream. manga is what comics were for people of my generation when we […]

Reminder: Eisner Award voting closes this Friday!

Via Jackie Estrada: Reminder: The deadline for voting in the 2008 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards is Friday (June 13). Eligible voters can download a pdf ballot at http://www.comic-con.org/cci/cci_eisners_08voting.shtml and mail it in (postmarked by June 13), or they can vote online at www.eisnervote.com up until midnight PST on Friday. To be eligible to vote, […]

Marvel movie news round-up

§ Early Hulk reviews are sneaking out, including this one by Glenn Greenberg at The Vault of Buncheness: Now THIS is more like it! Let me say right up front: THE INCREDIBLE HULK is good! Much like STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN was to STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE, THE INCREDIBLE HULK is […]

Chuck Dixon out at DC

Or so says this post at the Dixonverse Message Board: I am no longer employed by DC Comics in any capacity. Dixon was currently writing Batman and the Outsiders and Robin. UPDATE: Kevin Melrose reminds us that Dixon had abruptly replaced Tony Bedard as writer of BATMAN & THE OUTSIDERS before the book came out, […]

The future is now

If you’re like The Beat — and we’re certain that you are — you were sent into major drool-bucket mode at the announcement of the $200 3G iPhone. However such technology comes at a price. We’re certain this Slate post is but one of a myriad of warnings going up about how this soon-to-be-as-ubiquitous-as-an-iPod device […]