“If we find it, we will shoot it.”

Guillermo Del Toro is not entirely sanguine on a HOBBIT II movie “We believe there is a second movie,” del Toro said during a discussion at the Majestic Crest. “If there isn’t, there will not be. If we find it, we will shoot it, but by God, if we do not find it, we will […]

Ah…Rosemont

Over at Comicmix, Rick Marshall shows us what we’re missing: On a lighter note, I started my day sharing an elevator with Angus Scrimm, the “Tall Man” from the Phantasm horror films. Apparently, Wizard World wasn’t the only game in town this weekend, as the Flashback Weekend horror film convention was also in town for […]

Stephenson replaces Larsen as Image Publisher

Tolja so: Comic Book Resources has the news that Erik Larsen is stepping down as Image publisher, and longtime Executive director Eric Stephenson is replacing him. Why the Erik for Eric switch? Larsen wanted to spend more time doing what he loves most: making his own comics: I loved the job and it was great […]

RIP: Michael Turner

A terribly sad announcement from Aspen has gone out announcing the death of artist Michael Turner, who had been battling bone cancer for the last 8 years. Turner was best known as the artist of WITCHBLADE, but in recent years had been a much sought after cover artist. In 2002 he founded his own publishing […]

Scalped SDCC tickets

It had to happen. Tom McLean reports: Right now, there are about a dozen or so auctions up on eBay for Comic-Con passes. Prices on completed auctions show people willing to pay more than $100 for a sold-out one-day Saturday pass that originally sold for $35. Four-day passes, which originally cost $75 each and have […]

ADV sells furniture, anime

The news that ADV was selling off a bunch of office furniture drew the expected cries of alarm: From http://www.windsorauction.com/auction.asp : Thurs., June 26 at 10:00 am: Consolidation of Large Video / DVD Co. 10501 Kipp Way Dr., Suite 300, Houston, TX Very large quantity of oak, walnut & Ikea style office furniture, computers, servers, […]

LInks of note

§ Don McPherson finds writing about comics subscriptions is no easy task: Yes, it would have made for an interesting feature, tapping not only into nostalgia but examining how the business of comics publishing has changed in recent years. Alas, such a story won’t be found on this site. Jenna Pagliuca, who’s in charge of […]