That special sensibility

Puttering around here on various projects, like PW Comics Week, a general sense of sadness is overtaking us. Adding up today’s postings, it turns out that in Hollywood, messing with one detail of a beloved comic book classic is enough to give a director flop sweats; whereas removing the structures that made one of the […]

“An unexpected legacy”

Steve Bunche got a bunch of old comics collections from a neighbor and found some gems, including several Pogo books and a copy of BACKSTAGE FROM THE STRIPS. Unbelievably, the above strip is from 1970. Bunche explains. But the main reason why I’m happy to have received BACKSTAGE AT THE STRIPS is that it contains […]

Official Eisner seals

Gold and silver seals are now available for, respectively, Eisner-winning and -nominated books as a means of drawing attention to worthy books. Publishers should contact Jackie Estrada for more info.

Goldstein joins IDW

Media veteran Greg Goldstein has joined IDW as Chief Operating Officer, according to a press release excerpted below: “We are thrilled that Greg has joined our growing family,” said IDW CEO Ted Adams. “Greg’s demonstrated leadership capabilities and solid background in consumer entertainment publishing make him the ideal person to help guide us through the […]

News and notes: Jason, ComicMix, Moss

• Flog reports that “Low Moon,” Jason’s comic strip for the NY Times Magazine, will be collected next year. • ICv2 talks to the ComicMix folks about the GNs they are selling at Baltimore, but learns that it is something of an “test printing” and the motives behind and future of the plan are no […]

Yet more on Y and Shia and yadda yadda

DJ Caruso’s press tour for EAGLE EYE means everyone gets to ask him about his proposed Y: THE LAST MAN movie, and he just keeps talking., This time he tells Geoff Boucher yet again why Shia LeBeouf is perfect and how he will — gasp!! — CHANGE the much-beloved story: “Yes, that’s true, you have […]

Kibbles ‘n’ bits, 9/23

§ Woot! Secret Chester Brown zombie comic. Marvel zombies, what are you waiting for? § Japan gets a manga-loving PM, but how long will it last? Also who will be in his cabinet? We’re holding out for Umezu, Ken Akamatsu and Moyoco Anno! § Why choose between being a rock star and writing comics when […]