Sixteen Days of Halloween: Raina Telgemeier

Our first Halloween art comes from Raina Telgemeier, artist of the Babysitter’s Club GNs for Scholastic. Even more excitingly, it’s just been announced that her webcomic Smile has been picked up by Scholastic, to be published in full color.

Executive shuffle at DC

Observers who follow executive moves at the Big Two are buzzing this afternoon over word that James “Ski” Sokolowski is ankling DC for Marvel, where he’ll take the position of COO. He was director of Publishing Operations at DC. Ski is already a well-known industry figure from his first go-round at Marvel, back in the […]

ROCKY online

Are Scandinavian comics the next big thing? We’re not sure if a big thing is even possible anymore, but they are one of the freshest, funniest new waves of comics out there, and the scene is definitely producing some amazing young artists who will make a mark in the future. However, the cartoonists that are […]

The realities of manga

Today’s Must Read: Yaoi Press publisher Yamila Abraham explains the reality: 1. OEL manga must sell much better than licensed titles to be successful, because it’s at least 3 times more expensive to publish. It is absolutely cheaper to license manga than to produce OEL works. The idea that companies were making their own graphic […]

THE ALCOHOLIC news — signing, review

Glitter twins Dean Haspiel and Jonathan Ames will be appearing tonight at 7:00 pm at the Barnes & Noble Tribeca, 97 Warren St. (at Greenwich St.), where they will talk and doubtless celebrate their New York Times review: It should be noted, for the faint of heart or easily offended, that “The Alcoholic” is unflinching […]

Movie News: HEADSHOT, Cheadle

Another Euro comic has been optioned for an American movie, this time, Alexis Nolent and Colin Wilson’s HEADSHOT, or “Du plomb dans la tête,” as it is known in its native France. This is the third of Nolent’s BDs to be optioned by an American company, so he must either be a very hot property […]

Marvel superheroes hit the sack

Via an ad for mattress giant Sleepy’s, which somehow involves a benefit for the American Cancer Society: If Dr. Bruce Banner gets a bad night’s sleep, he’ll get angry…and you know what happens next. Luckily, a starred-and-striped hero in nightshirt and cap—the whimsical mascot of Sleepy’s, The Mattress Professionals—is there to calm the bad-tempered Hulk […]

Wonder Woman Day III

Andy Mangels sends us a novel-length press release on Wonder Woman Day, a day of benefits for domestic violence shelters & crisis lines. It will be held in Portland, OR and Flemington, NJ. Adam Hughes, Allison Sohn, Gail Simone, and others will be appearing at the Portland benefit, while Neil Vokes, James Fiorentino, Rob Kramer, […]

On the critic’s role — UPDATE

We’ve been ranting and raving about quality and so on for the last week or two, and while each reader must make his or her own decision, the role of the critic/trusted source is an important one for some. Noah Berlatsky is a critic/blogger we’ve quoted here many times, and while we don’t always agree […]