Charles Burns and FEAR(S) OF THE DARK

FEAR(S) OF THE DARK is an unusual French horror film we’ve talked about here a few times before. It’s an animated film of terrors with segments directed by such cartoon icons as Blutch, Charles Burns, Marie Caillou, Pierre Di Sciullo, Lorenzo Mattotti and Richard McGuire. Althought it had a limited film festival release here before, […]

AX at Top Shelf

The Same Hat boys announce that the AX anthology will appear at Top Shelf. This is exciting news because AX is a respected anthology of unusual manga that rose from the ashes of GARO, the influential anthology that one might call the WEIRDO of Manga. We’ve posted extensively about AX before, but remember that it’s […]

Bill Leak on the mend

Great news from down under, as cartoonist Bill Leak, who was in a medically induced coma for three days after experiencing a severe head injury, is out of ICU and on the mend: “He continues to be lucid and doing all the right things. He is medically very stable.” Dr Assaad said Leak did not […]

News and notes

§ Mark Evanier notes the passing of Tom Fagan, whose championship of the Rutland, Vermont Halloween Parade made it an icon of superhero culture. The parade began nearly 50 years ago, and dressing as various be-longjohned Avengers became a colorful tradition that was big news in ’70s comics culture. Vermont Public Radio has more: Fagan […]

Hottest fashion trends: Indestructible bracelets, invisible jets

THE TOTE BAG! Fashion maven Diane von Furstenberg recently launched a line of Wonder Woman-inspired fashions and accessories at her signature Manhattan store. DC Comics Prez. Paul Levitz was among those in attendance at that kick-off party and gave his impressions of the event on Newsarama’s blog, along with revealing that DC brand manager Cheryl […]