Sixteen Days of Halloween: Adam Koford

In addition to his famed Laugh Out Loud Cats comic strip, Adam Koford is the man behind 700 Hoboes and is a force to be reckoned with. We’re not sure if it’s been announced yet that a book collection of the LoL Cats is coming from Abrams this March, but it is.

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Tonight: Chip Kidd@ The Strand

PLUS: See Frank Santoro’s review of Bat-Manga in today’s PW Comics Week with an EXCLUSIVE three-page preview. This book is WILD! I mean…SKIDOO.

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Aaaaaand one more: Hope for Alfred E. Neuman

Via Boing Boing, Mad Magazine’s take on Shepard Fairey’s now iconic Obama poster. Fairey has a gallery of parodies of the poster, but apparently it’s been boing boing’d and is down for a while.

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Agents who handle graphic novels

Once again, Colleen Doran does the hard work and digs up a list of book agents who handle graphic novels. Here are just a few of the contacts I found who are accepting graphic novel submissions. If you know of any other agent contact info you would like to share, email me at [email protected] and […]

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SECRET INVASION #8 delayed

Via PR — the new release date is two weeks after the announced date. Marvel would like to announce that the hotly anticipated, extra-sized Secret Invasion #8 will now arrive in stores on December 3rd, 2008. The top-selling comic book event of 2008, by award winning scribe Brian Michael Bendis and superstar artist Leinil Yu, […]

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Dulac’s Poe

The ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive gets in the spirit of the season with Edgar Allan Poe illos by Edmund Dulac. The above is from “The Haunted Palace.”

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Flashback: in 1988 D.C. discovered ad sales

We were doing our usual Google news search last night and noticed you can now look back in time. A quick search on DC Comics came up with this story from the New York Times talking about D.C. Comics In New Push To Sell Space: IT’S been a traumatic year at D.C. First (bam!) Robin, […]

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The day in political cartooning

§ Gawker predicts hard times for political cartoonists if Obama is elected. Part of the problem is that caricaturing the African-American candidate could draw accusations of racism. What’s really interesting about the piece is this bit about famous illustrator/cartoonist Thomas Nast (who invented Santa Claus, among other things): Master cartoonist Thomas Nast proved political cartoons […]

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American Elf’s 10th guest stars

American Elf, James Kochalka’s daily comic diary, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with some guest stars. Above, Tony Millionaire’s take on the Elf.

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Todd Klein’s new print with Alex Ross

Following his prints with Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman, letterer supreme Todd Klein is teaming up with artist Alex Ross: The print will be called “Comic Book Dreams”, and will have quite a bit of lettering on it. I’ll be showing that, and writing about the evolution of the print in the coming weeks, but […]

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Men severely beaten in comic shop mooning incident

A game of Magic: The Gathering turned violent when pranksters mooned a comics shop in Bellingham, WA and vigilante justice went too far, news sources are reporting. The tragic incident began when three walked into Access Comics, in Bellingham, in an intoxicated state. The three were asked to leave by owner Lanny Wolfe as they […]

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“I am Spartacus, and I am a graphic novel!”

Starz has announced a new TV series version of Spartacus, the stirring historical epic of a doomed but feisty slave rebellion in ancient Rome. With intense gladiator action sure to be on tap, it’s no surprise that the tale — already interpreted as a film by Stanley Kubrick, a novel by Howard Fast and a […]

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Links

§ Brian Cronin is running a month-long feature called Stars of Political Cartooning. The series concentrates on figures of the past, like John ‘Ding” Darling (above), but the whole piece is an education. § Despite the rack, ruin, bloody-tinted haze and smoking rubble of Wall Street, Tim Beyer at the Motley Fool is still bullish […]

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PR: Hero Initiative and WizWorld Tex

Via PR, news of benefit activity at the next Wizard Show in Texas: Wizard World Texas will play host to a game show night mixing popular creators and fans like never before, and all for a great cause. Ethan Van Sciver, Terry Moore, Sean McKeever, Shane Davis, Phil Hester and others will grab their pen […]

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