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.

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 colleen@adistantsoil.com and […]

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, […]

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.”

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]