Tonight: Kim Deitch at MoCCA

New Yorkers are in for a real treat tonight as Kim Deitch does a special showing of toons from his vault: Kim Deitch will host a Cartoon Movie Night featuring rarely seen animated cartoons from the 1920s and 1930s hand-picked for the occasion from Deitch’s own personal collection. This period of animation inspired Deitch’s signature […]

The New Yorker’s annual Cartoon issue

We were surprised no one had mentioned that this week’s New Yorker is the annual Cartoon issue, but Chris Mautner has a nice rundown of its contents. The item of interest to most (and one that is not online) is a four-page strip by Robert, Aline, and Sophie Crumb, but among the Internet-accessible features, this […]

Tonight: Dave GIbbons at Midtown

Have you ever wanted to meet the artist of WATCHMEN? Tonight could be your chance: Midtown Comics in New York City is proud to announce a signing event with acclaimed comic book artist Dave Gibbons, to celebrate the release of his new retrospective work, Watching the Watchmen, from Titan Books. In 1986, Mr. Gibbons collaborated […]

Lonely otaku seeks four-color wife

Once you start digging a bit into Japanese culture, you often come across reports that there are a lot of single people in Japan. According to one survey, 1 in 4 Japanese men between 30-34 is a virgin. The situation isn’t much better for the girls, where 1 in 4 has not had sex for […]

David Heatley responds

Last week’s lively debate at Comics Comics over the merits of David Heatley’s MY BRAIN IS HANGING UPSIDE DOWN has drawn a point-by-point response from Heatley himself. First off, I’m really proud of this book. I spent almost five years on it. It’s not perfect by any stretch and I’m sure it will be a […]

Notable quotables

§ Must read! The Boston Globe interviews Rick Keene, whose job it is to clean up old comics for those expensive archive editions. His ingenuity at the computer has made it possible to bring back stories once “considered ‘lost,’ ” said John Clark, editor-in-chief for Gemstone Publishing’s Disney comic books, which Keene also restores. The […]


Three spooky options to announce this morning, one kid-friendly, two…very, very NOT kid-friendly. ¶ Paramount has snapped up the rights to Dave Roman’s AGNES QUILL. The book, illustrated by artists including Jason Ho, Jeff Zornow and Raina Telgemeier, has Thor Freudenthal (“Hotel for Dogs”) attached to direct, and Evan Spiliotopoulos on script. The book is […]