Tonight: Graphic Novelists at KGB Bar

If you’re like The Beat, the past three and a half days have been a foggy, confusing landscape of too much food, crowded sidewalks, and way too much Christmas music. Come shake out the cobwebs at KGB with Tom Hart’s annual comics reading: Sunday after Thanksgiving! Annual post-Thanksgiving KGB COMIX READING This year, Nov 30, […]

The end of history?

Was Fukuyama right? [Via James Urbaniak.] Technorati Tags: puppy

A comics shop in 1965


Cherokee Book Shop on Hollywood Blvd., 1965. Via the UCLA photo archives.

Shopping guides

Two buying guides for the weekend and holidays: • The Comics Reporter • CBR News: CBR Holiday Gift Guide: Books Us? We’re giving the gift of LAUGHTER this year!

It is tradition

A very happy Thanksgiving to all!


Google seems to have changed some of their search results, and — brutal honesty time here, folks — we discovered it via a little ego surfing. But it was worthwhile because we turned up this photo set by one Atomic99 which contains tons of photos from San Diegos going back to 1989, mostly costumes but […]

Ch-changes at Blog@

We heard some rumblings in the vicinity of Blog@ Newsarama of late, and now it’s all busted loose, as the original lineup of bloggers, including JK Parkin, Kevin Melrose, Tim O’Shea, Carla Hoffman, Melissa Krause, Jeff Trexler, Matt Maxwell, and Jennifer de Guzman, are leaving at the end of the month: It’s kind of bittersweet, […]

UK kids are crazy for comics

§ A raft of stories from the UK about how — get this — children love comics, in the wake of a study with hard numbers behind the surge. Sales are booming and growth is foreseen, says The Scotsman in a story called “Comic effect works its magic on children”: Research by consumer analysts Mintel […]

New Gary Panter JIMBO minicomic!

Comics Comics has the details and how to purchase.

Consider buying some stuff from Rich Faber

Rich Faber is a good guy — he and John Gallagher put together the MORE FUND books for CBLDF, and Drawing Strength, the Hurricane Katrina benefit book. I received a letter from him yesterday with the news that his wife Traci is battling Stage 4 metastatic melanoma. On his blog, he goes into the details […]

The week in PW Comics Week

A lot of good stuff, as usual, in this week’s PW Comics Week (which I co-edit) and sometimes we like to draw your attention to it: Kai Ming Cha, Brigid Alverson and Calvin Reid take a look at the Broccoli Books shutdown and what the manga market in general looks like. Unsurprisingly, it’s a time […]

Stan “the Man” in 1967

Over on his blog, Scott Edelman posted this picture of Stan Lee (left) from 1967. Pre-showbiz, it was a very different Stan.

Links to other stories on the internet

§ Let’s face it, there’s a lot of bad news out there, a lot of S.A.D. is kicking in as the days get shorter, and it’s a hectic time of year. What better to brighten up your day than pictures via SAME HAT! SAME HAT! of UMEZZ FEST ’08 featuring famed Japanese manga-ka Kazuo Umezo […]

Dressing to impress comics fans

While getting more women to read superhero comics still seems like an uphill battle at times, this winter, comics are IN. We were wandering around a local H&M the other day and while the Commes des Garcon line was gone, baby, gone, we spotted a bunch of snappy-looking Catwoman T-shirts, of all things. Here’s a […]

Watch Drinky Crow!

Amazingly, we forgot to tell you about the premiere of The Drinky Crow Show, based on Tony Millionaire’s brilliant Maakies comic strip, on Sunday night as part of the Adult Swim ‘toon block. In these gloomy times, everyone will be needing a drinking buddy, and bibulous Drinky could be just the figurehead we need. You […]

Sfar to direct GAINSBOURG

Acclaimed French cartoonist Joann Sfar (The Rabbi’s Cat, The Professor’s Daughter, Little Vampire) is set to write and direct a biopic about French singer Serge Gainsbourg, Variety reports: Eric Elmosnino has been tapped to play the chanteur who was as famous for his glamorous lovers, including Brigitte Bardot and Jane Birkin, as he was for […]