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 […]

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 […]

Secrets of the great cartoonists

Two separate stories shed some light on the psychology of two of the all-time greatest cartoonists, George Herriman and Georges “Hergé” Remi. First, the blog Don’t Touch My Comics looks at Herriman’s mixed-race heritage and how it may have influenced Krazy Kat: One gag, which ran during both the black and white and color eras, […]

Cartoonists doing things

Too much talent #1: Joel Meadows catches Posy Simmonds and Art Spiegelman in the same place in this photo post. Guest appearance by Matt Groening. Too much talent #2: Workinpana’s photo set from last week’s Graphic Novels from Europe@SVA. Above, a ghostly Max, David Mazzucchelli & David B.

Two days of clippings

In recovery from yesterday’s cable outage, so here’s everything we were going to post all mashed up together: § Tom McLean’s blog Bags and Boards — which was one of the very first major media outlet blogs about comics, if we’re not mistaken — has been dropped by Variety, but he’s popped right up again. […]

Pull Quotes: Beyond the audience for the obscure

“You don’t ask somebody if they watch movies because of course they do, and that’d be great if comics were the same.” – Artist Amy Reeder Hadley, from an interview with Comic Book Resources about her work on DC’s MADAME XANADU series. … “My readership started off as almost exclusively 20-something hipsters, but now it […]