You will never walk by Artists Alley the same way again

Must reading: Sunday’s Washington Post Magazine has a comic book cover story — not one of the usual stars of comics, like Frank Miller or Art Spiegelman or Chris Ware…but on Andre Campbell, a legally blind artist who is one of those folks in Artists Alley you passed by countless times: Having toiled for nearly […]

The questions we face

Prominent comics blogger Tom Spurgeon had a series of pertinent questions about the industry over the weekend. All deserve continued contemplation, but we’ll take a crack at a few. Why Don’t Alternative Comic Books Sell Better In Comics Shops? Fifteen years ago it was conventional wisdom and strongly supported in anecdotal fashion that comic books […]

Studio coffee run: SPIRIT, THOR, the return of…

§ Hero Complex has a long, detailed, fascinating article on a long ago attempt by Pixar’s John Lasseter to make THE SPIRIT: But if the world had turned a little differently, if fate had been a little kinder, a “Spirit” feature film would have debuted in the 1980s that would not only have been revolutionary […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits

§ Frank Santoro reports from the Pittsburgh stop of the KEVII tour: I think Bill pre-sold like 20 copies and, I think, every person who bought one came to the signing. It was pretty steady. Not the tables tho’—Kevin scowled a few times cuz I kept reaching for french fries and shaking the thin table. […]

Turanga Leela

December 10th was the centennial of the birth of Olivier Messiaen, one of the 20th century’s greatest composers, and one of our favorites. Last night, we got to see a performance of his Turangalîla-Symphonie at Carnegie Hall, which was an unbearably thrilling and rhapsodic experience. Which doesn’t have anything to do with a comics blog, […]

To Do: December 15 – 21

This week is slightly lighter in the lead-up to Christmas, but there’s still a lot going on, including appearances by Dame Darcy and Paul Dini, a book release from Matt Leines, and the Boom! Studios Christmas party. In the long run, it may be Monday’s event that is the most important though: Monday, December 15 […]