RIP: Majel Barrett Roddenberry

Majel Barrett Roddenberry, widow of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, passed away today at the age of 76. She had just recently finished voice work for the new STAR TREK movie, reprising her role as the voice of the ship’s computer. In the original series, she played Nurse Chapel, as well as Number One in […]

Auction for the Fabers is live

Updated to add: You can find all the auctions right here. On Tuesday, December 16, 2008, a series of auctions will begin at 5:00 p.m. Central Time, benefiting Rich Faber and his family. Rich is a well-known comic book inker and co-creator of the indy superhero series BUZZBOY. His wife Traci is battling Stage 4 […]

William Moulton Marston’s OTHER pastime

Psychologist William Moulton Marston had a life full of achievements — he helped invent the polygraph test, he created Wonder Woman, and he lived with two women at once! But this book cover would indicate yet one more feat to be proud of: he also wrote lurid novels about Romans — who probably liked a […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits

§ MSN profiles First Second’s Mark Siegel: He started out in the art department of a children’s book publisher while writing picture books on the side. Along the way an idea began to percolate, fueled by the thriving European and Asian markets for graphic novels. Siegel suspected that the United States was ready for a […]

First SURROGATES image

Disney and Top Shelf have released the first image of Bruce Willis in THE SURROGATES, or as Leigh Walton puts it: Exciting news — Disney/Touchstone has released the first production still from the upcoming SURROGATES movie, based on the Top Shelf graphic novel by Robert Venditti and Brett Weldele! Here we see Bruce Willis as […]

End times, continued

It snowed in Vegas yesterday. We’ve often thought about what the most absurd sight possible on earth might be, and this was one of them. The Vegas where, on at least two separate occasions, a walk to the next casino became a scene out of LAWRENCE OF ARABIA. The freakish storm caused highway closures and […]

Pull Quotes: What drives the book?

What do today’s cartoonists think about when they sit down to draw or plan out a graphic novel? We’re always fascinated to learn what makes an artist tick, and not surprisingly, many of them have massively different creative agendas… “It was really my first character-driven book, so I was thinking about that and how to […]