Rickey being Rickey: the greatest of all time

Congratulations to Rickey Henderson, arguably the greatest lead-off hitter of all time, on his election to the Baseball Hall of Fame today. As someone who grew up watching baseball in the 1970s and 1980s, Henderson was just amazing. Here’s what Kansas City Star columnist Joe Posnanski wrote on his blog about Henderson: “I’m about give […]

The Strange Case of THE WINTER MEN

Both Jog and Greg Burgas are moved to write long essays on one of the strangest — yet best — comic books of the decade: THE WINTER MEN. This miniseries written by the enigmatic but talented Brett Lewis and drawn by John Paul Leon started at Vertigo, ended at Wildstorm, started at 8 issues, ended […]

WIMPY KID phenomenon detailed

The New York Times looks at Jeff Kinney’s “Wimpy Kid” blockbuster status: The franchise has been a sleeper hit for Amulet Books, an imprint of Harry N. Abrams, and for the author, Jeff Kinney, who started it as a series of online cartoons on the Web site FunBrain.com. The first book, published in 2007 and […]

Jaffee, Feiffer, and Pekar interview series

Danny Fingeroth tells us of a new interview series he’s conducting, and the people involved are about as interesting as it gets. Thee series kicks off with Mad’s Al Jaffee, and frankly, we’d listen to that guy read the phonebook. The YIVO Institute presents one-on-one interviews with three comics titans, whose work has had seismic […]

Wife Swap comic book casting call

Several pals sent us the following form letter received by many in the comics community last week: My name is [redacted] and I am a Casting Associate Producer for ABC families hit reality show ‘Wife Swap.’ We are currently casting for our fifth season and we are looking for COMIC BOOK ARTISTS! We cast everywhere […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits

Found some of it. § The Financial Times visits Stan Lee: The first thing that catches the eye when walking into Stan Lee’s Beverly Hills office is the life-size Spider-Man mannequin crouching in the corner, apparently ready to jump out of the window and scale the wall outside. The 86-year-old Mr Lee, whose comic-book conceptions […]

New Female Force comic!

Where there’s a female pol — or in this case a potential female pol — there’s Bluewater Comics’ Female Force series, as they have announced a Caroline Kennedy comic to follow up their Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin and Michelle Obama comics. Prescient Bluewater had decided to cover Kennedy before she became a front runner to […]

Golden Globes wrap-up

It all went according to the script: Heath Ledger won Best Supporting Actor for DARK KNIGHT, WALL*E won for Best Animated Film and in a little surprise, WALTZ WITH BASHIR won for Best Foreign Film. (Mickey Rourke also won Best Actor in a Dramatic role for THE WRESTLER, and thanked his dogs because the guy […]