To Do Tonight: Comic Book Club w/ The Beat and Dan Slott!

Oh yeah, how could we forget — live thrills and laughs tonight as The Beat and Dan Slott guest at the Comic Book Club, the weekly live comics talk show, COMIC BOOK CLUBA Live Weekly Talk Show about Comic Books Hosted by Justin Tyler, Pete LePage, and Alex Zalben Tuesday, January 27 @ 8:00 PM […]

IDW plans Rip Kirby reprint

Okay! Finally some good news! IDW is planning to add Alex Raymond’s gorgeous Rip Kirby to its deluxe comic strip reprint series, with the first Dean Mullaney-edited volume due in September: Following the Eisner-award winning Terry and the Pirates, IDW’s Library of American Comics will present Alex Raymond’s modernist classic Rip Kirby in a definitive […]

RIP John Updike

Famed novelist John Updike has died at age 76. Besides winning awards and being one of the best prose stylists of recent American letters, Updike was a friend of comics, having planned to be a cartoonist in his youth, and studied painting for quite a while. Or as Jeet Heer wrote: Years ago while doing […]

Studio Coffee Run: Tintin cast, etc.

§ At last, we have our mocap Tintin and it is Jamie Bell, who starred in BILLY ELLIOT, JUMPER and…oh yeah, he was that Jimmy kid in KING KONG, so we should have seen that coming. (Peter Jackson is co-producing the proposed TINTIN trilogy.) If you are thinking Bell is too old, as we mentioned […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 1/27/09

§ A video interview with manga horror master Junji Ito (Uzumaki, Museum of Terror) from the SAME HAT! SAME HAT! guys: Highlights from this fantastic and casual look into Junji Ito’s life & work include: * Ito-san showing off his original script outlines and rough panel layouts, with descriptions of his process when creating manga. […]