Matt Maxwell’s WonderCon Report: Day 1

[Since we couldn’t go to WonderCon, we charged writer/Elite Beat Operative Matt Maxwell with covering it for us. Maxwell is the author of MURDER MOON, and the webcomic STRANGEWAYS, and has a blog, Highway 62. He also likes to go to conventions.] PART I – PDA by Matt Maxwell WonderCon is kind of an odd […]

Amazon offers e-books for iPhone

Bathroom reading ahoy! Now you can download a free iPhone app called Kindle and use it to buy read e-books from Amazon: The move comes a week after Amazon started shipping the updated version of its Kindle reading device. It signals that the company may be more interested in becoming the pre-eminent retailer of e-books […]

Recession Watch: The DFC shutting down

The DFC is a less-than-a-year-old British comics weekly for kids, recently launched in a market where new comics products have an uphill battle. Backed by Random House UK, the magazine had gotten a warm reception and contributions from heavy hitters like Phillip Pullman, but now, The Forbidden Planet International Blog Log reports the subscription-only publication […]

Obligatory WATCHMEN links

WOW. The amount of press this movie is getting is kind of…overwhelming. Here are a few that aren’t interviews with the cast: § USA Today looks at the box office ramifications for Hollywood. § Obligatory Alan Moore link: Salon looks at his take on Swamp Thing Nine pages in, Issue 20 also features an internal […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 3/4/09

§ Matt Groening — creator of what is slated to be the longest running television show in history, talks about the LA Weekly dropping his comic strip after 22 years: CNN: Have you considered just doing it online? Groening: Yes! Yes, I’m toying with that. But it’s very strange. I’ve been doing the weekly comic […]

Yes, I saw it

I saw WATCHMEN and I really, really enjoyed it despite all the problems. A post-screening panel consisting of Kai-Ming Cha, Nisha Gopalan, Tim Leong, and Ben McCool had widely varying opinions of the film and would have made for a great episode of Sunday Morning Shootout. A detailed review will come later.