Borders looking shakier than ever

A post at Consumerist rounds up a variety of bad owen surrounding troubled big box bookstore chain Borders: Yesterday’s post about Borders closing down its unprofitable CD and DVD sections prompted a tip from the owner of a small music label. He says his distributor has already cut off shipments to Borders once for nonpayment […]

R.I.P Anne Cleveland

Anne Cleveland, a cartoonist from the ’30s to the ’50s, whose main subject was college humor and her alma mater, Vassar, has died at age 92, according to a comment on this blog by her granddaughter, Ursula. We’ve taken the liberty of reprinting the comment here with some minor technical editing: My grandmother died in […]

Craig Yoe’s Secret Identity

Craig Yoe has been reminding us to remind you about his new blog, Secret Identity, which both celebrates the release of his Secret Identity: The Fetish Art of Superman’s Co-Creator Joe Shuster — which just came out this week! — and other matters of some…naughty import. Plus, he’ll be talking about the book — which, […]

No end in sight

How swamped are we? So swamped that we missed covering the story of a lifetime, as a tale of heroism and hope unfolded in Thailand. A Thai fireman who just happened to have a Spider-Man costume in his locker over at the firehouse, donned the costume in order to save a frightened autistic boy who […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 3/25/09

§ Scott McCloud will be teaching a two-day seminar on Visual Storytelling Through Comics: Theory and Practice at SVA in May. Sign up! § Accused “comic book killer” Michael George may be released from prison as he awaits a retrial. George was convicted of killing his wife nearly 20 years ago, but the verdict was […]