Loverman by Paul Pope

Paul Pope teases a page from “Loverman”, a story for the French comics magazine Pilote. “Loverman is an American parody of a French parody of the American comic books the French would’ve seen in the 1970s.”

New Jim Rugg project

Over at his LJ, Jim Rugg (Street Angel, Plain Janes) posts some test art and sketches from an upcoming graphic novel. More news to come, he writes.

New Gary Baseman art

If you’re in LA in early May, you may want to check out a new Gary Baseman art show at the Corey Helford Gallery, billed as “La Noche de la Fusión”: …a colorful and climactic solo exhibition of new works by Pervasive Los Angeles artist Gary Baseman. Joining Corey Helford for the first time, Baseman […]

Indie Comics Month-to-Month Sales: February 2009

by Steve Horton [Ed’s note: We’re running this column as something of an experiment. Let us know what you think, publicly…or privately.] Welcome to a monthly column on indie comics sales, a companion to the long-running Marvel and DC columns by Paul O’Brien and Marc-Oliver Frisch, respectively. What are indie comics? I define them strictly […]

BIG NUMBERS: a big deal

Yesterday, the comics internets burst with the news that Pádraig O Méalóid, aka LiveJournal user glycon, had acquired and posted a set of xeroxes of the complete long lost BIG NUMBERS #3 by Alan Moore, Bill Sienkiewicz, and Al Columbia. Planned to run 12 issues, had it been completed, it would be fairly unique in […]

Marvel launches writer’s program

Variety reports that Marvel Studios has launched a writers program that will pay several screenwriters to sit around and work on developing Marvel movie ideas. Marvel will invite up to five writers each year to work on specific projects, said a source familiar with the deal. Those could include staffers behind Marvel’s comicbooks. Tenpercenteries around […]

First ever Nickelodeon Comics Awards winners announced

Wimpy Kid unsurprisingly won two of the inaugural Nickelodeon Magazine Comics Awards, but Naruto got beaten by Pokémon. The winners: + Favorite Graphic Novel: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (series), by Jeff Kinney, Amulet Books/Harry Abrams + Favorite Comic Book Series: Simpsons comics, Bongo Comics + Cutest Comic Character: Snoopy–from Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz […]

Comics magazine death watch

Rumors flew yesterday that Wizard had canceled Anime Insider, its J-culture-themed magazine, and Newsarama confirmed: In an email to Newsarama, Gramling writes, “…after several years of producing Anime Insider magazine, Wizard Entertainment has decided to discontinue its publication. The last issue will be Anime Insider #67. We thank our dedicated staffers for all of their […]

Cartoons to become far scarcer on the Cartoon Network

The Cartoon Network held its upfronts the other day — you can read the PR here — but like most cable channels, the name of the channel is becoming less and less accurate. Broadcasting & Cable assesses the changes: Cartoon Network is boosting its live action fare and expanding into unscripted alternative programming in an […]

Onerous possessions

A tweet yesterday about “packing up my office” prompted some concerned private messages, and I am always touched by concern, but I am just moving office, not leaving office. However, I’ve been packing up all the stuff piled in my cubicle and it’s just insane. My packrat nature has rarely been such a burden. Plus, […]

IDW and ComicMix team up for web to print

Via pr, it seems that ComicMix, the website offering classic and new comics material in serialized webcomic form, has just landed a print deal, via IDW. Previously, a few print editions of ComicMix titles had been published as a one-off for the Baltimore Comic-Con. IDW Publishing, a leading publisher of comic books and graphic novels, […]

Marvel girl products article now online

A few people have emailed us with the link to the WWD article on Marvel’s licensing deals for female apparel and cosmetics. Current items include contemporary fashion tops from Mighty Fine, junior fashion tops from Junk Food, mass fashion tops with Fortune Fashions, and jewelry with H.E.R. Accessories. Later in the year, new products include […]


BIG NUMBERS may just be the most checked out comic in the Library of Imaginary Books — a companion piece to FROM HELL and LOST GIRLS as one of the projects Alan Moore launched when he left DC in the late ’80s, two issues, with art by Bill Sienkiewicz, were published by Moore’s own Mad […]


Spike Jonze, I never stopped believing in you.

Lots and lots of movie news

§ THE COURIERS, by Brian Wood and Rob G, has been picked up by Intrepid Pictures. Javier Grillo-Marxuach, formerly of Lost, and more recently of a bunch of comical books of his own, will write the script. “The series follows the adventures of two gun-toting mercenary couriers named Moustafa and Special who take on jobs […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits — 3/26/09

§ Steven Grant looks at DC’s return to back-up features: Not that DC’s heart is in the wrong place. In a sane market, the move makes perfect sense. Raising prices is a great way to lose sheaves of readers who might be forgiven for bristling at paying more money for the same amount of material. […]