Len Wein house fire

Writer Harlan Ellison just posted the following on his website: – Monday, April 6 2009 11:55:36 EXTREMELY BAD NEWS Len Wein called this morning. More than half of his house burned down earlier today. Len and Chris Valada and Chris’s son, Michael, got out okay, but their beloved dog, Sheba, ran back inside and is […]

Business news briefs

• ECCC news: The initial launch of the BOOM!/Fox Atomic partnership will be an ongoing 28 DAYS LATER comic: Initial launch story will be firmly based in 28 DAYS LATER continuity with the first arc focusing on Selena. Bridging the gap between 28 DAYS LATER and 28 WEEKS LATER, a few key questions will be […]

RIP Frank Springer

Newsday reports the death last week of veteran artist Frank Springer at age 79. Springer was a gregarious and practical man who labored for hours a day in his backyard studio, said his son, Jon Springer of Brooklyn. “He’d be out there basically all day long, morning until dinnertime.” The artist would listen to jazz […]

Wolverine-gate updates

Last week, Roger Friedman, a showbiz columnist who worked for Fox, wrote a column in which he reviewed the download bootleg version of WOLVERINE. This weekend, unsurprisingly, he was fired (although he is saying he wasn’t). The entire affair de Wolvie has led to mucho confusion among movie websites, most of whom have to play […]

Quick linkage

§ The Emerald City Comic-Con was apparently quite busy, if you go by this article in the Seattle Times. Our operatives on the scene also report that Saturday was bustling. So…comics continue to buck the general economic trends. § Bob Morton at Bookslut interviews living legend Jules Feiffer: If you were starting out today do […]

The Dawn of the Daffodils

We enjoyed a much needed internet vacation this weekend, which happily coincided with the arrival of some uplifting spring weather. We definitely needed a vacation, but we definitely need a longer one, so we’re going to kind of take it easy this week while we catch up on some old stuff and gear up for […]