2009 Eisner Award nominees

They’re up! More commentary in a bit, although we are pleased to see the judges decided to REDUCE the number of categories this year! The Will Comic Industry Awards 2009 slate of nominees is filled with many newcomers to the ballot, from Canadian cousins Mariko and Jillian Tamaki (writer and artist of the teen angst […]

More on Len Wein and Christine Valada

Harlan Ellison has a much longer post on the house fire at the residence of Len Wein and Christine Valada…I’ve posted it in the jump since it is quite long and Harlan’s site has nothing resembling permalinks. The short version is that an old electric heater in the bathroom apparently sparked and set fire to […]

Tonight, Toronto: Graphically Speaking: Webcomics!

If you’re in Toronto, you should go to this: Graphically Speaking: Webcomics! Featuring Kate Beaton, Willow Dawson, Emily Horne, Brian Mclachlan, & Ryan North Tuesday, April 7th, 2009, 6:30pm – 8:30pm @ North York Central Library TOTALLY FREE Chris Butcher has more comments on his blog: As you might be aware, The Beguiling works really […]

More Diamond minimum casualties

While it makes big news when acclaimed cartoonists like Sammy Harkham and Kevin Huizenga don’t make Diamond’s new order benchmarks, rest assured, there’s lot’s more where that came from. Calvin Reid catches up with Asylum Press, which is self-distributing Steve Mannion’s FEARLESS DAWN. In a move that is part necessity and part protest, indie comics […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 4/7/09

§ How Jeffrey Brown scripts (via Sean T. Collins). § How on earth did we miss this interview with Jim Stanley, son of John, on the upcoming D+Q John Stanley Library? Asked about what continues to attract new readers to his father’s work after so many years, Stanley told me, “I think the answer to […]

Giant hand in space

Nasa has discovered a giant hand crushing the stars out in space: Red represents low-energy X-rays, the medium range is green, and the most energetic ones are colored blue. The blue hand-like structure was created by energy emanating from the nebula around they dying star PSR B1509-58. The red areas are from a neighboring gas […]