The coming of Kodansha?

Over the last couple of years, many rumors have circulated about Japanese publishing giant Kodansha entering the US manga market. Anime Vice digs up some evidence that the time may be now: Keen-eyed reader paploo points to his new blog, complete with a post featuring some interesting findings on Akira and Ghost in the […]

Vado on IO

A few more links of note on the specifics of the WARLORD OF IO situation: SLG’s Dan Vado clears up the facts of the matter and gives it some perspective, which we’ll quote at length just so no one misses it: While James and I are both disappointed with the turn of events, I for […]


Award-winning cartoonist Gene Luen Yang (AMERICAN BORN CHINESE) leads a double life: he’s a teacher as well as a ‘toonist. But he puts both skills to use in this edu-comic titled FACTORING WITH MR. YANG AND MOSLEY THE ALIEN, which covers factoring, a basic skill in algebra that involves breaking down numbers into their components. […]

M. Wartella's "Requiem for a Paper Bag" cover

Alt.cartoonist/illustrator M. Wartella kindly sent along a copy of his wraparound cover for FOUND Magazine’s new literary anthology Requiem For A Paper Bag edited by Davy Rothbart and featuring personal essays by Seth Rogen, Miranda July, Sarah Vowell, Devendra Banhart, Andrew Bird, Dave Eggers, and many, many more. If you look closely on the cover […]

Jean Schulz gives $1 million to Ohio State

A nice story, via pr, about Jean Schulz, widow of Charles M. Schulz, making a big donation to Ohio State’s Cartoon Library and Museum, with a promise of a matching grant if more funds are raised. Housing more than 400,000 pieces of art and 35,000 books, the OSU collection is one of the most important […]

Marvel news; Earnings, Eminem

Marvel announced their Q1 earnings yesterday, and they were once again ahead of the Wall Street pack — although revenue was down, earnings were up. First-quarter net income fell to $44.5 million, or 57 cents a share, from $45.2 million, or 58 cents a share, a year earlier. Revenue rose 75 percent to $197 million. […]

Movies, mutants, etc.

With WOLVERINE marking yet another succe$$ful comic book-style film, more mutant cinema is on the way. What a surprise! It seems that a Deadpool spin-off is being prepped for Ryan Reynolds, much to the excitement of Rob Liefeld’s Twitter stream (Liefeld co-created the character). According to Variety, there’s lots more where that came from, : […]

Mammoth kibbles, 5/6/09

An epic catch up, yo. § J. Caleb Mozzocco looks at Marjane Satrapi’s Monsters Are Afraid of the Moon, a children’s picture book, above. § The Hawthorne High School Comic Convention is this weekend, on Saturday May 9. New Jersey’s greatest comic book convention is back this May 9th. Hawthorne High School is proud to […]