RIP: Dave Simons

Artist and animator Dave Simons has passed away after a long battle with cancer. He was 54. Daniel Best has a tribute: In his career Dave worked with some of the giants of animation and comic books. He was one of the best inkers to work with Gene Colan since Tom Palmer, a fact that […]

DC Month-to-Month Sales: April 2009

[This really got delayed due to MoCCA madness. Many apologies to Marc-Oliver and faithful readers.] by Marc-Oliver Frisch After a terrifying March performance, DC Comics’ periodical sales in the direct market rebounded in April. The second part of Neil Gaiman’s “Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?” and the debut of Geoff Johns’ The Flash: Rebirth […]

D&Q hits the road

Yow, we totally lost this post of fantastic D&Q artists now on the road. Please go or Peggy will kill us: ADRIAN TOMINE & SETH ON TOUR: Adrian Tomine and Seth will be traveling together and each will be presenting their own slide show. All I can say is that Adrian’s is based on his […]

Check out: K.G.B.

See Becky Cloonan’s blog for the rest of this struggle. Also check out the announcements for K.G.B. an upcoming webcomic by Cloonan and Hwan Cho. We’ve been longing for some tasty ’90s nostalgia, and this should fit the bill just right.

SMILE cover released

Raina Telgemeier reveals the cover for SMILE! her webcomic of dental drama. Deets: Current street date is the beginning of February, 2010. It’ll clock in at 224 full-color pages. My production schedule takes me through the end of this month, so I’ll have my nose to the grindstone for the next 3 weeks–see you in […]

Check out: John R. Neill

From Golden Age Comic Book Stories illustrator John R. Neill at the peak of his Oz powers for The Emerald City of Oz, which included his scary, manic rendition of the Nome King.

Check out: Key Moments from the History of Comics

A hit at TCAF, now you can own your own copy of this comic by Francois Ayroles.

More from Bluewater

Female Force cannot be stopped! And because you can never get enough Obama, here’s their painted cover variant. Isn’t he dreamy? Maybe he’s thinking about…The White House!

TINTIN to be released overseas first

Nikki Finke reports on what might be called a no-brainer…the upcoming TINTIN movie will have a big, wide release in Europe for two weeks before it hits the US: One of the film’s producers, Kathleen Kennedy revealed her role in the decison at today’s “Produced By” Conference. Noting this is a first for a film […]

First look: Mickey Rourke as Whiplash

Via USA TODAY, Rourke’s appearance as a villain in IRON MAN 2. Is he wearing one of those fake tattoo undershirts?

DREDD artist on trial

The British SUN tabloid is to sober news reporting what a caramel frappucino is to healthy food, but here’s a sad story from its pages: JUDGE DREDD artist Ron Smith is on trial for abusing a 13-year-old girl back in the ’80s. Smith, 80 – who drew the futuristic cop cartoon for 2000AD magazine – […]

Happy Birthday, Donald Duck

The lovable canard is 75 years young, and as cranky as ever. [Image via Cover Browser.]

L1nkage – June 10, 2009

§ Must listen! Audio of the Santoro/Panter/Sohn panel at MoCCA. § ZDARSKY — THE EVIDENCE FOR: Recently, a wiki-fight broke out on the Wikipedia page of Toronto-based cartoonist Chip Zdarsky, suggesting that he did not exist. While it is technically true that Zdarsky is a pseudonym for natural-born Steven Murray, Zdarsky’s long, antic-filled run on […]

It’s time!

Damn, we are tuckered out. Two shows back to back will do that to you. But no rest for the wicked! Heroes Con and Wizard World Philadelphia are looming…if you have some news to share, send it our way. Sadly, we won’t be going to Heroes Con this year, but it looks like it will […]