New Eddie Campbell collection info

Eddie Campbell previews The Years Have Pants, the upcoming omnibus of Alec, his early autobiographical strip, and shows off some of the 45 pages of new material, including the above strip. For those who haven’t seen Alec, it’s autobiography that probably a lot of people who don’t like autobio comics will like, as, unlike many […]

Is there a Steve Jobs in the comic book industry?

At Comic Book Bin, Hervé St-Louis asks Is There a Steve Jobs in the Comic Book Industry? In order for a similar persona to exist in the comic book industry, such a person would have to share Jobs’ equal business acumen, draw a legion of supporters and evangelists, be continually spearhead breakthroughs in the comic […]

Michael Jackson dies…and Bluewater is there

Via PR, the start of what you know is going to be a new comics cottage industry. To millions he was the King of Pop; one of the world’s most cherished entertainers and a celebrated international icon. With his untimely passing, Michael Jackson left an extraordinary and tragic legacy. Bluewater Productions is paying tribute in […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 6/29/09

§ Frank Santoro digs deeper into the history of comics coloring with an investigation of Pacific Comics and the grayline coloring system. BTW, if you’ve read comics prior to the advent of cheap scanners, they have some pretty strange and sometimes amazing coloring. This piece will give you some idea of the tortuous and inaccurate […]

Ted Raimi’s reverse view

Via actor Ted Raimi’s Twitter feed, another Green Pants moment: @ Wizard Word convention in Philly. Thousands of fans here.12:01 PM Jun 19th from Tweetie Completely lost at con. Cannot find the green room. I’m screwed.12:03 Waiting to be met by con employee. Hiding behind pillar. One fan asked if I was hiding from him. […]

Remembering Michael Jackson

As several folks have pointed out, MJ was a real comics fan. During the height of his fame in the ’80s and ’90s he would occasionally shop at his favorite comics shop — it would have to be shut down so he could shop in peace. A more recent trip with his children resulted in […]

Klein and Williams team on new print

With J.H. Williams’s amazing work on this week’s DETECTIVE the buzz book of the week, it’s worth pointing out that  Todd Klein’s latest print is a collaboration with Williams. You can buy the print at the above link and see the rest of his neat stuff for sale here.

Scattered linkage

Just a few while we get our wits together. § Frank Santoro continues his explorations into little known eddies of comics history with an interview with comics color pioneer Steve Oliff. § Matt Madden took his students to MoCCA for a guided tour of the David Mazzucchelli exhibit with the man himself. § Kristy Valenti […]