LACMA’s Call For Comics

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, one of the most august art institutions in the nation, has put out a call for comics: This fall LACMA will open Heroes and Villains: The Battle for Good in India’s Comics, an exhibition that will draw connections between ancient Indian epics and contemporary India’s booming comic book […]

Broadway Spidey’s dark has gotten turned on

According to the NY Post, the immensely complicated and expensive — $45 million — Spider-Man Broadway musical, has shut down production because it ran out of money. Directed by Julie Taymor with music by Bono and The Edge, the musical — entitled SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK — promised to be a spectacle like nothing […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits – 8/13/09

§ The idea of a comic book on the front page of the New York Times Arts section would once have been unimaginable in comics circles, or at least something reserved for MAUS or WATCHMEN. But now it is for the worthy but under-seen UNKNOWN SOLDIER revival by writer Joshua Dysart which is getting this […]

More on the cartoonist/swimsuit mystery

Our post spotlighting a LIFE magazine archive of photos of 1950 cartoonists drawing on swimsuit models, got lots and lots of attention, but no one seemed to know if the photos had ever appeared in print. Well, Library of American Comics editor Dean Mullaney has stepped in to solve at least part of the mystery. […]

MOME #16 cover by Renee French

We got a lot of nice linkage for our interview with Fantagraphics’ Eric Reynolds the other day, and the piece included a few snippets of little-seen art, but just in case you missed it, here’s the cover to MOME #16 by the great Renee French. WOOT, as they say. UPDATE: File fixed. Sorry ’bout that.

S. Clay Wilson benefit 8/22

Underground comics legend S. Clay Wilson is still recovering from serious injuries he sustained in a fall last year, and artists are still banding together to help raise money for him. Here’s another good cause: S. Clay Wilson Benefit Bash August 22 Concludes San Francisco Underground Comix Exhibition 6 to 8 pm, Saturday August 22, 2009 […]

Next Issue! blog debuts

Have you been missing actual esthetic debate about the state of comics? US TOO. you should be happy, then, to know that here’s a new blog in town called Next Issue! and it’s by Xeric winner Geoff Grogan (Look out! Monsters!) and Kevin Mutch (the Blurred Vision anthology and more.) It starts out with a […]

Tarantino’s BASTERDS comics in Playboy

For those who just don’t have time to read Playboy for the articles, the famed pictorial magazine has been publishing some comics content, including, in the upcoming September issue, a graphic adaptation of a scene from INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS, the new Quentin Tarantino movie. The adaptation, with art by R.M. Guera and colors by Giulia Brusco […]