SPX programming announced

Some great panelists and topics…someone better be recording some of these! SPOTLIGHTS R. Sikoryak’s Masterpiece Comics For twenty years, stylistic chameleon R. Sikoryak has been producing literary adaptations in comics form that marry the plots of Western literary classics with the stylistic tics and tropes of classic comics. Originally appearing in RAW and numerous other […]

The weekend in comics

It was a busy weekend in socializing. Friday night was the Spectrum art opening at the Society of Illustrators, a who’s who of fantastic artists, from Donato Giancola to Kinuko Y Craft  to Phil Hale and beyond. James “Dinotopia” Gurney has a post, as does Eric Braddock. We even stole one of Gurney’s photos, above. […]

The Day in DC

Even as Diane Nelson arrives for some quality time at the DC offices this week, over the weekend people were asking the Big Questions. Graeme McMillan ponders the nuclear/Diamond option: (One worry outside of Warners taking a stronger hand in DC’s creative decisions – and perhaps a more important worry to the comic book industry […]

SALE: Top Shelf $3 Sales

To mark the opening of THE SURROGATES movie in a few weeks and the debut of the comics on iTunes, Top Shelf is having a big $3 sale. You can read deets below, but for now, just go here and start shopping. Alan Moore, Eddie Campbell, Lilli Carré, Jeffrey Brown, Jeff Lemire…if you’ve been waiting […]

D23 Expo — Disney’s very own Comic-Con

Tchotchke-seeking crowds, bloggers dutifully covering every announcement, surprise Johnny Depp appearances, the first expanded “Disney Con”, D23 was a success and paved the way for Disney’s own version of Comic-Con. After hitting the road to court fans at Comic-Con in San Diego this summer, Disney has found a way to do the same thing in […]

Studio Coffee Run supplemental: Campbell, Fox

§ Access Hollywood has a rather flimsily sourced story that we so want to be true Bruce Campbell could have a larger role in SPIDER-MAN 4: However, he may have a bigger role this time around. Bruce told Access that in the next installment in the superhero franchise, he’s been told he has a major […]

To Do: September 14 – September 20

As usual, there’s lots happening this week, with conventions in Chicago and Montreal, Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson on tour to support BEASTS OF BURDEN, and cartoonists like Keith Knight, Paul Karasik, Peter Kuper, Josh Neufeld all making appearances on the west coast. Plus more! Read on… Tuesday, September 15 New York, NY, 8 PM […]

Studio Coffee Run, 9-14-09

§ WHITEOUT got blanked at the box office, taking in an ultra-modest $5.1 million and garnering punishing reviews. On the plus side, Kate Beckinsale is still hot. § Jeffrey Dean Morgan is considering the role of Lobo, and why not? I continued by asking Morgan if there was a comic book character in particular that […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 9/14/09

§ Ken Parille looks at Tim Hensley, whose Walter Gropius strips are worthy of growing attention. § What are Art Spiegelman and Françoise Mouly reading, anyway? § We wish more people were talking about this. § PajCat compares the ADV and Yen versions of Yotsuba&! § Abhay looks at Crime Novels and reproduces this cover…so […]