Yaoi Press publisher indicted

Yamila Abraham, the publisher of Yaoi Press and a frequently quoted manga industry observer, has been indicted on seven counts of mail fraud, one count of misbranding a drug, one count of introducing goods into domestic commerce by means of false statement and criminal forfeiture for selling “Snurf.” The drug was billed as an “herbal […]

Carl Jung liked words AND pictures

This long article in the NY Times Magazine talks about Carl Jung’s mysterious Red Book, a journal he worked on for years which contained his most profound ideas but which has never been published — until now. This is a story about a nearly 100-year-old book, bound in red leather, which has spent the last […]

Tonight to do: Bobs Sikoryak and Blechman

Two great cartoonists, two great books: R.O. Blechman and R. Sikoryak are two multifaceted artists who have achieved international acclaim in the fields of animation, illustration and cartooning. Their literary comics have been featured in The New Yorker, RAW and Humbug, among others. Talking Lines collects a decade’s worth of Blechman’s comics, including The Juggler of Our Lady(1953), which was the […]

Wild and crazy sports comics

We received an email from Denis Vural of Adidas Global Sports Marketing in Amsterdam alerting us to three new promotional comics featuring some of soccer/football’s greatest stars portrayed by three ace cartoonists. Here’s the links: Adebayor by Jae Lee Stevie Gerrard by JG Jones Kaka by Ryan Benjamin We’ve attached some screenshots below, and these […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 9/24/09

§ Robert Venditti, creator of THE SURROGATES, has a blog! Here, he shares some concept art for his next project, THE HOMELAND DIRECTIVE, with art by Mike Huddleston. § Scott McCloud has a little bit more on the influence of the silent GI JOE issue, with some interesting comments that cast more light on the […]

Tonight: NYAF kickoff party

As the New York Anime Fest starts on Friday, tonight Del Rey and the NYAF sponsor a kickoff party. Free! The New York Anime Festival (NYAF) and Del Rey Manga today announced a party taking place from 5:30 to 7:30 PM on Thursday, September 24, 2009 at Dave and Buster’s (234 West 42nd Street) in […]