Longtime wrestling manager Captain Lou Albano passed away today at the age of 76. In the 1970s, Albano was one of the big three managers in the WWWF, along with the already-deceased Classie Freddie Blassie and The Grand Wizard. In the 1980s, Albano became a crossover celebrity after appearing in Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Want […]
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A print ad in Wizard magazine announces the dates and venue for the Toronto Comic-Con (formerly Paradise Con) as March 26-28, 2010. However, a picture of Warren Ellis floating at the bottom does NOT mean he’ll be at the show, asl Ellis blogged: First I’ve fucking heard of it. I’m presuming this is some kind […]
Even if they never heard of Edna Mode.
David Small’s acclaimed graphic novel memoir, STITCHES, has been nominated for a National Book Award in the literature for young people category. It’s the second nomination for a graphic novel in this category; Gene Yang’s AMERICAN BORN CHINESE got the nod in 2006. The NBAs are considered one of the most prestigious literary awards in […]
Via Paul Karasik, we learn of R. Crumb’s controversial new theories in biblical scholarship. Later: the Nebuchadnezzar/Gabby Hayes connection.
Harvey Awards Animation from Monkey and Tiger on Vimeo. Written, voice acted, and BLAMIMATED by Kristofer Straub with art by Scott Kurtz. This video was played at the start of the 2009 Harvey Awards, and people seemed to laugh. [Link via Journalista!]
So much good stuff all around! § Brian Heater continues his interview run with Ken Dahl: It had to be educational at some point, because it’s a 208 page book about this character basically obsessing over his cold sores. It’s simultaneously the least important subject ever and also one that infects and affects so many […]
In the spirit of superhero fashion shoots, here’s one by Thierry Le Gouès, which includes model Ali Stephens and a guy in a Batman costume, which ran in the magazine, French Revue de Modes. Thanks to Jim D. for the link. Meanwhile, the NY Times reports on a superhero-themes line of clothing going on sale […]
Colin Panetta self-publishes the comic DEAD MAN HOLIDAY, which is up to issue #3. His Halloween illo was produced for a video game news blog, and he has some background here. Click for a larger version.