Adrian Tomine covers new Eels album

Eels, the much admired indie band that’s mostly just a guy named E, have just announced a new album for early next year, with art by Adrian Tomine, who has previously worked with the group. The name of the album — End Times — and the gloomy art combined to disturb many anxious indie music […]

EXCLUSIVE: John Cassaday talks directing Dollhouse

[It’s been a big month for artist John Cassaday. The final issue of PLANETARY shipped after a years long delay, marking the end of a 10-year-long chapter of his career. Even more importantly, he’s currently in Los Angeles prepping to direct an episode of Dollhouse, the Joss Whedon-created show about Echo, an unwilling spy who […]

The lost Best Comics of 2008 Meta-List–reconstructed

Last year, blogger Dick Hyacinth presented the world with a time-consuming project — compiling the 2007 best comics of the year lists into a critical consensus — much in the manner of the Village Voice’s old Pazz and Jop critics poll. He started doing the same for 2008 but suddenly, right in the middle…he disappeared, […]

The Pilgrim’s Progress: Gary Groth

The child is father to the man…or else there is always room for redemption and wisdom, Saul of Tarsus style. A few weeks ago, Jeet Heer unearthed a newspaper profile of Fantagraphics co-publisher Gary Groth at the age of 17. The young Groth was even then interested in publishing — the profile was published in […]

Around the Web, 10/20/09

§ We don’t know what quote about his comics addiction by Art Brut frontman Eddie Argos is the most endearing, from this Onion AV Club interview, but EDGAR WRIGHT, ARE YOU LISTENING??? AVC: You got into Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim series after your song “Fight!” was mentioned in Scott Pilgrim Vs. The Universe. Have […]

October Photo Parade: from Balto to Apple

We’ve been mostly on the road or hanging out with visitors for the last 10 days or so, and while more than a week of living on chicken fingers and Guinness has left our innards in ribbons, at least we have a few photos to show for it. So before we move on to the […]

If Obi-Wan had posted on Trip Adviser…

…it might have gone something like this. Via Peter Serafinowicz, voice of Darth Maul and maestro of Look Around You.

21 Days of Halloween: Jim Rugg

What to be for Halloween? Jim Rugg has solved your problems with this AFRODISIAC HALLOWEEN MASK. AFRODISIAC, in case you didn’t know, is a new comic by Rugg and Brian Maruca: “Inspired by the blaxploitation films of the 1970s and classic superhero comics, the Afrodisiac collects art and comics starring the original super badass and […]

To do this week: John Porcellino on tour

This week marks one full month on the road for KING-CAT COMICS cartoonist John Porcellino, who is continuing the promo tour for his new book, MAP OF MY HEART, with four stops across four Midwestern states: Tues. Oct. 20, 2009; 12:15 PM – Palatine IL Harper College Building I, Rm. 115 1200 W. Algonquin Rd, […]