SPACE Prize winners announced

The Space Prize is presented each year to the best in comics collected at the previous year’s SPACE festival in Columbus, OH in the categories Minicomic, Short Story and Webcomic and a Grand Prize. This year’s SPACE will be held on April 24 and 25, 2010 at the Ramada Plaza Hotel & Conference Center in […]

Kibbles and Chunks, 1/25/10

Our web woes last week left the links stacked up like cordwood. So to keep you busy the rest of the week, here’s a bunch of things we clipped over the last while…. News: § Ada Price previews The Big Graphic Novels of 2010 some of which are periodicals, but, okay. § Writer Derek McCulloch […]

Shamus takes New Jersey

Most probably building off the pop culture phenomenon Jersey Shore, Gareb Shamus and the Wizard Convention tour are hitting New Jersey — but the locale will not be the piquant environs of the A.C., but rather Edison, an industrial/shopping complex near the spot where Thomas Alva Edison claims to have invented the light bulb in […]

ComicsPRO announces Industry Appreciation Award nominees

The ComicPRO retailer organization has announced the formation of their Industry Appreciation Awards to honor individuals who have improved the direct market. PR below, more info here. The direct market remains the way most comic-book stories get from creator to fan. ComicsPRO, the largest organization of direct-market retailers, wants to honor those people who stand […]

Drew Friedman covers The Best American Comics Criticism

Well now, this is sure to make you feel better about yourself. Friedman explains: I created these lovely faces for this new book cover from Fantagraphics, designed by Alexa Koenings and due out next month. The idea was conceived by the author, journalist/historian Ben Schwartz, to be an homage/parody of THE BELIEVER covers, although I […]


The blue cat alien can beat the scar-faced psychopath as AVATAR just passed DARK KNIGHT on the all-time box office list. Topping the frame with an estimated weekend gross of $36 million for a cume of $552.8 million, 20th Century Fox and James Cameron’s “Avatar” has jumped past Warner Bros.’ “The Dark Knight” with $533.3 […]