Diamond power out, no phones

The big snowstorm which smacked much of the Northeast has claimed Diamond Distribution’s phone and power lines, as John Jackson Miller writes: The first Monday of the month is normally when the Top 300 lists to be released — but against the great snowstorm, not even comics sales charts can stand. Power is out at […]

Shamus announces Cleveland Comic-Con

And now Cleveland has fallen beneath the heel of the Wizard horde’s relentless march! The Cleveland Comic Con Wizard World Convention has been announced for an unknown date, annexing the previous North Coast Comicon, which, based on the website, was last held in 2008. This brings to 11 the number of pop culture shows being […]

UP tops Annie Awards

UP, the much loved Pixar animated film about an old man and a boy scout who pull a house suspended by balloons over a mysterious South American wilderness, has won the Best Film award at the Annies, honoring the best in animation. CORALINE had the most individual awards with three, and FANTASTIC MR. FOX won […]

Kibbles-n-Bits, 2-8-10

§ Karen Green walks you through an exhibit of comics arts she curated at Columbia University’s Butler Library, including the above: How fabulous is that? A twelfth-century illumination from a manuscript known as the Hortus deliciarum (“the garden of delights”), depicting Hell with the Antichrist cradled on the lap of a chained, enthroned Satan in […]

“We Love xkcd” video will cheer you up

If the Super Bowl’s ad parade of pathetic unempowered, dehydrated, skinned males, bitchy women, lonely bulls, people without pants and Danica Patrick left you feeling a little sad, surely this nerd-centric video by Elaine Doyle and Olga Nunez featuring Neil Gaiman, Wil Wheaton, Cory Doctorow, Lawrence Lessig, Bruce Schneier, Jason Kottke, Google Zurich, Hank Green, […]