Contest: Write your own Jack Kirby pitch

Dave Itzkoff at the NY Times uncovers the story of  a vault of 600 pages of unpublished Jack Kirby concept art.  After leaving DC in the ’70s, the King went on to work in animation for Ruby-Spears through the ’80s, designing such things as Thundarr the Barbabian, among others. But so prolific was Kirby’s imagination […]

KICK-ASS gn hits 100,000 copies

Publishers who think of comic book movies as multi-million dollar ads for the trade aren’t that far off, as Marvel has announced that the KICK-ASS graphic novel by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr. has sold over 100,000 copies, including nearly 40 percent to the direct sales market. “My first inclination is to try to […]

Kibbles 'n' Bits — 4/13/10

As usual, too many links, not enough time. § The Library of American Comics has launched a website that will fill one with longings for comics strips of the past. § If this Comic Book Cartography blog hasn’t changed your life yet, just give it time. § The winners of the Afrodisiac Art Contest have […]

Reed acquires Singapore Toy, Games & Comic Convention

Reed Exhibitions, owner of this week’s C2E2 show and the New York Comic-Con, has just announced its first foreign partnership: the Singapore Toy, Games & Comic Convention to be held December 10-12. It’s quite an interesting move in many ways; Reed already runs business-to-business trade shows around the world, so the infrastructure is already there […]