“The Brain” to co-host Eisners

Via PR, the Eisners this year will have two hosts — returning in the Alec Baldwin role, we have Bill Morrison. And portraying Steve Martin will be newcomer Maurice LaMarche, a voice actor best known for playing “The Brain” in Pinky and the Brain. Our big question–will he mention “crumb-crisp coatings”? Comic-Con International, the largest […]

NSFW: THE PRO cartoon

Okay, this is DEFINITELY NSFW. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. THE PRO, the tale of a working girl with superpowers by Garth Ennis, Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti, has been a sales sleeper since it came out in 2002 — it’s now in its fifth printing. Some test animation has been floating around for […]

Nice Art: Paul Pope — the seventh Beatle?

Paul Pope reimagines Abbey Road just for kicks.

SD10: Archaia

Panels on imprint, their Henson and Lucid projects and All Ages comics highlight the Archaia panels, and guests include Brian Froud and David Petersen.

SD10: It’s up! Thursday programming!

Read it and get exhausted all over again. Sob, sob, why did they have to put The Expendables opposite Look Around You? Some quick highlights: 10:00-11:00 Jeff Smith— The perfect way to start off Comic-Con 2010’s program schedule is with a visit with Jeff Smith! Jeff discusses his current sci-fi adventure series, Rasl, as well […]

Matt Furie, Louie Cordero, and Jon Vermilyea make wallets for Poketo

Have you been fretting about what to get Sean T. Collins for his birthday? Worry no more! Wearable, usable art company Poketo has just announced Perverse Universe, a limited edition wallet series that “offers a view into the mad minds of Matt Furie, Louie Cordero, and Jon Vermilyea.”

Deutsch’s Leftycartoons

Barry Deutsch a.k.a. Ampersand has an eagerly awaited graphic novel —Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword, based on his long-running webcomic — coming out in a few months, but he’s also a political cartoonist, as seen at his Leftycartoons.com website. Warning: leftist views! Click

Colletta book preview available

Everything’s coming up Vinnie Colletta! After some brisk discussion here and elsewhere on the inking giant, John Morrow writes to say that TwoMorrows Publishing is putting out a BOOK on Colletta, THE THIN BLACK LINE: PERSPECTIVES ON VINCE COLLETTA, by Robert L. Bryant Jr., and you can download a preview of it right here. Writes […]

It Was Long Overdue

I went to the American Library Association trade show and conference in Washington DC. I was slated to moderate a panel during the three days of events as part of their focus on graphic novels. I went armed with the memory that it had been twelve years since I first attended an ALA when I […]