A month of Previews: Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer Volume 2: The Great Puppet Theater

Continuing our preview month, here’s a 16-page preview from Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer Volume 2: The Great Puppet Theater, the sequel to the best-selling Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer by Van Jensen and Dusty Higgins. In this installment, our wooden vampire hunter meets other like him in a story inspired by the great Italian puppet theaters seen to this day in Sicily. The Great Puppet Theater is published by SLG and is on sale this month.

There’s more info on the book at pinocchiovampireslayer.com, on the Facebook page or on Twitter @p_vampireslayer.

Bob Schreck to start GN line for Legendary Pictures

Bob Schreck, one of the industry’s best regarded editors, has left his position as Senior Editor at IDW to start a comics division for Legendary Pictures (not Entertainment, as the IDW release states), according to PR that just went out. The parting was amicable.

Legendary Pictures, founded by Thomas Tull, has produced such films as Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Hangover, Inception, and Where the Wild Things Are, so the connection to starting their own comics company is pretty obvious and Schreck is well qualified to start such an effort.

Coming Soon: Motel Art Improvement Service

Jason Little’s second Bee book is coming soon from Dark Horse. Want!

Kibbles 'n' Bits — 11/3/10

Halloween and election fallout, the aesthetics of racism, a hagfish, and more!

Would you like to buy some Spanish art?

SpansihInq points to a sot where you can purchase original art by Jesus Saiz, Fernando Blanco, Francis Portela, and Javier Pina including the above, by Saiz.

The secret history of a man looking at a horse's rear end

Colleen Doran explains the secret history of Fallen Angels and other subjects of passing interest.

REVEALED: Whatever Happened To Kylebaker.com?

Several readers were offended by this post, in which I snarked a bit on my old friend Kyle Baker for letting his name domain lapse. Although I know Kyle well enough to know he wouldn’t have been bothered, I took down the post and contacted Kyle on Facebook (since his [email protected] email no longer worked) and we had a brief correspondence. And then he posted Whatever Happened To Kylebaker.com? which is a total history of the portfolio website and the internet in one. Basically he felt the website was out of date and supplanted by social media, and newer ventures were more business targeted:

As rare as a snowflake: new Perry Bible Fellowship

It happens so seldom that it must be celebrated. Nick Gurewitch’s much missed webcomic has a new strip out this week.

Gurewitch dramatically scaled back production of his popular strip in February, 2008, citing a desire to stay fresh and work on some multimedia projects. He’s been disappointingly quiet since then. Come back, Nick! Come back! We need you!

A week of Image teasers: Day 3

Continuing this week’s Image teaser campaign.

Con Report: London MCM Expo, Fall 2010

The combination of Halloween and the MCM Expo in London this past weekend has left me incredibly drained. About 46,500 people attended the three day event, making it the biggest MCM yet. There also seemed to be quite a number of people that didn’t buy tickets and just came to stand around the ExCel centre […]