Video or it didn’t happen: more footage of real life anime girl Anastasiya Shpagina


The doubters came out for yesterday’s story on the Russian girl who makes herself look like a real-life anime character. Some in the comments called for video. So here it is. And more pictures that give you more of a handle on how she does it. Answer: maybe it’s Maybelline! There are several videos out […]

Is World of Warcraft a Political Liability? Maine Republicans Think So.

Colleen's WoW character  (according to the attack site)

You might want to sit down for this one.  It seems that the Maine GOP is attacking a Democratic State Senate Candidate over her World of Warcraft character and playing habit.  Their tagline?  “Maine needs a State Senator that lives in the real world, not in Colleen’s fantasy world.” Oh, yes.  This is a wild […]

Comics about Cartoonists: the trailer

Craig Yoe is putting out another one of his numerous comics compilations and this one has a fun theme. It’s called Comics About Cartoonists What’s cooler than comics about cartoonist? NOTHING! This mind-blowing, full-color hardback book collects rare comics about real and fictional cartoonists–created by the greatest cartoonists in the world! Read comics about cartoonists […]

31 Days of Halloween: Stephanie Buscema


Stephanie Buscema is the Crown Princess of Halloween. Her Cute Ghouls are just one reason why. Click around her site and you’ll soon realize no one does the cute and the spooky better.

On the Scene: Small Press Expo 2012, Day One

Floor SPX

By Hannah Means-Shannon Things were buzzing at the Small Press Expo even before it officially began. A crowded hotel lobby, constant chatter, and a general sense of anticipation partly due to this year’s much-hyped stellar guests, erupted in substantial lines to get onto the floor once doors opened Saturday morning. Along with the outstanding list […]

David Lloyd’s Aces Weekly Goes Live!


Launched on Sunday, Aces Weekly is a new anthology series created by David Lloyd, which seeks to bring back the spirit of traditional British comics to the digital era. The idea is that, like those last great bastions of British comics The Beano and 2000AD, Aces Weekly will collect together stories from a number of […]

DEAR DRACULA gets animated for Halloween


Here’s one of those comics-to-TV/movie success stories that’s a little more under the radar: DEAR DRACULA which appeared as part of Shadowline’s kid line under the Image banner, has been adapted into a one-hour animated special and will air as part of Cartoon Network’s Spooky Specials Halloween block on October 16 at 7 p.m. A […]

Kevin Freeman takes over Action Lab


I’m not exactly sure what Action Lab is but I like PRINCELESS, which they publish, and I like their logo. So heck, I’ll run this PR. Effective October 1, 2012, Kevin Freeman has been named the new President of Action Lab Entertainment.  He replaces Shawn Pryor, who has served as President since the publisher’s inception […]

Brendan Wright upped at Dark Horse


Brendan Wright has been upped to associate editor at Dark horse where he’ll work in various capacities on Conan, Creepy, Eerie, and Usagi Yojimbo and his own titles, MIND MGMT; Archie Archives; Jughead Archives; Tarzan Archives; Korak, Son of Tarzan Archives; The Curse of Dracula; Men of Steel; and several others. What does an associate […]

Comixology heads for 100 millionth download

At the start of the year, comiXology had recorded 50 million downloads. And in 9 months they’re barreling towards 100 million. That would be more than 5.5 million downloads a month. How does that compare to print? Paging John Jackson Miller! “This has been a banner year for comiXology,” said co-founder and CEO David Steinberger […]