C2E2 News! Professional Registration Closes Friday! Show Floor Planner is LIVE!


Are you a comics professional? (Comic Retailers, Toy Retailers, Librarians, Educators and Professional Creators (Professional Creator category includes Professional writers, pencilers, inkers, colorists, letterers and animators); Licensors, Non-Editorial Media, Advertising and PR Professionals, Publishing Professionals, Producers, Writers and Game Developers) Plan on attending the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2 to its friends) next April? The […]

Month-to-Month Indie Comics Charts January 2014: Would you believe…The Walking Dead?


Joining Walking Dead and Saga this month as the best-selling indie titles are a new Serenity book and Rick Remender’s new title, Deadly Class. As with last month, there are a swathe of recent books that are doing well around the top 150, but below that things aren’t looking too healthy. There are very few long running titles (besides Walking Dead of course) that are selling in healthy numbers, and the mini-series as ongoing series model that the likes of BPRD use doesn’t seem to be having any noticeable benefit anymore. Worth keeping an eye on, that.

Charlie Brown is coming to MoCCA Fest in balloon form


Remember how we said there would be a lot to see at this year’s MoCCA Festival on April 5-6? Well, that includes the iconic Charlie Brown balloon usually seen at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. It’s just been announced that the 50.9-foot tall, 53.4-foot long and 29.4-foot wide balloon will be set up inside the […]

Bill Watterson and Richard Thompson interviewed on the state of cartooning


Yep you head me right. This weekend the Billy Ireland Cartoon Museum and LIbrary in Columbus Ohio will open two incredible shows, The Irresistible Force Meets The Immovable Object: A Richard Thompson Retrospective and Exploring Calvin And Hobbes and in advance of the show Jenny Robb has interviewed Bill Watterson and Caitlin McGurk has interviewed […]

Toys that poo will never lose their appeal


For those longing for the days of Barbie’s crapping toy dog Tanner, we have very good news: there is a new generation of toy animals that take little toy dumps on command. Although this being 2014, the girls who own the pets are fashionable “Moxie Girls” and the lovable pets with “the silly poo” are a bunny a koala and a unicorn. It turns out unicorn poo looks a lot like a colorful plastic ball, which is a huge relief for all. Turns out the main varieties of toy turds are glitter, rainbows and jewels.

Report: DC brain trust is moving west


CBR has a pretty confident report that four of DC’s top brass will be moving to Cali when the big exodus happens in 2015: co-publisher Dan DiDio, editor-in-chief Bob Harras, Vertigo executive editor Shelly Bond and group editor Eddie Berganza.  Even among those “in the know” confirmations of comings and goings have been hard to come by, although Berganza and DiDio always seemed like naturals. I never had any question that Bond would go because she’s a trooper all the way. Harras has been a big question mark, but as far as I know, his kids are pretty grown up, which is usually a big factor in going westward ho or not.

Stan Lee talks to Playboy about everything—but is it the truth?


Playboy has a long interview with Stan Lee here (link NSFW but not really as much as you’d think), Normally I’d call this an “autumnal” interview, but under the circumstances, it’s more…the lion in winter. Lee, perhaps realizing this is one of the few spots he has to dig in a little, sometimes avoids the kind of jokes and spin he uses in other interviews. And while his memory is always spotty (and any Lee interview includes may spots where he takes the question and moves the answer to more familiar territory) his grasp on things is still pretty sharp all things considered.