Shopping Guide: Julia Wertz on Etsy

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Cartoonist Julia Wertz (Fart Party, The Infinite Wait and Other Stories) has just launched Julia’s Junk Shop on Etsy, and if you are looking for gifts for that certain someone, you might find something here. besides Wertz’s own very funny books, there is jewelry made of Peanuts, earrings made of sea glass, and many other […]

Scratching the Surface of Thought Bubble 2012

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This weekend saw Thought Bubble 2012’s convention, and…. phew, it was busy. I did my best to talk to everybody, but don’t think I managed to get to even half of all the people who were there. It was a brilliant show, and I’ll try to do justice to it with my rundown. Get ready….!

Thought Bubble is happening right now!

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Are you here? Have you arrived? Leeds’ Thought Bubble Comic Arts Festival has reached the convention stage today, with guests including Kate Beaton, Mark Waid, Jason Aaron, Alison Bechdel, Andy Diggle, Fiona Staples, Kieron Gillen and a whole load of others. Image and 2000AD are also in attendance, along with a deluge of small-press and creator […]

IDW launches IDW Limited line of direct to consumer deluxe projects

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Continuing on with their blockbuster “Artists Edition” line, IDW is getting even more exclusive with a new imprint called IDW Limited which will offer books direct to consumers with editions of as few as 10 copies. The line is launching with a special edition of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Vol. 1, Change Is Constant with […]

Revealed: Jay Lynch is Kringo

Artist Jay Lynch has quite a storied career for drawing the Garbage Pail Kids, creating Nard ‘n’ Pat and such recents books as Otto’s Orange Day for Toon Books. But it turns out, he and his ex-wife were also the artist known as Kringo:

What Am I Bid?: Recent Comics and Movie Auction Results

The Fantasy Economy continues, with a record comics auction at Heritage, and an amazing array of Hollywood memorabilia from Profiles in History!

Weekend distraction: Biggest Crackerjack Toy Auction in history about to go down

It’s been a crappy horrible day, but here’s something to end it on that should make you smile. The kids today may not be aware that Cracker Jack gifts weren’t always lame-of pencil toppers (seriously — who the hell needs a pencil topper???) but were once an array of tiny toys and gadgets all assembled from die cast plastic. And now it seems largest collection of Cracker Jack toys ever assembled going up for auction. It’s all part of the Dreier Collection, a massive pop culture collection which is being auctioned off by Profiles in History on July 28th. You can view the whole thing below.

SDCC 2012: Cuddly Toys! Big Bang Theory Edition

Cuddly toys at SDCC! Expect a lot of this over the next few days, you guys

Video from Space

BY JEN VAUGHN – Last month, Logan Kugler lit a fire under our butts about sending Star Trek figures into space! One small step for plastic . . . you get it.

Smell like Hulk with Marvel's Official Avengers Perfume

Why not get that smell of burnt Watchmen toast out of your pores by indulging in some Avengers perfume?

Who Watches the Toaster? Licensed toasters from Dynamite include the Watchmen

We’d like to think that even Alan Moore could smile about this one at some point: Dynamic Forces has partnered with Warner Bros. for a a line of licensed toasters. Properties include The Wizard of Oz, A Christmas Story, Where the Wild Things Are, The Goonies, Gremlins, Little Shop of Horrors, Watchmen, Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Mad Magazine, Friends, and so on.

And yes, these toasters will burn Gizmo or Freddie Krueger right on to your toast for breakfast thrills!

Reprints in Review: Garbage Pail Kids Wreak Havoc in New Collection of Classic Card Art

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— One of the only fistfights I’ve ever been in was over Garbage Pail Kids – proof they were a dangerous influence, no? I was eight and a kid named Chad lived down the street. Chad was bad. His family was shady. Their house was overgrown; the lawn was a small parking lot. Chad was the kid I’d play with – maybe – if no one else was around. But Chad had had Garbage Pail Kids. So with some hesitation, I decided to do a little business with Chad. I had a card he was dying for. He promised me several cards in return for just that one. I jumped at the offer, which I knew was foolish. Little did I know Chad planned to welsh.

Is Static joining Young Justice cartoon?

This interview with Young Justice Lead Character Designer Phil Bourassa has a few clues if you want to connect the dots. Early in he explains his intro to the world of animation:

Groovy Comics-inspired shelves now available in the US

These stylish, practical wooden comics inspired shelves designed by Oscar Nuñez are now available for sale in the US from Groopti.

Who’s selling all the Carl Barks stuff at Heritage Auctions?

If you’re a Carl Barks collector, Heritage Auctions is selling a ton of great stuff, including autographed comics, correspondence, and, at the very high end some of Barks incredibly collectible — and expensive — oil paintings, like “Red Sails in the Sunset” which starts at $30,000.

There’s also this Barks Treasury Gold Limited Edition with Signed Certificate #320/1000 (Applewood Books, 1997) made out to “Steve.”

Captain America Tie-In Food: We Eat It So You Don’t Have To

Not since Star Trek waffles (I’m not kidding) has a movie had so many unconventional food tie-ins as Captain America: The First Avenger. Clearly this called for a review in the interest of science journalism. So while visiting my parents for the Fourth of July weekend, I decided an expedition into patriotic tie-in food was required and resolved to try and review it all, a project which revealed one vitally important fact – apparently Americans really, really like patriotic donuts.