Adam Zyglis wins Pulitzer Prize for Cartooning

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The Pulitzers, awarded for excellence in journalism, were announced yesterday, and the winner for cartooning was Adam Zyglis of The Buffalo News. Finalists were Kevin “Kal” Kallaugher of the Baltimore Sun and Tom Tomorrow (Dan Perkins), of Daily Kos. (On her FB page Columbia U librarian Karen Green revealed she was one of the judges […]

SF’s Cartoon Art Museum has to find a new home

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This is sad but not surprising—given the insane rise in real estate prices in San Francisco, it was only a matter of time before the Cartoon Art Museum, which occupied a spacious and accessible spot near Market Street has been evicted so its space can be converted to something expensive and greedy. The museum will stay open until June 28th, and in a release they note that the move was not unexpected and they had already begun preparations, just like Cutter and Skywise.

Ty Templeton in critical condition after a heart attack

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Cartoonist Ty Templeton—generally considered one of the funniest people of his generation—is in stable but critical condition after suffering a heart attack wife, KT Smith reported on Facebook. Templeton, 52, suffered the attack yesterday but in an update today she reports he’s in a medically induced coma and on a ventilator, but expected to be taken off of it tomorrow.

Who is Lady Thor? Find out as soon as someone spoils it

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Who is the woman who’s had the power of Thor for the last few months? Is she Angela? Is she Brunhilde? Is she Katie Sackhoff? Is she a horrible lie sent by feminizes to destroy men’s enjoyment of life, love and laughter? Is she a symbol of Marvel trying to appeal to a wider demographic and sell more books? In May we will FINALLY KNOW THE ANSWER!

Challenged Books update: Persepolis, Saga, Drama and Palomar

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It’s National Library week, and it’s time for the annual list of most challenged books. Graphic novels are making the list pretty frequently, and this year, three made the top ten: Persepolis, Saga and Drama. The Top Ten most challenged books for 2014: 1) “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian,” by Sherman Alexie
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Interview: David Lapham Talks About The Guts of STRAY BULLETS

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Stray Bullets creator David Lapham talks to us about what goes into making a good crime story, and it isn’t always crime.

Review: the Netflix and Marvel team up push Daredevil “Into the Ring”

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Netfix and Marvel’s first foray into comic book scripted series crackles with energy and hits all the right notes with series pilot “Into the RIng”

To do tonight: Spiegelman, Mouly, and Charlie Hebdo: IT’S TOUGH BEING LOVED BY JERKS screening

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And another event, this one a screening of a documentary about one of Charlie Hebdo’s earlier controversies followed by a talk with Art Spigelman and Francoise Mouly: With TOUGH BEING LOVED BY JERKS, director Daniel Leconte (Fidel Castro: L’enfance d’un chef) offers a real-time account of one of the most important trials in the 21st century […]

To do tonight: Barbara Stok at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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There are a lot of comics events going on around town tonight but here’s a pretty cool one, especially if you’d also like to check out the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Dutch cartoonist Barbara Stok will speak on her work and her recent portrait of of Vincent van Gogh’s brief and intense period of creativity […]

Doctor Who wrap up: BBC renews, Titan previews 3-Doctor FCBD issue and Texas celebrates “Dr. Who Day”

Geronimo and Allons-y! The Huston brothers dressed as their favorite Doctors: Travis, age 9, dressed as Eleven and Tom, age 12, went as Ten.

Doctor Who to remain on-air until 2020 according to Moffat and BBC, Denton, TX celebrates “Dr. Who Day” and Titan releases preview pages of their three new Doctor stories for Free Comic Book Day.

Goodbye 1700: DC’s New York offices close for good today

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Usually when I say someone retiring is the end of an era, I mean that the way that person did business is gone. In this case I really do mean it is the end of the era of New York publishing in general, and New York comics publishing in specifics.

Interview: Andrew MacLean and the Savage World of Apocalyptigirl: An Aria for the Endtimes

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Andrew MacLean sat down with Comics Beat to talk comics, cats, and post-apocalyptica.

Tonight @ Society of Illustrators: Is That Art?

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This exhibit of works from Craig Yoe’s original art collection has already garnered stellar accolades – tonight you can see why. And that’s not all …

WonderCon 15’: Toy Collecting for the Modern Age

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By Nick Eskey When toy collecting started to become popular, prices were relatively cheap. Now with increased gas prices, higher standards of living, rise of product control, and other associated costs, prices have been steadily on the rise. As a whole, Americans purchase toys for a number of reasons: For their kids, for their collection, […]

Bookmark: What Were Comics?

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A dream team of comics scholars has been assembled, including Professor Bart Beaty, Unflattening author Nick Sousanis, and asst. professor Benjamin Woo, and using funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and The University of Calgary and Carleton University they’ve launched a website called What Were Comics? which will…well, it’s best […]

Is Climate Change Thwarting Your Nefarious Plans? We Offer Some Real Estate Tips!

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The Onion reports that with the rapid melting of the Arctic ice cap and permafrost, many secret lairs once hidden have been exposed. “Last week a giant ice sheet broke off and split my prized underground complex nearly in half,” said Dr. Raygun, a self-described psychotic mastermind best known for his diabolical thought-control experiments. “Now […]