On the scene: New Yorker Cartoonists and mediaites gather at Ann Tenna book party


Not too many comics or graphic novel make Page Six, the NY Posts’s venerable gossip page, but the book party the other night for Marisa Acocella Marchetto’s new graphic novel Ann Tenna (Knopf) did just that! It was also written up on the WSJ society page – an actual event! The hubbub was about Marchetto’s […]

Acquisition madness hits comics companies: DC, Dynamite, Marvel, Dark Horse, Oni and more!!!


With comics sales stalling out after a sustained period of growth, many comics publishers are looking to get out while the getting is good. it’s no secret that many companies have been in it to be acquired by a larger media company, and today’s revelation of the shocking DC-buys-Dynamite rumour, has sent many more of […]

Scratching the Surface of Thought Bubble 2012


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….!

Rob Liefeld announces he uses Facebook


In a rush for an attention getting headline, instead of checking with the most accessible comics pro on Twitter, another site this morning announced Rob Liefeld was retiring from comics, after seeing a Facebook comment Ethan, I am retired from comics but you have my blessing, it would look great if you drew it Upon […]

Casting news: Harry Osborn and Mary Jane to appear in Amazing Spider-Man 2


Variety are reporting on a few early casting movements being made by Sony ahead of production starting for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which is planned to eventually become a trilogy. In addition to the current main pairing of Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone (as Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy respectively) comes news that Sony are now starting up […]

Marcos Martin has a new secret project with Brian K. Vaughan

When the news came that Marcos Martin was leaving Marvel to pursue creator-owned projects, the world wondered just what exactly those projects could be. Martin’s work on Amazing Spider-Man and Daredevil was rightfully acclaimed, with awards thrown at him every time he walked into a convention room. Perhaps literally. While we may not know what his new […]

Emily Blunt and Ruth Wilson in talks to play Ms Marvel?


Those two most reliable sources in the world The Daily Mail and Bleeding Cool are today suggesting that Joss Whedon has already started the casting for Avengers 2. An interesting claim, especially as they seem to think that Whedon’s first casting move is to find a Ms Marvel for the film. Not Captain Marvel – […]

Cartoonist leaves publisher in tears over plans to film sex with others

Surprise! It’s Shia LaBeouf and his girlfriend Karolyn Pho, who handles the business side of LaBeouf’s Campaign Book comics publishing company. LaBeouf is making a Lars Von Trier film called Nymphomaniac which may require him to film actual sex acts, which is a step up from the torture and blinding and other miseries which actors in von trier films must often endure. Whatever happens, we’re sure Shia will make a comic about it.