Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 1/20/15: These links will force you to visit other web sites. Point made.

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§ The March crew of Rep. John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell talk a little about why we need this message and these reminders now with EW’s Joshua Rivera.

Congressman Lewis is aware of this, and it’s his hope that people will take the time to reflect on what came before. “This book is a guide, we can use it,” says Lewis. “This is what people tried to do, this is what people did in the late ’50s and the ’60s to try to make things better.”

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 1/15/15: 87-year-old cartoonist crowdfunding 800 page graphic novel

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§ Jack Katz, 87, creator of the oddball self published space fantasy epic The First Kingdom, and Golden Age artist, is indiegogoing a new project, called, encouragingly, Beyond the Beyond. It will run to some 800 pages, but he’s good for it. The tale is streamlined from an riginal 1000+ outline, but his agent told him he might not have time to finish it. Not much is revealed of the story, and the art shown is tiny, but…it is certain to be wild.

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 1/14/15: There are too many comic books!

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New Teen Boat! Retailer charts! and two lesson sin real world history!

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 1/13/15: Secrets of the new Avengers trailer REVEALED!

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§ After watching the new Avengers trailers several dozen times, going frame by frame, I think I can reveal a shocking twist:

Kibble ‘n’ Bits 1/12/15: Micheal Kupperman vs the New York Times

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It’s long been known that cartoonists David Rees and Michael Kupperman didn’t have a great time when they were cartooning for the New York Times last year, and it ended badly. Now, Kupperman recounts the whole sad story which involves a lot of editorial meddling (or censorship) and not the greatest deal:

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 1/6/14: Comics creator sees UFO over Scotland

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§ So Mark Millar saw something shiny in the sky: i know this sounds mental, but did anybody else see that huge glowing object over Glasgow last night around 1am? Only 1 mention online. — Mark Millar (@mrmarkmillar) January 1, 2015 And because he’s Mark Millar it became news You gotta love that guy. § DC Batman Editor Mark […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 1/4/15: Everybody’s got a snappy new look

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New year, new looks for some familiar websites, and some observations about Comic Con that I never revealed until now!

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 12/31/14: Almost done

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Final housekeeping of 2014: I keep trying to use WordPress’s new “lite editor interface” but it keeps posting things when I meant to save them as drafts which is why odd things popped up in the feed of late. BETA, people. The new editor does seem to be the way forward—it’s nice not to have […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 12/11/14: Krazy Kat vs Little Nemo

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Actually, Julian Darius wrote the headline used in this KnB title, but it’s the essential comics match up of all times, right? Also, Winsor McCay wasn’t a very good letterer.

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 12/18/14: Get well soon, Norm Breyfogle

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§ Veteran Batman artist and nice guy Norm Breyfogle has suffered a stroke, as reported by his ex-wife. He’s expected to make a full recovery but send good thoughts.

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 12/15/14: What Grant Morrison has to say about diversity is like a unicorn

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§ A white, straight man named Grant Morrison said something that wasn’t stupid. I think. Q: I love that the first issue of “The Multiversity” is full of people of color, from black superheroes and politicians to aboriginal gods and gay geeks. Why did you do this, and does it have anything to do with […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 12/12/14: Celebrities like Norman Reedus are just like us and do wacky things at Comic-Con

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Oh boy, have we got something for you today!

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 12/9/14: I tried to do this every day but it broke my heart

§ Reportedly, the first issue of Marvel’s Star Wars comic by Jason Aaron and John Cassaday, will sell 1 million copies, the most single issues of a comic since Batman #500 in 1993. Comicsbook.com reported this, and didn’t mention Loot Crate, which has been behind a lot of the massively selling comics of late. I […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 11/24/14: No one remembers this old DC series, but what it says could change yor life

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§ In case you missed it, that half million dollar Tezuka Kickstarter missed the mark by a huge margin. Johanna Draper Carlson has commentary. DMP publisher Hikaru Sasahara will probably have more to say about his, as they are examining their whole Kickstarter policy. § A misleading headline obscures the fact that a piece of […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 11/21/14: A serious matter

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§ Rat Queens artist and co-creator Roc Upchurch was arrested last month on charges of assault and battery against his wife, who posted an account on a blog and then removed it.  It’s a sad familiar tale, but hasn’t gotten that much attention among comics folk. Sometimes we just don’t know what to do when one of […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits Five 11/20/14: Five trends that will change the way you count on one hand

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Roz Chast did not win the National Book Award—Evan Osnos won for Age of Ambition— But she’s still a winner in my book! There ceremony also saw Neil Gaiman presenting Ursula K. LeGuin with a lifetime achievement type award. LeGuin had things to say: