“Politicians, sadly, are sometimes forced to lie in order to protect innocent people. The real problems start when they lie to themselves.”
Among the other civilization-ending fears about the lady Ghostbusters film was that the unsold toys from Mattel would cause an overspill at landfills around the globe, leading to poisoned water and worldwide starvation. Luckily that didn’t happen!
Industry analysis site ICv2 periodically runs a study of the Top 10 franchises in various categories and new ones are up for Spring 2015. The superherochar5t is here led by Batman and Deadpool, no surprise there. I was a little surprised to see Harley Quinn didn’t crack the Top 10 – maybe they didn’t include […]
Legendary is a word often over used, but Al Jaffee is truly a legendary cartoonist. Still drawing Mad magazine’s fold-ins at age 95, he’s been named the world’s oldest working cartoonist, and now he’ll be the latest winner of the Harvey Kurtzman Hall of Fame Award, which will be presented as part of the Harvey […]
I was hooked on MAD Magazine in the Third Grade, when a classmate brought in a copy of the June 1979 issue for Show and Tell. With that monthly fix came an explosive introduction to some of the best American humorous illustration, including the masterful work of Jack Davis. But like most, I’d seen his […]
As usual, brave Jamie Coville has recorded the Eisner Award ceremony and 21 other panels (one or two with me on it) for your listening pleasure. These all sound pretty amazing, from Paul Gulacy to We Need Diverse Comics to Emily Carroll.
And for an added bonus, listen to the Eisner Awards for th immortal “Macabre” moment that none who were present will EVER forget.
And just to make this day even more sorrowful in comics circles, legendary MAD cartoonist Jack Davis has passed away at age 91. Davis created some of the most memorable horror comics at EC, but then basically invented an entire style of caricature that was endlessly imitated throughout the 60s and 70s.
Cartoonist Richard Thompson, the artist behind Poor Richard’s Almanack, Cul-de-Sac and many other wonderful comics, has passed away from the effects on his battle with Parkinson’s disease. A more talented, kind and wonderful person could not be imagined. Thompson won the Rueben Award for his work, and was diagnosed in 2009, and continued to work […]
One of the things that I was told many times by industry insiders about DC’s sales struggles of the last year or so is that one of the biggest causative factors was the lack of former SVP of sales Bob Wayne’s guiding hand. Wayne understood the direct market better than anyone and retailers loved and […]