Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 12/7/16: When Patricia Highsmith dated Stan Lee


§ The classic and essential Comic Book History of Comics by Fred van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey is being rereleased in a color edition at IDW, and taking a cue from the shocking historical events contained within, Brian Cronin has rounded up Fred Van Lente Presents: 15 Unbelievable Moments In Comic Book History. And let me […]

MoCCA Festival announced for April 1-2 with Blutch, Yang and more


  The Society of Illustrators has just announced some details for the 2017 MoCCA Festival in New York. It will be held at the same place as last year – Metropolitan West – and will be held April 1-2. UPDATE: revealed in a tweet, Penelope Bagieu will be the badge and poster artist! @Comixace also : I will […]

Bad Little Children’s Books was so bad it won’t be published any more


When I first saw the book Bad Little Children’s Books by the pseudonymous Arthur C. Gackley, flipping through it at my local bookstore,  I thought it was hilarious. The idea of taking classic mid-century Little Golden Books illustrations and updating them with modern woes and puking is just the sort of droll parody that hits a certain sweet […]

Cap off your Saturday with the new teaser trailer for GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Vol. 2


I hope everyone’s having a lovely weekend! Have some (exceedingly cute) Baby Groot action to liven up your Saturday night, with the new teaser for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2: The James Gunn directed sequel will hit theaters on May 5, 2017 and brings back all the main cast of the original, adding on […]

Tilting at Windmills #256: The death of retail?


By Brian Hibbs   Despite now being in retail for over thirty years now, I have to admit that there are times that I worry about the death of small-business retail. Now my fears are certainly driven by the area I am in – San Francisco has both rapidly escalating retail rents, as well as […]

EXCLUSIVE: Brian McDonald and Toby Cypress Give Voice to the Afterlife in LAND OF THE DEAD


The human fascination with death is as old as mankind itself.  From the Egyptians to the Greeks and from ancient myth to American Gothic stories, death has provided us with many lenses for examining life.  Today, we are pleased to announce that First Second plans to publish The Land of the Dead by writer Brian McDonald and artist Toby […]