Ben Hatke’s ZITA THE SPACEGIRL series picked up by Fox Animation

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Earlier this week, it was revealed that Fox Animation has picked up Eisner Awarding-winning writer Ben Hatke’s series Zita the Spacegirl with Chernin Entertainment to produce.  According to Deadline, screenwriters Morgan Jurgenson and Alex Ankeles are set to adapt Hatke’s graphic novels.  The story focuses on Zita, a young girl who is forced to become an intergalactic hero […]

National Book Festival 2016: The Archive of Cartoonist Interviews!

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Your tax dollars at work! Not only does the Library of Congress sponsor the annual National Book Festival, but they archive lots of digital material online! (And if that doesn’t knock your socks off, the Library also collects and archives multimedia in a variety of formats… an original print of Star Wars: A New Hope… […]

National Book Festival 2016: Everything You Need To Know, Comics Edition!

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The 2016 National Book Festival, sponsored by the Library of Congress, is scheduled for Saturday, September 24, 2016, at the Washington Convention Center. Originally sited on the Mall, it was relocated a few years ago due to concern about the thousands of attendees effect on the grounds. Who’s appearing from the wonder world of comics? […]

Disney/WB superhero movie update: DC has “a little room for improvement”, while Marvel steams ahead

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Goldman Sachs Communacopia is a big giant corporate chat fest, sort of like Comic-Con if Hall H was just for investors, and both WB CEO Jeff Bewkes and Disney head Bob Iger appeared to talk about stuff…including superheroes. Acknowledging that the reviews for Batman v Superman and Suicide left somthing to be desired, Bewkes said […]

Graphic novelists Yang and Redniss win MacArthur”genius” grants

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  Two comickers have won MacArthur Fellows grants, commonly known as the “Genius”grants, as announced today: Gene Luen Yang and Lauren Redniss. Along with 21 other winners, Yang and Redniss will receive a $625,000 grant reflecting “their exceptional creativity and potential for future contributions to their fields.” Gene Luen Yang is of course well known for his […]

Marvel news: Monsters Unleashed collection and Champions collectible short box

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With the previews rolling out this week, Marvel has announced a few huge projects but here are the thigns that caught our attention at Stately Beat Manor: Monsters Unleashes, written by Cullen Bunn, is the “mini event” for Marvel early next year and they’re kicking things off with with the MONSTERS UNLEASHED PRELUDE TPB in January, a $34.99 hardcover […]