Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 1/14/16: 12 people who read the internet; #7 will shock you


§ Film site One Perfect Shot has a nice piece on Gabriel Hardman’s storyboard work—for stuff like Inception, above—he is a very talented fellow indeed. Gabriel Hardman is an artist of compelling talent. How compelling? Compelling enough that Christopher Nolan has used him as a storyboard artist for the last three films he’s directed: INTERSTELLAR, […]

Chippendale, DeForge and Shapton arriving in February from D&Q


2015 isn’t even cold in its rocking chair and 20126 is coming on like gangbusters. Here’s what D&Q has coming in February, the long awaited collection of Brian Chippendale’s Puke Force, new Michael DeForge (does he EVER sleep?) and Leanne Shapton.  Puke Force collects the sui generis webcomic that Chippendale serialized for a long time. Kid […]

Happy Holidaze: 12 Days of Deadpool kicks off with a look at his big gun


The Deadpool movie opens on Valentine’s Day and I’d say the buzz is growing steadily. And now helping it along, a “12 Days of Deadpool” promotion with 12 new posters leading up to a new red-band trailer on Christmas Day. kicks things off with a classic homage to Tm Burton’s Batman and a classic […]

Amazon now offers Comixology buy buttons on many graphic novels

Over the last few weeks, Comixology’s role within parent company Amazon has gotten much stronger: Amazon is now part of the CX logo, you can log in to Comixology with your Amazon account, and as a couple of people pointed out, purchasing a book from Comixology is now linked directly from the main entry for a book. In the past, the options were for print, audio and Kindle, but the digital buy button now is a single link for Kindle and Comixology.

Barnes & Noble buys 76,000 Double Take comics


As long as we’re throwing some numbers around, Barnes & Nobles has stepped on the DObletake train , purchasing some 7,600 Super Packs for the holidays. Each Super Pack contains 10 comics so that’s 76,000 issues total. B&N will carry the book through the holiday season and the Graphic novels when they come outing the […]

Grumpy Cat world domination: over 100,000 graphic novels ordered and Free Comic Book Day


Can people get enough of Grumpy Cat? I don’t think so. ICv2 recently reported that the first collection of the Dynamite comic featuring the cranky kitty has been sold in to Scholastic book fairs, and already has orders of more than 100,000 copies via various channels. The first four issue series has been a hit, […]

Diamond announces 12 Gold Sponsor Comics for Free Comic Book Day 2016


Diamond has just released the 12 Gold sponsor comics for next year’s Free Comic Book Day—and it’s who you would expect with one addition: Bongo, the little company that could. Bongo has been around for more than 20 years, consistently sells 100,000s of comics around the world and yet…we forget it’s there. Not this year! […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 12/10/15: What I hate about the internet


§ Zack Davisson, the late Shigeru Mizuki’s English language translator, has an obituary that gives the great man’s oeuvre more context: His influence on pop culture is so ubiquitous as to be invisible. His immensely popular Kitaro series introduced the world of entertainment to yokai and their realms of spirits, gods, and monsters. If you’ve […]