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The SMILE trailer

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjAmPnXq9Dc&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&hl=en_US&feature=player_embedded&fs=1&w=425&h=344] Raina Telgemeier's dental drama is about to drop, and it now has a trailer.

Shel Dorf’s 1973 San Diego Comic-Con Photos

At a now-bookmarked site called Comic-Convention Memories, the author is posting some photos found in the late Shel Dorf's collection highlighting: a) just how...

‘Publishing the Graphic Novel’ starts this Saturday!

Del Rey's Dallas Middaugh writes to let us know he's teaching a class at NYU this Saturday entitled 'Publishing the Graphic Novel' The...

Ich bin ein Avenger #2: Spider-Woman

The roll-out for the Bendis/Romita Jr. AVENGERS continues, with Spider-Woman!

AVATAR, UP, DISTRICT 9 lead Oscar’s nerd herd

AVATAR, to no one's surprise, snagged nine Oscar nominations this morning, tied with THE HURT LOCKER for most. The two films are the leading...

What is AVATAR ripping off NOW?

After reading all the things that AVATAR is supposed to have ripped off, you're sure to wonder if there is a SHRED of originality...

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits — 2/2/10

§ Matthias Wivvel has his wrapup of Angoulême 2010 including an appreciation of Baru: In this context, it seems auspicious that the Grand Prix winner...

Ich bin ein Avenger

Or so says a new Marvel teaser campaign. First poster above. So Cap has got a gun for good now? So it goes. EDIT:...

So e-publishing is going to be as stupid and petty as...

Wow, the iPad announcement really didn't solve everything! In fact the battle lines over who gets what with ebooks and i-that may just be...

First Bill Watterson interview in 20 years — No regrets

With Salinger gone, you would have thought that Calvin and Hobbes cartoonist Bill Watterson was ready to assume the mantle of the literary world's...

Shamus takes Cincinnati

Continuing his march to the sea, grading and slabbing everything in his path, Gareb Shamus has added a stop on his pop culture tour...