What female-domination of the 2015 box office could mean for comic...

Are superhero movies the only thing keeping young men going to the movies? Or are they doomed to soon crash and burn out? That and more are covered in this NYT piece on on how female fare is dominating 2015's box office. Insurgent (above), Cinderella and Fifty Shades of Grey have all been hits this year, while male focused films have mostly flopped. (One exception, The Kingsmen based on a you-know-what by Mark Millar, one of Hollywood's most reliable creators.) But other factors are at play including the numbing prevalence of endless special effects and male distraction by video games:

2008 Reuben Winners

As previusly announced Al Jaffee (Above) won THE Reuben, but many other awards were given out over the weekend: Newspaper Panel: Chad Carpenter Edtorial...

Comics Watch: The Year of the Rat

Caeyetano Garza writes to say that his Ignatz Award-winning webcomic The Year of the Rat is now available in book format. It's a surreal...

Busiek wins with great looking new website

Damn it! It's not enough that Kurt Busiek has to win every internet argument he ever enters...now he got his own website, Busiek.com to...

Doctor Who wrap up: BBC renews, Titan previews 3-Doctor FCBD issue...

Doctor Who to remain on-air until 2020 according to Moffat and BBC, Denton, TX celebrates "Dr. Who Day" and Titan releases preview pages of their three new Doctor stories for Free Comic Book Day.

SDCC 2012: Evil Ernie Returns In October From Dynamite

Back in the 90s, Evil Ernie was hot book for awhile. Brian Pulido and Stephen Hughes had a hot run with the Chaos! Comics imprint, which also featured Lady Death (yes, that was when Bad Girls were at their peak). Dynamite acquired most of the Chaos! intellectual property, back in 2010 (Lady Death is over at Avatar). This looks to be the first book to come out from that IP family.

Black Comics Month: Princess LovePon by Shauna J Grant

Continuing our spotlight on Black Comics Month, by arrangement with site runner Miz Caramel Vixen, who wanted me to remind everyone that the #blackcomicsmonth...

Celebrate the season…again!

It comes but TWICE in two months! More here.

Kibbles

� 24 Hour Comics day is celebrated in MALAYSIA. Gan described the event as �-�super successful, mix of different levels of cartoonists - professionals...

Some thoughts on “Hell Hall”

Many years ago (2007?), Heidi described the new "normal" in Hall H.  Reading her reportage, I pictured a United Nations refugee camp, people packed...

RIP Maddie Blaustein

I am very saddened to learn today of the death of actress/comics writer/friend Maddie Blaustein at age 48. It's being reported that she died...

Vermont names Cartoonist Laureate: James Kochalka

By Jen Vaughn -- What do you do with a man with a wild mind of his own and a pair of drawing hands that just won't quit? You make him KING.

James Kochalka is the one of forerunners of autobiographical diary comics with his syndicated comic, American Elf, which is also available online and began way back in October, 1998. He is also the creator of other excellent comics like irreverent SuperF*ckers and children's books like the Johnny Boo series and most recently, Dragon Puncher. His comics are published by Portland-based comics publisher, Top Shelf.