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January 29, 2009
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: News

… But short of that, I'm following Bart Beaty on the Comics Reporter, with his moment by moment recounting… … which started out with the 25 things he plans to do while in Angoulême—item number 3: 3. Attend a lecture. American cons have panels, Angouleme has "meetings." This year's schedule is one of the richest Read the Rest…

January 22, 2009
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: News

Derek Kirk Kim posts about this on his blog, beginning thus:  "This past Monday, on Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, on the eve of Barack Obama's inauguration, I discovered that the casting of the four leading characters for the upcoming live-action movie, "The Last Airbender" (based on the TV show, “Avatar: The Last Airbender”) had Read the Rest…

November 12, 2008
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: News

November 11, 2008
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: News

Starting this week, Gene Yang's PRIME BABY appears in the New York Times Funny Pages!

October 16, 2008
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: News

Have a look-see! Jordan Mechner‘s fine website is open to visitors! Lots of good stuff to see, especially his Prince of Persia corner, filled with goodies on the games, the movie and, yes, the graphic novel.

September 25, 2008
Posted by: Calista Brill
Categories: News

I’m happy to note that Emmanuel Guibert’s unconventional WWII biography Alan’s War has been generating a gratifying volume of smart, lively discussion, and this latest contribution is no exception: Alan Cope is a typical American soldier in that very little about what happened to him is as emblematic of a group experience as the media-driven, Read the Rest…

September 24, 2008
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: News

Nisha Gopalan writes at MTV.com about First Second’s 2009 title STUFFED by Glenn Eichler and Nick Bertozzi: The other day, comic illustrator Nick Bertozzi (”The Salon”) slyly leaked a few pages of “Stuffed,” his comics collaboration with “Colbert Report” writer, Glenn Eichler, on his LiveJournal. Here’s what we saw: a chubby, middle-aged, long-haired, bearded dude Read the Rest…

September 12, 2008
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: News

Links, links aplenty: “Campbell’s newest release, “The Amazing Remarkable Monsieur Leotard,” is a return to that greatness we should expect from him and First Second.”—Brick “Eddie Campbell’s metafictional romp, The Amazing, Remarkable Monsieur Leotard (First Second, $17), written in collaboration with Dan Best, isn’t a graphic novel so much as an overstuffed trunk spilling over Read the Rest…

September 7, 2008
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: News

Ok so this blog isn’t typically a political forum, but this gem from the Daily Show is just too good not to share… Could this qualify Jon Stewart for a Pulitzer? And after this, back to work on our comics (the other kind)…

September 7, 2008
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: News

An exquisite piece from Kate Culkin in Publisher’s Weekly—can be read here.