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The (Air) Pirated Mickey Mouse

  This is the story of five kids and a mouse. It begins with a boy—Dan O’Neill, who, at 21, became one of the youngest syndicated cartoonists… Before long, he met up with 20-year-old Bobby London and 23 year-old Ted Richards at the Berkley Tribe… 25-year-old artist named Gary Hallgren, who at that time had […]

Posted on: Nov 17, 2018,  Section: Alternative comics, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic history, Comments: 1 Comment

Stan Lee – RIP

  Comic book and comic strip writer and editor Stan Lee has passed away. STAN LEE (Stanley Martin Lieber) December 28, 1922 – November 12, 2018   Stan Lee had been in the comics business since 1941, but it was in 1961 that he began his rise to fame. With Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Don […]

Posted on: Nov 12, 2018,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

MAD’s ABCs of a School Shooting

A New York Times article features the latest MAD magazine. Mad Magazine, the 66-year-old humor publication, has been in free fall for years — in terms of both circulation and cultural relevance. This month, however, people as varied as the comedians John Hodgman and Patton Oswalt, as well as Lee Unkrich, a co-director of “Coco,” […]

Posted on: Oct 9, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic Books, Comments: Comments Off on MAD’s ABCs of a School Shooting

Detective Comics: Before Batman

Coming in March 2019 is an impressive tome.   DETECTIVE COMICS: BEFORE BATMAN (VOLS. 1 AND 2) HC Written by JERRY SIEGEL, MALCOLM WHEELER-NICHOLSON and others Art by JOE SHUSTER, FRED GUARDINEER, BOB KANE and others DETECTIVE COMICS exploded in 1939 with the debut of Batman in issue #27—and now, for the first time, DC […]

Posted on: Sep 15, 2018,  Section: Comic Books, Comments: Comments Off on Detective Comics: Before Batman

New York Jets vs. Minnesota Vikings = Hulk vs. Thor

On October 21 the New York Jets take on the Minnesota Vikings, also that day at The Meadowlands the Hulk will take on Thor. National Football League‘s Jets has teamed up with Marvel Comics to present fans with Hulk bobbleheads and a Hulk vs. Thor comic book and poster. As part of the new partnership, […]

Posted on: Aug 21, 2018,  Section: Comic Books, Comments: Comments Off on New York Jets vs. Minnesota Vikings = Hulk vs. Thor

Dirty Laundry: Comics Writer & Child Pornography

Gerard Jones, long-standing comic book writer, was sentenced yesterday by a San Francisco court to six years in federal prison on child pornography charges. Jones, 60, pleaded guilty to the charges in April and was remanded on bail until sentencing. The charges were in regard to distributing and possessing child pornography. …As a result, DC Comics cancelled […]

Posted on: Aug 15, 2018,  Section: Comic Books, Comments: 1 Comment

Walmart Goes Floppy* With DC Comics Exclusives

Back in the day comic books were ubiquitous – found at newsstands, grocery stores, the five and dimes, drug stores, railroad stations, just everywhere. Now they are mostly relegated to the shelves of your local comic book shop. That seems to be changing. With the popularity of superheroes on TV and in movie theaters, comic […]

Posted on: Jun 26, 2018,  Section: Comic Books, Comments: Comments Off on Walmart Goes Floppy* With DC Comics Exclusives

Dick Tracy Comic Book Project Revived at IDW

The Comics Beat is reporting that the Dick Tracy comic book project has been revived at IDW and that Rich Tommaso along with Mike, Lee and Laura Allred will team up to make it happen. From the CB story: The story has an unspecified time period, but don’t expect any kind of attempt at modernizing […]

Posted on: Jun 18, 2018,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Between Friends Cartoonist Sandra Bell-Lundy Starts Speakers Series

From Niagra This Week: Bell-Lundy has invited some of her comic friends to form a speaker series aimed at inspiring a new generation of comic creators. She has teamed up with the Grimsby Public Library to offer three evenings of comic-centred discussion beginning next month. The speaker series runs the first Thursday of the month […]

Posted on: Jan 28, 2016,  Section: Comic Books, Comments: 2 Comments

Stan Lee rushed to hospital; still attends Ant-Man premier

From Sources for TMZ say the 92-year-old was “taken from his Hollywood Hills home to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center” yesterday. As of now, the reason for the emergency call to 911 isn’t clear. Lee was feeling well enough to be interviewed at the premiere, showing no signs of being under the weather. Actually, he was […]

Posted on: Jun 30, 2015,  Section: Comic Books, Comments: 1 Comment

Marvel to diversify Spider-man; Stan Lee says Spidey should stay white and straight

Marvel Comics is diversifying several of their characters. NPR has a report on the upcoming new Spider-Man and alter ego Miles Morales, a half-African-American, half-Latino character. From NPR: As far as its comics go, Marvel has had a string of diversity shifts recently, with changes to Captain America, Ms. Marvel and Thor. Bendis tells NPR’s […]

Posted on: Jun 29, 2015,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

The LEGO Movie directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller taking on Spider-Man animated movie

From On July 20, 2018, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the directors of The LEGO Movie, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and 21 and 22 Jump Street, are taking Spider-Man back to his graphic roots with the first-of-its-kind animated Spider-Man feature, it was announced today at CinemaCon by Tom Rothman, chairman of the […]

Posted on: Apr 24, 2015,  Section: Animation, Comic Books, Comments: Comments Off on The LEGO Movie directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller taking on Spider-Man animated movie

National Cartoonist Society announces Division Award nominees

The National Cartoonist Society has announced the 2014 Division Awards aka Silver Reubens (or tongue in cheek the “Steckleys”). The winners will be announced during the annual NCS Reuben Awards dinner on May 23rd. This year’s Reuben Awards will be held in Washington D.C. Congratulations to the nominees. EDITORIAL CARTOONS Clay Bennett Michael Ramirez Jen […]

Posted on: Apr 1, 2015,  Section: Animation, Books, Cartoons, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Television, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

Original Asterix comic book page raises $160k for Charlie Hebdo families

Astérix co-creator Albert Uderzo donated a storyboard from the 1971 Astérix and the Laurel Wreath for auction. From The New York Times: PARIS ? An original Astérix comic book page fetched 150,000 euros, or about $160,000, at a sale at Christie?s here, with all the proceeds going to the families of those killed in the […]

Posted on: Mar 17, 2015,  Section: Comic Books, Comic history, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: 2 Comments

This Spider-man balloon actually made it to stores????

Someone had to have seen this somewhere in between the design/concept and production stage and said… “let’s see if we can get this into stores before someone notices.” via Robot6

Posted on: Mar 5, 2015,  Section: Comic Books, Comments: 4 Comments