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Funnybook Paparazzi in Austin

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Had nice conversations with Tony Millionaire, nee of Maakies, Sock Monkey and Billy Hazelnuts fame, and Dave Herman, voice actor extraordinaire whose animation credits include Futurama, American Dad, Bee Movie and the upcoming Drinky Crow Show on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim next spring at a signing hosted last Saturday at nationally reknowned Austin Books and Comics.

If Dave's name doesn't ring a bell with you, no doubt you'll remember his unforgettable collaborations with the wicked funny Mike Judge on the Texas com

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Creator Q&A: Tony Millionaire

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Must 've been sleeping when the news broke that the fine folks at Cartoon Network's Adult Swim had aired a pilot based on Tony Millionaire's brilliant Maakies weekly strip, appearing in a fine alt-weekly newspaper near you (includ

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The Comics Page: Comic Strip Masterpieces

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Over the past several weekends, we've been breaking up the mix of news, views, interviews and features by talking up the work of living, breathing cartoonists hiding in plain sight on the Web, meaning those with a pulse. This week's tribute casts a spotlight on a group of cartoonists whose best days have come and gone, but are never fo

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And I Thought Censorship Was So Yesterday

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Very intentionally, I've stayed away from the latest tale of woe involving the forced resignation of a young high school teacher in Guilford, Ct., who very mistakenly assigned Eightball #22 as make-up homework. I did so largely,

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This Week’s New Releases and Recommendations

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If you read the comic books, you know what happens on the Wednesday. Bow down before the power of the Wednesday!

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Soooo.... we're already counting down to FINAL CRISIS with COUNTDOWN, but now we have to count down to adventur

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Small Press Expo Announces Bill Griffith, Gilbert Hernandez & Rutu Modon as Guests for SPX 2007

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Press Release

Small Press Expo (SPX), the preeminent showcase for the exhibition of independent comic books, graphic novels and alternative political cartoons, is proud to announce Bill Griffith, Gilbert Hernandez and Rutu Modan as the first slate of guests for SPX 2007. This years SPX will be held October 12 and October 13 at The North Bethesda Marriott Convention Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

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Just in Case You Missed These Eisner Award Nominees…

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Imagine my surprise leafing through Saturday's edition of the Wall Street Journal to discover a short feature lauding the work of a trio of 2007 Eisner Award nominees in their Pursuits section. Sounds like no big deal, until you dig deeper into the details.

The three Eisner-nominated books cited in Jamin Br

Free Comic Book Day Adventure

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OK, I love my job. How can you not like working at a place where you get to spend your Saturday visiting comic book shops? I mean, does it really get any better than that? Well, I guess it might if they bought my comics for me, but that is a post for another day.

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Fantagraphics sale on Eisner nominees through April 30!

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The 2007 Eisner Award nominations announced last week are old news here in the blog-o-blob by now [for a complete list of nominees, go here: http://comicsalliance.com/2007/04/20/2007-eisner-

The Drinky Crow Show Premieres May 13!

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Press Release

On Sunday, May 13, The Cartoon Network's popular Adult Swim animation showcase will premiere the long-awaited pilot of The Drinky Crow Show, based on cartoonist Tony Millionaire's long-running Maakies comic strip. The show's comedy is brutal, existential, and hilarious. As with animated shows like The Simpsons or Fu

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