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First Look: The Amazing Remarkable Monsieur Leotard By Eddie Campbell

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The more my Scot/Aussie pal and cartoonist Eddie Campbell told me about his next, The Amazing Remarkable Mr. Leotard, last summer at Comicon International: San Diego, the more I wanted to read it and share bits of what

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Laika’s 50th Anniversary

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Seeing as today is the 50th anniversary of the Sputnik 2 launch, it seemed to be a good time to check in with Nick Abadzis, creator of the Laika graphic novel. I caught up with him last night, as he was prepar

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Choose the ‘Right’ Fate of the Artist

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For those of you who are friends -- or enemies -- of Eddie Campbell, choose the caption that best explains -- for your amusement -- the bandage on the Maestro's noggin:

1. Thank you, Anne!

2. OK, it is a graphic novel...

3. Alan doesn't like you anymore.

4. Callum, I've decided to give you a raise after all...

5. Th

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This Week’s New Releases and Recommendations

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Welcome to another Wednesday Thursday! We're rocking the New Releases and Recommendations post in a new fashion today. Indies vs. Superheroes! Greg McElhatton vs. Kevin Panetta! The Fight o' the Century!

In this corner! Representing indie comics! Greg "The Marathon Man" McElhatton!

LAIKA SC $17.95

Now, you might be thinking,

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Four Sets of Eyes See The Same Story Very Differently

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Despite being a hack writer who's been paid off-and-on for his dubious talents for more than 30 years, I've always been intrigued by how two sets of eyes can read the same story/screenplay or see the same movie and get something completely different out of it, or not...

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Eddie Campbell Joins ‘The Black Diamond Detective Agency’

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Eddie Campbell is not only comics royalty, with Bacchus, Alec, and a little ditty called From Hell which he co-created with Alan Moore to his credit, he's also a true gentleman, a raconteur par excellence, and (full disclosure) I'm honored to call him my friend. I first met Eddie through mutual friends at Comic-C

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Things I Learned at Comic-Con 2007: Part ‘The Last’

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To wrap up what I began yesterday with my geeky State of the Industry post, here's a few tidbits from the blogger's notebook you may not find elsewhere...

1. My fellow Alliance blogger and pal Greg McElhatton recently spilled the beans about Jeff Smith's indy fol

Ten Books You Should Buy: September 2007 (Part 1)

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When the comic book industry releases its upcoming solicitations (two months in advance), there's always a lot of buzz and fanfare over the announcements for the four "front of the book" publishers: Dark Horse, DC, Image, and Marvel. T

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

Get a Comics Education, Read Eddie Campbell’s Blog

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If you've read my blogs here, at my original watering hole on Illustrated Fiction and Blog@Newsarama.com for very long, you know how much I love the work of Eddie Campbell, one of this medium's finest cartoonists.

No matter if you like his

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