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Another American Elf in the Family!


While millions of Americans were flooding malls on Black Friday, one of my favorite cartoonists, the original American Elf James Kochalka, had more important things to do... James and his wife Amy welcomed their second son, Oliver Jonco, into the world on Nov...

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Mr. Die Hard Stars in Surrogates Film


My close friends at Top Shelf Productions in suburban Atlanta and Portland, Ore., are giving a little bit of extra thanks for unexpected blessings this Thanksgiving after Variety broke the news earlier this week that Bruce Willis will star in director Jonathan Mostow's upcoming adaptation of The Surrogates, the company's initial venture into "mainstream comics" some two years ago by Rob Vendetti and Brent Weldele, for Disney...

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Choose the ‘Right’ Fate of the Artist


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...

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SPX 2007: Family, Redefined


My day began with a fruitless search for the charger for my camera's battery, followed by an equally fruitless search for a store that might sell me a replacement, so I'm afraid I must begin with an apology for the lack of on-the-scene photos...

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Before MoCCA, There Was SPX


Despite my best intentions -- also lacking the time and a plane ticket -- I'll be very sorry about missing this weekend's Small Press Expo (SPX) in Bethesda, Md., one of the most enjoyable weekends of any year for fans of independent comics


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Matt Kindt’s Masterful ‘Super Spy’ Dossier


Matt Kindt is not yet a household name in the comics field, and this fact borders on the criminal. You see, Kindt has quietly been producing noir masterpieces with almost frightening consistency for a number of years now, first in collaboration with Jason Hall (Pistolwhip volumes 1 and 2, and Mephisto and the Empty Box), and then on his own as the writer/artist of 2 Sisters and the just-released Super Spy, his best and most ambitious work to date...

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The Comics Page: Craig Thompson


If you've never had the pleasure of attending a comic book convention, you should strongly consider it in the very near future, if for no other reason than to have the opportunity to catch a rare glimpse of your favorite cartoonist at work sketching something spontaneously that you'll never see published anywhere...

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End of the Week Explosion #16


Yo. It's Labor Day weekend and I am recovering from a barbecue at which I drank too much and Seacord unlocked half the songs on my copy of GUITAR HERO ENCORE: ROCKS THE '80s! But more importantly, the weekend means it's time for the End of the Week Explosion, in which the Amazing Seacord answers the tough questions...

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Ten Books You Should Buy: October 2007 (Part 2)


Picking up where yesterday's post left off, this is a look at ten books being published in October 2007 that you might otherwise miss. From art school girls to gun-toting library police, there's a little something for everyone to enjoy here


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


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 follow-up to Bone, Rasl


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