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Cliff Chiang’s HeroesCon 2010 Sketches

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You may not be able to own every sketch that '80s-loving artist Cliff Chiang of "Neil Young's Greendale" fame drew at HeroesCon 2010, but you can ogle the fruits of his labor and contemplate his ability to draw th

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‘The Marvelous Cartoon Wig Museum’ Shirt Highlights Animated Hair From Every Era

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If there's one thing that rivals hands in the scheme of difficult physical attributes to illustrate, it's hair. Perhaps that's why so many cartoonists have opted for iconic hairdos that aren't necessarily natural, but rather recognizable helmets of iconography?

Threadless user Rodrigo Leonard

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Manga and Comics: What’s in a Name?

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Manga, comics, it's all the same right? After all, Japanese comics encompass just as many styles, genres and formats as sequential art found elsewhere in the world. So why do we make the distinction as if every manga were "Naruto" and every American comic were "Wolverine?"

The Wall Street Journal asked man

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Link Ink — Jackie Brown in Smallville, Count Chocula vs. Dracula, Spider-Man Arrested

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Crossover: Still reeling from the "Mad Men" finale? Check out yet another Don Draper mashup with comics -- this time of the Batman variety. (Newsarama)

TV: Jackie Brown makes her way to Smallville with the arrival of Pam Grier in a re

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‘Astro Boy’ Spin-Offs: The Movie vs. ‘Pluto’

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Since its creation in 1952, Osamu Tezuka's "Astro Boy" manga has become a certified worldwide phenomenon, featured in multiple television series, movies, and books. 2009 alone saw the introduction of two new takes on the "Astro Boy" mythos: a CGI "Astro Boy" movie aimed squarely at the brainpans of American children, and "Pluto," a new manga for adults who want a little bit more from their cartoon characters

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The Real Astro Boy Story: Depressing as Hell

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With the new Hollywood CGI Astro Boy now out in theaters, the usual question comes to mind: how close will it be to the original comic? And the answer for most US comic fans is..."who the heck actually read Astro Boy?" Well, we did

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Comic Book Sushi: Cartoon Bento Boxes from Japan

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The "Astro Boy" movie is out, and how better to celebrate the Hollywood debut of one of the most beloved manga characters in history than by eating his face for lunch? There is no better way.

This Tezuka treat comes from the pages of "Face Food: The Visual Creativity of Japanese B

‘Astro Boy’ Director David Bowers Talks Butt Guns, Robot Class Struggles, and Sequel Rumors

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With the new 3-D computer-animated "Astro Boy" movie hitting theaters this week, American audiences will once again be introduced to one of the founding characters of Japanese manga and anime.

But will they take the bait this time around? Are the dulcet tones of Kristen Bell, Eugene Levy, Samuel L. Jackson, and other marquee

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McDonald’s Happy Meals Are Poised For ‘Astro Boy’ Toys

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This coming Friday marks the theatrical release of Imagi Studios' computer animated "Astro Boy," meaning merchandise isn't far behind. Perhaps the most notable plastic pieces formed in Astro Boy's honor (in terms of raw distribution) are the upcoming Happy Meal toys packed with kids me

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Kristen Bell Talks About Astro Boy’s Butt

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The "Astro Boy" movie hits theaters on October 23rd, and ComicsAlliance had a chance to talk to both Director David Bowers and voice stars Kristen Bell ("Veronica Mars," "Heroes") and Freddie Highmore ("The Spiderwick Chronicles) about the first big screen adaptation of the classic manga

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