Webcomics: Artists Kevin Mellon and John Bivens have launched Forest For the Trees, a new weekly webcomic that forces each creator to respond to the other's work on the fly, unaware of what's coming next.
Museums: An adult-sized catbus replica from My Neighbor Totoro is coming to the Ghibli Museum in
Indie comics artist Chris Ware -- no stranger to illustrating magazine covers -- recently reported at the C2E2 convention that he'd completed a cover for "Fortune" magazine, only to see it rejected. Well, thanks to The Beat, we can actually take a look at the cover... a close, close look, because the real joy of Ware's work (an
Indie comics creators like Chris Ware, Adrian Tomine, Ivan Brunetti, and Dan Clowes are no strangers to "The New Yorker" magazine, but for the upcoming 85th anniversary edition of the magazine they're all going to be illustrating variant covers, comic book style
Lots of Chris Ware everywhere: The indie artist drew the cover of the most recent "New Yorker," along with a typically melancholy Halloween feature. Boing Boing also reminded us of an episode of "This American Life" (below) that Ware animated for Showtime about a fad at an elementary school where kids started making cardboard cameras and pretended to film the events around them as news -- and how that very quickly altered the way they treated each other.
The Eisners, a.k.a. the Oscars of Comics, were announced last night. Here's a rundown of the winners in case you didn't make it to the Indigo Ballroom section of the Hilton San Diego Bayfront for the festivitie
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