First-timer Ohio comics festival Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (also known as CXC) announced a slew of details last week, including official dates for its inaugural celebration, October 1-3, a logo created by Dustin Harbin, and a new website explaining all about the festival. Set up by Jeff Smith, Lucy Caswell, Vijaya Iyer, and executive director Tom Spurgeon, the festival's first wave of guests include Kate Beaton, Craig Thompson, Françoise Mouly and Bill Griffith.
Publisher Locus Moon press has been working on the new anthology book, Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream, for about two years now, and it's asking for fans to help make the long journey come to fruition.
The book,which tasks creators including Paul Pope, John Cassaday, Jill Thompson, Cliff Chiang, J.H. Williams III, Craig Thompson, Carla Speed McNeil, Mike Allred and Roger Langridge, with drawing new, full-page Little Nemo strips in the style of series creator Winsor McCay, will come out in the fall if Locus Moon can raise $50,000 via Kickstarter. The project launched Monday morning, and by mid-afternoon, it was at around $13,000. Not a bad start.
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Movies: Director Bryan Singer has tweeted a photo of Halle Berry as Storm in her X-Men: Days of Future Past attire.
Video: Gizmodo continues its look inside Hasbro's manufacturing process with a profile of the toymaker's model workshop.
Interviews: Over at Boing Bo
After the success of Habibi and Blankets, where next for cartoonist Craig Thompson? Turns out, the sky isn't even the limit as his new project, an all-ages graphic novel for Scholastic, heads into space to follow a young girl trying to save her father from the belly of an intergalactic whale.
Publishers Weekly reports that Thompson has signed a deal with Scholastic to produce Space Dumplins, his first full-color gra
Upcoming: IDW's revealed another cover for May's Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 eight-issue miniseries, which will pit the Enterprise crew and The Doctor against the Borg and The Cybermen.
Oprah: Craig Thompson's Blankets has been named one of "The 8 Greatest Love Stories of All Time" by Oprah.com. If your parents call and ask y
As 2011 draws to close, ComicsAlliance has assembled its annual list of the best comics and graphic novels of the year with the help of our editors, writers, and readers. Like any list, it is naturally subjective, but we've packed it chock full of eleven comics that have awed us, excited us, and entertained us over the last 12 months and books that we're passionate about recommending. Read about #11-9, #8-7, #6-5, and now #4-3 in our Top 11 Comics of 2011.
Crime: Police arrested a 33-year-old man after he allegedly attacked shoppers at a Portland, Ore. Toys 'R' Us with a blue lightsaber toy. The dude apparently resisted arrest and managed to deflect a taser cable before getting tackled and taken to a hospital for a mental evaluation. I'm glad nobody
Two larger new editions of Craig Thompson's autobiographical graphic novel Blankets came out yesterday from Top Shelf, reprinting the Eisner Award-winning book about Thompson's first love as a young man from a deeply religious family. Thompson newest work, the much-anticipated Islamic-lore-inspired Habibi, hits stores in a few week from Pan