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Fantagraphics Co-Publisher And Industry Legend Kim Thompson Passes Away

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Kim Thompson, Co-Publisher of Fantagraphics and one of the most important editors in the comics industry over the last 30 years, passed away this morning due to complications from lung cancer. He was 56 years old. Over a career that spanned more than three decades, Thompson edited talent such as Chris Ware, Peter Bagge, Stan Sakai and Joe Sacco, and introduced the work of many legendary European cartoonists to the North American audience.

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Eisner Awards 2013: ‘Building Stories’ & ‘Fatale’ Sweep Nominations, ComicsAlliance Gets A Nod

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The nominees for the 2013 Eisner Awards were announced this afternoon, and it is a varied and impressive list. In terms of publishers, Fantagraphics leads the pack with a robust 24 nominations, followed by Image Comics with 17 (and one shared) and IDW with eight (also with one shared.) Close behind i

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Fantagraphics To Release Book Of Guantanamo Courtroom Sketches

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One of the many lasting legacies from the 9-11 terrorists attacks will be the indefinite detention of suspected terrorists in the U.S. Military base in Guantanamo, Cuba. It is a moment in this country's history that will undoubtedly be discussed for decades to come, as we all recall these prisoners -- detained outside of the United States and not afforded due process under our judicial system -- and debate the moral issues behind their confinement

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Fantagraphics Co-Publisher Kim Thompson Diagnosed With Cancer

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Late yesterday afternoon Fantagraphics released a statement on behalf of co-publisher Kim Thompson, revealing that the longtime editor has recently been diagnosed with lung cancer, and will be taking a leave of absence from his post. You can read the full statement

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Link Ink: ‘Superman: Unbound’ Box Art, Cardboard Iron Men And Glow-In-The-Dark Hellboy

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Animation: Warner Bros. Animation has released new images and official box art for Superman: Unbound, which arrives on home video and digital formats on May 7.

Movies: There's a new still of Hugh Jackman on The Wolverine

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Link Ink: New ‘The Walking Dead’ TV In February, A Fantagraphics Sale And An ‘Iron Man 3′ Toy Tease

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TV: AMC teases the February 10 return of The Walking Dead with some new zombie-fighting footage.

Sales: Until January 5, you can get 20 percent off of your entire purchase at the Fantagraphics online store with the code

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Link Ink: CG Hong Kong Phooey And Marvin The Martian, Plastic Charizard And Stamped Doctors

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Animation: Director Alex Zamm has posted footage from a canned Marvin the Martian CG/live action short, along with a Hong Kong Phooey CG demo on his Vimeo site.

Upcoming: Fantagraphics has posted an online preview of the upcoming Messages in a Bottle, which will collect the best comics by

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Bizarro Back Issues: Donald Duck In ‘A Christmas For Shacktown’ (1952)

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If you're a regular ComicsAlliance reader, then you already know that I'm pretty fascinated by the weirder comics of the past, but at Christmastime, my thoughts turn to more heartwarming tales. As s

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Rediscovering Comics’ Queer History: An Interview with ‘No Straight Lines’ Editor Justin Hall

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Earlier this year Fantagraphics published an extraordinary collection of LGBT comics from the past four decades. No Straight Lines brings together comics from the early days of the alternative and underground press, stories from the era of the AIDS crisis, contemporary webcomics dealing with identity and gender issues and much more in one volume. The result is

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Link Ink: DC’s New Car Line, Classic Comic-Con Footage, And The Mario Avengers

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Cars: DC Comics and Kia Motors America have unveiled four new cars inspired by Jim Lee designs--the Flash Forte Koup, the Aquaman Rio 5-Door, the Green Lantern Soul and the Cyborg Forte 5-Door--to join the already-revealed Batman Optima SX Limited.

Movies: MTV's Jo

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