If you've invested in Roland Emmerich's life-altering film 2012 starring John Cusack, you are fully aware that the world is totally going to end next year on December 21 (What's that? Something about a Mayan calendar? Sorry bro, never heard of it). Choosing to make the best of Earth's final days, Fantagraphics, crea
Last week, I mentioned that Lost in the Andes, Fantagraphics' amazing new book Donald Duck stories by Carl Barks, had one of the weirdest Christmas stories I've ever read. And for me, that's saying something: Christmas comics are one of the few things I go out of my way to collect regardless of who the creators are and who puts t
Art: Daniel Clowes comments on the changing shape of book stores on a new cover for The New Yorker.
Eats: Blastr has a list of sci-fi restaurants currently in operation. Sadly, none of them are in my neighborhood -- but the
Upcoming: Fantagraphics has unveiled its Spring/Summer 2012 distributor's catalog, which includes works by Gary Panter, Mort Meskin, Malcolm McNeill, Basil Wolverton, George Herriman, Josh Simmons, Gilbert Hernandez, Jaime Hernandez, Tom Kaczynski, Nicolas Mahler, Jacques Tardi, Gabriella Giandelli, Guy Peellaert, Lorenzo Mattotti, Ulli Lust and many, many more.
Freedom of Speech: The offices of French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo were firebombed, presumably by Islamic extremists, a day after the magazine named the Prophet Muha
When Disney acquired Marvel in 2009, the implications of getting Marvel's characters and properties into the Disney-dominated arenas of television and film were obvious. What wasn't addressed quite as much, however, was that it worked the other way around: After 70 years of licensing out their characters to comic book companies like Dell, Gold Key and Gemstone, Disney had acquired a company of their own with a massive presence in the comics market.
For the first time in decades fans will finally be able to collect the iconic horror, crime and sci-fi stories of E.C. Comics in black and white collections from Fantagraphics starting in 2012. According to The Comi
Food: You can now feast upon special Captain America: The First Avengers grub at Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins. Just be sure to go ride your bike for awhile or something afterward if you want to keep looking like a super soldier.
TV: Voice actor Billy
Even when I was a kid, I was never cared much for Mickey Mouse. I was always more into Warner's Looney Tunes -- especially the Chuck Jones cartoons -- and the Disney stuff I liked tended to be revolve around the adventures of Uncle Scrooge or Chip 'n' Dale's Rescue Rangers, the latter of which prompted my first and only purchase of an airbrushed t-shirt
The funny thing about comics, as a medium, is that it's so much larger than you might think. The American comics industry, from cape comics to autobio, is well known, as is manga, a Japanese import that went from niche to fad to powerhouse