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McKean, McNeil and Yokoyama Among Los Angeles Times Book Prize Nominees


The Los Angeles Times has released the list of nominees for its prestigious assortment of book prizes, including the finalists in the graphic novel category. Last year's winner was Adam Hines' Duncan the Wonder Dog: Show One, which was also ComicsAlliance's pick for best comic book of 2010...

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‘Where They Draw’ Takes You Inside Cartoonists’ Workspaces


I've never thought the eyes were the window to the soul so much as the desk is. After all, the way a person treats their workspace says a lot about them. Do they work in a cheerful, brightly lit space filled with plants and knick-knacks...

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Link Ink: Custom Transformers Autobot Ukelele, Viz’s Digital Sale and Drawing Jim Woodring’s Frank


Music: The custom Transformers Autobot logo ukulele by Etsy seller Paul Celantano is exactly what meets the eye in a good way.

Manga: Viz is currently selling the first volumes of its digital manga series for 20 percent off...

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Link Ink: ‘Adventure Time’s’ Jim Woodring Homage, More ‘Beasts of Burden’ on the Way and Hector Hammond’s Creepy Noggin


Animation: James Kochalka points out a recent nod to Jim Woodring's art on Adventure Time. It's Algebraic!

Viral: Warner Bros. Amanda Waller seems to have launched her own blog, promoting the Green Lantern movie just talkin' about her life and such...

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‘Village Voice’ Doesn’t Pay Cartoonists, Asks Cartoonists Why They’re Broke


In anticipation of this weekend's MoCCA Festival, The Village Voice published its Cartoon Issue, featuring an exhaustive and fascinating article on the grim financial realities of cartoonists. Among the many depressing facts reported were that Fantagraphics makes only $6 million in sales a year; the Diamond Comic Distributor's total sales figures for 2009 were only $428 million; and that The Village Voice itself doesn't pay many cartoonists whose work it publishes...

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Link Ink: ‘Star Wars’ Blu-Rays Coming in September, Touring Marvel Circa 1998, and the PokeDeath Star


Movies: The Star Wars films are coming to Blu-ray in September. A set of all six will set you back $140, but they're said to be packed with the kind of extras that make it worth it. The only extra I want is Han shooting first...

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NIBBUS MAXIMUS: Jim Woodring Unveils the Giant Nib Pen


We previously reported on esteemed cartoonist Jim Woodring's efforts to raise money towards the construction of an insanely large, seven-foot steel-tip dip pen. The creator of Frank and Weathercraft said he needed $4,500 to complete the project that they said couldn't be done, but done it he has...

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Link Ink: Former ‘The Walking Dead’ Writer May Get ‘Powers,’ ‘Owly’ Gets Colors and Mega Man’s Tribute


TV: The Walking Dead executive producer Charles "Chic" Eglee is reportedly is in talks to produce Brian Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming's Powers.

Sales: Drawn and Quarterly are having a massive 40% off sale through December 10 at their online store...

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Link Ink: Jim Woodring’s Moebius Strip, Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Blu-Ray and Alan Moore’s Frank Miller Parody


Art: Celebrated cartoonist Jim Woodring doesn't just construct giant steel dip pens, he also twists his work into Moebius strip for the ages. Check out his creation video and an animated .gif at Fantagraphics...

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Support Jim Woodring’s Dream of Drawing with a 7-Foot Pen


A lot of people have dreams. For most people, they don't involve creating a nearly 7-foot-tall steel dip pen and drawing illustrations with it, but then again, most people aren't Jim Woodring. The creator of "Frank" has shared his goal with the world and you can't help but root for his genuine positivity and excess of imagination...

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