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CXC 2015 Announces Dates and Guests, Including Beaton, Thompson, Smith and Mouly


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.

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Link Ink: ‘Scribblenauts Unlimited’ Superheroes, The Least Powerful People In Comics And HellGoon


Gaming: It looks like Scribblenauts Unlimited may be the next great source of in-game superhero fan art.

Lists: Tom Spurgeon responds to Bleeding Cool Magazine's list of the "100 most powerful people in comics" with a tongue-in-cheek list of 10 least powerful people...

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Link Ink: ‘Lego Batman: The Movie’ Trailer, New ‘Asterix’ And Naruto Cosplays As Goku


Animation: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has released a trailer for its upcoming Lego Batman: The Movie - DC Superheroes Unite animated feature, which seems to mostly consist of cutscenes from the LB2:DCS video game...

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The Comics Community Pays Tribute to Jean ‘Moebius’ Giraud in Words and Pictures


It's been about one week since we said goodbye to the great comic book master Jean Girard, who passed away at age 73 after a long struggle with cancer. Better known around the world as Moebius, Giraud had an immeasurably massive influence on the realms of cartooning, illustration and even film...

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Link Ink: New ‘Avengers’ Movie Image, Batman in Toronto and ‘Garfield’ Cupcakes


Movie: Empire's latest issue contains a new image of Hawkeye, Captain America and Black Widow from The Avengers.

Opinion: Tom Spurgeon examines five reasons the comic book industry is in trouble (other than digital piracy)...

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James Sturm Boycotts ‘The Avengers’ Film over Marvel’s Treatment of Jack Kirby


You can probably expect some very crowded theaters on the weekend of May 4, when The Avengers movie opens. One person you won't find among the crowds, however, is cartoonist James Sturm, an old-school Marvel fan who grew up to be a well-respected, critically acclaimed and highly influential comics creator of graphic novels like Market Day, Satchel Paige and The Golem's Mighty Swing, and the co-founder of the Center for Cartoon Studies...

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Should the Harvey Awards Be Shut Down?


The nominees were announced this week for the Harvey Awards, a comics industry prize that has seen its share of controversy both for its nomination process and the somewhat haphazard results it often produces...

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