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New On-line Comics Previews

Buzzscope.com has posted a page full of comic book previews for books scheduled for release on September 7, 2005. Included are The Stardust Kid #2 by J.M. DeMatteis and Mike Ploog; Incredible Hulk #86 by Peter David and Jorge Lucas; Ultimate Spider-Man #82 by Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley; and Y the Last Man […]

Comic Book Industry Begins Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts

Several players in the comic book industry have announced relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Katrina in the American South. DC Comics has issued a preliminary statement stating that they will give their products to affected retailers at no charge, and promises a more comprehensive statement next week. The linked article at Newsarama.com also recalls […]

Betty Boop Goes to Hooters

The Hooters Restaurant chain has debuted a new lapel pin putting Betty Boop into the tank top and shorts uniform of a Hooters waitress. It is apparently the latest of 357 collectible Hooters lapel pins, although it is the first to feature a licensed character. (via Mark Evanier’s weblog)

Retrospective of "Pink Floyd: The Wall" and "Hercules" Designer Due in November

Artist Gerald Scarfe’s career will be examined in depth in Drawing Blood: Forty Five Years of Scarfe Uncensored, a retrospective book due out on November 3. Scarfe’s work has been seen in works as disparate as Pink Floyd: The Wall and Walt Disney’s animated Hercules movie. (via Tom Spurgeon’s Comics Reporter weblog)

Going Behind the Page with Terry Moore, "Strangers in Paradise"

Newsarama.com has posted a lengthy interview with Terry Moore, creator, writer and artist for the independently published comic book Strangers in Paradise.

Animation and Nelson Shin Bring Rare Unity to Korean Peninsula

The New York Times covers Nelson Shin’s animated feature film Princess Chung, noting that both North and South Korean teams were responsible for producing the film (free registration required). The article covers Shin’s biography and career highlights, and notes that animation is failing to draw large audiences at the South Korean box office.

DVD Talk Covers "Lilo & Stitch 2" Launch Party

DVDTalk.com’s das Monkey has posted an article covering the DVD launch party for Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch. Several photos are provided, along with several long audio interviews with cast members and creators.

Gemstone Publishing's David Gerstein on Disney Classic Stories Reprints

David Gerstein, Archival Editor for Gemstone Publishing, has been interviewed by Comicon.com’s PULSE News about Mickey and the Gang Classic Stories in Verse, a 360 page trade paperback reprinting one-page adventure stories starring Disney’s iconic characters. The original comics were published in Good Housekeeping magazine starting in 1934. The trade paperback is available for pre-order […]

The Growth of Anime in America According to "Wired"

Wired magazine has analyzed the state of the American anime industry, noting that anime now accounts for nearly 7% of all DVDs sold and appears more and more frequently on TV. (via Internet Movie Database Daily Briefing)

Jack Kirby Museum Opens Virtual Doors

an appreciation of Jack has opened up its official website on what would have been Kirby’s 88th birthday. The website currently hosts a video interview with Kirby and rare artwork. (via Mark Evanier’s weblog, who also posted an appreciation of Jack on August 28)

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