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Joe Grant 1908 - 2005

Veteran Disney animator Joe Grant passed away last Friday. Grant’s career spanned from the 1930s to the present day; his character designs were seen in Disney films from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to Fantasia 2000. Jim Hill Media has posted a retrospective tribute article.

Free Comic Book Day 2005 on Saturday, May 7

This year’s Free Comic Book Day is hitting comic book stores internationally on Saturday, May 7, 2005. Participating comic book shops will have a variety of comic book titles available for free, and many will have creator signings or other in-store events. This year’s offerings include The Batman Strikes (DC), Marvel Adventures: Spider-Man and the […]

Bill Finger Award Announced for Comic Book Writing

The Eisner Awards have announced a new Bill Finger Award for Excellence in Comic Book Writing. Named for writer Bill Finger, who was pivotal in creating the first Batman comic book stories, the award will recognize any comics writer, living or dead, who has produced a significant body of creative comics writing. The first Finger […]

Dan Slott Talks Superhero Death and "GLA"

Comicon.com’s PULSE News has posted the first part of an interview with writer Dan Slott about his current G.L.A. (Great Lakes Avengers) mini-series for Marvel Comics. Two 4-page previews are available for G.L.A. #1 and G.L.A. #2; issue #2 was released to comic book stores on Wednesday.

"Howl's Moving Castle" in New York and Seattle

According to Nausicaa.net, the Village Voice is holding a drawing to give away two free tickets to a June 10 screening of Howl’s Moving Castle in New York City. On the same day, the Seattle International Film Festival will be showing the Japanese language version of the film.

Dynamite Entertainment Confirms "Battlestar Galactica" Comic

Dynamite Entertainment has confirmed that they have acquired the rights to publish a comic book based on the new Battlestar Galactica TV show currently airing on the SciFi Channel. The series is scheduled for release in Fall 2005.

Studio Ghibli Film Festival at UC Berkeley Art Museum

Nausicaa.net is reporting a Studio Ghibli film festival running from June 2 to June 30 at the University of California at Berkeley Art Museum. Nearly every Studio Ghibli film will be screened, including Howl’s Moving Castle. Details and scheduling information is available at the film festival web site.

DC Raises Prices, Eliminates DCU $2.25 Titles

DC Comics has announced that Batman, Nightwing, Robin, The Flash, JLA, and Wonder Woman will increase in cover price in June from $2.25 to $2.50, leaving the only $2.25 comics in their Johnny DC line. In addition, the Vertigo books 100 Bullets, The Books of Magick, and Lucifer will all become $2.75 in June as […]

Stairway to Heaven: "Terry Moore: Paradise Found"

In the early 1990s, a shift occurred in the comic book publishing world. Increased desire for creative freedom and financial reward led to a small boom of small press and self-publishers offering alternatives to the mostly homogenous output of Marvel and DC Comics. One of the most successful creators to break into the business was […]

NY Times Covers "Family Guy Live!"

The New York Times covers “Family Guy Live!”, where cast members performed a script for live audiences last Friday and Saturday (free registration required). The article notes Family Guy’s resurrection on network TV and briefly analyzes the show’s fans.

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