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August 13, 2008

Are monthly comics on their way out of the market?

tubby.jpgDirk Deppy at Journalista! says "No." miramichileader.com | Are monthly comics on their way out of the market?
But there is a growing belief among fans and industry types that the good old fashioned comic book — which in recent years has come to be called a “floppy” — is on its way out of the market to be replaced by the graphic novel.... When I began to seriously read comics in the 1980s, the Canadian cover price was just 75 cents and the U.S. price was just 60 cents. That’s pretty cheap. Contrast that with today’s prices. The recently published Superman No. 678 carries a cover price of $2.99. And that’s a cheap title. Do the math and you’ll see that 20 comics in 1983 would set you back $15. Today those same 20 titles are going to cost $59.80 — before taxes.... In fact most monthly comics today are written in convenient four- or six-issue arcs, which make it easier to collect as a single published edition with the original issues serving as chapters.... So what does it all mean? Eventually I think we will see floppies go by the wayside. There are simply too many factors working against it to make it viable in the long run. But we will lose something which I will talk about next week.

August 11, 2008

What was the nerdiest thing Savage Critic Jeff Lester did at SDCC?

The Savage Critic(s) | Jeff Lester | Keeping the Con in Content Free: Jeff describes the geekiest thing he did in San Diego
When I tell friends I went, this is usually what they want to know, although they approach the subject in a roundabout way. "Did you dress up as a jedi?" they'll ask. "Did you get your picture taken with a chick in a skimpy outfit?" they'll inquire. "Did you buy something you can wear when you play Dungeon Master?" "Did you wait in really long lines to see the cast of Stargate?" "Did you bathe?" (No, no, no, no, and not as much as I would've liked, frankly, but that's more the heat and humidity than any sort of hygiene mishap.)... The runners-up to the nerdiest thing I did? **I took pictures of the cast of The Greatest American Hero. Unironic pictures. **I was on a panel with awesome people. (See? I'm cheating already.) **I paid so much money for that stupid FLCL Ultimate Edition DVD I'm scared to tell my wife. Although now that I look at the prices they're going for on Amazon, I kinda wish I had bought two. **I gave unsolicited advice to a total stranger about the best way to play her Region 3 Battle Royale DVD. **I coveted a Brother Voodoo lego figure that also glows in the dark. (That was before I saw these.) **I stood in the line to meet Grant Morrison, and then ducked out at close to the last minute because I had nothing for him to say and nothing for him to sign. **By contrast, I not only bought a mini comic from Nat Hernandez (Gilbert's daughter), I paid extra to have her do a sketch on the inside. But the geekiest thing I did at San Diego? Is after the jump.

August 09, 2008

Calvin & Steve Jobs

Flickr Photo Download: cajmq2

Junko Mizuno Vinyl Graphics

junko.jpgWe previously covered Junko Mizuno's amazing art: Pure Trance - A meaty comic full of cute nurses and murderers. Now, she can detail your car: Jean Snow | Junko Mizuno Vinyl Graphics
How does cruising around in a ride sporting Junko Mizuno graphics sound? Infectious sells vinyl graphics to put on cars, and one of their featured artists is indeed Mizuno. See all of the available designs here and here.
Special heads up to the astrological-minded out there.

August 08, 2008

FreakAngels 0023

FREAKANGELS is a free, weekly, ongoing comic written by Warren Ellis and illustrated by Paul Duffield. fa0023.JPG

August 06, 2008

From the creator of Sharkknife comes Seedless!

SEEDLESS - Online Comic!

Corey Lewis' Sharkknife is fun and all, but I vastly prefer his volleyball epic PENG!

August 02, 2008

FreakAngels 0022

http://www.freakangels.com/?p=48

August 01, 2008

Twilight sucks

Head Trip

July 28, 2008

Scott Pilgrim vs. The Universe

v5_front on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Totally excited. It's due in early February which is far too many months away.