For some odd reason, the last several days have me thinking once again about Charlotte Braun, the Peanuts character that Charles Schulz “killed” when a reader wrote to him expressing her annoyance at the character, and the response Schulz sent. Kinda makes you think about a lot of things. I probably would have done the same thing. via Letters of Note
Press Release GRAPHICLY ACQUIRES IFANBOY TO BRING COMMUNITY TO THE DIGITAL COMICS PLATFORM With the Acquisition, Graphic.ly Puts Greater Emphasis on Reader, Creator and Publisher Relationships That Are Key in the Digital Age February 17, 2010 â€“ Boulder, CO â€“ Graphic.ly, the cutting-edge community and digital content delivery platform for comics and other forms of publishing, has acquired iFanboy, one of the leading communities, news and audio & video sites for the comics and graphic novel enthusiast. With the acquisition, iFanboy becomes a division of Graphic.ly, and will be integrated into the Graphic.ly Web site, as well as into the
Press Release Comic creator Andrea Grant will be featured on G4’s ‘Women of the Web 2’ which airs Wednesday, December 30th at 7 pm ET.Â Grant is a writer/multimedia artist who is best known for her comic book series ‘MINX’ and her ‘Pin-Up Poet’ persona. “I was thrilled when G4 called me up, because I am taking MINX in a new direction for 2010.Â This is the first time people will get to see the amazing art of Rey Arzeno.” Andrea Grant is the President and founder of Copious Amounts Press.Â She has published essays, poetry and photographs in numerous
I never really thought about it before, but plenty of the literary types have noticed the similarities between Grendel, the monster from Beowulf, and Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch. It must have occurred to Dr Seuss to bend this ancient story to his own use; to retell it as a picture book.Â I was thinking about the similarities between Grendel, the monster from Beowulf, and the Grinchâ€”even down to their names.Â What really struck me was the bit about how neither one could stand the sounds of civilization. Following the links in the article offer up a couple of articles that
A new study released by Simba Information shows one in 10 adults read comics.Â And while many will poo-poo the notion that comics are for kids, the comic book reader might be more literate than the rest, as 70-percent of those who read comics are also more inclined to purchase regular books as well. Showing marked increases in their presence on bestseller lists, graphic novels have almost become their own industry at a time when growth in traditional publishing has become practically non-existent. The basis for numerous films, television shows, and other forms of media, graphic novels have grown in
The last time we featured news about Newsarama on this site was way back in 2007, when Imaginova, Inc. purchased the website for a sum of $15 million.Â Today, TopTenREVIEWS announced it had acquired the Consumer Media Division of Imaginova, and with that acquisition goes Newsarama.com, Space.com, and LiveScience.com.Â No word on restructuring, or how much the division was purchased for, but hopefully Imaginova got their investment back on the deal. In other news, Major Spoilers is still owned by the site founder. Full press release after the jump.
Bless our retarded group of Intardwebz Trolls that make their way to the site to stir up trouble just because they have nothing else to do while their mothers clean their bedrooms and wash their smelly underwear.Â If it wasn’t for their actions, we wouldn’t have such a tight community of loyal Spoilerites, who take great pride in being a part of the Major Spoilers experience.Â I’ve often wondered what makes an Intardwebz Troll so driven to pop up randomly on a site to start a flame war, disparage content producers, or dump on those making a coherent statement in
When I was younger, I loved Bloom County.Â When it ended, I was a tad sad, but thought everything wrapped up nicely.Â When Breathed launched Opus, I read it of and on, but never felt it captured the crazy spirit behind Bloom County.Â Perhaps it was the Sunday only appearance that left me feeling all “meh” inside. Berkeley Breathed contacted the Los Angeles Times, announcing to the world, that now Opus will be ending its five year run on November 2, 2008. â€œ30 years of cartooning to end. Iâ€™m destroying the village to save it. Opus would inevitably become a