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eric-bass's picture
May.04.2011
In 2009, I get a call from my mother, wanting to go to a comic book convention, in Novi Michigan, near Detroit. After brushing the the carpet fibers from my jaw, and placing it firmly back where it belongs, I looked it up online. And there found out everything one needs to know about the Motor City...
eric-bass's picture
May.04.2011
In 2009, I get a call from my mother, wanting to go to a comic book convention, in Novi Michigan, near Detroit. After brushing the the carpet fibers from my jaw, and placing it firmly back where it belongs, I looked it up online. And there found out everything one needs to know about the Motor City...
barry-eva's picture
Nov.16.2010
When my guest today told his grandmother he wanted to be a writer, in typical Jewish grandmother terms she replied, “Oh, so you want to starve?” Barry Lyga, despite that start has not only become an author, but a hugely popular YA author. Anybody who can write terrific novel that go from revealing...
gerard-jones's picture
Jul.14.2010
I go to Comic Con every year, but lately it's just been to hang out with my friend Joe and look through old yellowing comics and feel that sultry San Diego air. Oh, and the drive. I love driving alone down I-5 in the summer heat, staying at some shabby motel at the bottom of the big valley, then...
gina-misiroglu's picture
Nov.11.2009
Warrior women—from Wonder Woman to Elektra to Xena to Ripley—have won a die-hard fan following among women in the last decade because, in addition to being sexy, they are strong, in control, smart, and successful. Lara Croft may have originated as pure male fantasy—a buxom video game character with...
jeffrey-j-mariotte's picture
Aug.22.2009
Many writers, if not most, would love to see their work show up on the big screen or the small.  We're in love with Hollywood, after all, where storytellers get paid well even if they're sometimes treated like second class citizens.  In TV, writers are accorded more respect, in general, than they...
bob-levin's picture
Aug.10.2009
Faithful readers will recall that for my last appearance in The Comics Journal its Table of Contents credited my interview of legendary underground cartoonist S. Clay Wilson to someone else entirely. Now, in TCJ’s latest war against celebrity journalists, the final tweakings of its spectacular...
g-willow-wilson's picture
Aug.02.2009
Grove Press, the independent publishers of Kiran Desai’s Booker Prize-winning novel The Inheritance of Loss and bestsellers Man Gone Down and Peace Like A River, will publish Willow’s memoir The Butterfly Mosque in Spring 2010. Stay tuned for details! 
red-hot-publishing-news's picture
Jul.15.2009
Find out what's hot in the world of publishing with this selection of recent industry news. COMIC BOOKS Are you attending Comic-Con (next month in San Diego) in the hopes of meeting publishers? Publishers Weekly has a list of great questions to ask here. The First Asian American Comicon went off...