24 Hour Comics Day Announced

This year, 24 Hour Comics Day will be October 20, 2007. (It’s moved from April to put it further away from Free Comic Book Day.) Watch for more information later in the year about which locations will be holding events. Update: In the interests of providing greater context to new readers, the 24 Hour Comic is an artistic exercise created by Scott McCloud in which you attempt to create 24 pages of comics in 24 hours. 24 Hour Comics Day […]

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Another Friends of Lulu Board Member Speaks

After last week’s revelations about the now-defunct Empowerment Fund, another Friends of Lulu board member, Leigh Dragoon, comments. Here’s an excerpt (link no longer available): 3. The Empowerment Fund is a defunct concept which Friends of Lulu will no longer be pursuing. 4. I have examined the PayPal statements. There is absolutely no evidence whatsoever that Ronee misappropriated any funds. In fact, she donated funds. 5. We offered Fund contributors a refund period. 6. Money was spent ONLY on the […]

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Whiteout Returns

I’m very happy to hear that there’s going to be another Whiteout comic. I just adore Steve Lieber’s art, and Greg Rucka’s writing has never been better than in this story of a U.S. Marshal in Antarctica. From an interview at Comic Book Resources: in the fourth quarter of 2007… Rucka and Lieber reunite for the third chapter of Carrie’s story, Whiteout: Thaw, once again from Oni Press. Like the two previous series, Thaw will likely debut as a four […]

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Friends of Lulu Responds

I guess asking questions in public does work! In response to my earlier posting about how Friends of Lulu hadn’t answered my followup questions about their Empowerment Fund, I got an email from the current president of the group, Shannon Crane. Please note that she again didn’t actually answer my second round of questions (about their timeline for wrapping this up and their 501(c)(3) status), but we do get more information about the beleaguered project. Here’s some excerpts: We did […]

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Friends of Lulu Silent on Donation Status

Two weeks ago, I asked Friends of Lulu about the status of their Empowerment Fund, a somewhat notorious project that’s been bedeviled with questions since its start. They weren’t able to provide much concrete information, so I asked two more questions. When do you expect to have the transition completed? Do you expect to release a statement at that time? Until then, what is the status of the funds received? And are you still an official 501c3 organization, because you’re […]

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Caliber Titles Online

I remember Caliber fondly from when I got back into comics last decade. Now, they’re putting many of their titles online. Press release: Caliber Comics, one of the leading independent publishers of the 1990’s, is making many of their titles available as downloads from drivethrucomics.com. The titles will be available as pdfs which can be used with Acrobat Reader and the majority will sold less than the original cover price. [sic] Caliber, which helped to launch the careers of many […]

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Friends of Lulu Empowerment Fund Response

I was questioning the status of the Friends of Lulu Empowerment Fund, so I sent a query to the Board of Directors of the group. (Actually, I sent an email to the general “info@friends-lulu.org” address listed on their Contact Us page, only to get back a form notice that that address is being “phased out” and to contact board members directly. So I did. I figure their website is overdue for or in the middle of an upgrade, because the […]

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Ross Campbell Quits Tokyopop

I’m not a fan of zombie stories, so I didn’t enjoy Ross Campbell’s The Abandoned as much as I have some of his other works. However, I’m sorry to hear that he had publisher problems (as revealed in the comments at Bill Sherman’s review, link no longer available). i sorta quit Tokyopop after the first book, i had a crummy experience with them (requiring a long rant to explain, heh). but i’m pitching the sequel’s material to another publisher, but […]

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