Entries by Chris

Hey guys, I've had my head down working on TCAF and UDON (and, of course, The Beguiling) so I apologize for the near-total lack of updates. ...


I just wanted to write a brief note to let you all know that The Slate Annual Cartoonist Studio Prize has been announced, and the ...


Hey, the good folks at the "Guys With Pencils" podcast had me over to shoot the shit and it went on for like two and ...


The Arcade Fire, Reflektor I have a bad memory. I feel like this is at least in part due to my heroic intake of aspartame via diet ...


It was a very good year and a very tough year, all things considered. I am very fortunate though, that the highs of the year ...


Once upon a time I lived with Bryan Lee O'Malley and this other guy, and we used one of the rooms in the house for ...


Last year, The Slate Book Review and The Center for Cartoon Studies teamed to create The Cartoonist Studio Prize. It's actually two, $1000 prizes awarded ...


Hey folks, If you're reading this I'm travelling right now. If you'd like to say hello while I'm in your neck of the woods, drop me ...


I tend to be very interested in the crossover between Japanese Pop Culture, specifically anime and manga, and the world of fashion and cosmetics, which ...


Hey everyone! I got a comment on my blog that reminded me about something that I've been meaning to post. The Ghibli Museum, a must-visit spot ...


I'm quite happy to note that folks that live around the above picturesque area, the Lakes District in England, north of Manchester, are holding a ...


From the Villains Month FAQ 2.0 that DC sent out yesterday: 5. Why didn’t DC print at least as many copies of each of the 3-D ...


Congratulations to my very good friend Deb Aoki, previously of manga.about.com, on the launch of her brand new website today. http://mangacomicsmanga.com/ Manga/Comics/Manga is where Deb will be ...


Statement from Fantagraphics: Fantagraphics co-publisher Kim Thompson died at 6:30 this morning, June 19. "He was my partner and close friend for 36 years," said Gary Groth. Thompson was ...


Very good catch and nice little report by Zainab Akhtar at The Beat on the new  Comme des Garcons X Katsuhiro OTOMO X NoBrow collaboration. Apparently ...


Some good writing in my feed this morning, as three different folks (in two different articles) took time out of their days to talk about ...


Happy to hear Comics Alliance is back this morning. It's a website that went away in the midst of a weird corporate reshuffle, and while ...


A few months ago, I had the opportunity to letter a very cool short story by acclaimed experimental mangaka Akino Kondoh. The story is written ...


Hey readers (if any of you are still out there)! I wanted to let you know I wrote a comic strip for the webcomics portal ...


Hey guys, I probably shouldn't write this, propriety being what it is and all, but I certainly shouldn't write it on any sort of TCAF website, ...


The talk of the town, so far as manga publishing is concerned, is Brigid Alverson's excellently-researched piece on manga publishing in 2012 and 2013, over ...


Hey Toronto! Two great comics events worth your attention...! BRIAN WOOD @ THE BEGUILING Saturday, April 13, 2013, 3PM The Beguiling, 601 Markham Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Free To ...


Ah, well he's finally done it. My friend Andrew Wheeler has, for the past few months, been releasing free podcasts of his Victorian adventure novels entitled ...


I sat down to write this entry and realized I'd forgotten my login information to my blog. After 10 or 11 tries, I made it ...


While I was in Japan two weeks back, I have an interview to the Yukari Shiina from AnimeAnime. I was having a lovely dinner with ...