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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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


I was offered the chance to turn my thoughts on this subject into something publishable, something definitive and succinct, but given the nature of the ...


Currently circulating around Twitter and the Blogosphere is this article entitled "When To Give Up" by Calista Brill on the First Second blog. First Second ...


"One of the overriding themes of comics this year is the pressing need for models and ways of getting work out there that match the ...


I was very fortunate to meet graphic novelist Miriam Katin on the tour for her first major work, We Are On Our Own, a few ...


Just got a reminder e-mail from the good folks at ICv2, reminding NYCC-goers to register to attend their conference. The expert panels, not to mention ...


Hey folks. A busy summer has given way to a very busy fall, and I've got a bunch of travel on the horizon. I'm still writing ...


Hey there, On the Twitters last weekend I was talking about this comics and medicine conference taking place in Toronto, a really important one (that I ...


I sometimes forget that people read my twitter feed, so here's a few clarifying thoughts about DMP's use of Kickstarter to fund manga projects by ...


I'm going to be making the trip out to San Diego for Comic-Con again this year, in service to my various masters, and so as ...


Welcome everyone! My name is Christopher Butcher, and I am the co-founder and Festival Director of The Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF). Just last weekend, I ...


http://www.indiegogo.com/sparkplugbooks "Sparkplug Comics is ready to take on new publishing projects and we'd like to ask your help! This campaign is a fundraiser for three of Sparkplug ...


I had a really nice breakfast with a dude from Marvel Comics, and some other people. They were all great.. It was in the newspaper. The ...


I woke up on the morning of March 11th in my hotel room in Boston. I was working, running UDON's convention booth alongside a couple ...


I feel like I've been far too lax in getting the word out about Little Heart, a forthcoming comics anthology full of great comics work, ...


Hey folks. I was invited to write an introduction for a very special comics anthology, called Little Heart: A Comic For Marriage Equality. It's going ...


Hi everyone, As of December and in addition to my roles at The Beguiling and TCAF,  I officially became the Marketing Director for UDON Entertainment (http://www.udonentertainment.com). ...