Stills from the "Some Hungry Guy" video. Experimental animation is always ripe territory for a music video, as S.F. indie-pop songwriter Jascha Hoffman demonstrates with his new clip for "Some Hungry Guy." The video, directed by Benjamin Ahr Harrison, uses art from the Winsor McCay's century- ... More >>
You read that right, folks: The Biebster is now a comic book hero. A 32-page illustrated screed glamorizing his ridiculously short life is available for the price of a fancy taco starting today.All expectations are that it will sell out.So is this a sign of the apocalypse, or just another notch o ... More >>
The Yummy Fur @ Cafe du Nord Named after an underground comic strip, the Yummy Fur was an underground band from 1990s Glasgow, two of whose many members went on to form Franz Ferdinand. Mainstay John McKeown now fronts a band called -- what else? -- 1990s, but has agreed to a brief Yummy Fur reu ... More >>
If you grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1970s and '80s, there are a number of cultural elements that suddenly take you back to your overall-, Keds-, and bowl cut-wearing days. There's Bits & Pieces, James Gabbert repeatedly turning his back to the camera while hosting KOFY TV 20 D ... More >>
How comic book heroes could play a part in local politics.
Geeks should be happy to know that Jonathan Lethem, author of the best-selling superhero novel Fortress of Solitude, has wrapped up a miniseries for Marvel Comics. Instead of injecting his take on major fixtures like Spidey or the X-Men, Lethem resurrects Omega the Unknown, an obscure 70s character ... More >>
While it's never occurred to me that comic book artists in this day and age would particularly need legal defense against censorship, apparently it's so, and likewise the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is throwing a benefit party at 111 Minna Gallery this Saturday, Feb. 23rd (8-11 p.m.) to raise fund ... More >>
Getting the hang of graphic novels
"Sequential artist" Chris Ware is a smart man with a strange vision
Cartoon Art Museum
Join 9,000 other comics fans and fanatics at WonderCon 2004
Hal Robins - erudite comic of the absurd, underground cartoonist of note,co-host of the world's strangest radio program, early member of the Church of the SubGenius - has a new hit with the "Ask Dr. Hal Show." But he really could use a paying gig. Really
Part Disney, part Barnum, the man who saved comics is all Stan Lee
Cartoon Art Museum
Why a San Francisco comic-shop owner is trying to sue the pants off of Spider-Man's owners -- to the tune of $18 million
Quirky cartoon artist Ben Katchor gets a museum retrospective
Out of financial and creative bankruptcy, Marvel Comics is mighty once more
Can superheroes and alternative comic authors really get along?
Marvel Comics isn't going to give up Captain America without a fight
Los Bros Hernandez return, bearing Love and Rockets
Sandman author Neil Gaiman finds magic in the damnedest place
DC Comics places its superheroes in the RealWorlds
At 74, Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz has fame, fortune, and a funny bone. So why does he dread getting out of bed?
Heavy-metal titan Glenn Danzig inaugurates his own comic book line with Verotik Publishing