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Jim Rugg announces Afrodisiac collection

Jim Rugg announced on his LiveJournal that AdHouse will publish a trade collection of his and Brian Maruca’s tongue-in-cheek Blaxploitation-styled Afrodisiac stories this December. The book will be 96 pages and cost you $14.95. The AdHouse site has more details, as well as a preview: The crew behind Street Angel hits the ghetto with the […]

Jim Rugg offers early glimpses of two forthcoming projects

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  • Saturday, March 28th, 2009 at 7:15 AM EST

On his LiveJournal, Street Angel and Plain Janes artist Jim Rugg has posted some art related to two projects he’s working on. First, while some details, like a name or description or publisher, may be lacking, this post by Jim Rugg makes up for that in spades with a whole bunch of sketches and test […]

Hornschemeier, Pope, Rugg and more in Marvel anthology

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  • Wednesday, March 4th, 2009 at 2:15 PM EST

Because I was at WonderCon, I missed this past weekend’s MyCup ‘o Joe when it popped up on MySpace, but Paul Hornschemeier points out a question from a fan about Marvel’s upcoming “indie project,” for lack of a better name (and I’m sure there is one) that’ll feature stories by Hornschemeier, Jim Rugg, Stan Sakai, […]

Rugg provides artwork for Street Angel short film

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  • Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009 at 9:54 AM EST

Earlier this month Kevin posted about a Street Angel short film, based on Jim Rugg and Brian Maruca’s acclaimed mini-series from SLG. Now MTV’s Splash Page posts some new art by Rugg, created for an animated sequence in the film. The director, Lucas Testro, told MTV that the animated sequence will reveal the origin story […]

First Second to publish Cass Elliott graphic novel

Pénélope Bagieu’s “California Dreamin'” centers on Cass Elliott’s life and career before she joined The Mamas & the Papas.

Comics A.M. | Looking back on 30 years of Dark Horse

Dark Horse founder and CEO Mike Richardson reflects on 30 years in the comics industry, and what lies ahead for the publisher.

Soccer team’s ‘terrifying’ uniform ripped from pages of ‘Attack on Titan’

When these Spanish soccer players say “We give our skin” they mean it, with controversial new uniforms that resembled the Colossal Titan.

J.T. Yost on ‘Bottoms Up’ anthology and indie publishing

The publisher and distributor discusses his new anthology, about hitting rock bottom, and how his small-press business works.

Comics A.M. | Woman charged in theft of Terry Brooks’ vintage comics

Fantasy author Terry Brooks has been identified as the owner of a collection of vintage comics, valued at between $100,000 and $500,000, that was stolen from his former law firm.

JK Rowling’s ‘Harry Potter’ writing chair sells for $394,000

The oak chair the author used while writing the first drafts of “The Philosopher’s Stone” and “he Chamber of Secrets” summoned a staggering price.

A lonely Stormtrooper finds love in this heartwarming music video

In the video for Bara Heiða’s song “Stormtrooper,” an elite Imperial soldier is left behind on a strange planet, where he seeks to carve out a life for himself.

Even ‘Batman v Superman’s’ watch ads are epic

If you’ve never been excited about a watch commercial, that’s about to change, thanks to Police Lifestyle’s “Batman v Superman” timepieces.

The Force is with these ‘Star Wars’ Light Side watches

Nixon has debuted its official “Star Wars” Light Side collection, featuring watches and accessories inspired by R2-D2, C-3PO and the Jedi.

Comics A.M. | A look at Stan Lee’s complicated legacy

A lengthy profile of the legendary comics creator asks, “Why is Stan Lee’s Legacy in Question?”

Rare Spider-Man comic sells at auction for record price

A near-mint copy of 1962’s “Amazing Fantasy” #15, featuring the first appearance of Spider-Man, fetched $454,100 at auction on Thursday.


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