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‘Tired’ Asterix creator quits after 52 years

Albert Uderzo, co-creator of Asterix, is retiring after 52 years of drawing the Gaul because he is “a bit tired,” reports The Guardian. He’s 84.

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The 50 Funniest American Writers

A man called Andy Borowitz has written a book called The 50 Funniest American Writers: An Anthology of Humor From Mark Twain to The Onion. It comes out in October. USA Today seems to know who Borowitz is but I haven’t got a clue. It’s a shame Bill Hicks didn’t write a book because I […]

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Video review: The Bedwetter vs Roseannearchy

My colleague Beth offers a double video review of books from American comedians – The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee by Sarah Silverman and Roseannearchy: Dispatches from the Nut Farm by Roseanne Barr. (I had been wondering what Roseanne Barr had been doing for the past decade and now I know.)

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A Visit to the Bookshelf of One Avid Reader

Enjoy a video tour of the bookshelf of one of our staff.

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Batman comic sells for $492,937

A comic featuring the debut of Batman from 1939, that cost a gentleman called Robert Irwin 10 cents when he was a teenager, has sold for almost $500,000 at an auction in Dallas.

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Walking Dead Trailer

Robert Kirkman’s excellent zombie comic and graphic novel story is being released by AMC as a television series as well.

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Cathy On the Way Out? ACK! Where’s my chocolate?

The Cathy comic strip’s impending demise made me think about Cathy, why it isn’t funny, and the reaction it brings out in us, and why.

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Faster Than a Speeding Bullet, More Expensive Than Most Houses – Superman!

A copy of Action Comics #1, the first issue of any comic to feature Superman, sold for $1,000,000.00 at auction on Monday.

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Interview with Calvin & Hobbes Creator Bill Watterson

Did Bill Watterson, creator of Calvin & Hobbes, retire the strip too soon, or at just the right time?

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Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight – the Graphic Novel

Volume one of a Twilight graphic novel is slated to be released by Yen Press on March 16th. It looks like Sailor Moon meets The Hills meets Interview with the Vampire.

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