Wednesday, August 29, 2007

News Bits, In Brief

The Wall Street Journal recommends investing in art books. This week, anything's better than the stock market.

A new website for the Hugo Awards has been launched. Sci-fi fans knew all about this years ago, though, what with their access to time machines and wormholes and the Tardis.

Jack "King" Kirby gets a birthday tribute in The New York Times, and a virtual gallery displaying an eclectic selection of his artwork over at

American Splendor's Harvey Pekar meets No Reservations' Anthony Bourdain, and both make their own comic strips documenting the experience!

Alison Morris at Publisher's Weekly lists a slew of booksellers who blog. No, she didn't mention us. Yes, we're offended.