Animation And Comics

Phoenix Comicon prop weapons banned after armed man arrested

May 26, 2017

Phoenix Comicon security greatly tightened Friday with officials banning all prop weapons after police arrested an armed man who they say allegedly made threats to harm a performer and posted online threats against police officers

Technical problems force HBO to scrap Jon Stewart venture

May 24, 2017

HBO says it's scrapping a web-delivered venture that was in the works with Jon Stewart. In a statement Wednesday, the network said the short-form digital animated project had proved too technically difficult for a quick turnaround

At Cannes, boos can crush a film (or not)

May 18, 2017

The Cannes Film Festival has its own version of the Roman gladiator thumbs-up or thumbs-down, and its judgments can be just as harsh

'Bridget Jones' author wins comic fiction prize, and a pig

May 17, 2017

Helen Fielding's latest book about the misadventures of indomitable singleton Bridget Jones has won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for comic fiction, whose rewards include champagne and a pig

CBS pairs 'Big Bang' & spin-off; O'Brien re-ups with TBS

May 17, 2017

CBS will pair "The Big Bang Theory" with its spin-off sibling this fall. Turner says TBS has closed a new deal with Conan O'Brien that runs through 2022.

T.J. Miller parasails into Cannes for 'The Emoji Movie'

May 16, 2017

The Cannes Film Festival hasn't even opened yet, but it's already had its first elaborate promotional stunt

Marvel Universe LIVE!: Superheroes save the day in new show

May 15, 2017

For the first time, fans of Marvel comic book characters can see their favorite superheroes in one place in a new live show debuting this summer and touring the U.S. and Canada through 2019

Even in faraway US, Indonesian seafood enforcer wins acclaim

May 13, 2017

Enforcement with a bang: Indonesian seafood enforcer wins acclaim with her explosive methods of curbing smuggling

French author Antoine Volodine wins $10,000 prize

May 11, 2017

A surreal and comic book of vignettes has received a $10,000 prize given for French-language translations published in the United States

Boy, 10, donates thousands of comic books to military base

May 9, 2017

A young comic book aficionado is behind a campaign that led to thousands of comic books being donated to the military

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