May 19, 2006

Every Friday, the local comics shop sends out an e-mail listing what’s arriving the following Wednesday.

Eeeeeeeee! Scott Pilgrim and the Infinite Sadness! Eeeeeeeee!

For those of you who didn’t make it to the shop on Free Comic Book Day or didn’t land a copy, Newsarama has made Free Scott Pilgrim available here.

For those of you lucky enough to be in the Toronto area on May 27, The Beguiling, Quack Media, and Sleeman’s Brewery are hosting a release party for Scott Pilgrim and Dinosaur Comics at Rocco’s Plum Tomato. Chris Butcher has details at his blog.

I bet they serve garlic bread. I wish I lived in Toronto.

Thinking of the children

May 19, 2006

It seems that Chris Butcher wasn’t just right, he was prescient. In a recent back-and-forth with a manga publisher, he pointed out that:

“This disclaimer you print in your books, that ‘All characters depicted in sexually explicit scenes in this publication are at least the age of consent or older,’ isn’t worth the paper it’s written on, and is assuredly going to be for naught in front of a judge or jury (you should ask your lawyers about that, while you’re talking to them…).”

Now there’s this thread at The Engine.