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Forthcoming Comics-Related Events, Through November 2019

***** October 20 * If I Were In Baltimore, I'd Go To This (Baltimore Comic*Con) * If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This (Wizard World) October 25 * If I Were In Madison, I'd Go To This (Wizard World) * If I Were In Olympia, I'd Go To This (Olympia Zine Fest) * If I Were In Saint-Malo, I'd Go To This October 26 * If I Were In Madison, I'd Go To This (Wizard World) * If I Were In Nashua, I'd Go To This * If I Were In Olympia, I'd Go To This (Olympia Zine Fest) * If I Were In Seattle, I'd Go To This * If I Wer[..]

Five For Friday #529 -- Send In The Clones

Five For Friday #529 -- Name Five Favorite Close Copies Of Superman. 1. Mon-El. 2. Ultra-Man. 3. Hyperion. 4. Gladiator. 5. Public Spirit. ***** ***** *****

Forthcoming Comics-Related Events, Through November 2019

***** October 19 * If I Were In Baltimore, I'd Go To This (Baltimore Comic*Con) * If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This (Wizard World) October 20 * If I Were In Baltimore, I'd Go To This (Baltimore Comic*Con) * If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This (Wizard World) October 25 * If I Were In Madison, I'd Go To This (Wizard World) * If I Were In Olympia, I'd Go To This (Olympia Zine Fest) * If I Were In Saint-Malo, I'd Go To This October 26 * If I Were In Madison, I'd Go To This (Wizard World) * If I Were In Na[..]

Random Comics News Story Round-Up

* Ed Park on Rusty Brown.

Go, Listen: More To Come Comes To CXC 2019

If I Were In Baltimore, I'd Go To This

Happy 72nd Birthday, Giorgio Cavazzano!

Go, Look: Camryn Adjodha

If I Were In Baltimore, I'd Go To This

If I Were In Seattle, I'd Go To This

If I Were In Decatur, I'd Go To This

If I Were In Cambridge, I'd Go To This

Happy 77th Birthday, Larry Pickering!

Happy 50th Birthday, Sam Henderson!

Happy 33rd Birthday, Christian Hoffer!

Bone Animated Series Announced By Netflix

This should be interesting. The PR:Netflix announced today that it has secured the rights to Jeff Smith’s award-winning and New York Times best-selling international comic book series, BONE, with plans to develop an animated series that follows the iconic Bone cousins on an adventure through a vast, uncharted desert and into a mysterious valley filled with wonderful and terrifying creatures. BONE has been published in over 30 countries since 1991, with over 9 million copies in print in North America alone. [..]

Festivals Extra: CAB Announces Programming For 2019 Festival

From their press release sent 10/10/19:Comic Arts Brooklyn returns on November 2nd with a must-see celebration of modern cartooning featuring Chris Ware, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Art Spiegelman, and hundreds of cutting-edge artists and publishers. Brooklyn comics store Desert Island presents its eleventh-annual free festival at Pratt Institute, which draws exhibitors and guests from around the world to Pratt’s 42,000 sq ft ARC building, the second-largest room in Brooklyn. CAB director Gabe Fowler welcomes new[..]

Forthcoming Comics-Related Events, Through November 2019

***** October 18 * If I Were In Baltimore, I'd Go To This (Baltimore Comic*Con) * If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This (Wizard World) * If I Were In Seattle, I'd Go To This October 19 * If I Were In Baltimore, I'd Go To This (Baltimore Comic*Con) * If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This (Wizard World) October 20 * If I Were In Baltimore, I'd Go To This (Baltimore Comic*Con) * If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This (Wizard World) October 25 * If I Were In Madison, I'd Go To This (Wizard World) * If I Were In [..]

Random Comics News Story Round-Up

* Austin Price on BTTM FDRS. Hillary Brown on Hilda And The Mountain King. Nathan Chazan on The Poe Clan Vol. 1. Rob Clough on Penny Nichols. Todd Klein on Green Lantern #12. J. Caleb Mozzocco on Avengers Volume Three: War Of The Vampires. * Rob Clough talks to Alabaster Pizzo. * by request Extra: Shannon Wheeler launches a modest kickstarter for his book about the recent Whistleblower Report re: Ukraine, etc. Sounds like a good bet. * longtime writer-about-Xmen Paul O'Brien digs into the Summer of 2019 min[..]

Go, Look: Daniele Turturici

Go, Look: Minnie Phan

If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This

If I Were In Brooklyn, I'd Go To This

This Bill Draut Image Is Kind Of Amazing

Happy 61st Birthday, Bill Holbrook!

Happy 45th Birthday, David Heatley!

This Isn't A Library: New, Notable Releases Into Comics' Direct Market

***** Here are the books that make an impression on me staring at this week's no-doubt largely accurate list of books shipping from Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. to comic book and hobby shops across North America. I might not buy all of the works listed here. I might not buy any. You never know. I'd sure look at the following, though. ***** AUG191929 REINCARNATION STORIES HC KIM DEITCH $29.99 Books from the great Kim Deitch usually end up in my personal top five any year they're released, and this one lo[..]

Forthcoming Comics-Related Events, Through November 2019

***** October 17 * If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This October 18 * If I Were In Baltimore, I'd Go To This (Baltimore Comic*Con) * If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This (Wizard World) * If I Were In Seattle, I'd Go To This October 19 * If I Were In Baltimore, I'd Go To This (Baltimore Comic*Con) * If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This (Wizard World) October 20 * If I Were In Baltimore, I'd Go To This (Baltimore Comic*Con) * If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This (Wizard World) October 25 * If I Were In Madi[..]

Random Comics News Story Round-Up

* this Drew Friedman exhibit opening soon and sticking around until mid-winter sounds like a lot of fun. * by request extra: Fieldmouse Press pitches potential donors. * a lot of folks find it very easy to grant legitimacy to the use of one story's set of symbols and ideas to foster a completely different story's set of symbols and ideas, but I sort of lack that gene in a way it all looks like a lot of strained arguing to me. I hope the show is good because having it be bad just means peole will be exposed [..]

Go, Look: Daniel Shepard

Go, Look: Mohar Kalra

Go, Look: Chris Samnee Draws Superman

Happy 61st Birthday, Mark Badger!

Happy 46th Birthday, RM Rhodes!

Happy 93rd Birthday, Joe Sinnott!

Happy 56th Birthday, Larry Young!

Happy 75th Birthday, Bob Hall!

Comics By Request: People, Projects In Need Of Funding

By Tom Spurgeon * here's a type of project I feel I used to see more frequently: the modest crowd-funder for serial comic-book issues.

Bundled, Tossed, Untied And Stacked: Publishing News

By Tom Spurgeon

Forthcoming Comics-Related Events, Through November 2019

***** October 17 * If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This October 18 * If I Were In Baltimore, I'd Go To This (Baltimore Comic*Con) * If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This (Wizard World) * If I Were In Seattle, I'd Go To This October 19 * If I Were In Baltimore, I'd Go To This (Baltimore Comic*Con) * If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This (Wizard World) October 20 * If I Were In Baltimore, I'd Go To This (Baltimore Comic*Con) * If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This (Wizard World) October 25 * If I Were In Madi[..]

Random Comics News Story Round-Up

* a cartoonist hopes you'll find some missing art in a nightmare scenario for which one wishes a happy ending. * here's a lengthy prose profile of Comics Super-Villain of the Moment Jeff Bezos. * Liza Donnelly profiles Liza Donnelly. * Liana Finck shares the tricks of her trade. * any version of The Metal Men that dives deeply into house-style art at DC Comics always looks ridiculous to me. * finally: Derf digs into a fine-looking Steve Ditko monsters and sci-fi comic book.

Go, Look: Lucille Clerc

Go, Look: Tetsunori Tawaraya

If I Were In LA, I'd Go To This

Go, Look: Chan Chau

Happy 47th Birthday, Cat Garza!

JC Lee Sues POW Etertainment And Its Principal Players

At least that's what I think is going on here: jcleeversuspowentertainment.pdf This was sent to me by a friend and I will sort through it, but I don't want to impede anyone else interested in the story from doing the same in a timely manner. As a legal narrative it's interesting, too, casting names related-to-Stan like Gill Champion and the late Arthur Lieberman as villains out to exploit characters and goodwill created by Lee. I would imagine most readers of the situation generally would take a step back f[..]

Forthcoming Comics-Related Events, Through November 2019

***** October 17 * If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This October 18 * If I Were In Baltimore, I'd Go To This (Baltimore Comic*Con) * If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This (Wizard World) * If I Were In Seattle, I'd Go To This October 19 * If I Were In Baltimore, I'd Go To This (Baltimore Comic*Con) * If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This (Wizard World) October 20 * If I Were In Baltimore, I'd Go To This (Baltimore Comic*Con) * If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This (Wizard World) October 25 * If I Were In Madi[..]

Random Comics News Story Round-Up

* Mark Evanier corrects an article about Captain America. * here's my brother Whit at CXC 2019 hanging out with P. Craig Russell and wearing a Hellen Jo t-shirt and this makes me happy. * Dan Nadel's Crumb biography is publishing news now, so people can complain about it to me openly instead of privately. Nadel is one of the most interesting writer about comics in the medium's history and it seems time for a treatment of the underground legend. He'll have access to the artist and his archives, apparently. *[..]

Go, Look: Trinidad Escobar