Things to do: 2/21-2/27

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Here are your comic events for the week! Thursday, February 22nd New York, NY at 8 PM Carousel at Dixon Place An evening of cartoon slide shows and other projections, hosted by R. Sikoryak. The presentation features Gabrielle Bell, Dale Goodson, Patrick Hambrecht, John Mathias, Tim Kreider, Karen Sneider, and Jim Torok. Doors open at […]

NYCC: Pop Culture Shock Party

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All guests of the 2nd Annual New York Comic Con are invited to the PopCultureShock / Illusion TV after party on Saturday Feb. 24^th at New York’s “Slate Plus” from 10pm – 4am. PCS and Illusion are throwing the premiere after party event of the NY Comic Con with exclusive trailers and preview issues from […]

NYCC: Indie After Party

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Attendees of the Second Annual New York Comic Convention are invited to attend the Second Annual Indie After Party on Saturday February 24th from 8-11 PM at The Twins Pub in New York City. Last year the party took place on the upstairs level of the bar. This year we have the entire venue and […]

News briefs: Marvel’s rent, Bratz evil, etc.

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§ Will Marvel have to move office again? According to this piece in the New York Observer, their office building has just been purchased by a new buyer who could be well advised to raise the well-below-market rents. 417 Fifth Avenue is an 11-story, 392,000- square-foot building at the corner of 38th Street and across […]

Separated at Arf?

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We often get on our old pal Craig Yoe because his brilliant, brilliant blog Arflovers does not have permalinks or an RSS feed. If it did, we would steal things like the above on a weekly basis. That doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t go there often and check out the naked ladies, old superheroes and […]

NYCC teams with MySpace!

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As you may have heard, MySpace has launched a comic book…area, I guess you could call it. Friend up, Cowboy! MySpace is also sponsoring the New York Comic-con, and we’ll have to leave you to write the punchline for THAT one, since we take money from both Reed and NewsCorp. MySpace.com, the leading social networking […]

Rebellion acquires Clickwheel

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A year or two ago, some noise was being made by Clickwheel, a UK venture which hoped to develop comics content directly for iPods, presumably in a downloadable form via iTunes. Everyone agreed it was a good idea, but at least over stateside, it never became much more than a rumbling. Now, the company has […]

NYCC: Nick Mag

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Get free 3-D glasses as Nickelodeon Magazine presents a Comic Carousel on Sunday February 25th at1PM in Room 1E16 Carousel: A series of cartoon slide shows and other projected pictures, presented by an array of comic strip makers, visual artists, performers, and other characters. Plenty of gags, goofiness, audience participation and 3-D action! Definitely for […]

NYCC: Todd Allen and his $4 million revenue stream

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Todd Allen is one of the more vocal proponents of making money through webcomics, and he’ll be introducing a new book on the topic at New York Comic-Con even as he starts making all kinds of guesses about Marvel and DC’s moves into webcomics, which he thinks could make a LOT of money for the […]

NYCC: Lauren Weinstein

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Do you like Crowds!? How about crowds of people dressed up like Klingons? How about hundreds of people lined up to get the newest Stargate 9 figurine!? Then come on down to the NY Comicon February 23rd-25th at the Javitz Center!

NYCC: Fox Atomic

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[DISCLAIMER: I am a freelance editor for Fox Atomic] Fox Atomic announced today a series of initiatives centered around the upcoming 2nd annual New York Comic Con on February 23rd – 25th. The activities planned include the first detailed look into the Fox Atomic graphic novels for both “The Hills Have Eyes” and “28 Days […]

NYCC: McFarlane Toys

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McFarlane is giving things away, hosting signings, hiring people and god knows what all. Will you be one of the multitudes attending the New York Comic-Con, Feb. 23-25 at the Jacob Javitz Center We invite you to stop by our booth – #771 – to chat with the clean and courteous McFarlane Toys employees, AND […]

NYCC: Hanleys

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Besides their convention booth, Spanish inquisition artists Francis Portela (Black Panther) and Juan Santacruz (Marvel Adventures: The Avengers) will be signing today at Jim Hanleys. Jim Hanley’s Universe, a New York City based comic store chain, is proud to announce its expanded particiaption at the New York Comic Con, which is back for its second […]

NYCC: The Podcaster is chosen

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It seems that “sexy” Comic Foundry founder Tim Leong has won the New York Comic-con’s Podcasting contest! Can you SAY…RINGER? I mean, come on! Tim already set YouTube ablaze in his famous “weeping wizard” outing. You can check out the winning entry at the above link, or see Tim try to explain himself here.

Garrity on The Byrne Board

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Speaking of funny, we always get a kick out of Shaenon Garrity’s commentary, particular her analysis of a John Byrne Forum Thread on how to “Trick Your Woman Into Liking What You Like”: It’s no surprise that the board also routinely plays host to another of the universal comic-book forum threads, the How To Get […]

Why 70s movies were a good thing

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This may well be the funniest flyer we’ve ever seen: ISR celebrates Valentine’s Day with a special celebration of love! Four comic creators, two married couples! Our guests Dave Roman & Raina Telgemeier and John Green & Marion Vitus join us to talk about love and comics! From how they met to getting hitched to […]