NYCC: No indies allowed?

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Were indies and lit comics squeezed out of New York Comic-Con? Josh Neufeld says yes. Discuss. I hate to be a hater, BUT I THOUGHT THE NEW YORK COMIC-CON SUCKED! I’ve written approvingly of the con in the past, but it’s been steadily going downhill, and this past weekend was its nadir. When they started […]

Comics sales slip in Q1

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ICv2 has the March numbers and they are not great, prompting us to steal — for the first of what will doubtless be countless times — Vaneta Rogers’ photos of the Morrison/Jones duo. ICV2 continues: Sales of comics to the direct market by Diamond Comic Distributors slipped 7% in the first quarter of 2008 vs. […]

Immonen reports rip off

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Artist Stuart Immonen reports on an annoying internet rip off: Yesterday, my pal Darren Di Lieto, from The Little Chimp Society website, emailed with some upsetting news. Turns out someone scraped the contents of his website and published it into a 350-page book being sold online for $100. You can read more on this post […]

Medina wins first Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship

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The Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship was founded to remember the last King Features editor. Coloumbia born RISD student Juana Medina is the first winner, E&P reports: A sophomore at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) has won the first annual Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship from the National Cartoonists Society Foundation (NCSF). Juana Medina edged […]

Special Report: Women who Kick Ass by Steve Bunche

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Special Beat Correspondent Steve Bunche went to the closely-watched “Women Who Kick Ass” panel and explains what happened: Is there any more tired panel that gets regularly dusted off at comics conventions than the totally-beside-the-point “women in comics” forum? When it comes to creating comics, and most other things for that matter, gender is irrelevant […]

NYCC: The Photo Parade

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You must see high quality photo streams by Kevin Church — above Bully! And Seth Kushner in a new series he calls “Fandom.” Some more: Marion Vitus with some great photos including the above that shows that the range of diversity in hair color on display from Women in Comics is greater than ever before! […]

NYCC: Other voices, other Leias

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Blogospheric round-up: § Paul Levitz: The best part of the con, as always, was simply hanging in the DC booth and walking the halls, talking to old friends from the 95 year old Joe Simon to the 9 year old Nick Pappas Jr., and hearing how people feel about the work I’ve done or that […]

So obviously the new Beatles…

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Quote of the Day

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The Beat: I can’t wait until tomorrow! Future Mr. Beat: Why? What’s happening? The Beat: Absolutely nothing!