SANDMAN 20th anniversary poster

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Tweet We managed not to get a SANDMAN 20th Anniversary poster with art by Jill Thompson, Tony Harris, Steve Leialoha, Mike Allred, Bryan Talbot, and more than 25 others, but Vulture shows it to you. Follow the link for the whole thing and a character key.

Little newsy bits

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TweetLots of stuff emerging from the cracks of con reports: ¶ Neil Gaiman’s Batman interview: So I don’t have to write lots and lots of emails back to all the journalists: 1) Yes, I am writing a two part Batman story. 2) Yes, Andy Kubert will be drawing it. 3) Yes, it will be two […]

More thoughts, more memories

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TweetYou can’t stop after just 300. Just some random linkage and so on; by reading a few of these, you begin to see the elephant: § Caleb Monroe attempts the greatest experiment of all with a pedometer: So, since my feet sure feel the mileage every year, this year I thought I’d find out just […]

Seek the DVD set

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Tweet Apparently there was some kind of viral game for AMC’S PRISONER remake going on at Comic-Con, and they were responsible for the skywriting: AMC played their own little marketing game (Fox also did this with Fringe) at Comic Con to create buzz for their remake of the 1960’s cult classic The Prisoner. Attendees were […]

New Garfield book without Garfield announced

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Tweet Ballantine is going to collect those bleak, nihilistic “Garfield Minus Garfield” strips by Dan Walsh. PR below: The full-color book format will give readers the experience of having both the original and doctored Garfield strips together on the same page for comparison. Dublin, Ireland-based Garfield Minus Garfield creator Dan Walsh will provide the foreword […]

Why we fight

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TweetWhen you see a picture like this, it is really impossible not to want to go to San Diego, despite the crowds and expense, isn’t it? Via Dean Trippe.

Manga news roundup; Tpop and Gentosha pact

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TweetComiPress has an exhaustive guide to all the manga-related SD doings. Simon Jones has a guide to the guide. Among the interesting tiddle taddle-bits: Although absent from the show, Tokyopop announced a deal with Japanese publisher Gentosha Global manga giants TOKYOPOP and Gentosha Comics have entered into a worldwide partnership to advance the cause of […]

Rorschach’s SDCC journal: Ha, bloody, ha

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TweetRECOMMENDED: Neil Kleid does Rorschach’s SDCC Journal: Meeting with Warners left bad taste in mouth. Pampered and decadent, betraying even their own shallow, poor understanding of the comic book industry. Comics industry as bad. Flabby failure that sits whimpering in mothers’ basement. Why are so few of us in this industry active, healthy and without […]

SD08 Pictures

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Tweet Okay, we lied. We’re going to put good photo sets we find in this one link, so keep checking. First up, Beaucoup Kevin’s always excellent photos. § NEW! (I think) Hip Flask’s photos. § Royal Flush and Jah Furry!

Mystery monster washes ashore on Long Island

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Tweet Viral marketing suspected.

SCOTT PILGRIM 5

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Tweet Arrives at New York Comic-Con 09! Technorati Tags: Bryan Lee O’Malley

This is the con that was

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Tweet If you are like us, you are very, very sick of San Diego. We’ll have some thoughts, some photos and this link roundup, but unless something of bold and shocking content suddenly appears, that’s it. We’re moving forward! § Hip flask photo set with lots of us and FMB! §Sean T. Collins has many […]

“Comic Con: With Great Money comes Great Responsibility to fans”

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TweetLongtime Beat pal Steve Marmel gave us permission to repost his Facebook rant on Comic-Con. We found it of some interest because Steve is what we’d term a card-carrying nerd-lebrity — he’s got his own fairly lengthy IMDb page, has starred in at least one TV show and several Comedy Central Specials, and has written […]

Scoop! The con is moving to Chula Vista!

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Tweet…or at least that’s what our cabbie told us. On the ride to the airport, this 25-year vet of San Diego confided that the mayor was going to build a brand new convention center and hotel complex with an airport in Chula Vista (just south of SD) to host the convention. This canny fellow — […]

Waugh

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TweetSleep, sleep, my pretties, poppies… poppies…popp– Oh yes, where was I? A word of advice: If you want to get in the fast track, stick with the The Beat. Our normal San Diego commute every year is to arrive Wednesday and leave Monday. This year, Wednesday flights from NYC to San D were horribly delayed, […]

Other cons, other voices

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TweetJust a few… § Ian Brill: Before that the strangest thing to happen at the booth was having Stephen Baldwin and Mark Waid signing at the same time. Baldwin was on “stage left” and Waid to the opposite end. On one side you had people bring out their camera phones as if unseen puppet strings […]