SD09: Fantagraphics — #1716

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You will not go wrong stopping by and purchasing some of these debuts. Anyone know of anything happening next week? Oh, right. There is a “comic book” convention! Yes, Fantagraphics will be returning to Comicon, as we do every year, much like the swallows to San Juan Capistrano. We will have a slew of new […]

SD09: Image Comics — #2729

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Image Comics, the world’s greatest creator owned comic book publisher, returns to San Diego with a bigger guest list than ever before and exclusives galore, all available at booth #2729! In addition to a slate of panels including an unprecedented Image Comics workshop on creating creator owned comics, spotlights on Mike Allred & Robert Kirkman […]

UPDATED: Travel Planners database compromised?

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We received a note from Susie Lee who reports that some of the credit cards on record at Travel Planners may have been compromised — she and no less than THREE of her friends have found fraudulent charges on their cards that were used to book hotel rooms with Travel Planners, including airline ticket purchases. […]

SD09: Dark Horse #2615

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Dark Horse is going green as the above comic shows. They also have more activities at their booth than you can shake a pointed stick at, with Powell, Vess, Talbot, Aragonés, Landis, Thompson, and more, more, more.

SD09: To do Saturday: Pop Cult party

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Music! Art! Toys! Dancing and Carrying on! Jim Mahfood, Paul Pope and Eclectic Method. Free prints to the first 300 people, and benefiting the CBLDF. WHEN: Saturday, July 25, 20099:00 PM – 2:00 AM WHERE: ONYX / THIN852 5th Ave. San Diego $5 donation for Comic Book Legal Defense Fundhttp://www.onyxroom.com Hosted By: Josh Blaylock, MURS […]

Matt Brady leaves Newsarama

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Newsarama co-founder Matt Brady has announced he’s leaving the site. In his statement, he says it’s of his own choice. Newsarama, which was acquired by Imaginova a few years back, will continue under the guidance of co-founder Michael Doran and frequent contributor Lucas Siegel, husband of DC assistant editor Janelle Siegel. Brady has seen a […]

Everything you need to know about ASTERIOS POLYP

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We attended the David Mazzucchelli/Dan Nadel conversation last night at MoCCA and the place was SRO (We mean it, even the book’s editor, Chip Kidd, had to stand in the back of the room) and the audience was chock-a-block full of present and former Mazzucchelli students, aka present and future cartooning stars. We were going […]

News and notes

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Mucho publishing news and notes hanging around out there: § Remember when we first reported on actor/musician Tyrese Gibson’s new-found love of comics? In a comment on the original post, we wrote, What I would like to see is a video of Tyrese and Hellen Jo talking comics. Now THAT would be authentic. We haven’t […]

Best Wishes to Richard Thompson

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Richard Thompson, a guest at next week’s SDCC, and creator of Cul de Sac, one of the finest comic strips currently running, has announced he has Parkinson’s disease. Let’s all send him some good thoughts, okay?

RIP: Ellie Frazetta

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Eleanor Frazetta, business and life partner of her husband, the famed artist Frank, has passed away: Eleanor ‘Ellie’ Frazetta, the wife of celebrated artist Frank Frazetta, passed away today to be with the Lord after a courageous one-year battle with cancer. Eleanor Kelly was born in Massachusetts and moved to New York where she married […]

Art break: Andrew DeGraff and friends

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Andrew DeGraff’s take on the Marvel U. BTW, we know someone else linked to this already, but we had it sitting around and it’s nice to just look at some art for a change. DeGraff’s piece is from Welcome Friend or Foe, a sweet art blog about a bunch of illustrators like Emily L. Eibel […]

Kibbles 'n' Bits, 7/17/09

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§ BLACKEST NIGHT is out, and it’s a hit! DC has even made a mini-site to keep everyone in the mood! § Related: Todd Allen reports on The Ultimate Blackest Night Promotion, namely a blackout. § Following in the pages of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, we have Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters. § […]

SD09: CBLDF presents Amanda Palmer

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Party Poop! Friday! Featuring the fairly amazin’ Amanda Palmer: Amanda Palmer, the creative force behind Who Killed Amanda Palmer & The Dresden Dolls, is appearing at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con to benefit the First Amendment work of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund! On Friday, July 24 Palmer will appear at two events to […]

SD09: Random stuff

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• A comic-con wedding! How charming! Ray Dillon and Renae De Liz, who both work on IDW’s ROGUE ANGEL, will be wed in holy matrimony on Sunday afternoon, Tony Lee will officiate. The ceremony will take place on the outside balcony — we’re guessing that’s the spot where we like to take meetings and naps […]

SD09: BOOM! Studios — #2543

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We’ve been a little behind on BOOM! news, but they are moving forward on a variety of fronts. For instance, they’ve hired Jenny Christopheras Sales Director. Formerly at Diamond, Christopher will be working with Diamond, BOOM!’s new bookstore distributor, Simon & Schuster, and HarperCollins Canada, their new distro for north of the border. So lots […]

SD09: Batton Lash — #1909

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What is Batton Lash doing at the con? A lot. New book: Tales from the Vault: An Anniversary Special This is the 15th anniversary of Exhibit A Press (publishers of Supernatural Law comic books and trade paperbacks) and the 30th anniversary of Batton’s characters Wolff & Byrd, Counselors of the Macabre; this book has samples […]