Hobbiton arises — UPDATED

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Via TheOneRing.net: UPDATE: Via TheOneRing.net news of a San Diego scavenger hunt: TheOneRing and Weta launch ‘Hunt for dragon’s treasure’ after panel Thursday at Comic-Con http://tinyurl.com/nayl4u Thursday at Comic-Con, immediately following its about an unofficial and speculative (but informed) look at the forthcoming pair of films based on “The Hobbit,” TheOneRing.net, with a big assist […]

SD09: Man of Action Studios — #2007

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Steven Seagle writes to tell us: Man of Action Studios, the creative collective of Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau, and Steven T. Seagle – creators of the hit BEN 10 franchise and the upcoming GENERATOR REX both for Cartoon Network as well as countless cult comic books will return to booth 2007 at CCI. […]

SD09: D&Q — #1529

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Over on their blog, D&Q have announced their signing schedule. Chris Oliveros, Tom Devlin, Jessica Campbell, and Alison Naturale will be personing the booth with Seth, Jason Lutes, and R. Sikoryak signing. Thursday, July 23 12:00-1:00 Bongo Comics Sneak Peak featuring Sammy Harkham (Room 10) 5:00-7:00 Seth + R. Sikoryak signingFriday, July 24 12:00-2:00 R. […]

SD09: Sparkplug Books — #1531

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Sparkplug Comic Books will be at two shows this week, the Port Zine Symposium (July 24-26) and San Diego Comic Con (July 22-26). Info below: We’ll be premiering 3 new books:The Shortest Interval – by David King Sausage Hand – by Andrew Smith (published with Teenage Dinosaur) Neptune – by Aron Nels Steinke (published with […]

SD09: CBLDF — #1920

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Lots of events, swag and great artists! This week the pop culture world converges at Comic-Con International in San Diego, and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund brings the goods with the biggest slate in the organization’s history!  The Fund is bringing you parties, education events, auctions, live art, exclusive premiums from Neil Gaiman, Black […]

SDCC Safety Alert: Beware the jumbo squid!

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Oh yeah, baby it’s on! Angered after being left out of the WATCHMEN Director’s Cut, jumbo squid are swarming the oceans near San Diego because it’s PAYBACK TIME. The beaked Humboldt squid, which grow up to 5ft (1.5 metres) long, arrived off the city’s shores last week. Divers have reported unnerving encounters with the creatures, […]

SDCC Safety alert: Beware the pedicab!

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Those of us who are San Diego bound are gearing up for many things, including the inevitable oceans of pedicabs swarming like seagulls over every scrap of pedestrian. But a lengthy LA Times report on the pedicabs of San Diego reveals that the city is acting to curb these ubiquitous peddlers: But the tourist tradition […]

TO DO: Monday July 20 – Sunday July 27

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Believe it or not, there are FIVE comic book shows spread across USA this week, although arguably only one that matters. But even though all eyes will be on San Diego, there’s a smattering of other interesting stuff going on this week as well. Read on! Monday, July 20 Ann Arbor, MI, 6 PM – […]

Jeffrey Brown original art alert

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The Scott Eder Gallery has a couple of cool Jeffrey Brown related things going on. #1 they have some of his paintings for sale at their website; we knew Brown had studied fine art in school, but don’t remember seeing his paintings before. #2, in the inescapable San Diego tie-in, they’ll have the original notebook […]

Kibbles 'n' Bits, 7/20/09

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§ As soon as I have an extra $300 lying around… § Don MacPherson looks at how a reality show is promoting the comic drawn by a cast member, namely Nick Simmons, son of Gene: So the broadcast announcement about Incarnate isn’t telling us anything new, but what’s of interest is how it’s being promoted. […]

SD09: 12 Gauge Comics — #2045

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Via PR: 12 GAUGE COMICS is locked, loaded, and ready to take on Comic-Con!  We’ll be previewing upcoming comics (both on the page and “in-motion”), announcing new titles, giving away lots of cool freebies, reviewing portfolios and more!  Make sure to check us out in our new location, Booth #2045.   12 Gauge Creators signing […]

Approaching the launch pad

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As we finally reach San Diego Week, we’re staggering to the starting line, which isn’t great, but…well, that’s how we roll. Even as all the to do’s we’ve been hoarding for a month come due, people are throwing new stories, new news bytes and exclusives at us, last minute, proof yet again that advance planning […]