The real highlight of the Baltimore Con

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By Mark Coale Sure, we published our first issue in [cough] years and it was great to see old friends and discuss not being able to watch either the England or US matches with FMB, but can anything really top finding this book in a 50-cent bin? So great for all the wrong reasons.

Announcing the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival

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New York’s already busy fall season got one more show with the official word of the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival, a new oft-rumored indie-centric show to be run by Desert Island and PictureBox. It’s a specially picked guest list, including Gary Panter, Jillian Tamaki, Charles Burns, Ben Katchor, Kim Deitch, Mark Newgarden, Michael Kupperman, […]

Baltimore Comicon Day 1

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The Baltimore Comicon is the strongest example this year of the “fantasy economy” prevailing in economic lean times. While Baltimore retains it charm, quirkiness and access to fresh, delicious crabs, signs of the recession are everywhere. Parts of the city only blocks from the convention center consist of blocks of boarded up buildings — last […]

2009 Harvey Award Winners

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Presented tonight at the Baltimore Comicon. Winners in BOLD. BEST WRITER Kyle Baker, NAT TURNER, Abrams books Ed Brubaker, CAPTAIN AMERICA, Marvel Comics John Gallagher, BUZZBOY, Sky Dog Comics Jeff Kinney, DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, Amulet Books Grant Morrison, ALL-STAR SUPERMAN, DC Comics BEST ARTIST Gabriel Bà, UMBRELLA ACADEMY, Dark Horse Comics Kyle Baker, […]