NBM goes with IPG for distribution

beat-default

Although we wrote about this here, it was little noticed that NBM, publisher of fine Euro-comix and quirky originals, now has its own book distributor, IPG, a respected indie distributor located in Chicago. Just as with Fantagraphics and Norton, D&Q and FSG, this should be a good match of a dedicated GN line for a distributor that wants to diversify. PR below:

NBM goes with IPG for distribution

beat-default

Although we wrote about this here, it was little noticed that NBM, publisher of fine Euro-comix and quirky originals, now has its own book distributor, IPG, a respected indie distributor located in Chicago. Just as with Fantagraphics and Norton, D&Q and FSG, this should be a good match of a dedicated GN line for a distributor that wants to diversify. PR below:

This is what they did before there was an internet

beat-default

Before there was an internet, they put it all in one magazine!

This is what they did before there was an internet

beat-default

Before there was an internet, they put it all in one magazine!

To do tonight; Gaiman and Levitz in conversation at Symphony Space

beat-default

Another one we’d love to attend.

Author, graphic novelist, and screenwriter Neil Gaiman (Sandman, American Gods, Coraline, The Graveyard Book) has been described by the Dictionary of Literary Biography as “one of the top ten living post-modern writers.”  Join Paul Levitz, former publisher of DC Comics and lecturer at Columbia University’s Center for American Studies as he talks with Gaiman about his life and his writing.   

Presented by the Institute for Israel & Jewish Studies and the Center for American Studies, ColumbiaUniversity.


Seriously, you people need to start taking your iphones and recording this stuff, kamikaze style.

To do tonight; Gaiman and Levitz in conversation at Symphony Space

beat-default

Another one we’d love to attend.

Author, graphic novelist, and screenwriter Neil Gaiman (Sandman, American Gods, Coraline, The Graveyard Book) has been described by the Dictionary of Literary Biography as “one of the top ten living post-modern writers.”  Join Paul Levitz, former publisher of DC Comics and lecturer at Columbia University’s Center for American Studies as he talks with Gaiman about his life and his writing.   

Presented by the Institute for Israel & Jewish Studies and the Center for American Studies, ColumbiaUniversity.


Seriously, you people need to start taking your iphones and recording this stuff, kamikaze style.

To do tonight: Marra at Floating World

beat-default

To do!

To do tonight: Meet the Marvel Publishers at Midtown Downtown

beat-default

Join us at Midtown Comics Downtown for Marvel: Meet the Publishers! This one of a kind event will feature a Q&A with the editor in chief and six editors at Marvel Comics, all of whom are instrumental in the daily creative decision-making process at Marvel, while guiding the fates of the iconic characters of the Marvel Universe. Learn more about what goes into the creation of events like Fear Itself, and Death of Spider-Man and ask about daily life in the fabled bullpen of Mighty Marvel Comics!

Indie Month-to-Month Sales: February 2011

beat-default

The Walking Dead finally becomes the top selling non Marvel/DC book in the direct market, the second True Blood book from IDW debuts lower than I’d have expected, the Garth Ennis written Jennifer Blood launches from Dynamite, and Dark Horse launches another Conan series.

Indie Month-to-Month Sales: February 2011

beat-default

The Walking Dead finally becomes the top selling non Marvel/DC book in the direct market, the second True Blood book from IDW debuts lower than I’d have expected, the Garth Ennis written Jennifer Blood launches from Dynamite, and Dark Horse launches another Conan series.

Flashback: Saving comics one year at a time

beat-default

From the comments of our “Saving Comics” post, Tim Stoltzfus went back to this Milennium Eve 1999 post by Warren Ellis that had the same message, and a call to arms on other matters:

E-book sales WAY up in February

beat-default

Publishers Weekly reports that E-book sales were up sharply for February, with TRIPLE digit growth, up 202.3% with $90.3 million in sales, the leading segment as reported by the AAP. Thanks to ebook readers given as gifts over the holidays, ebook sales now equal trade paperback sales.

San Diego CCI preview: Pedestrian bridge sails over train tracks

beat-default

We had this bookmarked a while ago but it is finally final: The pedestrian bridge over Harbor Drive just outside the San Diego Convention Center
has opened, just in time for Padres season — and Comic-Con! Far from being a simple, utilitarian walkway to prevent pedestrians being hit by a car, trolley or train, the Harbor Drive Bridge is an ambitious structure that has already been nominated for design awards. At 550 feet, it’s one of the longest self-anchored pedestrian suspension bridges in the world, and rising 25 feet in the air presents a soaring, nautical walkway that runs from Petco Park to the Bayfront Hilton, all suspended from a 130-ft high pylon.