Stumptown 2011: More promised pictures

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As promised, here are more photos of Stumptown: the comics festival and the parties that just won’t quit!

First new Bill Watterson art in 16 years benefits Team Cul-de-Sac

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Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson has a been a notorious recluse for 16 years or so; however, he has broken his visual silence for a pretty worthy cause, Michael Cavna reports. Watterson has donated a painting — yes a painting — of Richard Thompson’s Petey character from Cul-de-Sac to a Parkinson’s disease benefit. (Thompson suffers from that illness.)

The Angry Birds of Prey

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And as we head off to the weekend….via Tyler Walpole at The Gutters

The most important things you need to know today about comics, Part II: Kirby and Moebius edition

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What is the greatest convention moment of all time? It might just be described in this post!

The most important things you need to know today about comics, Part I

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Digital comics, Dark Horse layoffs, why SPX doesn’t reach the civilian, royalties…wow, it’s all coming out now, folks.

To do Sunday: SAW Benefit Reading at KGB

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Hey peeps, we’ll try to give you a bit more warning about awesome events and here’s a do not miss: A benefit reading for Tom Hart and Leela Corman’s new school in Florida with an all-star lineup. A great night for a great cause.

Avatar hires Kuhoric as VP-Publishing/Managing Editor

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James Kuhoric has joined Avatar as Vice President of Publishing and Managing Editor. Kuhoric was formerly Director of Purchasing for Diamond and author of several comics including ARMY OF DARKNESS and BATTLESTAR GALACTICA.

Avatar has traditionally run a very tight ship so hiring Kuhoric and another recent recruit, sales director Keith Davidsen, shows they are maybe ready to make a run for that contested #5 publisher spot?

OKAY: This is the new GREEN LANTERN trailer

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So this is…whoa. It’s very SF. Very STAR WARS, like everyone has been saying all along.

Four minutes of GREEN LANTERN footage leaked???

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…What happened to John Stewart?