NYCC 2011: Day One: Preview Day

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Here are some sneak peeks, taken from my Samsung phone. Apologies for the resolution.

NYCC 11 kicks off

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Events in New York were in full swing last night with the CBLDF signing at Forbidden Planet (above)

…and the Image signing at Jim Hanley’s Universe (Moritat, above), and we’re soon to be breakfasting with some retailers. Reporting from the floor may be dodgy but stay tuned…it’s going to be a wild ride.

Graphicly goes on iOS 5 Newsstand

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Yesterday, Apple servers were challenged when the world rushed to download iOS 5 with a host of new features — and something called Newsstand, which will help readers subscribe to their favorite magazines available on iPads. Graphicly is there, so far the only mobile comics platform to be available, with titles like WALKING DEAD:

Abrams buys UK indie SelfMadeHero

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UK publisher SelfMadeHero — which has put out GNs by a European cast of all-stars such as David B as well as such things as Manga Shakespeare and Eye Classics— will be acquired by Abrams, with a US line coming in 2012.