Day Zero at C2E2, Part One!
For the last few weeks an anonymous (but knowledgable) blogger has been picking apart each week’s New Yorker cartoons for their humor and artwork content at the tumblr Sh*t My New Yorker. Delivering insightful analyses of punchlines and surprise, the identity of the blogger was much speculated upon in certain circles.
Well, the blogger stands revealed:
Lynda Barry: Girlhood through the Looking Glass is a new scholarly look at the esteemed cartoonist’s work, especially as it related to girlhood. Written by Susan E. Kirtley, the book is available now.
With Barry’swork in a variety of mediums – comics novel sand stage — widely acclaimed, , a dedicated look at her work is long overdue. It’s part of UPM’s Great Comics Artists Series.
We’re on the scene here in Chicago for this year’s Diamond Retailer Summit and survived our biggest challenge, breakfast. No big surprises at the breakfast, but Diamond discussed sales being up for the quarter, a 1% rise in customers (i.e. new shops) and their new Halloween-themed event for retailers to build programs around. Also, as previously discussed at the ComicsPRO meeting, Oni will join the FOC (final order cut off) program, as more and more publishers are hitting their ship dates.
TweetRobert Kirkman’s latest Image comics series, Thief of Thieves, is now in development with AMC TV with Kirkman writing and executive producing and Chic Eglee as the showrunner. For now, the comics book series, which Kirkman conceived while working in The Walking Dead’s writer’s room, is being written by Nick Spencer and drawn by Shawn [...]