C2E2 2012: The Virgin Experience: A 27-Year-Old’s First Time…Now With Pictures!

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Remember your first time? Wish you had taken pictures? Well, special correspondent J. Parker Adair certainly remembers his first time, and he took lots of pictures!

ComiCON-versation Part 1: Meet the Show Manager

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[With the comics convention/show scene exploding all around us, we thought it would be interesting to get a behind the scenes on how a show is put together. Over the next few weeks, The Long Beach Comic & Horror Con's Show Manager Mike Scigliano will be explaining what goes into putting a con together, from floor plans to guest lists. Hopefully, it will give us all a little insight into the what is rapidly becoming most visible aspect of the comics world.] — Welcome to the 2012 convention season. Great shows like Amazing Arizona Comic Con, MegaCon, WonderCon and Emerald City Comic Con and C2E2 have already come and gone and we have a full calendar of fantastic shows still to come. Heroes Con, SDCC, Fan Expo, Baltimore Comic Con, New York Comic Con and Long Beach Comic & Horror Con. I’m the Show Manager for Long Beach Comic & Horror Con and we’re looking to close the season out with a bang.

Chris Roberson no longer writing FAIREST arc

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Unsurprisingly, after his public statement on not working with DC over their ethical practices towards creators yesterday, it turns out Chris Roberson’s arc on FAIREST, the FABLES spin-off, will not get written.

Comics not Cancer: A personal plea for the Sparkplug Comic Books Indie Go Go Fundraiser

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Some personal thoughts on why you should considering honoring Dylan Williams’ memory by pushing the Sparkplug Comic Books’ Indie Go Go Fundraiser OVER THE TOP

Disney studio head fired on eve of Avengers debut

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Rich Ross, the head of Disney Studios since October 2009, has just been removed from his post. We can’t hope to know what it means—although lots of theories will be floated very soon—but flops like MARS NEEDS MOMS and JOHN CARTER are probably part of it. “Mars killed Rich Ross.” Even the impending mega-colossal worldwide superhit AVENGERS didn’t help Ross.

Studio Coffee Run 4/20/12: More Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, Prometheus, etc.

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This week’s round up of comics and nerdy movie related stuff, including The Avengers, semi-obscure manga adaptations, Sin City, The Dark Knight and more!

The Creator's Life #2: Cameron Stewart on working for free

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Yesterday Batman artist Cameron Stewart tweeted about a particularly awful “job” offer; we put job in scare quotes because “job” usually implies something you get paid for.

The Creator's Life #1: Chris Roberson

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As was widely noted yesterday, writer Chris Roberson tweeted the end of his working relationship with DC Comics:

Surprise: THE AVENGERS is a hit!

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Reviews are beginning to roll in on THE AVENGERS and, to our utter surprise, reviewers like it! Well, anyway, Justin Chang at Variety liked it.

DARTH VADER AND SON is a hit

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…or at least doing well on Amazon. As we know, these things are ephemeral and easily rigged, but as of last night it was in the Top 100 for books. Jeffrey Brown’s gently humorous look at Darth Vader as a father to a young Luke Skywalker has gotten a lot of positive attention.

The very latest in comics/fine art mash-ups

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You’ve always wanted to see Darkseid painted in the style of Francis Bacon, haven’t you? Of course you have. It’s part of the latest “The Line It Is Drawn” mashup contest at Comics Should Be Good, and there is much more of that ilk, like Black Canary Scream and so on.