2012 Harvey Award Nominations Announced

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It’s time for the 2012 Harvey Awards voting. Get your ballot at http://www.harveyawards.org. Ballots are due on August 17th and the awards are given out at the Baltimore Comic-Con on September 8th. The nominations list follows. (I guess Nick Bradshaw must not be getting any love for his Army of Darkness run back from ~’04-’05, since he’s nominated for “MOST PROMISING NEW TALENT.)”

2012 Harvey Award Nominations Announced

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It’s time for the 2012 Harvey Awards voting. Get your ballot at http://www.harveyawards.org. Ballots are due on August 17th and the awards are given out at the Baltimore Comic-Con on September 8th. The nominations list follows. (I guess Nick Bradshaw must not be getting any love for his Army of Darkness run back from ~’04-’05, since he’s nominated for “MOST PROMISING NEW TALENT.)”

SDCC 12: It's Adventure Time! all over Comic-Con with multi-booth quest

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We already told you about the big Adventure Time display and interactive adventure at the Children’s Museum during Comic-Con. For those who are inside the con, there’s also a big scavenger hunt with maps and stamps and prizes. WE WANT ONE.

In case you haven’t figured it out, Adventure Time is this year’s Scott Pilgrim!

The Whole Story offers yet more digital comics with North, Gran, Brown, etc

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Well, well, well. This is gold rush time for new digital comics imprints/initiatives.

Not only did MonkeyBrain roll out its lineup today, but we also have The Whole Story, a new portal for original graphic novels for some of the top indie creators including:

Snyder/Capullo Continue Daniel's Joker Story in Batman

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Tony Daniel had an odd hook early in his Detective Comics: the Joker having had his face cut off. The clown prince of crime disappeared into the wind, most likely in need of a face transplant (such things _do_ exist). His reappearance has been anticipated, but not fulfilled. Daniel announces he’s leaving Detective, and what does issue for a teaser?

SDCC 12: Eisner Awards info: early start, Syfy sponsors

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Via PR, some info on this year’s Eisner Award ceremony, including the fact that the event will start one half-hour earlier than usual, at 8 pm, meaning the ceremony should wrap up before 11 pm.

Presenters include Jonathan Ross, whose making out with Neil Gaiman a few years provided perhaps the best Eisner ceremony moment ever. This year’s fest is being sponsored by Syfy, meaning we’ll probably see the stars of some Syfy show presenting an award or two.

Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award nominees announced

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The nominees for this year’s Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailing award have been revealed and they are as follows:

Maybe Jean Grey is back but probably not

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Marvel’s newest teaser suggests that Jean Grey is coming back! That’s right — AGAIN

Image teases hot sex for Comic-Con

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So there you have it. Obviously some hot sexiness or sexy hotness will be announced by Image at their Image Experience panel.

Image teases hot sex for Comic-Con

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So there you have it. Obviously some hot sexiness or sexy hotness will be announced by Image at their Image Experience panel.

New Monkeybrain digital imprint launches with five titles

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After teases over the last few weeks, details on the new Monkeybrain Comics imprint from Chris Roberson and Allison Baker have been announced. The line launches on July 4th with five titles:

Aesop’s Ark by J. Torres and Jennifer L. Meyer
Amelia Cole and the Unknown World by Adam P. Knave, DJ Kirkbride and Nick Brokenshire
Bandette by Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover
Edison Rex by Chris Roberson and Dennis Culver
October Girl by Matthew Dow Smith

The line will be distributed digitally, exclusively with ComiXology. As Roberson explained in a press conference this afternoon, it’s essentially an Image Comics like deal: Monkeybrain will take a small cut for packing and marketing, but all copyright will remain with the creators. According to Roberson, the line is very focused on completely creator owned projects. “Neither writer or artist can be working in a work for hire capacity. We do ask the projects that come to us if it’s a collaborative team, that everyone share share some level of ownership in the property.”

Books and comics I: Listen to "The Hottest Graphic Novels of 2012"

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In case reading the list wasn’t enough, you can now listen to The Hottest Graphic Novels of 2012 panel from BEA.

"If your job wasn’t performed by a cat or a boa constrictor in a Richard Scarry book I’m not sure…it’s necessary."

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Would turning off the internet lead to peace of mind or the DTs?