On the Scene: My First SPX as Exhibitor

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By Brady Dale Purveying my wares This year, fellow Philadelphia comic maker Dre Time and I got tables at the Small Press Expo. It was my first time as a legit exhibitor at the biggest alt-comix show on the East Coast, and here’s what I learned:

Greg Rucka Gets Increasingly Candid About Work For Hire Conditions, Debunks Another Myth

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By Todd Allen In a rare instance of a DC/Marvel creator being candid about how they perceive the environment, Greg Rucka has given something very close to an exit interview to Mark Millar’s CLiNT magazine.  The upshot, to paraphrase Popeye, he’s had enough and enough is too much.  His final straw at Marvel was The […]

Tensions continue after Charlie Hebdo publishes satirical cartoons

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France and its overseas postings remain on watch after the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo published cartoons about the prophet Mohammed yesterday. With the Islamic world already on edge over a mysterious US-made YouTube video, the cartoons were expected to perhaps ignite more violence:

Con Wars 2: Wrestling edition

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As long as we’re rolling out all our Con Wars stories, here’s one that’s confirmed from multiple sources: part of the stipulation for WWE wrestlers to appear at Wizard World shows is for TNA wrestlers NOT to appear. Lisa Marie Varon talks about this in the above video, saying she was set to appear at Wizard World Chicago, but was called and told not to come at the last minute. Varon wrestled in the WWE as Victoria, and currently appears in TNA as Tara.

Con Wars 2: Pacific Northwest edition

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Not too long ago a brand new show on the busy convention circuit was announced: Wizard World Oregon, to be held February 22-24. While the dates didn’t seem to conflict with an existing Portland, OR show, what we failed to notice at the time is that these dates are just a week before Seattle’s Emerald City Comicon. And that has definitely created yet more scuttlebutt on the con circuit.

Con Wars 2: SoCal edition

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While the indie comics world was swooning over Chris Ware in Bethesda last weekend, yet another assault was being made on tapping the LA comic-con market with Stan Lee’s Comikaze. It was by most accounts an enjoyable show in the nerdlebrity mold, with comics pressed up against Adam West and Elvira. Having Stan Lee running around didn’t hurt, of course.

Lora Innes on Fan Art

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Lora Innes, creator of THE DREAMER, has a post up about fan art based on her characters. Short version: she approves and enjoys it, but she also provides some guidelines. A sample:

Title battle: Stephen King vs Warren Ellis

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Okay not really. It’s just that Stephen King has just announcedthe looooong awaited sequel to The Shining and it’s called Doctor Sleep. It follows the grown-up adventures of Danny Torrance, the “redrum” lad of the original, who is now a middle-aged cat man.

DC's new Talent page

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No, not a page for new talent. A new PAGE for Talent. In fact we noticed there was this very page URL with no content a while ago, but now it’s a nice index page with names and links and stuff. The individual creator pages have covers, bios, and sometimes photos. Not all are completely filled out, but it’s a great start for the resource.

RAD-A-GAST! RAD-A-GAST!

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We asked for Radagast the Brown.

And we got him.

In a bunny sled.