Frankfurt Book Fair 2012: Comics Awards

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TweetLast weekend, The Frankfurt Book Fair showcased two German comics awards: The Deutscher Cartoon Preis (German Cartoon Prize), awarded since 2006 Sondermann Publikumspreis (Sondermann audience award), awarded since 2004 The German Cartoon Prize has two divisions: newcomer (Aufsteiger), and published (Buch). The newcomer award was presented to Stefan Wirkus, an entertainer, cartoonist, caricaturist, and emcee.  […]

Frankfurt Book Fair 2012: Cosplay

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TweetSo there are numerous comics fans wandering the Frankfurt Book Fair.  There are lots of manga fans, perhaps more than would be found at an American comic con, as European fandom was never as superhero-centric as that in the United States.  So why not add some cosplay to the fun? With the growing popularity of […]

INTERVIEW: Jordan D. White reveals the secrets of editing

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TweetIf you’re a fan of the X-Men, then you should thank editor Jordan D. White for handling them so well. Marvel’s finest moustache has been busy working within the X-Men office for several years now, editing titles like Uncanny X-Men, Wolverine & The X-Men, Uncanny X-Force, and many others. Before then, he worked on a variety of […]

All Five Star Trek Captains Assemble in London

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TweetAt the currently running Destination Star Trek convention in London this weekend – the first official UK Star Trek convention in 10 years – all five of the Star Trek captains have assembled. From left-to-right, we have Scott Bakula, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew, Sir Patrick Stewart, and William Shatner: This is the first time they’re […]

Frankfurt Book Fair 2012: Die Pflichtlektüre

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Tweet(Die Pflichtlektüre translates to “required reading” in German.  Most of the following links are auf Deutsch, so either use a translation program (Google Chrome does it automatically), or find a friend to help you.) In English: The Goethe Institute has a great website for German comics!  (Also includes links to various sites and publishers.) [Anyone […]

Sales Charts: Barnes & Noble Graphic Novel Bestsellers: Mid-October 2012

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Tweet So what’s news?  Besides the large number of titles ranking within the Top 1000?

Comic Action 2012: Germany’s Gen-Con + Comics

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TweetWhile searching German comics publishers, I discovered a German comic con happening one week after the Frankfurt Book Fair:  Comic Action 2012. http://www.comicaction.de/php/index.php?action=ausstellerinfo Here are the bullet points: Running since 1999 Part of SPIEL, a massive games show (halls 4-12 in Essen, 8+9 for comics) 152,000 visitors, 763 exhibitors from 31 nations showing their products […]