SPX 2013 Panel Report: The Awesomeness of Influence

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Tweet[Photo courtesy of SPX] By Adam McGovern One of the final panels of SPX 2013 was about fruitful points of departure. “Paying Tribute: Traditions of Style,” hosted by Joe McCulloch and featuring comics re-creators Ed Piskor, Jim Rugg, Tom Scioli, Seth and R. Sikoryak, navigated the spacetime crossovers and dimensional leaps of writer-artists who assemble […]

Gilbert Hernandez wins PEN Center honor, will publish Bumperhead through D&Q

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Gilbert “Beto” Hernandez’s status as One Of Our Greatest Living Cartoonists got yet more validation today when it was announced that he’s the recipient of The Pen Center USA’s 2013 Graphic Literature award for Outstanding Body of Work. The Pen Center Awards are given out each year to deserving authors in multiple categories, and as the name suggests, it honors a notable body of work.

EXCLUSIVE: Complete 2013 New York Comic Con Programming: Friday October 11

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Tweet Continuing our rundown of New York Comic-Con’s programming in an easily digestible text format, here’s the schedule for Friday, with everything from Ranma 1/2 to Salem Hyde to the Central Park Zoo. Thursday’s programming can be found here. Many thanks to Marykate Nagourney for making this possible. Friday, October 11    Title: Comic Book […]

Reviewed! Every Issue of Villains Month, Week Three

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TweetWeek three brings a number of Batman villains to the forefront, as well as a surprising disconnect with the main Forever Evil storyline. Hardly any of the comics this week seem to have much of a tie-in to the event they’re supporting, which is unexpected. That aside, it’s business as usual with mothers getting killed, […]

SPX Shocker: Jeff Smith and Kate Beaton are RELATED

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Tweet As revealed in Beaton’s comic recounting the momentous event, during some SPX chit chat, it turned out they are both related to a family in the same small Canadian town. Needless to say, those are some strong cartooning genes.

Facebook stats: 40% of comics fans are women

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In all the gender controversies rattling the comics world, one of the most frequently cited paradoxes is that although research such as DC’s 2011 reader survey showed only 7% of comics readers were female, yet when you walk around any comicksy event you see a lot more than 7% women. Women make up a lot of tweeters, tumblrs, and cosplayers and cartoonists. Why this disparity?

DC and NYCC: no booth but lots of Superman costumes

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All the way back in April, folks at C2E2 were stunned when there was no DC booth. Lots of panels, but no booth. Whispers were that there would be no booth at NYCC either, but that just seemed unfathomable: no big set up at the home town show? Inconceivable!

WB’s Tsujihara says full speed ahead for DC movies

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Last week WB head Kevin Tsujihara gave a talk to the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media, Communications & Entertainment Conference and touched on their upcoming slate. You can read a full transcript here (although whoever did it doesn’t seem to know Zack Snyder’s first name.) Anyhoo, while the J.K. Rowling wizarding news had everyone clicking their heels, it doesn’t mean that DC has been left waiting out in the car . Here’s the key passage:

Yang’s Boxers & Saints longlisted for 2013 National Book Awards

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Gene Luen Yang’s Boxers & Saints, a two volume view of the Boxer Rebellion from both sides of the conflict, has made the long list for the 2013 National Book Awards in the Young People’s Literature category.