Comic Arts Brooklyn announces events and guests

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Comic Arts Brooklyn (Or CAB as it soon to be known) released a schedule of events including art shows and panels and what not and it all sounds horribibly wonderful if you like good comics. CAB replaces the departed Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Fest on the indie circuit schedule, and takes place November 9 in […]

DEAR GOD: Dan DiDio to appear on The View

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Actress/Pundit/View co-host Whoopi Goldberg made no secret of her attendance at NYCC to pitch her comic book idea. And now, it seems DC co-publisher Dan DiDio will be listening to the pitch…on The View. “Tomorrow on The View, I get to appear with Whoopi Goldberg and listen to her comic series pitch. I only hope […]

Dynamite Announce Guiu Vilanova as Artist for ‘The Twilight Zone’ by JMS

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As well as a look at Francesco Francavilla’s cover for the series, which is written by J. Michael Straczynski, Dynamite have released a look at just-announced artist Guiu Vilanova’s artwork for their new ongoing Twilight Zone series. First announced at San Diego Comic-Con, the book will launch in November.

Extremely rare Bill Watterson Interview: “I suspect comics will have less widespread cultural impact and make a lot less money.”

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  Comics very own JD Salinger*, Calvin & Hobbes artist Bill Watterson has been making very very tentative moves to emerge from his hobbit hole, helping out with some of the Richard Thompson benefits, and even, by one eyewitness account I heard, getting out of the house to see some comics exhibits. And now, the […]

Exclusive: Boom announces more of Shannon Wheeler’s cartoons in I DON’T GET IT

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You’ve got to be pretty funny when your rejected cartoons win an Eisner, but that’s what happened to Shannon Wheeler (Too Much Coffee Man) with I Thought You Would Be Funnier, a collection of his cartoons—including many rejected by The New Yorker—which won an Eisner for Best Humor Publication in 2011. Well, there’s more where […]

IDW opens a TV division as sales grow by 35%

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While IDW’s flag was planted by the film adaptation of 30 Days of Night, since then they’ve been more in the licensed comics business, with a few hits like Locke and Key, which bounced around the development wheels of Hollywood. Well, looking to be more proactive, they’re opening a TV division, the LA Times reports. David Ozer, formerly of Starz Media and an executive producer on The Walking Dead, will run the division, called IDW Entertainment

NYCC ’13 The Beat Podcasts! More To Come NYCC Interviews 3

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Straight from the convention booth of Publishers Weekly at New York Comic Con, it’s More to Come! Your podcast source of comics news and discussion starring The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald. In part three of our New York Comic Con interview special, Calvin speaks with Jeff Gomez about the new religious graphic novel imprint Vital […]

NYCC ’13 Panel Recap: From Creator to Consumer

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I have a number of panel recaps to write up for you all, so you should expect them to occupy the next few days on the site – and we start with a panel from the ICv2 conference held before the convention opened. Called ‘Comics First!’, the majority of the focus of the conference was […]

NYCC ’13: Farewell Superboy – Hello Lois Lane?

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The Superman 75th Anniversary panel had two notable quotes from it, which I thought I should draw notice towards. The first is from Scott Lobdell, apparently announcing a big change for Superboy. The second is from Dan DiDio, and suggests… a Lois Lane series might be starting in 2014.

Kate Beaton Announces Fat Pony project with Scholastic

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This was an announcement Heidi told me about at the convention with perhaps the most excitement I’ve ever seen present within a human person at any singular point in time. As revealed in interview with Laura Hudson at Wired, Kate Beaton has announced a new project with publishers Scholastic – which will be about her […]

Captain Marvel Relaunches with Kelly Sue DeConnick and David Lopez

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Marvel announced several new titles at their Spider-Man panel on Sunday, but the most buzzed-about book is actually a relaunch – Captain Marvel will be getting a new volume next year, with writer Kelly Sue DeConnick remaining onboard but the absolutely fantastic David Lopez being announced as the new artist on the book.

NYCC ’13: Dark Horse Announce Relaunch of the Alien/Predator/Prometheus Franchise

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So there were a few announcements we missed out on covering over the weekend, because we were on-site and not at home, updating as things happened. I’ll try to go through some of the more notable things we missed out on! Starting off with the news that Dark Horse will be relaunching their range of […]