Graphic novel finalists announced for the 2013 L.A. Times Book Prize

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Graphic novel finalists announced for the 2013 L.A. Times Book Prizehttp://ift.tt/1gHFI70 Tweet The LA Times Book Prizes are among the most distinguished to have their own comics category, and the nominees are always worth a close look. This year’s finalists have just been announced. Books are selected in a number of categories, but here are […]

Con Wars: Denver Comic Con co-founder La Greca pens open letter following removal

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Con Wars: Denver Comic Con co-founder La Greca pens open letter following removalhttp://ift.tt/1mu9tNJ Tweet Boy oh boy. These con wars are getting more and more complicated. Denver Comic Con is in its fourth year and last year experienced exponential growth. Originally founded as part of a Comic Book Classroom, a non-profit outreach program designed to […]

Denver Comic Con board releases statement: “Denver Comic Con Does Not Need Saving”

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UPDATE: Convention director Christina Angel has released her own statement on FB. The he said-she said of the Denver Comic Con-troversy just got ratcheted up a notch as the Con board has released a statement refuted the charges made by co-founder Charlie La Greca earlier today. The statement pretty much directly contradicts Le Greca’s claims […]

Marvel kills off the Watcher in ORIGINAL SIN miniseries

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Marvel kills off the Watcher in ORIGINAL SIN miniserieshttp://ift.tt/1bMh99P Tweet A new mini series by Jason Aaron and Mike Deodato will be the “ultimate NSA leak” of Marvel, says Tom Brevoort. The body of the Watcher is found on the moon with his eyes missing. I’m pretty much sold right there, but more information is […]

David Brothers: “I’ve got to keep banging the drum for more” [Interview]

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David Brothers: “I’ve got to keep banging the drum for more” [Interview]http://ift.tt/1gVJSYm Tweet David Brothers is one of the most accomplished writers-about-comics around, a blogger who recently moved into the industry himself as a member of the Image Comics staff. Having made a name for himself on websites like 4thLetter and Comics Alliance, his writing […]

Graphic novel finalists announced for the 2013 L.A. Times Book Prize

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The LA Times Book Prizes are among the most distinguished to have their own comics category, and the nominees are always worth a close look. This year’s finalists have just been announced. Books are selected in a number of categories, but here are the graphic novel selections: David B., “Incidents in the Night: Volume 1,” […]

Mike Taylor: NO/FUTURE

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Mike Taylor: NO/FUTUREhttp://ift.tt/1e7tsaR Tweet “Culture seeks narrators and fiction is a narrative prerogative.” This quote is supplemented above a two image spread, each featuring brushstrokes of a blackened sea of blank and blurred faces, an anonymous audience awaiting some kind of address, be it from a political leader or a band frontman, and yet what […]

Con Wars: Denver Comic Con co-founder La Greca pens open letter following removal

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Boy oh boy. These con wars are getting more and more complicated. Denver Comic Con is in its fourth year and last year experienced exponential growth. Originally founded as part of a Comic Book Classroom, a non-profit outreach program designed to increase awareness of comics to children, the con was a means to fund that […]

ReedPOP adds summer comics show in New York—and so does everyone else

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ReedPOP adds summer comics show in New York—and so does everyone elsehttp://ift.tt/1kWJQTY Tweet A photo from the 1971 Phil Seuling show in NYC. Photo via Scott Edelman. It may not be Con Wars, but it is con crunch. With the exploding popularity of comics/pop culture shows around the world, more and more events, some of […]

Marvel kills off the Watcher in ORIGINAL SIN event miniseries

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A new mini series by Jason Aaron and Mike Deodato will be the “ultimate NSA leak” of Marvel, says Tom Brevoort. The body of the Watcher is found on the moon with his eye missing. I’m pretty much sold right there, but more information is being given out RIGHT NOW at a Marvel press conference.

David Brothers: “I’ve got to keep banging the drum for more” [Interview]

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David Brothers is one of the most accomplished writers-about-comics around, a blogger who recently moved into the industry himself as a member of the Image Comics staff. Having made a name for himself on websites like 4thLetter and Comics Alliance, his writing on (in particular) creator-owned comics, artwork, Manga and race have provided some of […]

Mike Taylor: NO/FUTURE

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“Culture seeks narrators and fiction is a narrative prerogative.” This quote is supplemented above a two image spread, each featuring brushstrokes of a blackened sea of blank and blurred faces, an anonymous audience awaiting some kind of address, be it from a political leader or a band frontman, and yet what is captured in the […]

ReedPOP adds summer comics show in New York—and so does everyone else

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It may not be Con Wars, but it is con crunch. With the exploding popularity of comics/pop culture shows around the world, more and more events, some of them highly localized, are springing up. And as cons get more popular, suitable dates are becoming harder and harder to find.

New York is currently home to three major events—the indie focused MoCCA Festival in April, the sprawling New York Comic Con in October, and the art comics focused Comic Arts Brooklyn in November. And now a summer show is coming: ReedPOP, the organization behind NYCC, is launching Special Edition NYC June 14-15 at the Javits Center. The show will be purely comics focused, without the video game/movie distractions of NYCC, and held in the popular shed-like “North Hall” where artists alley was held the last two years of NYCC.

Ironically, this weekend – Father’s Day — is already hosting two other shows in the New York metro area.

Guardians of the Galaxy Trailer is here…and I’m hooked on the feeling

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Guardians of the Galaxy Trailer is here…and I’m hooked on the feelinghttp://ift.tt/1kVgsO4 Tweet I admit I watched this trailer twice in a row, even though the best parts were in the footage floating around. Finally, a character based “superhero” movie? Is this really a superhero movie? Or an SF comedy adventure? Whatever it is, I’m […]

Guardians of the Galaxy Trailer is here…and I’m hooked on the feeling

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I admit I watched this trailer twice in a row, even though the best parts were in the footage floating around. Finally, a character based “superhero” movie? Is this really a superhero movie? Or an SF comedy adventure? Whatever it is, I’m sold. The trailer debuted on Jimmy Kimmel and USA today has more details […]