Tweet By LTZ A packed house greeted Saga creators Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (and moderator/Image publisher Eric Stephenson) as they sat down for an hour that was light on deep reveals, but strong on banter. Vaughan, who noted that Saga #7 would be Staples’s first seventh issue, hyped #7 by revealing that the [...]
TweetBy LTZ The new York comic Con IDW panel saw a number of announcements, including the news that THUNDER Agents would be relocating to IDW in early 2013, along with a rrlaunch of GI Joe helmed By Fred van Lente. Present for the panel were IDW marketing VP Dirk wood, President Greg Goldstein, Dr Who [...]
TweetBy LTZ By 6:30 pm, Room 1A23 smelled terrible. Just awful, like sweat incubated in an ass. That didn’t stop a healthy crowd from turning out to see Image Publisher Eric Stephenson moderate the Drawing the Line panel, featuring some of Image’s best artists: Saga’s Fiona Staples, Non-humans‘ Whilce Portacio, Perhapanauts‘ Craig Rousseau, Nowhere Men’s [...]
Tweet By LTZ Overheard in the crowd before NYCC’s All-New X-Men panel: “This one’s all about X-Men? Ugh.” Attending the panel were Senior Editor Nick Lowe, Editors Jeanine Schaefer and Daniel Ketchum, Uncanny Avengers writer Rick Remender, Cable and X-Force writer Dennis Hopeless, X-Factor writer Peter David, Wolverine and the X-Men writer Jason Aaron, Astonishing [...]
Tweet by Amy Chu Yellow Claw. Ming the Merciless. Wing How. A panel of Asian American comics creators talked candidly about racial stereotypes past and present in comics last night at the Museum of Chinese in America in New York City’s Chinatown. Writer/artist Larry Hama, writer Greg Pak, and editors of the Asian American anthology [...]
Did you miss it? Yesterday was Lumberjack Day, a holiday best celebrated by wearing plaid, sporting a beard (either naturally grown or homemade), and eating pancakes. The holiday was created back in 2005 by two good friends: graphic novel author Colleen AF Venable and comedy producer Marianne Ways. It was invented in response to International Talk Like a Pirate Day, which falls a week prior. The pirate jokes were getting old, so the team moved on to another comedy troupe: lumberjacks. Lumberjack Day falls annually on September 26.
There’s always been something a bit disappointing about Sundays. It’s like on a primal level every part of our body understands that workaday Monday is round the corner. Fun is coming to an end. And what little fun there remains is overshadowed by the infinite promise of Friday and Saturday just gone. That is certainly the reputation they have at conventions. By Sunday, the hardcore attendees, the exhibitors and guests have already been there a day or two. The enthusiasm they started with has met with the reality of spending an extended period of time in what is effectively a large warehouse-type space, and perhaps also the reality staying up a little past their respective bedtimes. Any big announcements there might have been have all been made, and most attendees have already spent most of the money they planned to spend. Indeed, when I told Heidi I’d be at Wizard World Chicago on a Sunday she did remind me “Sunday is probably the quietest day…”
TweetBy: Henry Barajas The comic books projects on Kickstarter just keeps getting better and better. Here are two projects that I found exceptional and worth advocating. Project: Golem Talent/Project Manager: Hilary Goldstein Days to Go: 22 Goal: $8,000 “Golem is a graphic novel created and written by Hilary Goldstein (that’s me!) with art by Giovanni P. Timpano (G.I. Joe: Infection), [...]
TweetBy: Henry Barajas Every time I go to the Kickstarter web site to see what’s new I’m faced with countless new projects. I find myself facing a dilemma; either supporting a project or having food on my table until next payday. Project: AGENT 88 – THE WEB SERIES Talent/Project Manager: Digger T Mesch Days to [...]
TweetBy Alexander Añé The Making a Living in Manga panel featured Adam Warren, Becky Cloonan, Fred Gallagher, Audra Furuichi, Christopher Butcher, JuYoun Lee, Erik Ko, and moderator Deb Aoki. This was a very diverse panel, hosting a good lineup of professionals and publishers including a journalist devoted to writing about the manga industry. From there [...]
by Mike Scigliano
— A guest list and the expenses associated with it, like everything else involved in producing a comicon, come out of your overall budget. You’ve got to balance the books to make the show work. Hotel rooms and airfare add up quickly and spending all your cash on guests but next to nothing on marketing or programming needs, for instance, could lead to a train wreck pretty quickly.
By Henry Barajas
IDW was kind enough to invite me to a see a magic show at their booth at the San Diego Comic Convention as if there wasn’t enough magic in comic con. I have to admit I was a bit leary about attending a magic show. I’m very ignorant of the whole thing. I was afraid they were going to saw me in half and separate me from my nicely shaved legs. I got to the booth and I was greeted by the creators of Smoke and Mirrors, Mike Costa and Jon Armstrong. Jon is an award winning magician that has been performing internationally for over twenty years. Before we started the interview Jon was kind enough to do some card tricks.