On the Scene: Small Press Expo 2012 Day Two

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TweetBy Hannah Means-Shannon The revelries following the Ignatz Awards continued long into the night and crowded the lower levels of the conference center took over the bar and spilled out onto patios, steps, and walkways, but that didn’t stop expo-goers from taking in another day of star-powered panels on Sunday. The big names and signings […]

J. Torres finds some True Patriots for Canada

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TweetBy Steve Morris Wolverine, Alpha Flight, Jack Bauer, Captain Kirk: many of the most famous heroes in modern history have been Canadian. But despite that, Canada still has a reputation mainly for politeness, rather than spandex-based punching and flying. As an attempt to finally wake the world up to Canada’s innate ability to defeat supervillains, […]

Best SPX ever?

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Tweet Photo via @eee Possibly the best SPX ever—and definitely the most financially successful one. That’s what everyone was saying last night. By 4:30 Fantagraphics had made more money than they did at all of last year’s show. Similar stories were reported at PictureBox, Nobrow, D&Q and everywhere really. With a bigger floor space and […]

New this fall: Diary Comics 4 by Dustin Harbin

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Koyama Press will be publishing Volume 4 of Dustin Harbin’s Diary Comics this fall, presumably in time for the fall comics show circuit. If you can’t get enough of @dustinharbin on twitter or his website, this collection should definitely amuse and enlighten.

FOOCing around

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Forget Kickstarter! Let’s talk OLD SCHOOL SUBSCRIPTIONS! Micropublisher Oily Comics has a DEAL for you. Center for Cartoon Studies alum, two-brick Ignatz winner and future Fantagraphics author, Charles Forsman is offering a subscription service for a few more hours! Days after subscribing I received a package full of comics. BAM!

SDCC 2012: Shaq Attack — Shaquille O'Neal Launches His Own Comics Line

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We always knew Shaq liked comics and it predated his turn as Steel on the big screen. Looks like he’s going to publish them. Come to find out, Shaq has two comics lined up for the “Shaq Comic Book Company.” This venture is a partnership between Shaq Entertainment and New Kingdom Entertainment. New Kingdom operates The Fanboy’s Guide website.

SDCC12: Watchtower Friday

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Lotsa headlines from Google’s finest news sources!

SDCC12: Billy Tucci Promotes His New Blackwater Graphic Novel

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Billy Tucci will be at Comic-Con, promoting his new non-fiction graphic novel series about private security firm Blackwater. Previews available below, and a limited number of print previews will be available at CCI!

Chris Pitzer closes down AdDistro distribution

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It was a few years ago that AdHouse Books publisher Chris Pitzer announced AdDistro, a distribution business for small press comics, with books from Nobrow, Koyama Press and Malachi Ward to start. Well, now he’s announced its end, and although that sounds sad, its actually because its so much easier to find books from these publishers now:

MoCCA Fest 2012: Saturday: What I Saw

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Having recovered from Chicago, I wander the aisles of MoCCA Fest, discovering four-color (or one-color) wonderments!

MoCCA debuts and notable books

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Better late than never! Please at least scroll through this (very incomplete) listing of new books out at MoCCA and just look at the pictures if nothing els.e There are some pretty amazing books coming out that haven’t gotten that much press, so I think it’s wroth your while.

SPX '12 adds Hernandez Brothers; exhibit space sells out

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This year’s SPX Expo has just announced the addition of Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez to this year’s show, joining previously announced Daniel Clowes and Chris Ware that means these four pillars of cartooning will be united on the East Coast for the first time since…well, maybe ever. YIKES!

Study Group 12 goes digital

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Tweet The acclaimed Portland-based Study Group 12 anthology is starting up a web comic portal for several of their contributors, with regular series & one-shots included, in addition to regular blog posts like this one on Craig Thompson’s Habibi process.) From their blog: We’ll be uploading new comics every weekday at noon EST, with the […]

Sales Charts: unBoxing Day 2011 (and a surprising discovery)

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Some online sales data for 12/25 and 12/26 from IBM, a Top Ten list from Amazon’s Kindle graphic novel page, and a surprising discovery! Read on!

MoCCA debuts: Secret Acres releases I WILL BITE YOU by Joe Lambert

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This one gets its own post because it might just be the book of the show:

Industry Movers School Ya

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Art schools and apprenticeships find themselves more popular than ever, let’s all tip our hats to inspiration artist Rudolph Töpffer’s for his creation of boarding school for boys. While anyone can teach themselves and become successful on their own, a lot of the specialty schools allow access to equipment, connections, mentorship of working professionals and opportunities in a condensed amount of time that are priceless.