Tweet Even indie comics are getting to be, if not big business, then extremely popular. More popular than a street fair, even. The last two years, perhaps inspired by BCGF and TCAF, have seen indie shows spring up in many cities from Minneapolis Autopic, to Portland’s The Projects to Chicago’s CAKE. While we noted that [...]
Tweet Brooklyn’s Scott Eder Gallery has announced an impressive show for next month devoted to art, sketches and other drawings from Will Eisner’s A Contract With God, the groundbreaking graphic novel that helped inspire comics storytelling in the US. IT’s the first time the art hyas been shown and offered for sale, so it should [...]
Tweet If you want to see all the great moments of this year’s Toronto Comic Arts Festival, I recommend scrolling back through Deb Aoki’s twitter feed. My roommate for the fest seemed to know where all the action was. She captured in a retweet from Japan this epic moment when Taiyo Matsumoto and Gengoroh Tagame [...]
TweetThe semi-annual Long Beach Comics Expo landed on May 11th with a substantial line-up of guests and also some smart choices in programming. Guests included Rich Avons, Joe Benitez, Brian Buccellato, Ale Garza, Joel Gomez, Ray-Anthony Height, Vince Hernandez, Drew Johnson, David Mack, Frank Mastromauro, Dustin Nguyen, Nei Ruffino and more, showing a strong representation in [...]
Tweetby Pam Auditore According to Long Beach Comic Expo Event Manager Martha Donato, Casting Directors for “the Quest,” a new reality television from the Executive Producer of “The Lord of the Rings Trilogy” and “the Amazing Race” show will be on hand looking for qualified contestants. If you have questions you can e-mail the show [...]
C2E2, Stumptown and the Calgary Expo are all far behind in our rearview mirror, and I meant to write this up last week, but even as everyone is scrambling to get ready for TCAF, I felt like this year’s C2E2 in Chicago—the fourth one—finally defined it as a show that serves a local need and belongs on the comics calendar, and the confluence of a weekend when two other major shows in other categories were taking place demonstrated the strength of not only fandom but the creator contingent.
Tweet MIX is a comics confab held each year in Columbus, OH by the Columbus College of Art and Design. This year’s event will be held September 27-28th, and they are currently accepting proposals for panels and presentations. All the info you need is below, but there’s more here. The keynote guest is Jeff Smith, [...]
When the Image Expo 2013 was announced there were, understandably, questions about why it was on a Tuesday instead of a more accessible weekend date. Well, tickets are on sale (as of this morning) and aFAQ now answers this and many other questions: As explained, this is really a press and retailer event but open to the public for $20. And there will be panels and signings and stuff but no vendors.
TweetOn top of all those free comics you can get your filthy little unwashed mitts on tomorrow, comics creators will be swarming comic shops worldwide in order to sign, sketch, smile and hug their way through the entire comic book fandom on Earth. Also, you never know if Wolverine or The Punisher will show up. [...]
Tweet The fact that both the Iron Man character and the Avengers team has reached their 50th anniversary since creation hasn’t received a lot of attention in the press, and this could be because the immense success of the IRON MAN and AVENGERS films means that the powers that be don’t particularly want the public [...]
Tweet Matt Fraction skyped in to celebrate Iron Man’s 50th anniversary at a Comic Book Round Table event held at John Ordover’s Soho Gallery for Digital Art in New York on Wednesday night, and provided some heartfelt insights into the way in which the armored playboy has drastically changed Fraction’s own life. Along the way, [...]
Tweet Details for the third annual Latino Comics Expo have just been announced. It will be held June 1-2 at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco. Guests includeMario Hernandez ( Love & Rockets, Citizen Rex ) highlights an all-star line-up of artists and writers that include: Rafael Navarro (Sonambulo), Octavio Rodriguez (Pixar) , Gabrielle [...]
As reported last week, the incarceration and legal maneuvering of accused sex offender and Drgon*Con founder Ed Kramer has led more people, including professionals, to call for a boycott of the con while Keamer is receiving money for it. Tony Isabella, who attended the con far in the past, still has what might be termed a vivid account of it:
Indefatigable Jamie Coville recorded the most interesting panels from C2E2—including the one The Beat was on!—for your listening pleasure. He also took 143 pictures.
Tweetby Amy Chu Friday Day 1 A Good Start 11:50 am Avoiding the craziness at O’Hare airport by arriving at Chicago’s much smaller Midway. No delay – off to a good start. Instead of plunking down $40+ for a taxi, I opt for public transportation to downtown Chicago for a mere $2.25. 1 pm My hotel [...]