LA Times on Comic-Con

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If you wonder why Comic-con has become a Hollywood go-to fest, articles like this are part of the reason. Profiling Tim Sale, Marc Silvestri, bookseller Stuart Ng and artist Sue Katowich, the subtext of the article suggests that be attending Comic-Con, you learn something about life, struggle and art. Since these things are not really […]

San Diego Registration update

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Sporadic and anecdotal reports thus far are that registration is moving smoothly. More as it develops.

Flickr: The SDCC 2006: San Diego Comic Con International Pool

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Kelly Sue started it. Flickr: The SDCC 2006: San Diego Comic Con International Pool. Post your own!

Frank Miller to write, direct THE SPIRIT

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While a big announcement on the identity of the director for the long-planned SPIRIT movie had been teased for San Diego, The Hollywood Reporter has let the cat out of the bag: It’s Frank Miller: More than four decades after Will Eisner created him, “The Spirit” — one of the most influential comics of all […]

San Diego suspicious of nerd spending

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This local San Diego site requires you to pay $100 to read their online content. Foo that, but from the looks of the free lede, the city is only grudgingingly beginning to accept the Comic-con’s economic impact: Comic-Con gives city ‘enormous economic shot in the arm’Event expected to bring in major tax revenue

San Diego isn’t about movies! It’s about TV!

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Variety previews SDCC with a boffo headline: H’w’d courts nerd herdNets hope to capture fan fervor at confab However, the story goes on to point out for that this year’s show, studios are stressing their TV offerings: All the major networks have significant plans for the confab, along with cable stalwarts like Sci Fi Channel, […]

SDCC: ASFA (#4800, 4701-03)

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Allen Spiegel Fine Arts is the booth where you find some of the most amazing artists at the comvention, this year including Thom Ang, August Hall, Dave McKean, Scott Morse, Jon J Muth, Bonnie To Yee de Muth, Greg Ruth and Kent Williams. They’ll have three new books, including the group sketchbook 108 DRAWINGS. Contributors […]

SDCC: Random Stuff

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Looks, here’s all the stuff we just didn’t have time to write up in its own items. It’s a big sloppy mess: A woman is auctioning off ad space on her…forehead. How horrid. Atomic Comics is tooling around San Diego with a van full of cartoonists. Alex Ross! Scott Morse Jen Wang

SDCC The Beguiling sells ART! (#1529)

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If you’re hoping to nab that elusive Chester Brown page, check out the Beguiling’s booth, which is selling original art by many indie superstars: Looking for original art at Comic-Con in San Diego? The Beguiling Books & Art, Canada’s finest comics and graphic novel retailer will be attending the San Diego Comic Con this week, […]

Where is Gandalf? I much desire to speak to him.

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We’re in sic transit gloria mundi to Comic-con as you read this. Hopefully we’ll be back before the cock’s crow tomorrow with pictures and all that. Speaking of all that, if all goes well we will be video-blogging from the show, courtesy of DivX and their tech crews. The find folks at DivX are big […]

SDCC: Bob Fingerman

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Bob Fingerman makes a rare San Diego appearance to promote his new book RECESS PIECES. He’ll be appearing at the Dark Horse and Fantag booths. Good news, too: Dark Horse tells me *some copies of RECESS PIECES will be available at their exhibition area, so come on by and get your copy one month before […]

SDCC: Kyle Baker (#1717)

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Kyle Baker will be set up at San Diego selling cool books of edifying cartoons and bringing glee to to the populace. Schedule below.

SDCC: I’ve got my letter of marque. Do you?

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There will be a few dribs and drabs of info here for the next 24 hours or so, but we’ve got all our last minute stuff to do from here on out. We took a quick look at our LJ friends page this morning, and every post, across the nation, from SF to NYC, started […]

SDCC: Manga info

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We’ve been a little slack posting manga info but luckily Mangacast has an awesome round-up of information. You should deifnitley go there for panel schedules and so on. We’re reprinting their list of manga booth numbers for reference. Broccoli Books (Booth #2229)Dark Horse (Booth #2615)DC Comics (Booth #1915)Del Rey Books (Booth #1228)Digital Manga (Booth #2649)Drawn […]

SDCC: Top Shelf (#1721)

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Remember we told you about the booth to make a beeline for? Well, if you want the real buzz book at the show, we suggest you run over to the Top Shelf booth to get a copy of the legendary Lost Girls. Artist Melinda Gebbie (whose visualization of Alan Moore’s script for the book is […]

SDCC: D&Q (#1529)

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Drawn & Quarterly is always a highlight of the con and this year they have TATSUMI! D+Q has its largest lineup ever of attending artists including Yoshihiro Tatsumi, Adrian Tomine, Kevin Huzienga, Anders Nilsen, Ron Rege Jr, Sammy Harkham, James Sturm, Dan Zettwoch and Martin Cendreda. We will have specials on most of stock including […]