SD09: CBLDF — #1920

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Lots of events, swag and great artists! This week the pop culture world converges at Comic-Con International in San Diego, and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund brings the goods with the biggest slate in the organization’s history!  The Fund is bringing you parties, education events, auctions, live art, exclusive premiums from Neil Gaiman, Black […]

SDCC Safety Alert: Beware the jumbo squid!

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Oh yeah, baby it’s on! Angered after being left out of the WATCHMEN Director’s Cut, jumbo squid are swarming the oceans near San Diego because it’s PAYBACK TIME. The beaked Humboldt squid, which grow up to 5ft (1.5 metres) long, arrived off the city’s shores last week. Divers have reported unnerving encounters with the creatures, […]

SDCC Safety alert: Beware the pedicab!

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Those of us who are San Diego bound are gearing up for many things, including the inevitable oceans of pedicabs swarming like seagulls over every scrap of pedestrian. But a lengthy LA Times report on the pedicabs of San Diego reveals that the city is acting to curb these ubiquitous peddlers: But the tourist tradition […]

Jeffrey Brown original art alert

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The Scott Eder Gallery has a couple of cool Jeffrey Brown related things going on. #1 they have some of his paintings for sale at their website; we knew Brown had studied fine art in school, but don’t remember seeing his paintings before. #2, in the inescapable San Diego tie-in, they’ll have the original notebook […]

SD09: 12 Gauge Comics — #2045

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Via PR: 12 GAUGE COMICS is locked, loaded, and ready to take on Comic-Con!  We’ll be previewing upcoming comics (both on the page and “in-motion”), announcing new titles, giving away lots of cool freebies, reviewing portfolios and more!  Make sure to check us out in our new location, Booth #2045.   12 Gauge Creators signing […]

Approaching the launch pad

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As we finally reach San Diego Week, we’re staggering to the starting line, which isn’t great, but…well, that’s how we roll. Even as all the to do’s we’ve been hoarding for a month come due, people are throwing new stories, new news bytes and exclusives at us, last minute, proof yet again that advance planning […]

SD09: Oni Press — #1833

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Bryan Lee O’Malley, Marc Guggenheim, Jamie Rich, Joelle Jones, Hope Larson…just a few of the people appearing at Oni’s booth. There will be signings, debuts and a talent search! Festering Romance By Renee Lott *Every copy purchased at the show comes with a free Director’s Cut Ashcan featuring an inside look at the cartoonists process […]

SD09: Fanfare/Ponent Mon — #2102

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Publisher Stephen Robson describes the doings of the literary manga publisher: Showcasing will be this year’s Eisner nominee The Quest For The Missing Girl by Jiro Taniguchi in which a mountaineer comes to Tokyo to search for his dead friend’s daughter. Come and cheer us on at the awards Friday night – or pass by Saturday […]

San Diego Notes IV

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• Designer toy gallery Rotofugi (4930) will be twittering their road trip to the show (@rotofugi) and collaborating with Chris Ryniak on a project called The Lake Monsters, available exclusively at the show. Click on the link for more. • BTW, if you’re look for more toy exclusive news, try this blog, Toy Dirt. • […]

SD09: Radical Comics #3735

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Arthur Suydam, David Hines and Gene and Nick Simmons are just a few of the folks signing at the Radical Comics booth. In its grand return to San Diego Comic-Con International, Radical Publishing is holding nothing back with its largest booth space ever. The new 30×30 island space, with it’s large overhanging sign and the […]

SD09: Titan Books #5337

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While you can find complete details on Titan Books @ Comic Con here, here’s a short version: ON TITAN’S BOOTH 5337…• Roman Dirge signing brand new Lenore comics – Friday 3pm and Saturday 1pm• The Best of Simon and Kirby and exclusive lithographs, signed by Joe Simon!• Exclusive samplers of Titan’s huge Fall release Shootin’ […]

SD roundup III

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• The Anthology SECRET IDENTITIES will have a big signing lineup, with special guest Kelly Hu. (Click above for larger image.) • Todd Schorr, Mark Ryden, Joe Ledbetter, James Jean, The Pizz, Scott Musgrove, Ron English, and Travis Louie will all be signing at the Last Gasp booth (#1616) at Comic-Con this year. More information […]

SD09: Comicraft — #2106

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ELEPHANTMEN creators — Richard Starkings, Moritat and John JG Roshell will be at Comicraft’s usual spot in the Independent Publisher’s Pavilion — booth 2106, just across from DC Comics. Comicraft will be premiering the new Image Comics trade paperback DAMAGED GOODS collecting Marian Churchland’s SOLD OUT issues of ELEPHANTMEN as well as copies of the […]

SD09: Nerd Prom

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#NerdProm2099 TIX! available now GET YERS TODAY! = http://bit.ly/18cghv Nerd Prom 2099 is going to be a 4 hour dance party in a bar close to SDCC. People are encouraged to dress up any way they like. You may attend with a date, or come stag–maybe that guy in the tattered tux is the one […]

SD09: Viz — #2813

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ULTIMO’s Stan Lee and Hiroyuki Takei, and IKKI editor Hideki Egami topline manga giant Viz’s presence. VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced an exciting lineup of personal appearances, events and activities for 2009 Comic-Con International taking place July 22-26 at […]

SD09: PRISM Comics — #2146

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Via PR: Prism Comics, which supports LGBT comics, creators, issues and readers is excited to announce its biggest slate of programming ever at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International (July 22-26, 2009), featuring four panels, a mixer and silent auction, creator signings, portfolio review, “Young Heroes” party, and the debut of the new Prism Guide! […]