Day 0 and my feet already hurt

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Okay, we’re on the ground and ready to get Preview Night and there are some press events already going on, notably this:

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We had flight delays and other unpleasant stuff like a server meltdown that near about gave us a heart attack yesterday but it’s all over now and the real suffering can begin. Oh, we kid. There was a South Park marathon on Comedy Central that made the flight very bearable, including the classic World of Warcraft episode, the Logan’s Run episode and one about sex education where Kyle…oh we can’t say but we know you remember.

We haven’t had time to take the temperature of the town, but let’s just say San Diego couldn’t be more eager to welcome Comic-Con! There were e-signs up at BAGGAGE CLAIM for crying out loud. The signs at the trolley stop have been made over in Klingon. Signs, banners, parties, breakfast specials…the red carpet hasn’t been rolled out, it’s been shot out of a t-shirt cannon over the whole city.

SD10: Bueanventura Press #1734

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TweetAlthough they are out of business, Alvin Buenaventura is using his previously reserved booth to run a “going out of business” sale, sad as it sounds. Lisa Hanawalt and Johnny Ryan will both be appearing at the booth. BTW, if you are the kind of person who is looking to score a true collectible, since […]

SD10: All Things Comic-Con – bits of news and notes

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Last Gasp, Pantheon, Bill Plympton, Nickelodeon, Mike Golden, Mark Texiera 0– all the little bits of news we couldn’t put anywhere else! Lots of greta stuff in the jump.

New Thor and Captain America art from Marvel

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Tweet A lot of new Captain America and especially Thor movie art floating around today. From Yahoo Movies, two posters that Marvel will be distributing at their booth and panels, one presumes. The posters use concept art for the films and look very nice. Also, stills from THOR from USA Today and Deadline. Okay, Chris […]

SD10: Please memorize this map — then swallow it

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Tweet This is all you need to actually get good comics. VISIT OFTEN. UPDATED WITH MORE ESSENTIAL PUBLISHERS LIKE FANTAGRAPHICS.

The BOOM! drink-up returns

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Tweet BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Mark Waid invites all Comic-Con attendees to the BOOM! Studios 5 Year Anniversary Drink Up* taking place at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Odysea Bar, Thursday July 22nd from 9pm to ??? during Comic-Con International 2010 in San Diego, California. Come help celebrate another year of BOOM!’s explosive growth with Mark […]

SD10: DC Comics

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– you don’t need a booth numbers, it’s its own zip code. DC has a ton of stuff going on; here’s their panel schedule:

SD10: Image Comics #2729

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Chew! Turf! Choker! Viking! Haunt! Books with more than one syllable titles like The Walking Dead. And Ziggy Marley. It’s all below:

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You’ll find a surplus of Image creators on hand at booth #2729. The stupendous talents joining Image include GLEN BRUNSWICK, KODY CHAMBERLAIN, KIERON GILLEN, BRYAN JL GLASS, ROB GUILLORY, PHIL HESTER, GREG HORN, JASON HOWARD, ANDY KUHN, ERIK LARSEN, JOHN LAYMAN, ROB LIEFELD, DAVID MACK, DEREK MCCULLOCH, JAMIE MCKELVIE, MINK, RYAN OTTLEY, PAOLO PARENTE, CLIFF RATHBURN, JIMMIE ROBINSON, STEPHEN SCOTT, KRIS SIMON, BEN TEMPLESMITH, JIM VALENTINO and CORY WALKER. WE’LL ALSO HAVE SIGNINGS WITH JANE WIEDLIN, BILL MORRISON, JONATHAN ROSS, TOMMY LEE EDWARDS, TIM SEELEY, JOE KELLY, KEN NIIMURA, NICK SPENCER and more!

SD10: Abrams #1216

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Jaime Hernandez and Jason Shiga are highlights of Abrams book offerings. including their new books on Archie, Jerry Robinson and a new grahipc novel by best selling author Audrey Niffenegger.

SD10: Exhibit A Press

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Another small press perennial — Batton Lash and Wollf and Byrd are as much a part of Comic-Con as Klingons and Mark Evanier panels! He’ll be at the show with a brand new book:

SD10: Oni #1833

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This is the big year for Oni. Like we had to tell you. With Scott Pilgrim the book and movie of the show, they have a virtual extravaganza of wonders planned for you, like The Sixth Gun, Super Pro K.O.!, Mondo Urbano and more more more. Read on!

SD10: Art shows around town

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Tweet § As part of the process of de-crwdoing Comic-Con, organizers have been trying to move more events off site for a while now. Con is taking over the town — and it’s not just door hangers and room keys. For instance, The Art Directors Guild will have an art show at the Hilton Bayfront. […]

SD10: Shel Dorf tribute

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A benefit auction for the Shel Dorf Artist Fund will be held throughout Comic-Con. Proceeds will help send a deserving artist to art school.

SD10: Top Cow #2629 – UPDATED WITH SIGNINGS

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Top Cow has a big presence for their big event this year, ARTIFACTS, and appearances by Marc Silvestri, Ron Marz (Artifacts), Phil Hester (The Darkness), Michael Broussard (Artifacts), Kenneth Rocafort (Velocity), Jeremy Haun (Berserker), Eric Basaldua (Witchblade Annual), William Harms (Impaler), Rob Levin (Broken Trinity: Pandora’s Box), Bryan Edward Hill (Broken Trinity: Pandora’s Box), Nelson Blake II (Magdalena), Marc Bernardin (Genius), Adam Freeman (Genius), Jeff Wamester (The Darkness: Four Horsemen), David Hine (The Darkness: Four Horsemen), Jason Rubin (The Iron Saint), Joshua Ortega (Necromancer), Rick Loverd (Berserker), Sheldon Mitchell (The Darkness), Rahsan Ekedal (The Crazies, Echoes), Joshua Hale Fialkov (The Crazies, Echoes), Randy Queen (The Darkness/Darkchylde: Kingdom Pain), Sarah Queen (The Darkness/Darkchylde: Kingdom Pain), Jonathan Lincoln (Tracker), Rick Basaldua (The Darkness) and more.

SD10: CBLDF Auction details

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Want to pick up some rare artifacts for a good cause? The CBLDF auction may be just what you’re looking for. Original art by Dave McKean and a maquette by Tony DiTerlizzi are among the highlights.

SD10: Flesk Publications #5019

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Fans of classic comics art should check out the Flesk booth which will offer new books by and about William Stout, Petar Meseldžija, Harvey Dunn and Al Williamson. More info at their website.