Well, we had a swell (and swollen) time at this year’s MoCCA Fest as usual. We’ll be along with some observations and books we got presently, but for the full flava here’s aphotoset assembled by Jeff Newelt covering the show as well as two events for Harvey Pekar’s CLEVELAND Harvey Pekar’s CLEVELAND. MoCCA photos are by Shahriar Shadab, Strand photos are by Winslow Porter.
As part of a tribute to the late, great* Jerry Robinson, Mike Lynch has scanned in some of his old National Cartoonist Society programs — comic strips in the Madmen era!
BTW, he’s pretty hard to even recognize Robinson in these photos, but that’s him on the left with the glasses.
Wow, we’ve linked to some amazing LIFE Magazine photo galleries before, but here is a doozy:MAD Magazine: A Semi-Secret History with photos of MAD founder Bill Gaines from the files of current editor John Ficarra. LIFE made a few images available, but each is accompanied by Ficarra’s commentary on the site with even more history and insight.
While we were poking around UGO we came upon this surprisingly lengthy gallery of Hot Black Widow Cosplay. Well maybe not to surprising — all you need is a black catsuit, some wrist thingies, a red wig and a good figure and you too can fight for SHIELD.
If there’s one thing comics bloggers love, it’s those old B&W photos from Life Magazine showing kids reading comics–proof of a simpler time when children read things, bananas were a vegetable, and your real father dropped off a bottle of milk at your mom’s house every day. Well, recently on the LA Times Southern California Moments feature of reader-submitted photos we came across what looks to be a contemporary example of the genre:
We totally forgot about this photo from 2008 NYCC. It was taken by Vaneta Rogers but the original is gone.
Raina Telgemeier has had a busy year promoting her graphic novel SMILE — which was just picked as an Honor Book for the Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards. She shares some of her pictures, including stops in Maine, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Toronto, and Queens. Here’s Telegemier at the Dumbo Arts Festival just a week ago.
[We welcome links for this feature -- please send your photo links to comicsbeat at gmail.com. Thank you!] •Anders Nilsen went to Rothenburg’s Kriminalmuseum and Munich’s Altes Pinakothekand took pictures. Jamie S. Rich and Diana Schutz spoke to Brian M. Bendis’s comics class. Charlie Chu (recently relocated to Portland as an Oni employee) took pictures.