To Do Tonight, NYC: A Bone Marrow Donor Drive In Support of Seth Kushner at JHU Comics

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Tweet And just a reminder tonight is a Bone Marrow Donor Drive and Hang Dai Studios Signing at JHU with all the above folks PLUS Fred van Lente and Joe Infurnari and doubtless other luminaries. It’s a good cause. Come on down.

By the numbers: Doctor Who Humble Bundle now at more than $500k

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Tweet We’re not going to keep doing weekly updates on comics Humble Bundles, but since this is a new way of promoting comics—digital bundles on a pay-what-you-want model to a mostly gaming audience—is seems worth checking in on the first couple. The first comics Related HUmble Bundle was with Image comics, and raised about $400,000. […]

To do May 28th: Seth Kushner Bone Marrow Donor Drive and Hang Dai signing at JHU

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Tweet Here’s an absolutely cool comics event that may help save lives. Wednesday, May 28th the Hang Dai Studios gang of Dean Haspiel (The Fox, American Splendor), Christa Cassano (The Giant Effect) and Josh Neufeld (The Vagabonds) will be signing at JHU to celebrate Haspiel’s art in FF #5. But it’s also World Blood Cancer […]

Humble Bundle offers Doctor Who bundle

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Humble Bundle is at it again, this time with a collection of Doctor Who comics, including seven books of collected comics, and a game. You can pay what you wish and a portion of the price will go to Doctors without Borders. Once again, all good. The first comics Humble Bundle, featuring Image Comics, did very well, as we reported yesterday. Details below:

Humble Bundle’s Image Comics sales raises nearly $400K

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Tweet The first ever comics sale on pay-what-you-want portal Humble Bundle is wrapping up tomorrow, and it seems to have been a success, with 38,847 bundles of digital comics sold, making a little over $397,000. As we reported earlier, Humble Bundle operates on a pay what you want model, with the buyer choosing to give […]

Humble Bundle offers top Image Comics on a pay what you want model

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Tweet Anatomy of a good deal: get digital versions of nine acclaimed Image graphic novels—including Saga, Chew, East of West, Walking Dead and more—pay what you want, AND send money to the Comic book Legal Defense Fund. Win win win! That’s the deal offered by Humble Bundle, a website that offers a pay-what-you-want model for […]

Lauren Sankovitch is editing the CBLDF’s 2014 Liberty Annual

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When Marvel’s Lauren Sankovitch left Marvel to pursue West Coast job ops, we were all sad to be losing a fine comics editor. Happily she is still keeping a toe in the game, as this release from the CBLDF reveals that she’ll be editing this year’s Liberty Annual, a fund-raising anthology published by the fund each year. So yay for Lauren! WE may hear her karaoke yet again!

On Bill Mantlo, Rocket Raccoon and Guardians of the Galaxy

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When the trailer for August’s Guardians of the Galaxy movie hit a week ago—and when the GotG toys were unveiled at Toy Fair last weekend—something that has been pretty clear to diehard comics fans was obvious from the gitgo:

Rocket Raccoon is going to be huge.

Sparkplug Books announces the end of REICH for 2014 and a fundraiser

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Sparkplug Books has has some changes in the last few years, following the death of founder Dylan Williams, but under new publisher Virginia Paine, it’s stayed in the game. In an email, Paine shared some plans for 2014…and also the news that times are tough at the indie, with Paine being forced to stop paying herself.

Help Bob Kahan Keep A Roof Over his Head

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Tweet Bob Kahan is a comics industry veteran and good person that I’ve shared many a laugh with over the years. Like many good people, he’s hit a rough patch, and needs help to keep his apartment. As a New Yorker myself I know how grim and ruthless the housing situation is now and don’t […]

Things to do today: Benefit for Stan and Sharon Sakai

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Tweet As we’ve been reporting here for a while, Sharon Sakai, wife of Usagi Yojimbo cartoonist Stan Sakai has been undergoing a long, costly illness. Although they have insurance, it does not cover all the costs associated with her convalescence. And so: CAPS, the Cartoon Art Professional Society, has decided to provide whatever assistance we can, […]

Jeff Smith joins the CBLDF Board of Directors

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Tweet Like it says, the man behind Bone and Rasl and soon Tüki Save The Humans is also fighting for free speech by joining the board of the CBLDF. PR below. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund proudly announces that Jeff Smith, the celebrated creator of Bone and RASL has been unanimously elected to serve on the organization’s Board […]

SDCC ’13: Comixology, the Hero Initiative, Palmiotti, Conner and pals make a giant comic book page

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Tweet Okay we told you ComiXology has a lot of stuff going on at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. Not only are they co-sponsoring the Eisners and teaming with the CBLDF, they are also putting on a two hour event called “The Blank Page Project” which will benefit The Hero Initiative. Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda […]

CBLDF to mark end of Johns’ Lantern run with 5/24 benefit gala

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TweetThe CBLDF is marking the end of Geoff Johns’ GREEN LANTERN run this month with a benefit that will feature an interview with Johns and more. The venue is the Avalon Bardot Theater in LA. More details in the PR below: On Friday, May 24, come celebrate the creativity of Geoff Johns at Greenest Night: A Celebration […]

Library hopes to build 9 foot statue of the Hulk and you can help

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The Northlake library in Illinois has hatched a scheme to build a large scale— 9 foot tall—statue of The Hulk. To do so they have fashioned an Indiegogo campaign. So far they have raised only $920 of the $30,000 needed, so you better get your ass over and there and pledge because it’s pretty obvious that the world needs more giant statue of the Hulk outside libraries.

Call to donate kids comics to Boston Children’s Hospital

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Beat pal and writer Adri Cowan writes to say she’s collecting kid-friendly comics to donate to the Boston Children’s Hospital and other Boston hospitals following the horrific events in Boston this week.