Tweet§ Here’s a swell sounding event from the Bay area: Women in Comix Then and Now: San Franciscan Cartoonists from the 1970s to the Present : This roundtable conversation will delve into San Francisco’s underground and wimmin’s comix herstory. Through the lens of visionaries Trina Robbins and Mary Wings, two of the founding mothers of […]
TweetIt’s 43ºF at Stately Beat Manor, but they haven’t turned the heat on, because…they don’t do that. So forgive me if the shivering forces brevity. § I’m so behind on the news, but having had success with is ROOKIE Magazine collections, D&Q is going all in withThe WORN Archive: A Fashion Journal about the Art, […]
TweetOkay I promise not to spend he next four weeks analyzing NYCC ’13, but here are some relevant and/or amusing posts. § Mashable had the best cosplay gallery with Who Wore it Better? 9 Comic Con Cosplayer Fashion Faceoffs § A site called Castles and Cooks has a good Winners and Losers . Among the […]
TweetHere’s a complicated story out of Japan. Alan Gleason, translator of Keiji Nakasawa’s classic manga about the bombing of Hiroshima, has a talk at a Japanese high school canceled because of vague reasons involving “recent circumstances” and “social trends.” When he questioned staff if the cancellation was due to controversy over the manga in the […]
This New York Comic-Con badge thing is wild this year. They are much harder to get this year than before, and it seems a ton of people just don’t have one. But want them. You can buy them on StubHub ($130 for Saturday, $159 for a four day pass), or Craigs List or Ebay, although I’m told this practice is NOT condoned and next year procedures will prohibit badge resale. I posted yesterday that I have one badge for a writer to help cover the show (alas, Henry Barajas won’t be coming as planned) and the response was kind of overwhelming.
Tweet§You know how at this very website we keep talking about the ascendance of comic-con culture? PalmCon down in Florida has ended it, full stop. The dream died. Or so says the author of a piece entitled: PalmCon Probably the Most Depressing Comic Book Convention in History. Allie Conti writes for the Broward/Palm Beach New […]
Tweet§ SPX is coming and cartoonist Sara McH. offers sensible advice for exhibiting, like how to tally your sales, keeping dinner groups manageable, and leaving the crappy stuff people gave you behind in the hotel room. § Professor Bendis will see you now: Brian Michael Bendis, who formerly taught a class on comics at Portland […]
TweetLongtime alt publisher Wow Cool is having a 20th Anniversary Sale for Alternative Comics, which it purchased last year. Over 100 titles are on sale, spanning the last 20 years of indie comics. Hard to make a pick, but Grandon Graham’s early collection Elevator, some other early cartooning efforts by Ed Brubaker, Lauren Weinstein’s Inside […]