Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 11/27/13: Boreas, how I fear thee

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This fellow here is Boreas, the Greek god of the north wind. Today he is going to make a lot of people very very unhappy; I hope I’m not one of them.

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 11/21/13: We must all go to Columbus now

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Tweet§ Bill Kartalopoulos went to the The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum opening and he thought it was pretty awesome. Another major holding is the International Museum of Comic Art Collection, a large and diverse body of comics artwork and related materials in multiple formats and genres originally collected by Mort Walker for his […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 11/18/13: RIP Doris Lessing

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Tweet § Tim Gibson’s Moth City is a fine looking webcomic—it’a now running on Thrillbent— and Gibson talks some about the web/print paradigm shift here. It doesn’t sound sexy, but distribution is everything now. The ability to disperse comics to waiting readers all over the world for effectively no cost has the power to change […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 11/15/13: I’ll cry if I want to

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Tweet§ First off, a bunch of Filipino comics artists, including Leinil Francis Yu, Gerry Alanguilan, JB Casacop, Allen Geneta, and Mico Suayan have started an eBay auction to benefit victims of Typhoon Haiyan which has killed 2,390 and affected 11 million people. § I had a good time last night at Dare2Draw, and interviewed Bill […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 11/12/13: One Piece sold 17 million copies in 2013

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Tweet § Just how popular is One Piece? Very. Der. It’s reported that the 72-volume series has sold 130 million copies since 2009; but that’s less than half of the 300 million copies that are in print overall. 17 million of those sales came only this year, and 1.5 million of them since volume 72 […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 11/11/13 — wow a lot happened this weekend

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Tweet§ I hope to have more thoughts on the NC Comicon, DICE in Durham, reports from CAB and MORE in the next few days, but while I try to catch up on much needed sleep, here’s a few notes: § If you had said ten years ago that the comics event season would still be […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 10/29/13: Women in Comix Then and Now

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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 […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits: 10/25/13 — Now I remember what it is like to be cold

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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, […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits: The secret of comics and feet

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Tweet § One of the Smart And Nice People of Comics, Mariah Huehner, has opened her own Etsy Store and is taking commissions prior to her appearance at Thought Bubble. Check em out. § I seem to have bookmarked the blog of designer Randy Dahlk months ago and never posted it. On his site he […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 10/22/13: Fun Home sings, The Lakes is fine

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Tweet § The Lakes comics events was held this past weekend, and it sounds like the most bucolic new show in some time—an entire picturesque English village went comics crazy for a few days. Plus it had a poster by Bryan Talbot, above, so it was a winner from the git go. It’s already boasting […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 10/18/13: APE Expo Edition

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TweetWith all the East Coast excitement last week, we did not give proper attention to APE, the Alternative Press Expo held in SF. So here’s some linkage: § First off, the show ill be moving next year, back to Fort Mason. The show has been held at the Concourse in the middle of downtownish for […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits: New York Comic-Con edition

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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 […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 10/7/13: Barefoot Gen translator’s talk canceled

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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 […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 10/4/13: This weekend, San Diego Comic Fest

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Tweet§ I hadn’t realized that there was a second San Diego Comic Fest, but there is and it’s this weekend. This is a “throwback” con that features guests who used to go to San Diego back when it was just a dinky, friendly old thing in the basement of the hotel San Diego. Guests include […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 10/3/13: we don’t got no stinking badges

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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.

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 9/27/13: The Lost Artwork of Neal Adams

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Tweet § As you may have heard by now, renowned comics artist Neal Adams left several very valuable sketch books in the back of a cab a few days back, and he would like them back. Neal Adams, best known for drawing Batman and Green Arrow, forgot to take two portfolio books out of the […]