SLG has posted their con schedule at their blog, which includes an epic signing list of Jhonen Vasquez, Drew Rausch, Van Jensen, Dusty Higgins, Gene Luen Yang, Greg Wiesman, Aaron Alexovitch AND MANY MORE. Full details here.
Did you know there is an award-=winning short film based on Jim Rugg and Brian Maruca’s awesome STREET ANGEL comic? Short version: what if Hit Girl was Kick-Ass? The film will be screened on Thursday at this year’s Comic-Con, as part of the indie film festival. The film already won Best International Film, Best Director and Best Actress at the Phoenix Comic-Con and was made in Australia.
TweetA couple of publishing announcements that caught our eye the other day. • Tokyopop will publish Kenji Sonishi’s NekoRamen. a manga about a cat who cooks ramen. SOLD. Via Johanna, who has a rundown of the busy marketing campaign, which includes weekly online comics. • Slave Labor has announced CAPTAIN LONG EARS, the debut graphic […]
TweetSLG has released details of a collection of early stories by National Book Award-nominee Gene Luen Yang, ANIMAL CRACKERS. The past few years have been a whirlwind of success for American Born Chinese author Gene Luen Yang, and now SLG Publishing is collecting his earliest published comics works, Gordon Yamamoto and the King of the […]
Tweet PINOCCHIO, VAMPIRE SLAYER by Van Jensen and Dustin Higgins is coming out this fall from Slave Labor, and the creators are promoting it with a most imaginative contest: Hyphothetical question time. What if you were a magically sentient wooden puppet? And what if whenever you told a lie, your magically sentient wooden nose would […]
TweetHere’s the details on SLG’s con activities, via Jennifer de Guzman. First signings: Aaron Alexovich (Serenity Rose) Kerry Callen (Halo and Sprocket) Derek Hunter (Pirate Club) Aleister Gilgrim (The Cemeterians) Karl Christian Krumpholz (Byron) Kenny Keil (Tales to Suffice) Tommy Kovac (Wonderland) Ethan and Isaiah Nicolle (Chumble Spuzz) — Eisner Award nominee! Drew Rausch (Haunted […]
Tweet Everyone is justifiably linking to this post at The Comics Reporter as a passionate response to the ongoing winnowing at Diamond that is removing books like James Turner’s WARLORD OF IO from its catalog and why this is bad for EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US. Unfortunately, what should be the jewel in the crown […]
TweetSLG is having a tax time sale, according to Twitter (THAT AGAIN!): Tax time sale at www.slgcomic.com. 30% off everything in the store. Use coupon code taxtime09. Sale ends Friday April 17th. Hurry up and git over there! Meanwhile, SLG head Dan Vado, who always speaks his mind, explains that ordering from retailers is still […]
Tweet Who wants to buckle a swash? SLG has announced a serialized adaptation of Rafael Sabatini’s classic novel of sea-faring adventure Captain Blood, to be written by Matthew Shepherd and drawn by Mike Shoykhet. A trailer and preview are available here. Peter Blood had always been a driven man. He was a soldier, a sailor, […]
Tweet SLG (that’s Slave Labor Graphics) is jumping on the publisher-goes-retail bandwagon (D&Q, FBI, PictureBox) and opening a store in beautiful downtown San Jose. The grand opening is Friday and it’s part of South First Fridays in San Jose, a big block party-type thingy, we guess. You know about the Boutiki Grand Opening, right? We’re […]
TweetIt’s never too soon! SLG annoucnes its Comic-Con plans: But, in any case, our booth will be our real home base. It’s where we will spend 11 hours a day, relentlessly offering the public comics, graphic novels, T-shirts, posters, and toys. Many artists will also be there, to sign books and exchange pleasantries. Here they […]
TweetDo you miss Jennifer de Guzman‘s always well-observed and trenchant column at now-definct Comics World News? SO DO WE! Luckily we were able to do something about it, and de Guzman’s NEW column “Life in Comics” will run the first monday of every Month in PW Comics Week henceforth. In her first column she discusses […]
TweetSLG announces a new graphic novel about a North Pole mystery– an increasingly popular subject for comics it seems –by Ben Towle. The first chapter is available as a free download. In May 1928, the Italian airship the Italia embarked on an ambitious and dangerous expedition to the North Pole. A celebratory radio communiqué from […]