Amy Chu Kickstarts a Third Volume of ‘Girls Night Out’ [Interview]

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For the last several years, writer Amy Chu has been a familiar face at comic conventions around the World – just last year I bumped into her at Thought Bubble! Among other things a contributor to The Beat, Amy is perhaps best known for her self-published anthology comics ‘Girls Night Out’, which have so far […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 12/19/13: These amazing links will change the way you think about clicking on links

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§ The Comics Reporter Holiday Interview series has kicked off with Paul Pope! Your morning coffee reading is assured for the next few weeks. § The Hollywood Reporter’s legal reporter Eriq Gardner has a devil’s advocate In Defense of Shia LaBeouf suggesting that LaBeouf “seemed to be making the case for his transformative “fair use” […]

Thought Bubble 2013: The Pretty Much Almost Full Report

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So Thought Bubble 2013 has come and gone, a massive celebration of British – and foreign – comics talent, lead by the mighty Lisa Wood and featuring creators from all round the world, fans from all walks of life, and comics of every size, shape, style and form you could ever imagine. Here’s a rundown […]

On the Scene: MegaCon: Three is A Magic Number

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  By Amy Chu Last week’s MegaCon in Orlando marked my third convention in three weeks. Seattle’s Emerald City and Toronto ComiCon were fantastic, but I was looking forward to some warmer weather down South. MegaCon is the mama bear of the three conventions – bigger than Toronto, smaller than Emerald City, and just about […]

Toronto ComiCon: Tales of Poutine and Bacon Donuts

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by Amy Chu Toronto ComiCon this past weekend was my first convention experience in Canada and a very positive one. Organized by FanExpo, it is much smaller than the massive Fan Expo in August. Since it was right on the heels of Seattle’s Emerald City Con and before MegaCon in Orlando, I could have taken […]

On the Scene: After Hours at Emerald City Comic Con

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by @AmyChu Day 1 After an exciting first day at Emerald City Comic Con on Friday, a sea of attendees flooded the many downtown venues around Seattle’s Washington State Convention Center. But the place to be for the evening was the bar of the Sheraton hotel where many of the comics professionals gathered. ECCC, like […]

New York Comic Con: A Foodie Perspective

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by Amy Chu Food sadly often takes a back seat at comic cons for pros who are working the shows. But by the time the floor closes everyone’s usually ready for something that’s not a lukewarm hot dog or power bar. Fortunately New York Comic Con is close to some of the Big Apple’s tastiest […]