Tweet The Comics Reporter’s year-end interview series is full of notable quotables, as usual, and spans quite an array of newsmakers and creators. I was happy to see Uncivilized Books’ publisher Tom Kaczynski interviewed because the company had such a strong roll out this year—Gabrielle Bell’s The Voyeurs, True Swamp, James Romberger—but did it in […]
Tweet Not much news this peaceful time, as folks enjoy either going back to work or the US equivalent of Boxing Day, but the Stumptown Festival has announced its guests and it’s a top notch lineup with stars from both indie and mainstream. Stumptown will be held April 27th and 28th, 2013 at the Oregon […]
Tweetby Dre Grigoropol This past Sunday marked the first Locust Moon Comics Fest, a rookie comics show in West Philadelphia organized by the two owners of Locust Moon Comics. This show filled the hole left behind by Philadelphia Alternative Comic Con when organizer Pat Aulisio decided to focus more strongly on creating comics. It was […]
Tweet 90s/00s publisher Devil’s Due has been on the bench for a while following cash flow problems and the loss of most of its top titles—The GI Joe license, which Devils Due pioneered, went to IDW, and so forth. However, no one in comics ever really goes away, and they’ve just launched a new website […]
The wonderful thing about Thought Bubble, an annual festival in Leeds that encompasses the academic Comics Forum and a two day comics convention covering all sequential art from Bunny to Batman, is that two people can attend the event and come away with a completely different experience. So while Steve Morris brilliantly scratched the surface, the following is the tale of my adventures as I visited one of the UK’s most popular conventions for the very first time.
Walking Dead continues at the top, although it’s likely to get pushed down a little by the upcoming juggernaut of, um, My Little Pony. The usual suspects are joined this month by Grant Morrison’s Happy, and X)-Manowar and Spawn push back into the top part of the indie chart. However, things are not good further down the chart. There are a lot of longer-running titles, from the likes of Aspen, Top Cow and Dynamite amongst others, that seem to be selling fractions of what they once sold, and that maybe need to be retired in favour of new concepts. The retailers and more importantly customers seem to be voting with their dollars in that respect, and some dead horses are being hopelessly flogged towards the lower end of the chart.
With people still coming down from their Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Fest high, another indie show has just announced its plans for 2013. CAKE, the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo, will be held June 15-16, at a new location, Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted, in the Lake View neighborhood of Chicago. CAKE is free to the public and exhibitor applications are now being taken with a deadline of January 1, 2013.
It’s a curated show that attempts to show the diversity of Chicago’s indie comics heritage.
A few straggler debuts are coming in for this weekend’s Brooklyn Comcis and Graphic Fest including The Beat’s own Michel Fiffe with COPRA. It’s 24 pp, full color and Fiffe expects it to be MONTHLY.
TweetA HUGE list of books that will be debuting at Saturday Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Fest. Gas is a little short but mass transit is working so get yourself over to Williamsburg! And yes this list is long, but please at least scan it — you’ll see an amazing array of books available, from Maxfield […]
Tweet For those of you with power, you might want to be reminded that today is the deadline to apply for the 2013 Toronto Comics Arts Festival, which will be held May 12-13. Details below: The Toronto Comic Arts Festival Saturday, May 11th, and Sunday May 12th, 2013 @ Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St. […]
Tweet “An Evening with Dean Haspiel”, held at the Cinema Arts Center, in Huntington Long Island on October 4th, was as much a tour of the last twenty years of comics history as a look at Haspiel’s long and varied career thus far. His immense oeuvre presented plenty of fodder for discussion, as well as […]
TweetBy Hannah Means-Shannon The revelries following the Ignatz Awards continued long into the night and crowded the lower levels of the conference center took over the bar and spilled out onto patios, steps, and walkways, but that didn’t stop expo-goers from taking in another day of star-powered panels on Sunday. The big names and signings […]
TweetBy Hannah Means-Shannon Things were buzzing at the Small Press Expo even before it officially began. A crowded hotel lobby, constant chatter, and a general sense of anticipation partly due to this year’s much-hyped stellar guests, erupted in substantial lines to get onto the floor once doors opened Saturday morning. Along with the outstanding list […]
Tweet I’m not exactly sure what Action Lab is but I like PRINCELESS, which they publish, and I like their logo. So heck, I’ll run this PR. Effective October 1, 2012, Kevin Freeman has been named the new President of Action Lab Entertainment. He replaces Shawn Pryor, who has served as President since the publisher’s […]
TweetBy Hannah Means-Shannon Asbury Park Comic Con wowed fans last May at it’s inaugural event with its atmospheric venue and bevy of guests who had one particular trait in common: a penchant for creator-owned projects. The founder of the con, comics creator Cliff Galbraith set out to interpret comic cons in a new light, away […]
TweetBY JEN VAUGHN – These photos are photos that SHOULD be out on the internet somewhere instead of sitting on my phone. Chris Ware, Daniel Clowes, Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez, and Charles Burns are all fantastic and so very polite, but take a peak at the cartoonists and talent (younger and not as polite) who […]