NYCC ’13 Panel Recap: Editors on Editing with Scott Allie, Chris Ryall and Warren Simons

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Under the watchful eye of Buddy Scalera, the editors-in-chief for Dark Horse, IDW and Valiant gathered to advise writers and artists on how to break into the industry – offering an invaluable look at the comics industry from the editorial perspective. Scott Allie, Chris Ryall and Warren Simons are some of the sharpest people in […]

Here’s the Whoopi Goldberg/View NYCC segment…and it’s pretty good

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Okay so Whoopi Goldberg did a segment at New York Comic-Con for THE VIEW and it includes not only Dan DiDio, but Joe Quesada, Kevin Smith, Diana Gabaldon, Frank Beddor and John Barrowman.

NYCC ’13 Panel Recap: From Creator to Consumer

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I have a number of panel recaps to write up for you all, so you should expect them to occupy the next few days on the site – and we start with a panel from the ICv2 conference held before the convention opened. Called ‘Comics First!’, the majority of the focus of the conference was […]

NYCC ’13: Farewell Superboy – Hello Lois Lane?

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The Superman 75th Anniversary panel had two notable quotes from it, which I thought I should draw notice towards. The first is from Scott Lobdell, apparently announcing a big change for Superboy. The second is from Dan DiDio, and suggests… a Lois Lane series might be starting in 2014.

NYCC ’13 The Beat Podcasts! More To Come NYCC Interviews 1

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Straight from the convention booth of Publishers Weekly at New York Comic Con, it’s More to Come! Your podcast source of comics news and discussion starring The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald. In part one of our NYCC special interview coverage, Calvin Reid speaks with Leyla Aker, v-p of publishing at Viz Media, about news on […]

NYCC ’13: The East of West Panel with Hickman and Dragotta

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By Jeffrey O. Gustafson Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta, the co-creators of the hit Image series East of West, held a panel in front of a packed audience of appreciative fans Saturday at New York Comic Con. Image Comics’ Director of Business Development Ron Richards moderated the panel, with Dragotta showing up just as things […]

New York Comic-Con 2013: creepy camera crews, Arizona’s big cans, and harassment

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While stock is still being taken of the record crowd at this year’s New York Comic-Con—a crowd by and large peaceful and fun loving, and if my eyeball guess was right, perhaps 50% under the age of 21—it may be seen as a watershed for the continuing issue of harassment at cons. The issue of […]

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

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Okay 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 […]

NYCC ’13: The wrap-up begins

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by Jeffrey O. Gustafson First, I’d like to thank Heidi MacDonald for giving me the opportunity to report from the convention this year. I’d also like to praise the security and staff at the Jacob K. Javit’s center for accomplishing the very difficult task of corralling the tens of thousands of people who crowded into […]

NYCC ’13: NYCC Team Q&A answers questions on badges, crowding, more

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Every year, New York Comic Con changes and grows, and they get most of it right, and some of it wrong.  Every year, during the last hour of the show, Lance Fensterman and his senior team sit down and take questions from the audience regarding how well the show went, what concerns attendees have, and […]

NYCC Panel Report: We Are Boom!

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Boom Studios took to New York for a panel presentation on the company. Moderated by Boom Editor-In-Chief Ross Richie, and with panellists Bryce Carlson and Stephen Christy on-hand, the panel discussed the acquisition of Archaia, and the current setup of Boom as a whole.

NYCC ’13: Dan Slott and Mike Allred Launch New Silver Surfer Series

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As predicted/hoped from the ‘Rad’ teaser which showed up a short while ago, Marvel have confirmed that Dan Slott and Mike Allred will be working together on a new Silver Surfer series in March 2014. With these two onboard as the creative team, this could well be the most cosmic and trippy book ever made.

NYCC ’13: Ales Kot and Garry Brown on Iron Patriot #1

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James Rhodes is getting a new solo series next March, with Ales Kot and Garry Brown sticking him in a red white and blue killing machine for ‘Iron Patriot’.

NYCC ’13: The J. Michael Straczynski panel

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by Jeffrey O. Gustafson An overflow crowed packed into the J. Michael Straczynski workshop Friday at New York Comic Con. The writing panels from Straczynski – who has experience in plays, journalism, television, film, comics and more – are always informative and entertaining, and this was no different. He opened by stressing the importance of […]

NYCC ’13: Editing Comics the Boom! Way

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by Jeffrey O. Gustafson Thursday at New York Comic Con, BOOM! Studios held their panel, “Editing Comics: The BOOM! Studios Way.” Attending were creators Mike Kunkel (cartoonist, Hero Bear and the Kid), Michael Alan Nelson (writer, Valen the Outcast, Day Men), Eric Esquivel (writer, Freelancers), Caleb Monroe (writer, Steed and Peele, Peanuts), and Grace Randolph […]

NYCC ’13: The Chew Panel

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by Jeffrey O. Gustafson Friday at New York Comic Con, creators John Layman and Rob Guillory talked to several hundred fans of their hugely entertaining, humorous, action-drama series Chew.   They talked about upcoming issues in the current stoyline. Next month’s Issue 38 will be Colby/Savoy focused and set in the FDA prison. Additionally, writer […]