More on Bookscan

Much continuing comment around the web on the Bookscan 2006 Graphic Novel sales chart as revealed by Brian Hibbs. Dirk has a roundup of links. The Engine thread includes the link to this very interesting discussion of the Bookscan numbers. by people in regular old book publishing. The comments yield many interesting nuggets such as […]


Continuing the run of publishers announcing more deluxe classic comic strip reprints, NBM has announced a reprint series called FOREVER NUTS, spotlighting the oddball early years of the American comic strip. Up first, just in time for its 100th birthday, Bud Fisher’s MUTT AND JEFF. The year 2007 is the hundredth anniversary of Mutt & […]

The Daily Cross Hatch debuts

Wow! A new blog! Can you imagine it? Actually this one is indie-centric and called The Daily Cross Hatch and it states its aims thusly: The Daily Cross Hatch was created with the intention of spotlighting the absurd amount of talent currently toiling away in the world of alternative comics, and bringing into focus some […]

Variety covers comical-type stuff

Variety has a mini NYCC special with a few pieces of interest. Tom McLean previews the con with an overall look at the convention biz:: Wizard’s Chicago event is the second largest in the business, drawing 58,000 attendees last summer, while its Philadelphia, Dallas and Los Angeles shows attracted 127,500 in 2006. Rob Felton, Wizard […]

WonderCon: Brad Bird, Hilary Swank…Gerard Butler

WonderCon unfolds March 2-4 in San Francisco, but there will be plenty of Hollywood previews and stars on hand. Including DDGB. Sadly, we won’t be there, but we know our faithful spies will give us full reports. WonderCon, Northern California¹s largest comic book and pop culture convention, has already released its stunning list of comics-related […]


Continuing our look at who’s doing what at this weekend’s New York Comicon, The Comic Book Legal Defense will have many fundraising actvities: This weekend the New York Comic Con opens at the Javits Center, and the CBLDF is proud to announce a broad variety of fundraisers where you can win original art, rare comics, […]

TRIPWIRE returns

Back in the 90s, Brit comics feature magazine TRIPWIRE was one of the better sources of comics features and news. Of course, the internet has made all paper-based journalism a dicey proposition, but editor Joel Meadows is brining TRIPWIRE back as a full-color annual. According to the PR: Between 1992 and 2003 TRIPWIRE was the […]

Randy Lander buys a comics shop

Former Fourth Rail critic Randy Lander reveals his new Secret Project: I bought a comic book store. More specifically, I bought the comic book store I’ve been co-managing for about six years now. Dave and I, the co-managers, had expressed to the owner a couple years back that if he was ever thinking about selling […]