Spartans at Petco Park

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Diespite her hanging with the stars, Whitney has the right perspective: It’s a shame Hollywood dominates the post-Comic-Con headlines, because there are so many more things going on than blockbusters and new TV shows. For one thing, this annual event is a gathering of some of the world’s greatest storytellers, and, if you know where […]

SD Mayor about as tactful as a turd in a punchbowl

Pink Raygun has an anecdotal but interesting report on SD Mayor Jerry Sanders doing a local radio interview: As we drove east on Interstate 8 yesterday morning, we heard Mayor Jerry Sanders of San Diego say something nasty about Comicon attendees on Cantore in the Morning on 91X. While talking about the end of Comicon […]

LA Times on Friends of Lulu Awards

Sheigh Crabtree is there: Despite a grim convention room backdrop, Friends of Lulu organizers did what they could to personalize the scene. A cold lemonade dispenser and a bowl of cubed ice with tongs sat next to a covered table chock-a-block with frosted brownies, trays decorated with tiny purple flowers. The sweet nothings were a […]

Media moaning

We’ll be getting into this more when we write our big wrap-up, but the ironic lack of media access to panels at San Diego has gotten in just about everyone’s craw: Blog@Newsarama’s JK Parkin: 1) There should be a designated number of seats for media who are there to cover the con, so that they […]

SD07: Other thoughts, other voices

Here’s some of what the best pundits and favored Beat pals were saying about the Very Big show. Interestingly, while creator blogs contain many of the juiciest bits, it’s the mainstream coverage — obvious comics moles who are blogging for newspapers and maagzines — that provides the most balanced coverage. § Chris Butcher takes the […]

Old News: Simpsons slays

The succcess of the Simpsons movie is a BIG feather in the cap of Fox, Variety reports: Before the weekend, “The Simpsons” was already one of the most profitable franchises in News Corp.’s arsenal, having generating an estimated $2 billion for the conglom since Homer and company first bowed their own weekly series in January […]

The Image Reunion panel on YouTube

Why wake up early when you know it will be on YouTube later! All seven Image Founders reunite for the first time EVER. [Link via Colleen.]

Writer attacked in San Diego

LA Times writer Geoff Boucher was assaulted on the streets of San Diego: I was walking alone to my hotel after late Saturday night interviews with Neal Adams and Darwyn Cook. I was also talking on my cell to Spencer Weiner, the photographer for The Times shooting Comic-Con. Spencer heard everything that happened next. I […]

PW con coverage

PW Comics Week con wrap ups: Douglas Wolk looks at thebig picture: If one word could describe this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International, held July 25-29, it would be “enormous”: big books, big buzz, big business. This was, by all estimations, the biggest Con ever; Friday, Saturday and Sunday were all completely sold out, hotel […]

Scribe award winners

The debut of the Scribe Awards, a kudo given to members of the media tie-in-writing community (be nice now!) we’re given out at Comic-Con: The winners of the Scribe awards were announced late Sunday afternoon at the San Diego Comic-Con. The winners are: • Speculative Fiction, Best Novel Adapted—Superman Returns by Marv Wolfman • Speculative […]

MattLoux’s new comic

Matt Loux has been posting pages from his new GN project entitled Welcome to Maine. Of course, as part-time Mainers ourselves, we’re quite excited! More here.

Howard Cruse launches new zine, event tonight

Famed cartooner Howard Cruse is launching a new local interest zine: The North County Perp, a new magazine compiling essays and art by creative residents of northern Berkshire County in Massachusetts, will celebrate the publication of its premier issue with a launch party at MCLA Gallery 51 (51 Main Street) in North Adams from 6-8 […]

All fixed now

Okay, we’ve taken out the embedded videos which were causing all the problems. You should be able to load the beat properly now. Although the rest of the world has now moved on, and nothing is lamer than reading San Diego reports until Thursday, we’re on semi-vacation right now, and our big report will have […]