Numerous sources are telling us that Rory Root has passed away this evening. Our sincere condolences to his family and his friends. We’ll have more later.
Archives for 05/19/2008
Word has been spreading like wildfire this afternoon, that Rory Root, owner of Comic Relief in Berkeley, is in a coma following complications from hernia surgery. ComicsPRO has more. Difficult news today— Rory Root, owner of Berkeley CA’s (and world-famous) COMIC RELIEF, is in a coma in an Oakland CA hospital. Shown in the center […]
The D&Q blog runs this picture of cartoon master John Stanley when he was a teenager. It’s always refreshing to see a great artist captured in the full bloom of youth; our ideas of Stanley are mostly of the older, curmudgeonly but still insightful playwright of the heart. Jeet Heer takes the oppotunity of D&W’s […]
Writer Hudson Phillips runs a “women in Comics” roundtable: I recently had a conversation with 5 brilliant, creative, funny women who are up and coming (if not already established) in the world of comics. I asked artists Rebekah Isaacs (Hack/Slash, Drafted) & Amy Reeder Hadley (Fool’s Gold, Madame Xanadu), journalists Johanna Draper Carlson (Comics Worth […]
While we were off the grid Cliff Meth passed along some great news: I am delighted beyond delighted to announce that Marvel Entertainment has made clear its intentions to help Gene and Adrienne Colan. In a warm conversation this morning, executives at Marvel offered Adrienne and I some of the many things that they plan […]
About Comics has just announced a collection of Gail Simone’s HIGHlarious “You’ll All Be Sorry” columns, originally published on Comic Book Resources. The cover is by Scott Shaw! (left): The entire comics community will rue the day they entertained Gail Simone when she unleashes You’ll All Be Sorry!, a collection of her hilarious prose pieces. […]
The winners of the 2008 Glyph Comics Awards were announced in a ceremony at the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention on Friday, May 16. Aya, Sentences and Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow were multiple winners. The list: Story of the Year Sentences: The Life of MF Grimm; Percy Carey, writer, Ronald Wimberly, […]