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.
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, […]