The new Batman film is on the way to beating SPIDER-MAN 3’s one-day box office take: The domestic box office went into overdrive on Friday as Warner Bros.’ Batman sequel “The Dark Night” stood ready to deliver the best opening day gross ever, taking in an estimated $60 million to $63 million in ticket sales […]

Standard Attrition– the blog

Continuing actual comics creator news from San Diego, Vertigo vets Jason Aaron (Scalped), Brian Wood (DMZ), Brian Azzarello (100 Bullets), Cliff Chiang (Human Target), David Lapham (Young Liars), Jock (Faker, Hellblazer), and G. Willow Wilson (Air, Cairo) formally announce the formation of a group blog and forum at www.standardattrition.com. The Vertigo septet also plan on […]

SD08: Cooke, Stewart, Bullock — #2207

And beginning a glorious tradition of creator team-ups, Cameron Stewart, Dave Bullock and Darwyn Cooke are sharing a booth, with exclusives and guest signings by the likes of Grant Morrison, Jimmy Palmiotti, Bruce Timm and Ed Brubaker. More info here. BOOTH SCHEDULE AND EVENT LISTING Wednesday July 23rd 6:00 – 9:00 CAMERON STEWART/WORK DARWYN COOKE […]

SD08: The Blvd – #2707

Here’s another group of art superstars you will want to check out, with Bernard Chang, Tommy Lee Edwards, Sean Chen, Trevor Goring and John Paul Leon — like other groups, their press release mentions other art booths and suggests a new rallying cry: “BRINGING COMICS BACK TO COMIC-CON”. As San Diego Comic-Con International (July 23rd-27th, […]

SD08: Thompson, Wood, Chiang — #1322

Everyone is teaming up, it seems, and this is a superstar lineup. Award-winning and acclaimed comic book creators Jill Thompson (SANDMAN, SCARY GODMOTHER), Brian Wood (DMZ, NORTHLANDERS), and Cliff Chiang (GREEN ARROW & BLACK CANARY, DOCTOR 13) will exhibit for the first time at San Diego Comic-Con International 2008 (July 23rd to 27th). With the […]

SD08: Oni Press — #1834-37

Oni has tons of creators, tons of tbooks and some great exclusives, including the SCOTT PILGRIM COLOR SPECIAL: Premiering at SDCC 2008:_ THE APOCALIPSTIX by Cameron Stewart and Ray Fawkes Mandy, Megumi, & Dot aren’t going to let a little thing like armageddon stop them from rocking a world tour, so don’t let the Comic-Con […]

SD08: Dr. Sketchy’s

Molly Crabapple brings the Dr. Sketchy’s show to San DIego for a get together on Saturday night. Dr. Sketchy’s Takes San Diego July 26- 7-10 pm dames! drinks! drawing! debauchery! It’s our One Year San Diego Sketchy’s Anniversary. Hang on to your pencils. On July 26th, artists will get the chance to sketch glamorous, burlesque […]

SD08: Comicmix and Insight Studios — #2308

Insight Studios and Comicmix are teaming up for signings, fun and frolic: THURSDAY, July 24 10 AM – Noon Jerry Carr (Cryptozoo Crew) Noon — 2 PM Rick Marshall (ComicMix News) 2 PM – 4 PM Mike Gold (ComicMIx Editor-in-Chief) 4 PM – 6 PM Alan Gross (Cryptozoo Crew) FRIDAY, July 25 10 AM – […]


PR: Please join featured artists Wendy Pini (Elfquest), Kevin Eastman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Jim Woodring (Frank), Shannon Wheeler (Too Much Coffee Man), Keith Knight (Knight Life), and director Chris Brandt for a special screening of the comic book documentary Independents, Thursday, July 24, 2008 from 6:25pm to 8pm in room 26AB of the San […]

SD08: NBM offers free comics samplers

NBM is handing out a booklet with samplers of some pretty good comics to try: • A complete story from NOCTURNAL CONSPIRACIES by David B. (the acclaimed Epileptic). • A complete story from MORESUKINE, Dirk Schwieger’s comics blog revealing the oddities of life in Japan. Schwieger will be signing at the NBM booth in the […]