SPX call for debuts

The Small Press Expo is this weekend in Bethesda, MD! It is the first time in a while that the show will be a weekend (Sat.-Sun.) affair, so it should be interesting. We’ll have a full preview in a day or so. Iin the meantime, it’s gonna be rough, but if you have books debuting […]

Kirkman and Bendis battle for the very soul of comics

So anyway, the Kirkman/Bendis debate thingie. Perhaps it was just because everyone was still amped about the previous night’s Obama/McCain matchup, but everyone came expecting a real debate. What they got was Bendis and Kirkman sticking to their talking points. ComicMix has a near transcript, but Vaneta Rogers’s report at Newsarama has a more accurate […]

NYAF 2008 roundup

While we were in Baltimore, the Manga Set were at New York Anime Fest. Reports are everywhere on the web. Brigid, predictably, has a fine roundup. Yen Press announced several new titles, and Del Rey announced a deal with Cartoon Network: Joining Bakugan in their new Cartoon Network comics is Ben 10 Alien Force. Similar […]

Minx fallout news

Andy Khouri follows up on the Minx cancellation with interviews with most of the Minx creators on the fate of various books. The biggest casualty is David Hahn’s ALL NIGHTER, which is finished but will not be published by DC. While the comics punditry performs a thorough post-mortem on Minx, reader concern has largely been […]

San Diego: Your feet will hurt even more

A story from last week we didn’t have time for: San Diego has announced a planned 300,000 sq. ft expansion of their existing convention center, adding to the 525,000 sq. ft. existing floor space. The Convention Center expansion has long been mentioned by SDCC organizers as a necessity for the show to remain in the […]

Orphan Works

That darned Congress! Have you heard? It’s incredible? They passed that Orphan Works bill. Colleen Doran explains:: Worst case scenario: the Senate has passed the Orphan Works Bill and the wording of the Senate bill is even more hideous than that of the House bill. The bill is not law, but may become law if […]

The joy of Ethernet

Sorry about that media blackout yesterday. The Marriott Inner Harbor in Baltimore is a fine hotel with wonderful bedding and a friendly staff (as well as SHOWER CAPS, a recent bugaboo at SBM), but the Ethernet modem in our room cut out every time out the computer went to sleep — necessitating a 10 minute […]