A few quick, quick SPX notes

We’re busy writing up our official SPX report for tomorrow’s PWCW, but a very few quick notes: The show was generally speaking, a big success; everyone was having fun and selling books and talking about making comics. Future Mr. Beat — an indie show near-virgin — had a telling comment, comparing it to last week’s […]

Tom Spurgeon saves comics

The Comics Reporter has a list of “If I Were The Emperor of Comics: Two Dozen Things I’d Decree To Make Comics Better,” none of which we’d disagree with outright, few of which any responsible comics observer could disagree with, although some of the business suggestions would get a fight. As we head into the […]

Gag order issued in Michael George case

More legal maneuvers in the case of Michael George, whose conviction in the killing of his wife has been sent back for a new trial: Although judge James Biernat Sr. did not remove the Macomb County Prosecutor’s office from the case, he has issued a gag order: But Biernat instead imposed a gag order prohibiting […]

Ignatz winners: Best Debut Comic

Apparently all the Ignatz winner lists out there have left off the Debut Prize winner, probably because the nominees weren’t part of the original press release. At any rate, the winner was Nate Powell’s SWALLOW ME WHOLE (Top Shelf.) Congrats to all the very deserving winners.

News briefs

§ ICv2 has the most information yet on Fred Pierce leaving Wizard: Gareb Shamus, founder and Chairman of the Board of Wizard Entertainment, told ICv2 that “the parting was amicable, and we wish Fred well in his new endeavors.” Shamus indicated to ICv2 that he is open to the idea of filling the position held […]

The weekend: Mid-Ohio, Brum Con

Quite a busy weekend for comics-related group activities: FallCon, Mid-Ohio, and the Birmingham International Comics Show all took place, in addition to SPX. § In the UK, this year’s BICS sounds like it was bigger than ever: About 3,000 fans, artists, writers, publishers and comic dealers were treated to exhibitions, demonstrations, workshops and discussions involving […]

Monday, Monday

“And…here our troubles began…” Photo by Brian Heater. Soon after this photo was taken, one man involved was battling explosive diarrhea, another was nauseous, and yet a third had a Cúchulainn-like gout of blood spurting from his nose. We have to give a call-out to Jah Furry’s cat-like survival instincts: after a bite or two […]

To do: October 6 – 11

Monday, October 6 Washington, D.C., 5 PM – “Happy Accidents” Panel at George Washington University’s Gelman Library Cartoonists Jesse Reklaw (THE NIGHT OF YOUR LIFE), Dash Shaw (BOTTOMLESS BELLY BUTTON), Trevor Alixopulos (THE HOT BREATH OF WAR), Ken Dahl (WELCOME TO THE DAHL HOUSE), and Sarah Edward-Corbett (SEE-SAW) will join a reading and panel discussion […]