WondercCon Saturday party poop: 100 Bullets @ Isotope

A little late, but still time to go! BRIAN AZZARELLO & DAVE JOHNSON @ ISOTOPE Saturday Feb 28th. 7pm – Midnight. @ Isotope 326 Fell St. In celebration of the grand finale of one of the greatest crime noir series ever made, the Isotope will be kicking of our month-long 100 BULLETS original cover art […]

IDW gets in the ring with Family Circus

Billy, Jeffy, Dolly, and PJ are getting their own deluxe collection treatment, as IDW continues to expand their comic strip empire. At their WonderCon panel today, IDW announced a new series of Family Circus reprint collections. PR below: IDW Publishing is pleased to announce The Family Circus Library by Bil Keane. The Family Circus, which […]

WonderCon news: Image, BOOM!, Fox Atomic

There’s a bit of news and announcements out this morning from WonderCon. At the Image panel, Erik Larsen talked about Obama and John Layman talked about his new series: Layman was on hand to talk about his new ongoing title, “Chew,” with artist Rob Guillory. “’Chew’ is about a federal agent who is able to […]

Secret lives of comic store employees

Wired looks at the secrets of your friendly neighborhood comic shop clerks.

Recession Watch: Wizard layoffs, more on Viz layoffs, first newspaper closing

§ The Beat has obtained more information on recent layoffs at Viz. The two editors laid off were long-time vet Ian Robertson and Carol Fox, who also worked at Tokyopop in the past. Several other people from production were hit, including designer Carolina Ugalde. Despite the unrelated departure of editor Marc Weidenbaum a few weeks […]

Big weekend: WonderCon and MegaCon

Both coasts of the US get their con on this weekend as WonderCon and MegaCon both strut their stuff. § We’ve been spotlighting WonderCon, held at San Francisco’s Moscone Center, all morning. Guests include Brian Azzarello, Jim Lee, Trina Robbins, Dave Johnson, Stan Sakai, Sergio Aragones and Matt Fraction. There’s a special screening of WATCHMEN […]

Marvel ends open submission policy

Marvel has ended its policy of accepting unsolicited art submissions, according to a press release, below. However, Talent Liaison C.B. Cebulski talked about it early in the week at Comic Book Club; audio here. Due to an unprecedented number of unsolicited art and writing submissions, Marvel has altered its open submissions policy effective immediately. Marvel […]

Okay, we are beginning to really approve of this Michel Gondry Green Hornet movie

TV’s Splash Page asked Seth Rogen about Michael Gondry taking on the GREEN HORNET movie, and it sounds very weird but promising: “To convince the studio to let him do it, he filmed a fight scene on his own,” Rogen told us. “He just hired stunt men and did it by himself! Just to show […]

WonderCon party poop

Maybe it’s just because we’re not going, so no one thought to invite us, but our notes on WonderCon parties are more scattered than ever. Please feel free to chime in in the comments with additional events: FRIDAY: CBLDF’s Drink & Draw Welcome Party! Ring in WonderCon this Friday at the world famous 111 Minna […]

WonderCon: Viz — #835

Viz Is a last minute surprise at WonderCon: VIZ Media has received a last minute opportunity to support the WonderCon show (sister-show to San Deigo Comic-Con) in San Francisco this weekend as an exhibitor this year. VIZ Media will be in booth # 835 highlighting our two expanding imprints – the VIZ Signature imprint and […]

WonderCon: CBLDF — #725

In addition to their Drink ‘n Draw Welcome party on Friday, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has plenty of stuff going on at WonderCon: Saturday: CBLDF Live Art Jam! Witness live art created before your eyes at the CBLDF Live Art Jam! Jim Lee (Batman), Dave Johnson (100 Bullets), Jill Thompson (Magic Trixie), Wendy […]

WonderCon: Image — #407

Image has a big show planned with a WonderCon Exclusive edition of SAVAGE DRAGON #145 which features the most popular president currently in charge of the US taking on a dirty rotten terrorist. Won’t someone save us a copy? This weekend thousands of comic fans will flood San Francisco’s Moscone Hall for WonderCon 2009 to […]

WonderCon: Hero Initiative — #913

The Hero Initiative announced today its plans for WonderCon, the West Coast’s second largest comics convention, taking place at the Moscone Center South from Feb. 27 to March 1 in San Francisco. Celebrated artist Darick Robertson (The Boys, Transmetropolitan, Wolverine) will make the Hero booth (#913) his home away from home at WonderCon, appearing for […]

WonderCon: BOOM! — #619

Here is the current schedule of events: WONDERCON BOOM! STUDIOS SIGNINGS: Please check the BOOM! Studios booth #619 for signing times for the following guests: * Keith R.A. DeCandido will be signing FARSCAPE #1 WonderCon Aeryn Sun Holofoil Exclusive – Limited to 500 copies! * Michael Alan Nelson will be signing HEXED and FALL OF […]

WonderCon: Oni — #519

The debut of NORTH WORLD Vol 2 is the highlight of Oni’s many plans. Oni Press is in San Francisco for this year’s WonderCon! February 17th – March 1st we’ll be strutting our stuff at booth #519. Come by and check out our eclectic library of titles including the premiere of: NORTH WORLD VOLUME 2: […]

WonderCon: Prism — #715

Via PR: Prism Comics, an all-volunteer, non-profit organization supporting LGBT comics creators and fans, unveils an exciting slate of events for WonderCon, the Bay Area’s pre-eminent comics and pop-culture consumer convention. Prism will be hosting booth appearances and talent signings, announcing the winner of the 2009 Queer Press Grant, and holding three panel discussions featuring […]