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 […]

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 […]

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 […]