This weekend: STUMPTOWN

The Stumptown Comics Fest also runs this weekend, and has rapidly become one of the premiere indie/alt comix events of the year. Previews have run in both The Portland Mercury: “Comics is a format, not a genre,” Stumptown Marketing Director Aaron Duran dutifully recites, in the tone of someone repeating a well-worn aphorism. And while […]

This weekend: SPACE

The Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo, or SPACE, as it is known, one of the original old-time indie comics fests, takes place this weekend in Columbus, OH. It runs April 18 & 19, 2009 at the Aladdin Shrine Center, Columbus. 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM Saturday and10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Sunday Admission $5.00 […]

This week’s NY Times bestseller list

This week’s list contains few of the oddities that have filled previous lists…it’s kind of what you’d expect — lots of Alan Moore, Robert Kirkman, Y: THE LAST MAN, and NARUTO. RELATED: David Welsh doesn’t see what all the nattering is about. ALSO: Todd Allen “reverse engineers” the list, and compares things that were on […]

DC news and notes

¶ This Wednesday Comics thing is shaping up pretty good. Kamandi by Dave Gibbons and Ryan Sook and Metamorpho by Neil Gaiman and Mike Allred. ¶ David Lapham announces that YOUNG LIARS will end with #18: Got word yesterday. 18 will be the last. There will be plenty of mind blowing shit in every issue […]

Today’s comedy image

Via J. Caleb Mozzocco: So here’s a preview of Cry For Justice, which appears to be a comic book about four random DC supermen teaming up with Supergirl’s breasts. Not Supergirl herself, thanks, just her breasts. I’m sure this isn’t a full image, and was maybe cropped like it is to avoid a spoiler—Supegirl has […]

The Man who invented Comic Sans

The Wall Street Journal tracks down the designer of the world’s most hated typeface, Vincent Connare, and finds the villain cackling with glee from his Swiss headquarters: The font, a casual script designed to look like comic-book lettering, is the bane of graphic designers, other aesthetes and Internet geeks. It is a punch line: “Comic […]

SLG: sale and lesson

SLG is having a tax time sale, according to Twitter (THAT AGAIN!): Tax time sale at 30% off everything in the store. Use coupon code taxtime09. Sale ends Friday April 17th. Hurry up and git over there! Meanwhile, SLG head Dan Vado, who always speaks his mind, explains that ordering from retailers is still […]

News and notes and whatnot

§ In an interview with Percy Carey, musician/actor/model Tyrese Gibson (above) reveals how he got caught up in the glamorous, exciting world of comics books. Tyrese Gibson: I have always been open minded to new things, and I’ve said this a few times: I’m no comic book veteran, but when I went to ComiCon to […]