Tonight: Kim, Oleksyk, Reklaw

Via the First Second blog: Derek Kirk Kim, Sarah Oleksyk, and Jesse Reklaw read from their latest works at Powell’s Books this coming Monday, April 27th. Kim will debut his latest graphic novel, “The Eternal Smile” (in collaboration with writer Gene Luen Yang) from First Second Books, Oleksyk will read from a brand new chapter […]

Comings and goings

Some random personnel moves that have crossed our paths of late. • Former Comics Foundry Senior Editor Laura Hudson has been teasing a new blogging gig on her Twitter, but no announcement yet. • Likewise, former Wizard staffer Kiel Phegley has an unnamed new gig, as well, and will cease writing for • Editor […]

Publishing news and notes: BEA dropouts, etc.

¶ An article in the email newsletter Publishers Lunch rounds up signs of book industry contraction via a lowered number of exhibitors and attendees at this year’s BookExpo America. According to the piece, organizers expect roughly 20 percent fewer exhibitors and about 15 percent fewer attendees. Among those not exhibiting, according to the piece, Tokyopop […]

Full of Pryde

Worth a click: A number of artists have contributed drawings of the X-Men character Kitty Pryde as part of a benefit for the Oregon Hemophilia Treatment Center at OHSU. The results can be seen online here, but can in viewed in person at an exhibit on Thursday May 7: WHO: Over 70 artists including: Bryan […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits — 4/27/09

Let’s start out with two excellent essays. § Dan Nadel looks at Brush with Passion: The Art and Life of Dave Stevens and uses it as a springboard to examine the frustrations shared by several generations of artists: So let’s back up for a moment. There was this thing that happened in the 1960s: Incredibly […]

To do today: Neil Gaiman at PEN World Voices Festival

Author and comics scribe Neil Gaiman (SANDMAN) makes an appearance in Chestertown, MD, tonight at 7:30 at Washington College’s Cain Auditorium as part of the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature. Gaiman will be talking about his literary inspiration with Washington College’s Joshua Wolf Shenk. Admission is free and open to the public. No […]