2009 Harvey Award nominations announced

Update: We’ll have more commentary when off deadline but Kevin Melrose and Tom Spurgeon will do for now. Via PR: The 2009 Harvey Awards Nominees have been announced with the release of the final ballot, presented by the Executive Committees of the Harvey Awards and the Baltimore Comic-Con. Named in honor of the late Harvey […]

San Diego convention center expansion: the case AGAINST

Okay, you Comic-Con Kremlinologists will like this. Don Bauder, a columnist for the San Diego Reader, looks at the proposed $700 mil+ SD con center expansion and cries shenanigans: In other cities, convention centers are financed through taxes on restaurant meals, auto rentals, and airport departures; hotel and sales taxes; special tourist development district taxes, […]

Some stuff

§ Chris Butcher and his macro lens are having a great time in Japan! § Chris Mautner looks back at the majesty of David Mazzucchelli’s RUBBER BLANKET (above) and wonders why it hasn’t been collected. YEAH, David? WHY HASN’T IT? § Newbies ahoy: here’s A guide to comic books throughout the decades by Brendan Kachel, […]

Where is my mind?

We had a conflicting deadline so no real posting until later…maybe…except to say that we’ve started drinking coconut water, the new fad drink, and wow, it REALLY WORKS. All that potassium and vitamin C gives us clarity and happy tummy all in one. Last night we muddled up some expensive cherries and threw ’em in […]

San Diego: CCI news and notes

It’s becoming increasingly obvious to us that continuing with our week-before-the-show round-up of San Diego news will not only a) kill us but b) be hopelessly out of date. In that spirit, we’ll be posting what will eventually end up being daily roundups of news and notes. § First, a reminder: the con is eBaying, […]

Your guide to Toronto comics conventions

Following last week’s ownership change of the Toronto Comicon, a lot of people were confused about what shows were what in Toronto. Although we’re not locals, as far as we can make out there are three major shows in Toronto: TCAF: an indie centric, curated show which is generally considered one of the best comics […]

JMS leaves THOR

Well-reviewed, chart-topping, but irregularly shipping, the J. Michael Straczynski/Olivier Coipel run on THOR was one of the better selling recent character relaunches. However, it had been rumored widely that JMS was leaving the book, and an interview at CBR confirms. The reason given isn’t any big blow-out, but rather that JMS didn’t want to get […]

Long Beach Comic-Con announces more guests

Via PR: Long Beach Comic Con (LBCC), October 2-4, 2009, at the Long Beach Convention Center in downtown Long Beach, California has confirmed an all-star slate of comic writers, creators and artists as well as a wide array of mass media celebrities to its growing list of previously announced exhibitors. Special guests include television and […]