SD09 Weds/Thursday schedule released

James Cameron, Astro Boy, Bryan Lee O’Malley interviewed by Scott McCloud, Robert Zemeckis, Tim Burton, Steve Lisberger,Brom, Sammy Harkham, Don Hahn,Glen Keane, Eric Goldberg, Stan Lee, Trina on Nell Brinkley, Dumbrella, TWILIGHT, Bruce Campbell, J. Michael Straczynski, Leonard Starr, Sigourney Weaver, Richard Thompson, Mark Waid interviewing Gail Simone, a Brief History of Fantastic Art with […]

DC Month-to-Month Sales: May 2009

by Marc-Oliver Frisch Overall direct-market sales crashed in May, and DC Comics contributed its share. Like Marvel, though, DC has a pretty good excuse. While Batman: Battle for the Cowl and The Flash: Rebirth continued apace, May was basically an in-between month for the publisher. There were no big launches, and everybody kept waiting for […]

Superman decision analysis

We’re going to have to leave explaining this one to the lawyers. Short version — while the decision did rule in WB/DC’s favor, it did leave the matter of a Superman film up in the air, as further delays in making a Superman movie could be seen as actionable. Brian Cronin at CBR: A major […]

Wizard hires and promotes

Some hiring information from Wizard, after a longer period of trimming staff. According to a press release, long-time staffer Mike Cotton has been promoted to Editor of Wizard. Also: “Mike has built strong relationships with both creators and fans of comics,” said Shamus. “His promotion is a testament to how well he connects with Wizard […]

Yet more SD news: Miyazaki confirmed

§ Miyazaki’s attendance is confirmed, as are John Lasseter, Tim Burton, and Robert Zemeckis, all making their first appearances at Nerd Prom. § This Chicago Trib piece by Maureen Ryan contains much insight and information: Four decades ago, fans of comic books gathered in the basement of a San Diego hotel not just to buy […]

Neil Gaiman at Comix Experience, 7/19

We’re told a few tickets are left for a special signing with Neil Gaiman: Comix Experience is very proud to announce, as part of its ongoing 20th anniversary celebration, a rare San Francisco reading/Q&A/Signing with acclaimed author Neil Gaiman on Sunday, July 19th from 11 AM to 12:30 PM. Only 100 people will be accommodated, […]

Viz launches Shonen Sunday imprint

Leading manga publisher Viz has announced a new imprint — Shonen Sunday, named after and running content from the Japanese magazine of the same name. The line kicks off with Rumiko Takahishi’s RIN-NE; further titles will be announced in San Diego. PR below: VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative […]

SD09: Chiang, Cloonan, Thompson, Wood — #1322

We forget what they call their little booth group of Cliff Chiang, Becky Cloonan, Brian Wood, and Jill Thompson. Whatever they call themselves, they will be at booth #1322 and they’ll have neat things to buy. Jill will have copies of Magic Trixie, Magic Trixie Sleeps Over, and Magic Trixie and the Dragon for sale […]

SD09: Spectrum Fantastic Art — #4503

Here’s where to find some top notch artists in San Diego! Spectrum Fantastic Art will again be exhibiting at Comic-Con under the Donato Arts umbrella in Booth #4503. We’ll be appearing with (naturally) Donato Giancola, Rebecca Guay, and Stephan Martiniere. Brom will be our special guest all 5 days and will be promoting his new […]

SD09: SLG — #1815

Here’s the details on SLG’s con activities, via Jennifer de Guzman. First signings: Aaron Alexovich (Serenity Rose) Kerry Callen (Halo and Sprocket) Derek Hunter (Pirate Club) Aleister Gilgrim (The Cemeterians) Karl Christian Krumpholz (Byron) Kenny Keil (Tales to Suffice) Tommy Kovac (Wonderland) Ethan and Isaiah Nicolle (Chumble Spuzz) — Eisner Award nominee! Drew Rausch (Haunted […]