SD09: Friday schedule is up

It’s huge, It’s epic. It’s Friday: Charles Vess, Mike Allred, LEGO, Darick Robertson, Gene Colan, Jordan Mechner, Todd McFarlane (on a DISNEY panel????) Ben Templesmith, Jim Caviezel, The 70s!, Mike Mignola, Fábio Moon, Lucy Lawless, Hayao Miyazaki and John Lasseter, Patrick Oliphant, Camilla D’Errico, the Comic Strip Reprints Revolution, AotS, Becky Cloonan, Dwayne McDuffie, Darwyn […]

SD09: And the little girls know how to screw it up

You can take your Miyazaki and your Peter Jackson and your Green Lantern. There is nothing bigger at Comic-Con than Twilight. It’s the queen of the castle — because when male nerds like something, it’s one thing, but it takes teenaged girls to really take it on beyond to the next level, with hypersonic shrieking. […]

Publishing News: TokyoPop, Shutterbox, O, Hex, Lobo, etc etc

A LOT of publishing news out there we haven’t had a chance to collate due to San DIego Madness™, so let’s get going: § Rich Johnston reports that international licensing manager Francine Burke has left DC. Burke is a longtime publishing guru who also worked at Marvel, and some smart company is sure to snap […]

FREE: Honey and Clover

FREE cool things! FREE! VIZ Media is offering the popular anime HONEY AND CLOVER on iTunes and until August 31, 2009 it’s a free download. Plus, every purchase of the complete first season of HONEY AND CLOVER will include a free, bonus episode download. Based on the popular manga series created by Chica Umino (with […]

Superman and Batman nabbed in Times Sq.

The NY Post has deets: Apparently Superman was the scofflaw; Batman just got caught in a costumed vigilante sweep.

MoCCA’s Karl Erickson speaks

You may remember folks getting a little heated about this year’s MoCCA Festival. There were many, many complaints and problems, and not a lot of response from the show runners at the time, which increased the agitation. But at Robot 6 Tim o”Shea talks with MoCCA Director Karl Erickson and addresses most of the complaints. […]

SD09: OWLY animated short debuts

Top Shelf has announced that an OWLY cartoon, created by Sprite Animation, will debut at SD. Andy Runton’s charming, wordless owl would seem to be ideal for a cartoon. PR: Owly, the kindhearted star of the award-winning graphic novel series by Andy Runton, will come to life in an animated short at the San Diego […]

SD09: Jeff Smith — #2109

Here’s Jeff Smith’s schedule for this year’s SD: CCI, and a mock-up of the booth he’ll be sharing with Terry Moore. PS: Smith has just been announced as the second GoH at next year’s C2E2 in Chicago. Thursday July 23 Signing: Cartoon Books Booth 2109, 2:00pm-3:30pm Panel: Happy Hour with Jeff Smith & Terry Moore […]

SD09: BOOM! party 7/23

As is their custom, BOOM! Studios will throw a party that anyone can get into, as it sprawls across the Hyatt lobby. Old skool. BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Mark Waid cordially invites all ComicCon attendees to the BOOM! Studios 4 Year Anniversary Drink Up* taking place at the Manchester Hyatt Grand Lobby Bar, Thursday July 23rd […]


We don’t usually run full press releases for movie/tv/video game channels or whatever, but we’ll make an exception for the BBC: As previously announced, in support of BBC AMERICA’s U.S. premiere of four Doctor Who Specials, the Doctor himself, David Tennant, will appear alongside writer/executive producer Russell T Davies at this year’s Comic-Con in San […]

SD09 Kibbles 'n' Bits

• “Spider-Man” and “X-Men” creator Stan Lee is getting the superhero treatment, with The Hollywood Reporter honoring the legend with its Comic Book Icon Award. • The documentary LAST SON, which offers purported startling revelations about the creation of Superman, screens at the film festival. Details here. • Tim Hamilton writes to tell us “I […]

More SD civic intrigue

The article title from the San Diego News Network says it all: Pow! San Diego fights other cities to keep Comic-Con; the show has a “profound” fiscal impact on the city, and behind the scenes a battle is going on to fend off offers from LA and Vegas: Comic-Con generates $16 million in direct spending […]

Kibbles 'n' Bits, 7/10/09

§ Must Read link of the day: manga expert Jason Thompson looks at the strange manga genre Moe: The Cult of the Child The sexualization of underage (or underage-looking) characters in manga goes back to the late ’70s, when underground and adult manga artists such as Disappearance Diary creator Hideo Azuma began to work around […]