Ostrander benefit at Chicago Comic-Con

For a while now, writer Gail Simone has been tirelessly collecting items for a benefit for writer John Ostrander. Ostrander faces expensive treatment for glaucoma, which his insurance doesn’t cover. The alternative is losing his sight. Simone has set up a benefit auction for Ostrander at this weekend’s Chicago Comic-Con. At the 2009 Chicago Comic-Con, […]

DC Month-Month Sales: June 2009

by Marc-Oliver Frisch Thanks to strong debut numbers of the revamped Batman line and the perpetually solid Green Lantern franchise, June brought the expected recovery for DC Comics’ periodical sales. Led by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely’s Batman and Robin, which claimed the top spot in the Top 300 chart, the publisher managed to place […]

2009 Lulu Awards announcement

Quiet since their first time running at MoCCA last year, the Friends of Lulu Awards are back with a new format, new awards, and a new top-notch panel of judges. Looks like they are totally back on track: The Lulu Awards are given every year to the creators who have fostered the success of women […]

Eagerly Awaited: More Barry from D&Q

Is there no end to the Good News this day? When the publication of WHAT IT IS was announced, it was intended to be only the first salvo of The Great Lynda Barry Revival from D&Q and here comes more. D&Q will publish two new books by Barry. The Near Sighted Monkey Book: Picture This, […]

Eagerly awaited: The Art of Charles Vess

Artist Charles Vess writes to say: My 200 page, hardcover art book, Drawing down the Moon: The Art of Charles Vess will be arriving in stores this December from Dark Horse Books. Chris Warner & Co. have done a lovely job of assembling this retrospective of my 35 + years working as an illustrator/comics artist. […]

Eagerly awaited: NANCY!!!

And yet another fantastic announcement you may have missed in the San Diego scramble: Fantagraphics is reprinting NANCY, Ernie Bushmiller’s great experiment in ontology, starting in early 2010. According to Co-Publisher Gary Groth, who inked the deal, Fantagraphics has contracted to publish the first 24 years of Nancy dailies, beginning in 1938 (when Nancy took […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 8/6/09

§ Marvel has a whole month of interviews by Sean T. Collins with the creators in STRANGE TALES, so check back often. The series kicks off with Paul Pope:. Marvel.com: He has a very devoted cult following, that’s for sure. You’re taking a humorous approach to him? Paul Pope: Well, it’s a story that’s never […]