DC Comics Month-to-Month Sales: July 2009

by Marc-Oliver Frisch July brought the expected boost for DC Comics’ periodical business. Largely thanks to Geoff Johns’ Blackest Night series and its various spin-off and tie-in books, the average DC Comics and DC Universe periodical sales increased significantly, to their highest levels in almost two years. The weekly Wednesday Comics, DC’s other big launch […]

Manga-ka news: Usui missing; Nakazawa health issues

Alarming news out of Japan as Crayon Shin-chan creator Yoshito Usui has been missing since Friday. and his wife and police are extremely concerned. Usui, 51, went hiking by himself for the day, something he did often, and hasn’t been heard from since. Crayon Shin-chan is often described as the “Bart Simpson” of Japan and […]

TCAF ’10

Tooners take note! Chris Butcher has posted a letter about TCAF at Comics212 which states that they are accepting applications for the 2010 show. Previous TCAF’s were invitation only; however, the steering committee is still going to “choose the cartoonists we think would be the best fit for the Festival. TCAF is still (and will […]

Random universe, Random links

§ Kristy Valenti on Dario Argento’s horror comics anthology. Argento is the Italian maker of some extremely violent horror films, so we’re guessing this anthology did not really resemble Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery. § The folks at The Hooded Utilitarian cast an impartial eye on The Sandman. Ng Suat Tong: The most surprising thing […]

Patrick Swayze — a man for all reasons

Reflecting over the last day, it struck us how just how amazingly unique a pop culture figure the late Patrick Swayze really was. The guy pretty much defined heartthrob in both the dangerous bad boy role (DIRTY DANCING) AND the romantic ultra-faithful husband role (GHOST) for several generations of women….but guys and nerds loved him […]