They’ll do it every time!

No sooner has Rich Johnston noted that much-loved and admired Amanda Conner was the first woman to make Wizard Magazine Top 10 artists list—to much huzzahing and rejoicing—than it was noted, via CB Cebulski’s Twitter, that the SAME issue of Wizard contained THIS: Boobs! Did you know that “a boob” means: 1 : a stupid […]

SPX memories…and there are a lot of them

This is far from a complete link dump, it’s more just things that struck our fancy, ¶ The Critics Panel at SPX was much discussed. You can either read about it, in Johanna Draper Carlson’s precís OR you can LISTEN to it at Sean T. Collins‘ recording! An age of wonders! ¶ Leah’s Stuff has […]

Quote of the day

The number of Chinese people eating there was a testament to its quality and the number of cartoonists eating there was a testament to its affordability. Ben Towle on the crowd at the Fortune Star Buffet in Rockville, MD, during SPX.

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 9/29/09

§ Oh Shaenon, why can’t I be you? The Patrick Swayze Manga Recommendation Guide. § Robot 6 calls this post “The comic Chris Ware doesn’t want you to see“, and it is pretty hard to improve upon that description. What is the secret of…FLOYD FARLAND??? § Geoff Boucher looks at Jack Kirby, the abandoned hero […]

RIP: Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

The woman that inspired the Beatles song “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” passed away at the age of 46 from Lupus. From the WaPo obit: … Mrs. Vodden’s connection to the Beatles dates to her childhood friendship with schoolmate Julian Lennon, John Lennon’s son. Julian Lennon, then 4 years old, came home from school […]

More on KingCon

We alluded a few weeks ago to KingCon, yet another new convention on the schedule, this one spotlighting BROOKLYN. The announced dates are November 7-8 and the venue is the Brooklyn Lyceum. According to a new press release, organizers hope to spotlight comics, animation, and so on. Held barely a month after the Big Apple […]

Meanwhile at NYAF…Attendance up 16 percent

We’re hearing that the New York Anime Fest was a big hit. Lance Fensterman, who runs the show, reports: Saturday was by far the most insanely busy day in the history of the New York Anime Fest. Unbelievable numbers of people. But even with the crowds, we managed to count them all and this year’s […]

SPX quick links

We’re too tuckered out for a long post for now, but here are a few tidbits to tide you over: § Some photos by Scott Edelman and his con report. § Johanna Draper Carlson’s con report. § Tom Neely nicely captured the culture clash between a fancy ministry charity on Saturday and a beauty pageant […]

2009 Ignatz Award winners

New host Liz Baillie charmed the audience with haiku, and happy winners danced with their bricks through the legendary chocolate fountain* at the always festive Ignatz Award ceremony. Winners below: Outstanding New Talent: Colleen Frakes for Woman King. Outstanding Online Comic: Cayetano Garza for Year of the Rat. Outstanding Mini-Comic: by Lisa Hanawalt for Stay […]

2009 Shuster Award winners

The 2009 Joe Shuster Awards, honoring the finest in Canadian comics, were presented last night at the University of Toronto’s Innis Town Hall. The winners are: Artist David Finch – Ultimatum #1-2 (Marvel Comics) Cartoonist Dave Sim – Glamourpuss #1-4, Judenhaas (Aardvark-Vanaheim) Colourist François Lapierre – “Gédéon et la bête du lac” Contes et légendes […]