Breaking: Big Apple to go head to head with New York Comic-Con next year

According to handouts at this weekend’s Big Apple Con, next year’s show is being held October 7-10 — the exact same dates as the long announced New York Comic-Con. Accidents do happen, but it’s pretty incredible that the only date available for the Big Apple show was…the same dates as the second-biggest show in the […]

This Weekend: Big Apple Comic-Con

Even as we type, the Big Apple Comic-Con has kicked off over in the unknown lands of Pier 92. While a pier on the river on a raw, blustery day sounds like a challenging place to be, based on the pictures now coming over Twitter, people are already lining up for the autographs. As you […]

Fantagraphics at APE

Via pr: FANTAGRAPHICS SIGNINGS AT APE: SATURDAY 11AM – 1PM: Jon Vermilyea (MOME) & Frank Santoro (MOME) 12:00–12:45  Spotlight on Dash Shaw 1PM – 3PM: Dash Shaw & T. Edward Bak (MOME) 3PM – 5PM: Daniel Clowes & John Pham 5PM – 7PM: Renee French (MOME) & Andrice Arp (MOME) SUNDAY 11AM – 1PM: Jon […]

APE To Dos

We’ve received some event listings from ISOTOPE, but feel like there must be more. If you are having a party or wing ding or whatever during APE, please post in the comments! TONIGHT FRIDAY 10/16: SATURDAY 10/17:

APE debuts and news

The Alternative Press Expo kicks off this weekend at the Concourse Exhibition Center in San Francisco. Details are in the link but guests can be scanned here; programming, here. Social events have their own post. As for what to expect, here’s a quick rundown via our email: • Buenaventura Press has a lot of new […]

Marvel brings ‘Motion” to Virgin at Union

VIA PR and the NY Post, word of a new “MarvelFest” on October 28th which will see Marvel’s ASTONISHING X-MEN motion comic projected three stories high on the now-closed Virgin Mega-Store at Union SQuare in NYC. Creator appearances and a costume contest complete the festivities. Let’s just hope it’s a little warmer then than it […]

George Tuska: 1916-2009

Veteran artist George Tuska has passed away at age 93. Tuska’s career spanned the Golden Age with work for the Iger/Eisner shop, Lev Gleason, Fox and the Harry “A” Chesler Studio. In the 60s he was best known for a long run on IRON MAN and later, a 16-year-stint on The World’s Greatest Superheroes Present […]

Indie Month-to-Month Sales: August 2009

By Matthew Murray [EDITOR’S NOTE: We’re giving an indie sales chart a whirl once again. Please let us know what you think!] August was the best month for Archie for a long, long time in the direct market, with the first issue of the “Archie gets married” story line being the best selling non-Marvel/DC title […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 10/16/09

§ Ben Towle argues what many felt about the STITCHES National Book Award nomination — it’s nice that such a fine book was recognized, but putting an adult memoir in the kids section just because it’s a graphic novel, isn’t all that progressive and reveals a gap in the Comics Revolution: My point is straightforward: […]

21 Days of Halloween: Kelly Freas

If this MAD Magazine cover by the late, great Kelly Freas does not get you into the mood for Halloween, nothing will. Freas (1922-2005) is known as the dean of science fiction artists with innumerable covers for Astounding Science Fiction, and was nominated for 20 Hugo Awards, winning 11. [Submitted by David Clemons]