The Beat’s Annual Year-End Survey, 2010 edition — Part Two

Continuing our look forward with writers, artists, editors, publishers, retailers and other people who make the comics. Lots of news, art previews and insight in the jump. Paul Gravett, author, publisher 2010 projects Curating exhibitions on the Moomins, Jack Kirby and Hypercomics. Preparing some major new books about comics. Planning the next evolution of the […]

Exclusive Wars of ’10 kick off with David Finch

Rich Johnston scooped The Source by a few minutes with the news that Marvel event veteran David Finch (ULTIMATUM, AVENGERS DISASSEMBLED)has signed a two-year exclusive with DC. There he’ll write AND draw a big project of his own. Finch previously worked on a DC/Top Cow crossover but has never worked directly on a DC character., […]

RIP: Barry Blair

Barry Blair, a leading figure of the late ’80s black and white comics explosion, has died of a brain aneurysm, Bleeding Cool reports, and Blair’s website backs it up. He was about 56. According to Rich Johnston, “He complained to friends of an ear ache previously and was on medication as a result. However he […]

Bluewater goes GAGA

Lady Gaga comics for Free Comic Book Day! So this is what it has come to? Bluewater is continuing its very successful line of biographical comics with one featuring futuristic siren Lady Gaga — it’s part of an expanded “Fame” line that “focuses on culturally relevant celebrities and other pop culture icons.” Coming soon: Robert […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 1/5/10

§ A fond fare-the-well to John Jakala who is hanging up his blogging pants, at least for now. After three and a half years of blogging here, I’ve decided it’s time to call it quits. My output was never prodigious: in 3.5 years I only managed just over 400 posts, which puts my blog’s developmental […]