Business news round-up: Borders, WCP, etc., etc.

§ National bookstore chain Borders is getting shakier and shakier, and yesterday’s news that CEO Ron Marshall was ankling the joint did nothing to cheer anyone up. Borders, which has been under a cloud of speculation about its long-term financial stability, has struggled to improve sales in a difficult market for book retailing. It has […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 1/27/10

§ The Bridgewater PBA Local 174 is having a benefit art auction, organized by police officer and sometime comics writer Chris White. The all-star contributing lineup includes EVERYONE from Erik Larsen to Travis Charest to David Petersen. Check out all the art here. Abovem Dick Tracy by Joe Staton. [Via] § Fantagraphics seeks a publicity […]

Diamond Modifies Initial Order Cancellation Guidelines

Via today’s Diamond Daily, a slight change to the year-old order minimum benchmarks; now, even if a product offered in Previews does not meet the benchmark, orders will still be processed for the first offering: In response to retailer feedback, Diamond is modifying its guidelines for cancelling retailers’ initial orders for underperforming products and merchandise […]

Ware, Cho, Hughes join C2E2

Franco Aureliani, Jimmy Cheung, Frank Cho, Geof Darrow, David Finch, Ron Garney, Adam Hughes, Greg Land, and Paul Pelletier have all been announced as guests at C2E2, the Chicago convention taking place April 16 -18. While the list of guests includes many familiar con-going faces, Ware hasn’t appeared at a mainstream comics show in quite […]

Let’s review: Lost Season 5

While a reviewing of Lost Season 5 may not be entirely necessary to enjoy next week’s final season premiere, it should be undertaken anyway because it’s simply fantastic TV. After five seasons, the acting, writing and directing have cohered into a focused unit; the characters and situations have become so clearly laid out that the […]