Today’s giveaway is one of the all-time comics classics, Jeff Smith’s Bone: Out from Boneville, volume 1 of the Bone saga. Fone Bone, Phoney Bone and Smiley, the Bone cousins, find themselves exiled from their hometown and off on the adventure of a lifetime that will involve cow races, dragons, prophecies, stupid stupid rat creatures […]

BEA kicks off; CBLDF party poop

 BookExpo America is kicking off today at the Javits Center with a day of panels and roundtables The exhibit floor opens tomorrow. Image Comics and other Diamond publishers will be on hand, and there will be signings by folks like Todd McFarlane. The partying kicks off tonight with the CBLDF BEA Welcome Party,which, we’re told, […]

Nerd pantheon to make Comic-Con doc

With Comic-Con’s rise in the popular imaginaion over the last decade, we’ve heard many folks mutter over the years “I need to write a screenplay about Comic-con!” If you have been working on such a script, it is time to quietly set it aside and start working on that oil spill comedy you had been pondering. In keeping with the times, Comic-Con will be the subject of a geekumentary by Morgan Spurlock (Super-Size Me) following the fan’s journey of seven con attendees. But Spurlock’s not going it alone, because that would be too much for any man.

RIP Howard Post

On Monday Mark Evanier reported the death of cartooning vet Howard Post. Post had worked as a writer and artist on just about every funny comic book character from the ’40s on, including Harvey (he probably created Spooky and Little Hot Stuff), DC (Bob Hope, Martin and Lewis, and creating Anthro), Marvel (in 1953 and […]