The rest of Harvey night was a little bit crazy. The night was set up for triumph — after the taxing San Diego party circuit, everyone was looking forward to just sitting down and catching up, in the much loved, laid back Baltimore atmosphere. Unfortunately this goal was not shared by the freaked-out bartenders at […]
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We’re at the Harvey Awards banquet with Ramona Fradon, Michael Golden, and many other stars. We’re live tweeting the winners at www.twitter.com/comixace. Please follow along.
In a world gone mad, there are still a few things you can count on, and comics at Baltimore Comic-Con is one of them.
We got in last night for our annual dinner at the Rusty Scupper, this time with a bunch of Brooklyn compadres — why do we have to drive four hours to see people who live a few miles away? Oh well, it’s Con World.
As we write, Read Comics in Public Day, celebrating the ninth art on The King’s birthday, is well underway. A Flickr pool has been set up and people around the world are participating, with meet-ups going on in Australia, London, New York, Boston, Alaska, San Diego, and beyond.
The brainchild of Brian Heater and Sarah Morean, the goal of the holiday is to publicly proclaim comics solidarity and post the results to the internet.
And don’t forget the one for Ladies!
Although the bus sped off before we could get a good picture, this ad for HSBC Bank had a pretty snappy blurb that went something like “Japanese adults buy more comic books than American children do” with a picture of a Sumo wrestler reading a manga.
Apparently some politician in Baltimore is using kids reading comic books as the result of a lack of teachers and money for education. Perhaps she should be shown around the Baltimore Comic-Con to see what a fine, upstanding bunch of folks read comics. Thank god she never saw Yaoi.
One more Baltimore link before we hit the road — AdHouse (#1904) will make Paul Pope fans happy by bringing the limited edition THB #2 to the show. Continuing the epic THB tale, Comic from Mars #2 is/was a Baltimore Comic*Con Exclusive. The comic contains 6.5 stories that take you further into the world of […]
Forget about THE LOSERS or IRON MAN 2 or SCOTT PILGRIM or any other 2010 comics movie, TAMARA DREWE is the comic book movie event of the year — at least for indie comics snobs. Based on Posy Simmonds’ much-admired graphic novel, the film debuts in the US on October 8th, courtesy of Sony Classics in the US. (It opens in September 10th in Simmonds’ native UK.)
By all accounts one of North America’s biggest fan events — along with San Diego, WonderCon and NYCC — the Fan Expo Canada in Toronto has kicked off as we speak. With five separate events under one roof — for comics, horror, sci-fi, gaming, and anime — The Expo draws a huge presence from major publishers, including full presentations from Marvel and DC. While there’s a huge media guest presence — cast members of TRON, BSG, and so on — the comics section remains healthy — quick fact sheet here — with an artists alley, a small press section, and so on.
Via PR, here’s Image’s schedule for Baltimore Comic-Con: