Frankfurter Buchmesse Comics Awards

While comics fans were celebrating comics and other delights at New York Comic Con, publishers and fans in Europe were congregating in Frankfurt, Germany, for the annual Frankfurter Buchmesse.  Held almost annually since Gutenberg invented movable type, this publishing trade show attracts some 286,000 visitors (both professional and public attendees), showcasing 7,000 exhibitors from 100 […]

The Wizarding World of Lucy Knisley

Lucy Knisley is working on a series of posters covering the world of Harry Potter. If you like that you might check out her Heartbroken in Hogwarts! Kickstarter project as well!

Gabrielle Bell's Comicumentary ends

The definitive account of SD10, just as great as it began. Can’t wait for the Uncivilized Books version of this epic of epicness.

More focus grouping: Ladies Comics Project, Part 2

Kelly Thompson has part 2 of her Ladies Comics Project up and we repeat THIS SHOULD BE MANDATORY READING for comics publishers and creators. The idea of giving comics-friendly but not necessarily conversant readers various comics is a bracing alternative to the endless nitpicking of constant readers who sleep on mattresses stuffed with shredded copies of DEATHMATE. For instance, 37-year-old event planner DeAnne was disappointed the cool pop art cover looked nothing like the insides:

NBM news: New David B., bigger books, and Garfield

In an excited post from the just-concluded Frankfurt Book Fair, NBM publisher Terry Nantier runs down a lot of news:

NYCC 10: There were crowds

While we consider NYCC a complete success from where we stand, it wasn’t without problems — mostly in security and crowd control. While we’re working on our full write-up, Evan Dorkin has some comments that give the other side:

NYCC: Disney Publishing announces digital plans

Kind of lost in the scrum at New York Comic Con, even Disney was getting in on the digital comics bandwagon. At the ICv2 Comics and Digital conference, Dario Di Zanni had some pretty confidant things to say about the future of ebooks. Disney has been doing Digital Books for a while — a subscription service for kids to read kids books on the web. With their growing comics publishing ventures — not to mention the team-up with Marvel — a close eye should be paid on what Disney is planning, and it sounds pretty ambitious:

DeMatteis leaves Ardden

Ardden Entertainment has been in the news a bit of late with their relaunch of Atlas Comics, but they are also losing their editor-inchief, J.M. DeMatteis, who announced on his blog:

Digital News: LongBox launches on ADAM; goes to v. 1.1

LongBox, the long brewing desktop app for purchasing digital comics, has just gone to version 1.1 and announced that it will be bundled with Norton Ink’s upcoming ADAM tablet, which features a Pixel Qi screen which enables it to be red in even bright sunlight. PR on the move below, but CEO Rantz Hoseley also stopped to chat with Bleeding Cool and reveal some of the reasons why a desktop store is still useful in a world filled with proprietary apps:

31 Days of Halloween: Rhode Montijo

Children’s book illustrator/cartoonist Rhode Montijo sent along some pages from his new book The Halloween Kid — on his Web site, he’s got some activity pages with things like mask cut-outs and mazes. Good stuff.