"Who is Jake Ellis?" Book Tour

While searching for various comics events, I discovered this over on the Image Comics website. Here, uncensored, is the PR from their website.  That’s a very intense tour schedule, for any author!  Eight states, thirteen days, coast to coast!  Of course, if you can’t make the signing, contact one of the stores below, and ask […]

The Year in (P)Review: 2011

So, as happens frequently in America, we treat History like a Cassandra, reading and studying, but choosing not to believe or remember the lessons it teaches us. I know Cassandra’s fate, and thus the dangers of saying “I told you so”. So instead, I’ll quote Gene Wilder in ” Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory”:

Oh, you should never ever doubt what nobody is sure about.

So, what can we expect in 2011?

Comics Industry Person of the Year: Robert Kirkman

This year in addition to our usual questions for the Year-End Survey – sent to a mix of creators, publishers, journalists and marketing personal—we added a new category: Person of the Year, the person who, we we put it, was “the most important person, someone who had an impact, someone who set the pace, or had a banner year.” We were very curious to see what kind of responses this question would get – while a lot of people are doing some of the best work of their careers, or emerging as critical favorites, it was a very mixed year business-wise and we were wondering who would be seen as the most visionary and decisive person.

Well, we needn’t have worried that this would be a hard question to answer.

Nice art: Victor Kerlow

The art of Victor Kerlow has been featured in The New Yorker, the NY Times, and many other outlets. His website contains not only his lovely illos but many of his comics, which are also collected in Small Victories, a volume he was kind enough to send us a review copy of. While the art is immediately stunning, stories of danger in toilets, lumberjack exploits and other mysteries makes for a fine assemblage of comics.