If you’re looking for some great digital comics, Top Shelf is launching a big sale on some of their best titles. Call it their “virtual” comic-con:
We haven’t had time to post all the sales charts from the month, but ICv2 is out with their analysis and it’s boffo all the way. Overall sales up up significantly from last year.
Has it really been 6 years since Alex Ross painted an entire comic? He did do pencils and inks with some computerized painted finishes for a Justice Society/Kingdom Come special edition in ’09. Other than that I think it really has been just a page or two here and there since Justice wrapped in ’06. Ross is returning to interiors in November for a pulp character (Shadow/Green Hornet / Zoro/ Black Bat / Miss Fury / The Spider) crossover mini-series called Masks from Dynamite in November.
As always, our pals at the CBLDF will be offering fantastic member benefits, throwing a great party and fighting to keep our speech free. Saturday’s art auction includes some of their best items yet, with art by Paul Pope, Walt Simonson, Billy Tucci, and more.
Michael Dean, who previously reported on the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art for TCJ, has a fact-filled article on the museum’s sudden Monday closure. According to president Ellen Abramowitz, a new space is in place, but papers have not been signed. The lease on the old space was up and it was decided to move.
We can tell you already that comiXology is going to have a BIG show, and here’s the first announcement: a new Simpsons-themed app for iOS devices which will roll out tomorrow with a specially chosen selection of Bongo-published Simpsons comics. Interestingly, the comics will NOT be day and date but rather go on sale a month after newsstands.