More on Peter David’s stroke


Writer Peter David’s wife Kathleen has more on the stroke he underwent while vacationing at Disney World: What happened was that we were in Disney Hollywood Studios having just had lunch at the Prime Time Café. We were walking to the front gate because we were off to Animal Kingdom to see a friend of […]

Goodbye, American Elf


Vermont Cartoonist laureate James Kochalka is ending his long-running American Elf strip today after 14 years—the strip began in October 1998. During this time, every day (with one exception), without fail, Kochalka would write, draw and post a four panel cartoon about his daily life. It was a remarkable run, and as he tells local […]

Quote of the Day; Tom Kaczynski on the practicalities of being a comics publisher


The Comics Reporter’s year-end interview series is full of notable quotables, as usual, and spans quite an array of newsmakers and creators. I was happy to see Uncivilized Books’ publisher Tom Kaczynski interviewed because the company had such a strong roll out this year—Gabrielle Bell’s The Voyeurs, True Swamp, James Romberger—but did it in a […]

Analysis: New York Times Bestsellers: Graphic Books: Trade Paperbacks: 2012

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Every week, the New York Times runs bestseller listings, which include “Graphic Books”.  There’s a listing for Hardcover, Paperback, and Manga titles.  The Times dates the charts a week ahead of publication, while tabulating titles a week behind.  That means that the chart from January 1, 2012 “reflects sales for the week ending December 17, […]

And the Award for Longest Period of Foreshadowing Goes To..

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DAN SLOTT! Way back in 1993, circa January, Dan Slott was a journeyman comics writer, toiling away writing stories about Marlin T. Höek and Stimpson J. Cat.  While the meddlesome meddling of the corporate overlords of Nickelodeon eventually convinced Mr. Slott to explore creative opportunities elsewhere (writing a character with long green hair, for example), he […]

Writer Peter David Suffers Stroke


Realworld superhero Peter David has published a blog entry on his website today, explaining that whilst on holiday with his family in Florida, he suffered a stroke. We were on vacation in Florida when I lost control of the right side of my body. I cannot see properly and I cannot move my right arm […]