Neither audio plays nor YA projects have a great track record on Kickstarter, so the success of RAIN OF THE GHOSTS is a real outlier. But when you look under the hood, you can see why it succeeded: it’s an audio play adapting the YA novel by Greg Weisman, creator of Disney’s Gargoyles, one of […]
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From Betty White to Scott McCloud. I counted 216 programs here. And they’ve expanded to the Marriott and….the Horton Grand Theater. Make sure to grab a toasted cheese sandwich while you’re there.
Most of the big movie announcements are still on ice, but some amazing comics folks, including McCloud, Gene Luen Yang, Eleanor Davis, a spotlight on Bill Finger and MORE MORE MORE. Can you feel the feels?
by Zachary Clemente Kickstarter has been the way for me to find new comic projects and boy am I glad to have come across this project. Moonshot from Alternative History Comics and edited by Hope Nicholson, is a 200 page collection of short stories from Indigenous creators across North America showcasing the rich heritage and identity of First Nations, Inuit, […]
Thanks once again to our good friends at ReedPOP for supplying a text listing of the panels for Thursday at NYCC — one thing you may wish to be aware of — they WILL be clearing the big hall between blockbuster panels!! So for all you people who wish SDCC did that…now you’ll find out if it works!
We’ll be right along with Friday Saturday and Sunday as soon as we format them so STAY TUNED!!!
The annual conference of the American Library Association kicks into high gear today (It’s been running since Thursday!), with the first full day of the exhibition hall being open. Like BookExpo America, publishers are displaying their new titles, and scheduling authors to sign books! Gene Yang signed his new book from First Second last night, […]
SUNDAY. So exhausting. It kicks off with the swan song for Breaking Bad and ends with…Harry Potter! I am devastated that my panel libraries is is right after and in a different part of the hall as the Disney Afternoon retrospective! Also, two very cool “in conversation with” panels; Faih Erin Hicks and Jeff Smith, […]
(Above Jeff Robinov and his wife, Nicole.) Despite the importance of MAN OF STEEL in the futures of both Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment, its greater than expected success ($400 mil and counting worldwide) wasn’t enough to salvage the job of studio head Jeff Robinov, who has been officially removed, to be replaced by Sue […]
A must read and a must-read for masochists top our linkage today, both returning to topics that were much on the minds of anyone in comics about 30 years ago — oldies but goodies.
First and most importantly, library professor Carol Tilley has been going through Dr. Fredric Wertham’s notes and found out that he was, to use a technical term, full of hooey.
In what has to be considered a shock, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Kevin Tsujihara has been named CEO of Warner Bros. replacing Barry Meyer and beating out TV head Bruce Rosenblum and film head Jeff Robinov, The three has been locked in an internal battle to see who could outlast who, and Bewkes went with the far less known Tsujihara. Nikki Finke has some of the gory details, which seem as intent on causing Rosenblum and Robinov’s privates to shrink to post-icy-dip size as much as business considerations:
The programming schedule for this year’s New York Comic Con has just been released…but in a hard to read format. As we have in past years, organizers have supplied a complete text document of all the programming. You’ll note that there is a ton of great programming, but some of it is late at night — 9 pm Friday for “The Truth about the Hobbit”? Some of us like our nerd stuff AND have a social life!
The Baltimore City Paper has a in-depth profile of Diamond owner Steve Geppi and his struggling but amazing museum: Resentment against Geppi runs deep in some sectors of the comics industry, mostly by small presses whose books’ demand doesn’t meet the $425 minimum order necessary to secure distribution by Diamond, but also by enthusiasts who […]