What I learned at NYCC ’07

Yes it is the latest and lamest con report ever after hundreds of bloggers have already had their say. What can we say? We’re old and sick and we just couldn’t hack it. But there are a few points that no one has brought up(!) that we thought were still worth mentioning. • CROWDS CAN […]

A picture is worth a thousand blogs, unless it’s Vertical

Looking at this slideshow from a PHILADELPHIA TV station looking at the New York Comic-con you begin to see just why everyone wants to cover it: so pervy photogs can take pictures of half naked girls and cute anime chicks. Meanwhile, Vertical’s Anne Ishii delivers the final word in a MUST READ NY Comic-Con 2007 […]

Colbert on NYCC: “This is penetration!”

Mopping up yet more images, thoughts and generational moments from NYCC ’07. The New York Observer weighs in with a sharply written piece that captures much of the vibe: “This is penetration!” said Stephen Colbert, as he pointed to a poster of himself as Tek Jansen, the hero of a soon-to-be-released comic book. It was […]

NYCC: Day 1 pictures

[Unbelievably, in all the rush these photos were supposed to be posted on Saturday, and they weren’t. Oh well.] Not much chance to take pictures on Friday alas, so these are even more random than usual. Looking out from the rear of Artist’s Alley, through Podcaster’s Alley. Molly Crabapple and friend. We spotted Scott Lobdell […]

NYCC Picture parade Days 2 & 3

Crowds, sunlight and stormtroopers. What more could you want to create that eaux-de-comic-con? More pictures in the jump.

NYCC: Voices, visions

Tom has a huge link dump for the just completed second New York Comic-Con, and when we were down and out and too sick to go on we knew it would be okay because afterwards we could just read about what we missed online. Almost better than the real thing. Anyway, you are probably already […]

We’re back!

Alive and more or less in one piece. We had a Black Plague relapse which prevented us from doing much at the con yesterday. We’ll have fuller comments later on, but the major log line is no big disasters, a few smaller ones, and everyone pretty much happy. Attendance guestimates we heard were somewhere in […]

UPDATE from the floor 1:45

Reporting live from the press room at New York Comic-Con. The line this morning was long, but everyone seems to have gotten in. There are traffic jams near Marvel and DC as there would be at any convention, but osmosis has created a fairly consistent density of people throughout the rest of the hall. It’s […]

NYCC: What happened Friday

Not much time to blog this morning. Still at home, but just got a call from someone on the scene who says the line to get in stretches to 40th Street and the West Side Highway. From yesterday, so far no disasters. People were lined up at 7 am to get in, and there was […]


New York Comic-con may well be the first convention in history to sell out before a single fan has been let in. The Saturday of the show is SOLD OUT, as in there are no more advance tickets available. We heard that tickets for Saturday were selling for $75 on eBay but haven’t seen the […]

NYCC Pix Day 0

Just a few to whet your appetite. Calvin Reid (Publishers Weekly), Larry Gonick (Cartoon History of the Universe), Marisa Acocella Marchetto (Cancer Vixen), Thomas LeBien (Hill + Wang) and George O’Connor (Journey into Mohawk Country) at the non fiction panel. We got the chance to meet Gonick afterwards and he is quite the personality. O’Connor, […]

ICv2 Graphic Novel Conference Report

The whirlwind of New York Comic-Con kicked off yesterday with the ICv2 graphic novel conference. Attendance was up from last year, according to organizer Milton Griepp, with a mix of cartoonists, publishers, librarians, retailers, agents, buyers, and other folks from Graphic Novel World. While there were a few people from what Griepp referred to in […]

NYCC: what’s really important

Finally, we’ve blogged the hell out of New York Comicon, just so you know what is going on. but as we sit back in wheezy, queasy exhaustion, perspective begins to rear its ugly head, and we remember that what is really important about this show is the basics: getting jiggy. For instance, blogger “Hey Lady” […]

Biggest NYCC post ever!

Evan Dorkin Brian K. Vaughan: Steve Niles Colleen Doran Joanna Estep Cecil Castellucci Act-i-vate Tania Del Rio Rivkah

NYCC: Tokyopop

Tokyopop is set up at booth #731 with creators including Eric Wight, Rivkah, Svetlana Chmakova, T Campbell, Amy Mebberson, Joanna Estep, Melissa DeJesus, M. Alice LeGrow, Federica Manfredi, Shannon Denton, Dan Hipp, June Kim, Frank Marraffino, Stuart Moore, James Barry, Joshua Ortega, Drew Rausch, Amy Hadley, Megumi Cummings, Steven Cummings, Jamar Nicholas, Rob Steen, and […]

NYCC: Image Comics

Image Comics has scheduled a fine crew of comics creators during the New York Comicon, February 23-25, 2007. Featuring industry heavyweights like Kyle Baker, Brian Haberlin and Mike Oeming, as well as hot new creators like Rick Spears and Jonathan Hickman. Listed below are the times you can show up to get your books signed […]