Mega-preview for JEWISH COMIC-CON


With the uptick of fan culture leading to the proliferation of comic conventions all across the country, surely the thought of introducing another one to the mix would leave people exhausted. Right? WRONG! This Sunday November 13th marks the inaugural edition of the Jewish Comic-Con, to be held at Congregation Kol Israel in Brooklyn (603 […]

Here’s the New Jersey Comics Expo programming slate with Kubert School 40th Anniversary and more


Next weekend it’s the New Jersey Comic Expo in Edison, NJ, a moderate sized but highly enjoyable show with a fantastic guest list that includes Colleen Doran, Neal Adams, Whilce Portacio and many more. Highlights include  a panel focusing on the 40th anniversary of the Kubert School, making comics and much more. The show takes place November […]

Wizard World sues Stephen Shamus for $1 million, but who are the 10 ‘John Does’


Say it ain’t so, Norman Reedus. Last week convention company Wizard World fired their Chief Marketing Officer Stephen Shamus, and they filed suit against him. The suit alleges that Shamus used his position to obtain more than $1 million worth of signed memorabilia and collectibles from Wizard World guests which he then sold. A sweet set-up for some extra cash, if true.

Is SDCC launching a San Francisco Comic-Con?


It seems that comics may be making a comeback in the Bay Area? Yesterday we had the happy news that the Cartoon Art Museum has found a new home in a tourist friendly area, despite soaring local real estate prices. Today we have word of a one day symposium being held tomorrow, the Storytelling Across […]

Cartoonist Connor Willumsen’s LICAF report should break the internet


A few days ago I told you how Whitney Taylor’s convention reports are the industry standard, and I stand by that statement for factual reports that weigh the industry impact and success of a show. However, I must say, for presenting the miasma of emotion and anxiety that attending a show entails, in an expressionist way that […]

To Do: Kunzle and Sandlin at the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium next week


  The NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium is a weekly series of lectures organized by the great Ben Katchor covering a vast range of topics on comics history and craft. Next week they’ll have three events instead of of their usual one, and while this isn’t affiliated with that weekend’s Comic Arts Brooklyn Festival, it can be […]

Wizard World announces 16 events for 2017


Wizard World has announced a somewhat streamlined schedule of 16 conventions for next years, mostly concentrating on major metropolitan areas. Here’s the list: New Orleans, January 6-8 Portland, February 17-19 Cleveland, March 17-19 St. Louis, April 7-9 Minneapolis, May 5-7 Des Moines, May 19-21 Philadelphia, June 1-4 Sacramento, June 16-18 Albuquerque, July 14-16 Columbus, August 4-6 […]