2006 Eisner Award Winners — corrected

The 2006 Eisner Awards were presented tonight at the San Diego Comic-Con. In addition, several other industry awards were presented. Multiple award winners including the anthology SOLO, which won three awards, Kyle Baker, and Chris Ware. Russ Manning Award: R Kikuo Johnson Bill Finger Award: Alvin Schwartz and Harvey Kurtzman Will Eisner Spirit of Retailing […]

Live Blogging from San Diego!

OUR GLAMOUROUS SAN DIEGO: The Beat, Ian Brill, Laurel Maury and Calvin Reid hard at work on tomorrow’s edition of PW Comics Week. Sitting outside the press room. The cast of HEROES is awfully attractive. Tim Sale tells us he’s ghosting the artwork for the painter character on the show. The ladies room here smells […]

The Deepak and Grant Show

We missed the first part of this due to a scheduling mix-up, but the part we saw was probably the most intellectually trippy panel in San Diego History. “When conscioussness starts opening up, it terrifies people!” exclaimed one questioner excitedly. Chopra spoke about the transformation of the caterpillar to the butterfly through the “imaginal cells” […]

Day 1 Party Poop

A zillion parties were spread out across the city last night: CBLDF/Image/Suicide Girls, Friends of Lulu, Conan, Hasbro/Marvel, Circle of Confusion, Scholastic, Del Rey, Heavy Metal, and probably a few we’re forgetting. DC had a private luau. We hit Del Rey where we got to meet Stephen Woodworth, Elizabeth Bear and George RR Martin. Then […]

Day 1 – the Quickening

It’s big. Look at the size of that thing. That’s what every con virgin says when asked what they think of the show. We are in a scheduling rush right now, a few hours of free time spent talking to old friends like Scott Shaw! and Katie Merritt and John Layman and oh a whole […]

SD ’06 Photo Parade Day 0

We took pathetically few pictures yesterday because we were busy Video blogging, and the ones we did are just…lame. But anyway… Stan Sakai has 20 volumes of USAGI YOJIMBO in print — the first book alone is in its 10th printing. How many other American cartoonists have produced such a consistent body of work?