§ Down in Florida, World of Comics is celebrating its 30th anniversary.
§ But down in Tulsa, Starbase 21 is closing, also after 30 years. Interestingly, the lack of business is blamed on “an “over-saturation” of comic book stores in the area.”
§ I guess when that Sin City 2 movie finally comes out, the Sin City comics will be repackaged in many large and lavish editions.
§ My pal, artist John Czop moved down to Asheboro, NC, and and now he’s talking in schools. Go Czop!
Czop has created artwork for comic books, including “Spider Woman,” “X-Men” and “Iron Man,” and animated television shows such as “Star Trek,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and “Family Guy.” “His work is nearly everywhere,” said Teen Services Librarian Dave Bare.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.