And another event, this one a screening of a documentary about one of Charlie Hebdo’s earlier controversies followed by a talk with Art Spigelman and Francoise Mouly: With TOUGH BEING LOVED BY JERKS, director Daniel Leconte (Fidel Castro: L’enfance d’un chef) offers a real-time account of one of the most important trials in the 21st century […]
There are a lot of comics events going on around town tonight but here’s a pretty cool one, especially if you’d also like to check out the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Dutch cartoonist Barbara Stok will speak on her work and her recent portrait of of Vincent van Gogh’s brief and intense period of creativity […]
Doctor Who wrap up: BBC renews, Titan previews 3-Doctor FCBD issue and Texas celebrates “Dr. Who Day”
The other day we presented a story on long running SF comics shop Comix Experience and their plans to increase revenue in the face of the local rise in the minimum wage: a graphic novel book club that’s already had a positive response. It’s a serious issue for small business owners, and led to a lively comments section. I reached out to Hibbs to see if he had any comments on the comments and ever loquatious, he suggested an interview. The results can be read below.
Comis Experience has two locations, the iconic Divisidero St. shop just off Haight St. site of many famed signings by creators from Neil Gaiman to Warren Ellis and an early adapter of the grahpic novel movement; and a newer more superhero focused store on Ocean Ave. that Hibbs took over from a previous business last year. Hibbs has long been one of the most vocal comics retailers. His Tilting at Windmills column at CBR is must reading and the comics review blog he started Savage Critics is, unbelievably, still running after 10 years or so. I’m grateful for him to take the time to talk about issues that are sure to become more and more pressing around the country.
Our Mile High Comics benefit auction for the family of Karen Lopez will be held at our Jason St Mega-Store, 4600 Jason… Posted by Charles Rozanski on Thursday, April 9, 2015 A few weeks ago a 17-year-old driver was killed after her car crashed into Mile High Comics’ Denver-area warehouse. They are holding a benefit […]
Early manga adapter Dallas Middaugh, who has been involved in most of the major moves that changed manga from an obscure niche in US fandom to a permanent part of the pop culture landscape, has left his position as Senior Director of Penguin Random House Publisher Services to join Crunchyroll as Head of Brand and Community. He’ll work with the streaming anime service to expand the brand globally.
NOTE: the below is me spitballing at 3 in the morning just to get some dialog going. I invite your comments and corrections. I’ve had this news item floating around for ages and kept meaning to write it up: Symbolia, the journalistic comics magazine for tablets, has wrapped up its final issue. Founded by Erin […]
By Nick Eskey When toy collecting started to become popular, prices were relatively cheap. Now with increased gas prices, higher standards of living, rise of product control, and other associated costs, prices have been steadily on the rise. As a whole, Americans purchase toys for a number of reasons: For their kids, for their collection, […]
And, following the announcement that Roz Chast, Hilary Price and Stephen Pastis were up for THE Reuben, the nominees in the divisional awards have been announced by the National Cartoonists Society. The comics division has some new faces, led by Babs Tarr , who, it must be said, has had a meteoric, and well deserved, […]
The nominees for this year’s Glyph Awards, recognizing the best in comics made by, for, and about Black people in 2014, have just been announced. The winners will be announced on Friday, May 15, 2015, from 6:30p.m. – 9p.m., at the at ECBACC in PhIladelphia. This is the 10th year for the Glyph Awards, and they spotlight some […]
Home shopping for comics and related collectibles is coming back, as Dynamic Forces will be selling some of their limited edition merch on Evine. The first event is this Wednesday and will focus on Star Wars stuff. Dynamic Forces is proud to announce that EVINE Live (evine.com), the digital retailer and television network delivering entertainment […]