The Black Comic Book Festival drew 5000 people

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Black Superhoeroes At Black Comic Book Fest in #Harlem @HWMAG https://t.co/6Uz9I2D8J6 pic.twitter.com/VlvkK8mg0X — blicqer (@blicqer) January 18, 2016 For all of you who think Black folks don't buy #comics I give you Exhibit A #blackcomicbookfestnyc pic.twitter.com/EVDRaCmjfu — theblerdgurl (@theblerdgurl) January 16, 2016 The Black Comic Book Festival, held at the Schomburg Center in Harlem, just […]

Convention Center Scorecard: Political Footballs in San Diego and Los Angeles

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In Geek News: The St. Louis Rams football team will be moving back to Los Angeles. (Yes, sports fans are geeks… they possess esoteric knowledge, wear and collect items denoting their fandoms, engage in tabletop gaming and endless discussions about who would beat whom, and even cosplay.) The Los Angeles Times has a nice story […]

Comic-Con may be staying in San Diego for now, but the Chargers want to get the heck out

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This may sound peripheral to the whole “expand the SD convention center” saga, but the problems with the Chargers aging Qualcomm Stadium (built in 1967) is very much in the mix as far as local politics go. The Chargers have been begging for a new stadium for ages—apparently the one they’ve got is so old it doesn’t even serve artisanal hot dogs.

CAM Artist in Residence program continues with Rachel Dukes at FLAX, San Francisco

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The Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco has closed its former location, but its traditions continue, including their monthly Cartoonist-in-Residence program that spotlights various creators. January’s event takes place with Rachel Dukes at the art supply shop FLAX at their new locations at 2 Marina Blvd in Fort Mason. The event takes place Saturday, January […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 1/4/16: They stufffed HOW many people in a comic-con?

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Comiket, the world’s biggest comics event, shrank a bit at the just concluded winter fest Comiket 89. It only drew 520,000 people over its three day duration, down from 550,000 at Comiket 88 last summer. It’s worth noting that this is daily attendance: about 150,000 actual humans actually showed up on day 1, 170,000 on day 2 and 200,000 on day 3. See, even Comiket does turnstile attendance!

Daniel Clowes is going on tour for “Patience”

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Daniel Clowes new graphic novel Patience drops in late winter and it’s sure to be the comic book event of the first half of 2016. Promised as a SF tale about time travel and love, it’s a powerful return for Clowes. And you’ll be able to get your copy signed, and doubtless hear a talk […]