The Week in Comics Events: 9/6-9/13


COMIC BOOK CLUB w/DEAN HASPIEL! On this week’s Comic Book Club we have Emmy-winning Writer/Artist DEAN HASPIEL! He’s got an awesome new auto-biographical collection out called BEEF WITH TOMATO from Alternative Press. We’re going to talk about the book, New York City, Dean’s work on THE FOX and LIFE IN GENERAL. PLUS we’re going to […]


NYCC’15: panel schedule is live with new venues and 281 sessions


The panel schedule for New York Comic Con is live! Of note this year, some panels will be held at the Hammerstein Ballroom up the street on 34th Street. The entire program isn’t live yet but you can check out what’s been lsited here.   281 sessions! It starts at 11 AM on Thursday, October […]


Set Your Alarm Clocks! Star Wars: The Force Awakens Schedules a Three-Day Launch for Merchandise!

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So, you might have heard there’s this new Star Wars movie scheduled for December, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”…. You’ve probably not heard much, as Disney and director J.J. Abrams are keeping a tight lid on what gets revealed, when. Well…that’s all gonna change this week, as Star Wars schedules a massive reveal and release […]


National Book Festival 2015: Lots of Geeky Goodness!

Poster NBF 2015

Started in 2001 by librarian and First Lady Laura Bush with support from the Library of Congress, the National Book Festival has grown steadily, from a small fair set on the east lawn of the U.S. Capitol near the Library of Congress, to multiple tents on the National Mall, to the convention center. This year’s […]


Khary Randolph labels this year’s NYCC and Super Week exclusive Brooklyn Defender IPA


New York Comic Con has made a tradition of its annual exclusive beer and here’s this year’s 2015 Brooklyn Defender IPA, with a label of the beer’s eponymous superhero by Khary Randolph.


Super Week rolls out: The Walking Dead premiere at MSG and much more


The complete line-up for Super week, ReedPOP’s city wide celebration of her culture has been announced and the centerpiece is an impressive showing of the Season Premiere of The Walking dead at Madison Square Garden. This will not be the first time the Garden has hosted zombies, as the Knicks play there 41 times a […]


Flame Con announces 2016 return: twice as long, new location


2016 Flame Con will be held for TWO days this time. And that’s not all: they’re moving to a bigger location too


SPACE announces 2016 dates: April 9-10


SPACE (Small Press & Alternative Comics Expo) , Columbus’s longest running die comics show, has announced its 20156 dates: April 9 and 10, 2016, as well as a new free admission policy. The venue will be the Northland Performing Arts Center. This year’s SPACE had a problematic date the weekend after the San Diego Comic-Con, […]


Dissecting Puppies: The 2015 Hugo Awards, Voting Slates, and Graphic Novels

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Before we get into it… Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal, written by G. Willow Wilson, illustrated by Adrian Alphona and Jake Wyatt, was awarded the 2015 Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story, besting: Saga Volume 3, written by Brian K. Vaughan, illustrated by Fiona Staples (Image Comics)) Rat Queens Volume 1: Sass and Sorcery, […]


Weekend con reports: Antony Esmond and Warren Ellis on Safari Comics Festival


In the world of social media, no one does in depth con reports any more. Well, not quite true, Down the Tubes Antony Esmond has a quite detailed report on the Safari Festival 2015, the show organised by Breakdown Press and other forward looking UK comics types. Edmond’s report complete with reviews and photos (Such […]


SPX adds international guests: Frederik Peeters, Dylan Horrocks and Brecht Vandenbroucke


Although this year’s Small Press Expo’s theme is “Cartoonists of the 21st Century,” they are allowing cartoonists older than 30 to be guests as well. Just announced, the international slate, which consists of Frederik Peeters, Dylan Horrocks and Brecht Vandenbroucke —with more to come. And peep the Gemma Correll drawn poster above. This will be […]


NYCC’15: New York Comic Con Releases Show Floor Map. Panic Now and Avoid the Rush

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New York Comic Con has released the show floor map for their October show, seven weeks before opening day! (49 days, according to the widget on their website.) Although some kids are already back to school, summer doesn’t end for another two weeks for most of us. I had hoped to avoid thinking about my […]


NYCC ’15: Bryan Cranston, Game of Thrones Stars, and “Two Brothers” authors Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon Announced as Guests


So Walter White; Loras Tyrell; and Obara Sand, daughter of Oberyn Martell, walk into a bar.  The bartender asks, “who do you fight for?” ReedPOP just announced a bunch of new guests for New York Comic Con 2015.  On the filmed media front, fans will get to lovingly gaze upon Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston, Marvel writer […]


Comics Beat to Host The Covers @ Long Beach Comic Con 2015


Comics Beat hosts its first panel at Long Beach Comic Con 2015 and we’ve got a Lollapalooza of a line up.


D23 Drops More Bombshells from Battlefront and Disney Infinity


D23 gives gamers tons of Star Wars to cheer about on its last day.


MoCCA Festival announces dates and new venue for 2016


Update: the correct dates for the show are April 2-3, not 3-4 as I originally wrote. MoCCA Festival, New York’s largest indie comics focused event, has announced a new venue for 2016: Metropolitan West, an event space located at West 46th Street between 10th and 11th Avenue. Programming will be held nearby at Ink48, a […]