Stan Lee pacts with Steve Wozniak for the Silicon Valley Comic Con

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Huh, what was I just saying? 10 minutes ago? It seems that Stan Lee has pacted yet again, this time for Apple co-founder and Silicon Valley free spirit to starts something that is sorely lacking in the world, another comic con! This time the Silicon Valley Comic Con for San Jose—and they’ve already acquired this […]

Ron Richards leaves Image

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Looks like something of a shakeup is underway at Image, as Director of Business Development Ron Richards has also departed the company following Jennifer DeGuzman’s exit last week. Richards—formerly a mainstay at the website/podcast iFanboy and the co-organizer of Morrison Con— wrote about it in a post at Medium:

Interview: David Lapham Talks About The Guts of STRAY BULLETS

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Stray Bullets creator David Lapham talks to us about what goes into making a good crime story, and it isn’t always crime.

The Fifth Annual Clallam Bay Comicon Announces Special Guests!

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  Clallam Bay Comicon, a small town comicon located on the Olympic Peninsula, has announced two special guests for their fifth annual show, to be held July 11-12, 2015, in the Lion’s Club building. Returning once again is Roberta Gregory, noted cartoonist of “Naughty Bits” and various bio-comics.  Appearing for the first time will be Linda Medley, […]

WonderCon ’15: Recap, Impressions, Big move announcement.

Take a good look at the Anaheim Convention Center, It might be the last WonderCon sees of it.

By Nick Eskey For the three years that WonderCon has been in the Anaheim convention center, I’ve been very fortunate to attend it. I say fortunate because compared to my local San Diego Comic Con, this one is much more relaxed. Replacing the large media influence and the sardine-cramped spaces, there is ease and Fandom. […]

Mini Con War: MoCCA Festival vs East Coast Comicon

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Actually not a con war, but a curiosity of scheduling with both the MoCCA Festival and Crucial Entertainment East Coast Comicon in the Meadowlands both scheduled for this weekend. When I originally heard about the scheduling I was told that it had all been worked out and there was no beef, but it’s still unfortunate […]

Tonight to do: European (Comics) Invasion with Darryl Cunningham, Penelope Bagieu, Sergio Garcia Sanchez & Nadja Spiegelman at Word in BK

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Last event, but the one that I am moderating! BK: European (Comics) Invasion with Darryl Cunningham, Penelope Bagieu, Sergio Garcia Sanchez & Nadja Spiegelman | WORD: This event takes place at our Brooklyn location. The artists are coming! WORD is proud to present a panel discussion with UK and European artists Darryl Cunningham (The Age of […]

To do tonight: Annie Goetzinger at Kinukuniya and on tour

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When I was a younger sprout in comics I often wondered if there had been any more women cartoonists than Marie Severin and Ramonda Fradon? What about in France where they loved cartoonistss? The ver very great Claire Bretecher was often mentioned but was that it?

Well, it turns out that all along there were other great French woman cartoonists, including Annie Goetzinger, whose amazing Girl in Dior is out now. Tonight she signs at the Kinokuniya Bookstore before apeparing MoCCA all weekend and going on tour on the below dates:

To Do tonight: Drink and Draw like a Lady

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Ladies unite!: It’s time again for the pre-MoCCA Fest Drink and Draw Like a Lady! If you are a woman who reads, writes, draws, colors, edits, markets, reviews, or enjoys comics, this party is for you. All ages are welcome, you must be 21 to drink. Ladies only, please. The party will be held on Friday […]

To do tonight: Spiegelman, Mouly, and Charlie Hebdo: IT’S TOUGH BEING LOVED BY JERKS screening

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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 […]

To do tonight: Barbara Stok at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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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 […]

East Coast Comicon Has An Amazing Guest List!

So, over in the Meadowlands this weekend, there’s this little comic con going on… Nothing big… a few media celebrities, a few Silver Age greats, the up-and-coming talent with a few credit… Ah… who am I kidding?!  I recognize almost every name teased below!  Every decade from the 60s to the 10s is represented with Hall-Of-Famers, […]

Like Springsteen, Asbury Park Comicon Hits the Big Time in the Meadowlands!

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Crucial Entertainment, best known for their amazing comics-focused comic cons in Asbury Park, New Jersey, premieres their inaugural East Coast Comicon in the Meadowlands this weekend!  10 AM – 6 PM Saturday and Sunday, just minutes from the New York City! We’ll have a teaser post momentarily about the amazing guests and exhibitors, but here’s the […]

WonderCon ’15: Exhibition Hall Highlights

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By Nick Eskey Known for being the fan favorite of major conventions, with its relaxed nature and lines, WonderCon has been gaining in popularity over the last few years. For this last WonderCon, I was a little underwhelmed with the pick of panel selections, so I decided to spend more time on the sales floor […]

Comic-Con International and Lionsgate team for new nerd-focused VOD service

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WonderCon isn’t the only part of the CCI empire that’s going “Hollywood.” CCI has just signed a deal with Lionsgate for a new subscription video-on-demand service that will launch later this year. Lionsgate—the studio known for The Hunger Games and the Divergent series among many others—and CCI—that’s Comic-Con International) the non-profit organization that runs the […]

MoCCA Debuts from BIrdcage Bottom Books to Youth in Decline

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It’s time for our annual look at some of the comics coming out for this weekend’s MoCCA Festival, being held this year at Center 548, is located at 548 W. 22nd Street, just off the Westside Highway, with programming at the High Line Hotel on West 20th Street and 10th Avenue. And here’s the books […]