WOW! Talk about historic finds! DC Comics just tweeted this historic photo from a comics industry Christmas party from 70 years ago. While there is a slight Shining view to it (is that Hank Kanalz I see in the back?), it’s also an amazing view into the Golden Age. After it was tweeted DC Comics was kind enough to send me a high res scan which I am sharing with you so all the comics historians out there can pour over it. There is a handwritten guest list as well, but its provenance isn’t known so I am not posting it.
Occasionally, I bid on items at Heritage Auction‘s Internet auctions. One of the lots included many comic art portfolios, and included in the lot was a portfolio from Sojourn magazine. Torsten Adair I’ve been writing for The Beat since July of 2010. I’ve been reading comics since 1974, collecting since 1984, and spreading the graphic […]
§ One of the Smart And Nice People of Comics, Mariah Huehner, has opened her own Etsy Store and is taking commissions prior to her appearance at Thought Bubble. Check em out. § I seem to have bookmarked the blog of designer Randy Dahlk months ago and never posted it. On his site he talks […]
One of IDW’s biggest successes has been their Artist Edition collection, which publish black and white art from some of the very best artists of all time – we’re talking Will Eisner, David Mazzucchelli and John Romita, here – in wonderful detail. This year at SDCC the company have announced that more artists will be experiencing […]
If you’ve been following the history of the Asbury Park Comicon, which opened only a year ago in March of 2012, you know it’s been a strange, yet rather astonishing ride, but imagine how much stranger it must be for founder and indie comics creator Cliff Galbraith. What started in a bowling alley turned music […]
Anyone who has ever worked with Fernando Ruiz or benefitted from his teaching skills knows what a seriously impressive contributor he is to the future of comics. From his personal work as writer and artist on ARCHIE comics and a range of other freelancing projects to the intense mileage he puts in as an instructor […]
A nice interview today with Adam Kubert on the subject of the future of the Kubert School, following the death of founder Joe Kubert on August 12.