Something to whet your #SDCC appetite: A @BobsBurgersFOX trolley! @sdmts #BobsBurgers pic.twitter.com/eyTh21887C — Outside Comic Con (@OutsideComicCon) June 10, 2018 § Wrapped trolleys are already showing up in San Diego! Comic-Con is only 37 days away! § The MNT is reporting that comics writer Greg Thelen has passed away. He created and wrote the webcomic Amanda Green, […]
Headed by Mike Towry and Chairman Matt Dunford, this convention pays homage to the early days of Comic-Con. Organizers of Comic Fest pride themselves in its intimate setting. In many ways, I find it to be quite charming, lacking the Hollywood of Comic-Con and instead allowing attendees and invited guests to mingle together. A lot of love goes into this convention.
“Five years ago, Marvel was in charge, and they ruled everything I did as a retailer. It was ‘Marvel first.’ Now, they are the bastard children of the industry. I’ve lost probably 25% of my comic readership because 25% of my Marvel fans got tired of my higher cover prices, the non-sequitur storylines, the almost incomprehensible X-Men this and that… Marvel has done nothing to drive the industry towards us.”
Looking back, Berger could see how the idea was very much in Shelley Bond’s and Vertigo’s interests. “The thing about Grimm Fairytales, the real fairytales, are that they are frick’n scary and bloody,” she said. “There is something domesticated about them nowadays… And I think most people today have their ideas of fairytales because of Disney.”
“You can count the comic book editors on one hand who are so influential to the medium and whose vision for their material is so strong that they really define a brand that gives the audience that kind of confidence. And one of them is here to my left, Karen Berger.”
In a crumbling world, an alien and a reporter fall in love in this miniseries from the Berger Books imprint.
In 2008, at the dawning of what was supposed to be the era of a “post-racial” America, writer Mat Johnson and artist Warren Pleece released Incognegro. A gripping (and often disturbing) piece of graphic fiction, the book followed the work of Zane Pinchback, a Harlem-based journalist who exposed the brutality of commonplace racism in the […]
Pioneering cartoonist Jackie Ormes and influential Marvel Marvel marketing manager Carol Kalish have been selected for induction into the Will Eisner Comic Awards Hall of Fame for 2018. Ormes was the first black female newspaper cartoonist, for the strip Dixie in Harlem featuring the character Torchy Brown. Kalish was the first direct sales manager for Marvel, credited […]
§ Nice art: Well actually Why Art?, a new book from the great Eleanor Davis coming out from Fantagraphics next year: What is “Art”? It’s widely accepted that art serves an important function in society. But the concept falls under such an absurdly large umbrella and can manifest in so many different ways. Art can […]
Ann Nocenti talks to The Beat about her career in comics and launching the sci-fi political thriller The Seeds with artist David Aja for the Dark Horses’ newly minted Berger Books imprint.