“Fair Page Rates” wants to know how much YOU make


UPDATED WITH CAVEAT: Alex De Campi has pointed out that show ever has put this together used her slide on page rates without crediting her, which is a little uncool for a page that purports to have creators rights at heart — OTOH maybe they didn’t want any specific names attached to the project? There’s […]


NYCC ’15: EXCLUSIVE! All the panel listings in one place


    As in year’s past we are lucky to present to you a complete TEXT listing of the panels for this year’s New York Comic Con. Although ReedPop’s site has them all listed in various editable and serachable ways, it’s still impossible to see everything with all panelists listed in one go. So here […]


RIP Ken Feduniewicz


Long time comics colorist and con organizer Ken Feduniewicz has passed away.As a colorist Feduniewicz coloed Captain America, Dreadstar and many more as seen here. In 1976 he was among the first class of students at the Kubert School in 1976, going on to work in the Marvel Bullpen and with many companies, including Archie, […]


When DC and Marvel cost less than indie comics


There’s been quite a bit of comment on the price of new comics and it seems to me that newer readers may not quite understand why readers over the age of, say, 35 are quite so flummoxed at the price of a comics.  Let me provide a little context for how DC and Marvel were […]


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 […]


Person of interest sought in sexual assault at DragonCon


Dragon-Con has the reputation for being an no holds barred exploration of fantasy and cosplay. It draws a lot of lookie-loos, as well, and there have been reports of harassment incidents for some time. Now, sadly, there is a report of a sexual assault that took place Sunday night. The victim has been drinking and […]


It’s Jack Kirby’s 98th birthday…why not give to the Hero Initiative today


Jack Kirby, the titanic force of US comics, would have been 98 years old today. While it makes you wonder what exciting things we’ll be doing for his centenary, it’s also a reminder that it’s a good day to contribute to The Hero Initiative, as Kirby’s granddaughter Jillian suggests in the above video.

For several years, Jillian has promoted the Kirby4Heroes campaign to raise funds for the charity which aids creators in need. I can attest to the many people that this organization has helped, and in a field where 401ks are non existent, it’s sometimes the only safety net poplar have.


New Black Lightning Archive: DC, Tony Isabella Reconcile

Black Lightning 4

“Dogs and cats, living together!” – that’s what immediately popped into my mind yesterday when I read Tony Isabella praising DC on Facebook for how it was treating him in regard to Black Lightning.


Happy Fourth of July!


Image by Ward Sutton Happy fourth to all! I’m taking it easy on the pre San Diego news to run errands, upgrade my laptop and do all those real world things I’ve been putting off, but the maelstrom of pre Comic-Con news starts again tomorrow! In the meantime have a safe and happy holiday from […]


TOLJA! Tokyopop is back with publishing plans


As I noted a few weeks back, Tokyopop, the company that came in changed comics and then crashed and burned, suspending publication for the most part back in 2011, is coming back as announced on a panel at Anime Expo with plans to begin publishing again in 2016″ announced by founder Stu Levy.


SDCC ’15: Invader Zim is back, and he’s brought variant covers


The first issue the Invader Zim comics, based on Jhonen Vazquez’s cult cartoon, arrives on July 8th, and Oni is making a big deal out of it because…well it is a big deal. The alien conqueror’s return will be celebrated in several ways: A panel The Return of Invader Zim, Saturday 7/11 at 2 pm in Room […]


Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 7/1/15: Eight links you should click on and one you shouldn’t


§ Fusion’s comics page has some great content, for example this piece where 8 LGBT cartoonists share their reactions to legal same-sex marriage, with comics from Hilary Price, Sophie Yanow and Howard Cruse’s which is really marvelous. The one from Christopher Keelty, above, made me laugh the hardest though. § Cartoonist/educator Frank Santoro has announced […]


News and notes: Albuquerque show postponed; Denver draws 100K and more


§ It’s the week of Book Expo/Book Con, the latter of which could possible be called “sitcom co-star with a new book con” but that’s how it goes. Anyway, I’ll be at both events pretty much non stop so may not have as much time as I’d like to be posting, but the Elite Beat […]


Bunjevic, Fitzgerald, Willumsen and Ting win 2015 Doug Wright Awards


Although I live tweeted the ceremony with its grandeur and tradition, I neglected to list the WINNERS of the 2015 Doug Wright Awards which honor the finest in Canadian cartooning. The awards were presented Saturday night during TCAF in a ceremony enlivened by beloved antics from Seth, David Collier and author Don McKeller. The winners […]


Marvel Month-to-Month Sales March 2015: War Of The Stars Women!

Princess Leia #1

This months chart is rather quiet: there are very few changes in the way Marvel titles are ordered saleswise. We will soon enter a transition zone where most of the titles will disappear or shift toward a new direction (and a new renumbering, you can bet on that!). Meanwhile, two main things are happening in this month’s chart.
First, the Spider-Women titles are having an excellent month, lead by the amazing success of Spider-Gwen. For the second month in a row, her first issue reappears on the charts, selling twice as many copies as last month’s reordering!

Second, the Star Wars line of titles is expending and still making tons of $$$ for Marvel. At this rate, expect a R2D2


Challenged Books update: Persepolis, Saga, Drama and Palomar


It’s National Library week, and it’s time for the annual list of most challenged books. Graphic novels are making the list pretty frequently, and this year, three made the top ten: Persepolis, Saga and Drama. The Top Ten most challenged books for 2014: 1) “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian,” by Sherman Alexie
Reasons: […]