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SDCC ’15 Photo Essay – Cosplay Culture

If you're into cosplay, Saturday night is made for fighting the lines to get into the annual masquerade contest. Here are a few backstage...

SDCC ’15 – Comic Book People at Comic-Con

Want to know what comic-cons are really about? Get these books. In my previous post I talked about the importance of community -- it is...

SDCC ’15 – The Beat’s Panel on Ethics in Comics Journalism

Reflecting on The Beat's comics journalism ethics panel tonight at San Diego Comic-Con, my thoughts keep going back to the comics community - who...

SDCC ’15 Comics Journalism Panel – You-know-what vs. the Beat?

What will you be wearing on Thursday night at 6:30pm? The answer could reveal where you stand on the theme of Heidi's latest SDCC...

Kickstarter Fail – A Federal Offense?

The Federal Trade Commission has just sent a press release touting its first successful action against a failed Kickstarter campaign. The FTC's mission is to...

Batman in Dior

Girl in Dior has been getting great press worldwide for its depiction of one of the most influential premiere collections in fashion history, but...

Tonight @ Society of Illustrators: Is That Art?

This exhibit of works from Craig Yoe's original art collection has already garnered stellar accolades - tonight you can see why. And that's not...

Baseball, Comic-Cons, and Paying Volunteers

Yesterday The Mary Sue published an article suggesting that for-profit comic-cons could be violating federal labor law by not paying minimum wage to workers improperly classified as volunteers. However, a recent case involving Major League Baseball shows how ReedPop and other commercial comic-con ventures could beat the tag.

The Power of Comics — Recharged

Randy Duncan and Matthew Smith have published a second edition of their essential textbook on the history and business of comics -- and this time, they're joined by a new author: Paul Levitz.

Gotham Greets the Justice League

On Friday New York City Mayor Bill deBlasio met with protestors to discuss their demands for police reform after the shocking death of Eric...

Thanks, Obamacomics!

A graphic novel has become Exhibit A in the latest Obamacare controversy. Clear, simple, understandable, useful - those are just a few of the words...

Her Universe and Ours

Signs aren't the only thing greeting attendees at the entrance to New York Comicon. Amidst the registration booths and all too quickly emptied bins...