Dark Horse Comics announced the early orders for its Uncle Scrooge statue caused the limited edition collectible to sell out before its August 2009 release date.
Modeled after products that were popular in the 1930s and 1940s, these statuettes have been designed and manufactured to be consistent with earlier Syroco-style figures. These latest pieces, sculpted by Yoe! Studio, join the ever-growing collection of the worldâ€™s most famous characters from comic strips, books and, cartoons presented by Dark Horse in this unique style.
I like that this statue and the five others (Donald Duck, Gyro Gearloose, Magica De Spell, Gladstone Gander, and the Beagle Boys, were created to look like they originally appeared in the comic books, and that each has a distressed look to make them look like they were built in the ’30′s and’40′s.
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Bringing Up Father, was a comic strip from the early days of comic strips featuring an average Joe who became a millionaire, but still hung out at his old haunts.Â IDW Publishing is bringing the “From Sea to Shining Sea” storyline to a 272-page hardcover book arriving in November 2009.
â€œAll the fantastic Bringing Up Father Sunday pages will be carefully restored and presented in full color,â€ Mullaney said. â€œGeorge McManus championed Art Deco in comics, and the oversized 11â€ by 10â€ format is the best possible showcase for his wonderful designs and detailed artwork.â€
â€œFrom Sea to Shining Seaâ€ sends Jiggs, Maggie, their daughter Nora and her new husband, the British Lord Nevere Worthnotten, on a cross-country trip that ranges from California to Kansas City, Chicago to Toledo, Philadelphia to Franklin Delano Rooseveltâ€™s house at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
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BALTIMORE, MD (Feb. 17, 2009) — The Executive Committees of the Harvey Awards and the Baltimore Comic-Con are proud to present the official Nomination Ballot for this year’s Harvey Awards. Named in honor of the late Harvey Kurtzman, one of the industry’s most innovative talents, the Harvey Awards recognize outstanding work in comics and sequential art.
Ballots can be downloaded from HarveyAwards.org and completed forms can be e-mailed to email@example.com.Â Ballots are due for submission by Friday, March 27th.
In addition, Scott Kurtz has been announced as the Master of Ceremonies for the Harvey Awards dinner and ceremony.
“Scott has been a part of the Harvey Awards since they have been in Baltimore.Â As both a nominee and presenter, Scott brought his unique sense of humor and fun to the ceremony. We are all looking forward to him bringing the same energy to the stage as the host of the show,” said Marc Nathan, promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con.
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IDW Publishing has announced plans to publish the entire run of Noel Sickles Scorchy Smith series that ran in newspapers from 1933-1936.
During the three years that Noel Sickles wrote and illustrated Scorchy Smith, he revolutionized the field when he moved away from the heavy black outlines predominant in the comic strips of the day. He adopted storytelling techniques from the motion pictures, while relying on brushwork to create a looser, chairoscuro representation of people, action, and scenery. Pete Hamill observed, “Sickles was the first artist to use the brush boldly, in an impressionistic way.”
“Scorchy Smith became a primer from which a multitude of comic book and strip artists cribbed mercilessly for decades,” writes Jim Steranko in his introduction to the book. Longtime Spider-Man artist John Romita Sr. says, “The whole industry was copying from Sickles.”
One of the joys of visiting my grandparents as a kid was going through the huge collection of old comic strip reprints and devouring each and every page.Â I never saw Scorchy Smith, but the art of Noel Sickles is pretty cool.
This collection is being put together under the watchful eye of Dean Mullaney, who was the editor and designer behind The Complete Terry and the Pirates collection that earned Mullaney two Eisner Award nominations.
Scorchy Smith and the Art of Noel Sickles is scheduled to be released on July 20, 2008.
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Fans of the web comic Wondermark will be able to get their hands on a physical version of the strip when Dark Horse releases a hardbound edition entitled Beards of our Fathers in June 2008.
Ignatz-nominated creator David Malki crafts his unique comic strips by combining public-domain Victorian-era engravings with clever original dialogue to illustrate an often-poignant social commentary. Against the pinned-down and buttoned-up backdrop of a bygone era, Malkiâ€™s sarcastic yet sincere sense of humor adds layers of depth and lucidity to his creation, pitting classic representations against contemporary comedy.
â€œEach comic strip is its own little world, telling its own little story,â€ Malki explained in a prepared statement. â€œThey resemble the world we know, but twisted a half-turn, or more. My only overall goal is to present a narrative of contemporary life that will confound future archaeologists.â€
Wondermark: Beards of our Fathers will sell for $14.95.
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