It used to be that Monday holidays such as this one, Presidents’ Day, would give me fits! It had to do with the fact that New Comic Book Day is usually Wednesday, and a holiday like today would screw up the delivery schedule like crazy! Thankfully, that’s not the case these days!
February 10, 2016) The finalists for the second annual Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics were announced today. The five nominated titles are: ANDRE THE GIANT CLOSER TO HEAVEN by Brandon Easton (writer), Denis Medri (artist) (IDW Publishing); FRESH ROMANCE edited by Janelle Asselin (Rosy Press); MOON GIRL AND THE DEVIL DINOSAUR by Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder (Writers), Natacha Bustos (Artist) (Marvel Entertainment); MS. MARVEL by Willow Wilson (writer), Adrian Alphona (artist) (Marvel Entertainment); ZANA by Jean Barker (writer), Joey Granger (Artist) (Emet Comics) The winner will be announced at the second annual Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity
You may not realize it yet, but Florida is a terrific place to find people who make great independent comics! This week, I chat with Bohdan Neswiacheny (on the right in the banner above), one of the main creative forces behind Resistance Entertainment, a South Florida company focusing on unique film and television production, novels, music and, of course, comics! We’ve been bumping into each other at conventions, promising we’d chat for my podcast at some point! During episode 215, we talk online for the first time! We discuss many of the projects Bohdan and his team, including Jeremy Katanic
Every once in a while, I find it helpful to re-examine why you do what you do. For example, I used to collect Disney action figures until I realized that they really didn’t rock my boat any longer. I ended up giving many of them away to neighborhood kids since I couldn’t sell them on the Internet. The same is true about local comics shops. There have been times when I’ve been complacent after patronizing the same store for an extended period of time. When I stop to think about it, it had morphed into a place I honestly didn’t care
As we draw 2015 to a close, rumors are bouncing around the Internet that DC is going to follow Marvel’s lead by introducing more bi-weekly (every other week) comics to our weekly pull lists. I’m both happy and concerned about this notion, so let me express both aspects.
Friend of the site, Jason Inman has a great campaign going on right now to get comic book in the hands of active duty soldiers. Check out the video, and then get in on the action! Jawiin Comic Drive is trying to send 10000 comics to the troops overseas by Jan 1st! If you want to donate comics, please complete these two steps 1 – Box and ship the comics to COMICS FOR SOLDIERS c/o Jawiin Comic Drive 4780 SPRINGFIELD DR. TERRE HAUTE, IN 47803 2 – Send a picture of your comics and the number of books you are
The San Diego Comic Art Gallery (SDCAG) is proud to announce the Comic Book Art of Star Wars exhibition, which will run from November 21st through January 31st, 2016. The exhibit will feature 30 pieces of rare Star Wars original art from the very first comic book series that was released by Marvel Comics in 1977.
Many of Marvel’s All-New, All-Different #1’s are going to cost $4.99 an issue. After that, it’s likely they’ll go back down to $3.99 each, but once that price barrier has been broken, will the House of Ideas be able to keep the cost down? I doubt it!
It seems that just about every week in the U.S., there’s at least one comic convention going on, often two or more. Let’s face it – the money that can be made through these events has just GOT to be tremendously tempting to folks in the comics industry, particularly those who manage local shops and other organizations. Well, not only comics pros are noticing how profitable comic cons are these days. Some people with access to significant meeting space to fill are also anxious to get their facilities being used by cons as well.
Now that the first presidential debate has happened, it looks like politics will be more and more on our minds as we head to the big presidential election in about 15 months or so. Social media is a great place to disagree over political candidates and issues, but what about comics? Should we be reading specific points of view or avoiding them?
Several columns back, I discussed the advent of Loot Crate, a subscription service that sends to your door a variety of comics, toys and other comics-related items. They publicize well in advance what the theme of each month’s offerings will be so you can know what you want. As cool as all that is, I can’t subscribe to a service that comes to me fewer times than my local comics shop has new offerings to pick up. Call me irrational, but I can’t wait when it’s time to feed my comics habit!
This episode features a great interview with comics creator Kevin Joseph, who discusses his terrific independent comic Tart. Kevin talks about how the comic came to be, the industry now that Kickstarter.com is an important part of it, and the lead character of his book, including some tantalizing tidbits about who she is and what we might see her encounter in the future! You can find out how to get your copy of Tart during our chat, so don’t miss it!