Sunday, November 18, 2012

PR: Small Press to rent their own "Pop-Up" stores in Fantom Comics

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Customers, fans, friends and comic book creators: please take a gander at the revolutionary step Fantom's taking at this very moment to ensure that small press get their fair shake! The bidding is on now for anyone interested in getting their books out there. And for fans of small press...December 1st is the launch of the pop-up stores at Fantom! Small Press Pop-Up Stores.

Voice animation actress obituary in The Post

Lucille Bliss, voice actress
Washington Post November 18 2012

The NY Times has a more extensive obituary than the wire story in the Post -

Lucille Bliss, Voice of Crusader Rabbit and Smurfette, Dies at 96


They also note that cartoonist turned ultra-nationalist politician Bal Thackeray has died in India:

Bal K. Thackeray, Right-Wing Indian Party Leader, Dies at 86


Friday, November 16, 2012

11/17: Deadpool writer Duggan at 3rd Eye Comics

Saturday 11/17/12
November to Remember Continues!
Meet DEADPOOL Writer GERRY DUGGAN at our DEADPOOL #1 Launch Party


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Hello again, Third Eye Faithful!

This is it, Third Eye Faithful, one of our biggest NOVEMBER TO REMEMBER signings yet! We're bringing the man who's brought us the new DEADPOOL from MARVEL NOW to Maryland.

Gerry Duggan, a fast rising star in the comics industry who wowed us last year with the Image graphic novel INFINITE HORIZON, is flying all the way from California to Third Eye Annapolis this weekend, and we want to show him just how we do things over here on the East Coast at a Third Eye signing. :)

For those of you who may not have read issue #1 yet, the new DEADPOOL is by far, one of the raddest things we've seen, and we are totally stoked about the direction that Gerry Duggan and Brian Posehn (who'll be signing here in December) are taking with the character.

We're celebrating our excitement for the new DEADPOOL ongoing with a special launch party this Saturday, where we'll have plenty of DEADPOOL #1 and the DEADPOOL #1 Third Eye variant by Tradd Moore, on sale.

You can bring your DEADPOOL goodies by, and Gerry will sign 'em. Totally free! Haven't gotten DEADPOOL #1 yet? We'll have plenty available to hook you up.

Make sure to line up early, 'cause we've got something uber-cool to give out to the first 25 of you guys in line!

So, Third Eye Faithful, make sure to pop by this Saturday between 11AM and 1PM and meet Gerry!

What's even cooler, is you can get your DEADPOOL signed by Gerry this weekend, then the cover artist Tradd Moore at our LUTHER STRODE signing on 12/1, and then co-writer BRIAN POSEHN, at our 12/22 signing. That's a trifecta!

Read on below for more details on the signing, Gerry's other works, and more!

Get the THIRD EYE COMICS exclusive variant of DEADPOOL #1 this Saturday for only $2.99 & have it signed by writer GERRY DUGGAN!Third Eye Faithful, we're really into the new DEADPOOL monthly series from Marvel, that kicked off as part of their MARVEL NOW line-up. When we first saw shots of this one back a few months ago, we knew that we had to do something special for it. As many of you know, when it comes to books we feel strongly about, we like to really support the heck out of them. And, the new DEADPOOL is definitely one of those kinds of books.
Why're we so jazzed on the series? Well, writing team of Gerry Duggan & Brian Posehn paired up with Tony Moore (the original WALKING DEAD artist) are a dream team for Deadpool. I mean, lets face it, Deadpool is awesome. The character just has that kind of unique appeal and cool factor that will win him fans no matter what. But, with the right creative team? Well, then you're talking must-read material.
And, it truly is. Gerry and Brian bring a sense of humor and wit to Deadpool that we haven't seen this great in quite some time, aside from the totally awesome recent DEADPOOL KILLS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE mini-series. Balanced out with the mayhem and ultra-violence that makes the character such a blast to read, this is, in our opinion, the ultimate take on DEADPOOL. Plus, TONY MOORE on art? Holy crap -- his stuff is so good!

Anyways, we worked with Marvel and one of our favorite artists, TRADD MOORE (of STRANGE TALENT OF LUTHER STRODE fame) to put together this special THIRD EYE exclusive cover of DEADPOOL #1. As you can see, DEADPOOL is having a heck of a time fending off hordes of our little blue 3-eyed guys... but you know, totally amped up by Mr. Moore.
We'll have plenty of copies of both the regular cover and the Third Eye variant available at the signing on Saturday for just $2.99.
This series is also THE perfect place to jump on board with DEADPOOL, especially if you've never followed the comics before, and have been waiting for an opportunity. It's a great, accessible entry point to get into one of the raddest characters in the Marvel library.

Want more information on the event? Click here for the full scoop on Facebook.

Be One Of The First 25 In Line & Receive a Very Special FREE Gift!

As we said last week, there's one thing that Third Eye is known for worldwide, and that's the awesomeness of YOU guys, the Third Eye Faithful. Creators are always totally blown away by your enthusiasm, and trust us, Third Eye Faithful: it's what keeps us going here at Third Eye!

So, we've put together something pretty cool to give to the first 25 of you guys who're in line for our signing on Saturday with Gerry. It's a very cool, exclusive item that's going to be limited to this event -- and trust us: it'll be worth waiting for.

We'll be looking forward to seeing you guys on Saturday! Show up as early as you like!

Doonesbury's Trudeau comes to DC and only the gossip column notices

Sandra Fluke, Garry Trudeau and Anita Hill on life in the spotlight, at National Women's Law Center gala [in print: A Course in Feminism].
By The Reliable Source - Amy Argetsinger and  Roxanne Roberts.
The Washington Post Nov 16, 2012

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Joe Sutliff's new book

Joe Sutliff's new book is Bite Buster in Fight the Bite! published by the Fairfax County Health Department.  It's public health education about mosquitoes and ticks, with a Batman wink. I don't see more information about the book itself on their webpage but Joe did the artwork for the short video at the bottom.

Baltimore Comic-Con 2013 Announces First Guests!

Baltimore Comic-Con 2012 logo

Baltimore Comic-Con 2013 Announces First Guests!
Cho! Kitson! Mignola! Samnee! Waid!

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - November 13, 2012 - The Baltimore Comic-Con would like to extend a whole-hearted "Thank You!" to all of those who helped make our 13th annual show a success! The success of Cho Savage Wolverinethe show would not have been possible without the contributions of our exhibitors, guests, and staff. We would especially like to thank the fans that attended the weekend's events. Without you, the show simply could not have happened! We are already looking forward to our 14th annual show, which will be held the weekend of September 7-8, 2013.

In addition, the Baltimore Comic-Con is happy to announce Frank Cho, Barry Kitson, Mike Mignola,Chris Samnee, and Mark Waid will all be guests for next year's show!

 Frank Cho, who is best known for his creator-owned comic strip, Liberty Meadows, is the writer and artist working on the Marvel NOW title, Savage Wolverine. Throughout the early 2000s, while working on Liberty Meadows, Kitson Waid Empire he also provided cover art for Marvel, Image, and Dark Horse Comics working on such titles as Ultimate Spider-Man, Invincible, and Hellboy: Weird Tales. He was nominated for 3 Harvey Awards in 2006 (Best Artist, Best Cartoonist, and Best Cover Artist). He likes drawing monkeys.

British comic artist Barry Kitson broke into the industry while drawing Spider-Man for Marvel UK in 1985. Throughout his career, he has worked on such titles as Amazing Spider-Man, Legion of Superheroes, 2000 AD, Batman, and Incredible Hulks. He is currently handling art duties for Marvel's Captain America and Iron Man.

Mignola Hellboy in Hell Mike Mignola developed his skills as an inker and penciler throughout the '80s and '90s, working on various titles for both Marvel and DC, including Incredible Hulk, Rocket Raccoon, and Batman. In 1994, after years of work-for-hire, he illustrated his first creator-owned story, Hellboy: The Seed of Destruction, for Dark Horse Comics. He's won Harvey Awards in 1995, 1996, 2000, 2008, and 2010 for various categories, and is currently working on the latest Hellboy mini-series, Hellboy in Hell.Samnee Waid Daredevil

Since breaking into the industry in 2005, artist Chris Samnee has drawn comics for Marvel, DC/Vertigo, Dark Horse, IDW, and Oni Press, including Captain America & Bucky, Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps, Serenity: The Shephard's Tale, and Queen & Country. He is currently working on Daredevil from Marvel Comics and The Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom for IDW.

 Mark Waid is well known for his eight-year run as writer of the DC Comics' title The Flash, as well as his seminal work on Kingdom Come and Superman: Birthright. In addition, Waid served as Editor-in-Chief and Chief Creative Officer of BOOM! Studios from 2007 to 2010, where he created and wrote Irredeemable and Incorruptible. In 2012, he launched and co-created, an experiment in new-media publishing, as well as winning multiple Harvey Awards for his work on Daredevil. In addition to Insufferable for, he is currently working on Daredevil and Indestructible Hulk from Marvel Comics and The Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom for IDW.

"We can't begin to thank everyone enough for all that they did to make this year's show a success, and we are so excited to be announcing our first guests for 2013," said Marc Nathan, show promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. "Adding Frank, Barry, Mike, Chris, and Mark is a great way to kick off our 14th year, and we couldn't be happier to have them!"
Stay tuned next week for another major guest announcement for 2013 - which is already shaping up to be our best show yet!

In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our website, Twitter, and Facebook pages.

Contact Information
Please use the following e-mail addresses to contact the Baltimore Comic-Con: - for any general press inquiries or to be added to our PR distribution - for requesting exhibitor, publisher, and Artist Alley applications - for inquiries about submitted registrations - for the Harvey Awards ceremony and banquet - for general Baltimore Comic-Con inquiries

About The Baltimore Comic-Con
The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 14th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. For more information, please visit

About The Harvey Awards
The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry's oldest and most respected awards. With a history of over 20 years, the last 9 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories. They are the only industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. For more information, please visit

Monday, November 12, 2012

Shattered Asian American Comics Anthology photos

101_4620 Shattered - Michael Kang, Jamie Noguchi, Keith Chow, Jeff Yang

Shattered: The Asian American Comics Anthology - A Secret Identities Book - had a booksigning at Busboys and Poets, Washington, DC, with editors Jeff Yang and Keith Chow, filmmaker Michael Kang and cartoonist Jamie Noguchi. The talk went for about an hour and a half and culminated in a 'design a supervillain' crowdsourcing event. The Stain is the audience-designed character drawn by Noguchi. The talk was enjoyable. I read a few stories in the book while waiting and enjoyed the ones by Kang and Noguchi; Bernard Chang's was disappointing because it concludes online somewhere. More pictures are online here.

101_4625 Jeff Yang, Jamie Noguchi, Keith Chow

101_4631 Jamie Noguchi, Jeff Yang

Julian Lytle who does the Ants webcomic shared my table, and multitasked by working on his strip:
101_4624 Julian Lytle

Mark Wheatley interviewed on new webcomic

Homeworld Bound: Mark Wheatley on Webcomic The Return of the Human
By Bill Baker, Columnist
Morton Report November 07, 2012

Shattered anthology at Busboys and Poets tonight

'SHATTERED' ASIAN STEREOTYPES: Comic anthology creators take on race through villainous archetypes
By Winyan Soo Hoo
Washington Post Comic Riffs blog November 12 2012

Sunday, November 11, 2012

November 12: "Shattered: The Asian American Comics Anthology" signing

  • Teaching for Change's Busboys and Poets Bookstore welcomes Editors Jeff Yang and Keith Chow with illustrator Jamie Noguchi to discuss and sign their new book, "Shattered: The Asian American Comics Anthology"

    Featured Performer: Comedian Elahe Izadi

    Monday, November 12th, 2012
    6:30 to 8:00 PM
    Busboys and Poets - 14th & V

    Event Co-Sponsors:
    DC APIA Spoken Word & Poetry Summit
    Sulu DC
    Kollaboration DC
    DC APA Film
    The New Press
    Teaching for Change
    Busboys and Poets

    For more info, visit:

Kickstarter The Super-Shakespeare Series by David Miller.

This is by a Northern Virginia cartoonist. I've pledged to it. Here's an interview I did with him last winter.

Kickstarter -

The Super-Shakespeare Series

The Super-Shakespeare Series

by David Miller


Friday, November 09, 2012

AnimeUSA underway

I spent a few hours at AnimeUSA today and had a good time looking around at the art show, the dealers and the cosplayers. It runs for two more days. I've put some pictures up here and at Flickr.

Local cartoonists Jamie Noguchi, Tony Tribby and Alexa Polito have tables, as does the Snow By Night webcomic team.

101_4611 Jamie Noguchi

Jamie Noguchi, whose new book is Erfworld vol. 1.

101_4616 Tony Tribby

Tony Tribby, whose new book is 'Death is Good'.

101_4613 Alexa Polito

Alexa Polito, whose selling a minicomic sketchbook, 'Rough Sex vol. 1'.

...and there are the cosplayers too...


...I'm not sure that costume is anime/manga influenced, but the next one is Lady Deadpool from Marvel Comics...

101_4614 Deadpool

...and these are real police officers enjoying their surroundings.


Truitt on Mina's Dragon Tattoo

Denise Mina makes her mark on 'Dragon Tattoo' world
Brian Truitt, USA TODAY November 5. 2012