Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Nov 3: Ben Hatke Signing - Legends of Zita the Space Girl at Big Planet Comics

Halloween comics on Andrew Cohen's blog ......

Kal Performs this weekend at The Creative Alliance

From: kevin Kallaugher

If you are looking for some break from the careening close to election madness come down to Baltimore's Creative Alliance this weekend. I am teaming up with THe Baltimore Improv group for an evening of political high jinx and satirical fun on Saturday, November 3, 8PM. For more info check out the link below... I hope to see you there!



The iKAL iPhone App is now available at the iTunes store.

Truitt on Ghosts

Johns, Lemire scare up a 'Ghosts' story for Halloween
Brian Truitt, USA TODAY October 29. 2012


Kickstarter PLASTIC FARM: Seasons of Growth in the Fields of Despair by Rafer Roberts

Project Update #5: ONE HUNDRED PERCENT (and stretch goals).

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As of this afternoon, we passed the 100% mark and are now fully funded! Thanks to all for you for your generous pledging and help in spreading the word. I couldn't have done this without you. Thank you!

So, now that we've crossed the $2000 threshold, I reckon it's time to announce some stretch goals.

If we raise $2600, everyone who is already getting a physical reward mailed to them (buttons, books, sketchcards) will also receive a copy of Plastic Farm #22 (which I have just started drawing) for FREE. Here is a picture of the first few pencilled pages:

At $3200 we can put Plastic Farm: Fertilizer back into print (along with a new cover, a new bonus section, and some cleaned up lettering). Anyone who has pledged $70 or more would receive this automatically. (Folks at the $60 level can add $10 to get it, everyone else would add $15.)

We upgrade the interior paper stock on BOTH books!

We upgrade the cover from a UV coating to a nicer gloss lamination on BOTH books!

Thanks again for all your help. We've still got a few days left in this Kickstarter and I think that we have a pretty good shot of hitting some of these goals.



    British cartoonist Steven Appleby's new book reviewed in Post

    'The Coffee Table Book of Doom,' by Steven Appleby and Art Lester
    By James Norton,
    Washington Post October 31 2012

    Big Planet Comics storm delays

    Big Planet Comics
    October 31, 2012

    Shipping delays from Sandy storm &
    Halloween comics

    Hi everyone,

    We hope you all made it through the store okay without too much inconvenience or water damage!

    Unfortunately, due to the storm and in particular the snow in the mountains, our shipments of comics will be delayed this week. We will probably have them here Thursday. We are getting constant updates so we will let you know as soon as we know more, but we will NOT have comics for sale this morning at 11 as usual.

    Please check out facebook page or twitter or call any of our stores for updates, we will let you know as soon as we have comics for sale.

    Thanks for your patience!

    On the other hand, we have lots of Halloween comics to give away as Trick or Treat presents, so if you are getting trick or treaters tonight, be sure to stop by and grab a bunch to give away!

    Feel free to forward on our newsletter, and please send us any comments or mailing list requests to

    - the Big Planet Comics kids

    Big Planet Comics Podcast #62
    This week, Kevin, Nick, and Jared interview Raina Telgemeier, and we review a bunch of new comics! Download now or subscribe on iTunes!

    Batman #13 by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo
    Bigfoot Boy 1 Into the Woods SC by J. Torres and Faith Erin Hicks
    MacGyver: Fugitive Gauntlet #1 (of 5) by Lee David Zlotoff, Tony Lee, and Will Sliney
    Red She-Hulk #58 by Jeff Parker, Carlo Pagulayan and Wellington Alves
    Secret Prison 7 SC by Ian Harker, Tom Hart, Mare Odomo, Zach Hazard Vaupen, Ryan Cecil Smith, Katie Skelly, Alex Schubert, Mickey Z, James Harvey, Pat Aulisio, Noel Freibert, Keenan Marshall Keller, Art Baxter, Charles Forsman, Luke Pearson, Benjamin Constantine, Lamar Abrams, Angie Wang, Box Brown and The Family Sohn
    Uncanny Avengers #1 by Rick Remender and John Cassaday
    Valentine 1: The Ice Death SC by Alex de Campi and Christine Larsen

    Send us questions to or leave a voicemail at 1-703-539-CAST! (1-703-539-2278)


    11/3 - Ben Hatke
    Signing Legends of Zita the Spacegirl
    426 Maple Ave. East
    Vienna, VA 22180

    Signing Legends of Zita the Spacegirl
    7315 Baltimore Ave.
    College Park, MD 20740
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    Formerly local manga translators have a new book out


    Interview: Matt Alt and Hiroko Yoda

    Authors of Yokai Attack! and Hello, Please!

    By , Guide Octoberr 31 2012

    Yokai Attack!

    Yokai Attack!

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