Friday, May 29, 2009

Comics Are All Around Us.

First, I wanted to let everyone know that I am headed to:

I am particularly interested in attending the following panel:
2:00 pm – 2:50 pm
Making Good Comics in a New Era
With Alvin Buenaventura (Buenaventura Books), Mats Jonsson (Gallago), Tom Neely (2007 Ignatz Winner), Brett Warnock (Top Shelf), Julia Wertz (, Dylan Williams (Sparkplug Comics). Chaired by Heidi MacDonald (The Beat).

How are small comics publishers and self-published cartoonists responding to the current comics market? What are the main challenges and opportunities for independent publishers in today’s publishing climate? This roundtable is cosponsored by Sparkplug Comics.
Also, I am looking forward to buying this:

Which you can read all about here.

Next, I wanted to draw your attention to the following items:

  • Colleen Coover drew a Wolverine cover sketch for the Hero Initiative. Be sure to click on the picture on her site to see the back cover.

  • Lucy Knisley fasted for a week and told everybody her new book Relish will be published by First Second.

Enjoy your weekend, everybody.


  1. I loved the Scott Campbell artwork. I want prints of about half of those.

    Did you get the chance to meet Seth at Mocca? His new book, George Sprott (1894-1975), is absolutely incredible. I'll probably be posting a short review soon.

  2. I didn't meet Seth, but that's because MOCCA hasn't happened yet - it is this coming weekend. :) But yeah, I really liked the part of George Sprott that was included in the 2008 Best American Comics anthology, so I will check it out, and I'll keep my eyes peeled for your review.

    My wife and I just ordered the print of Scott Campbell's Adorable Garden (which is great). You should look for his comic short story "Igloo Head and Tree Head" in the first volume of the Flight anthology - it's hilarious.