Saturday, April 9, 2011
• The World’s Largest Trivia Contest continues in Stevens Point, Wis. How is Yaargh! & Refresh & Watch Wiki Change doing? Check back here and see. I’ll post periodic updates. (Brent Frankenhoff)
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
It was a twofer, as we were looking for two characters’ first lines. Tubby Tompkins’ first line in comics was, “When are you getting your wings, Lulu?” which should tell you that it’s Lulu Moppet who then said, in the same panel, her first line, “I guess my mother’s got ‘em finished by now.” Lulu had appeared earlier, but always without dialogue, in The Saturday Evening Post. She and Tubby (who had also appeared silently in The Post) made their speaking debuts in Four-Color Comics (Series 2) #74 (Jun 45).
Whose first line in comics was “There they are again! They want me dead so badly … but who do they work for? Who sent them … and why?”
John Drury (1967), comics artist and writer
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
L. Lois Buhalis, comics letterer
Cynthy J. Wood (1953), comics writer
Dave Wilson (1959), comics artist
100 yrs Apr 9, 1911 Science-fiction writer George O. Smith is born.
Every Wednesday and Saturday. California: City of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.
April 9 Ohio: Elyria. Show.
April 9 South Carolina: Greenville. Greenville Comic Book and Sports Car d Show.
April 9 Virginia: Richmond. Virginia Comicon.
April 9-10 North Carolina: Winston-Salem. Winston-Salem Toy and Comic Book Show.
April 9-10 Ontario: Toronto. Toronto ComicCon Fan Appreciation Event.
April 9-10 United Kingdom: London. Kapow! Comic Con.
April 10 North Carolina: Raleigh. Comic Book Convention.
April 10 Ohio: Northwood. Comics show.
April 10 Virginia: Dunn Loring. Capicons Comic Book and Pop Culture Con.
Apr 15-17 Pennsylvania: Monroeville. Pittsburgh Comicon.
April 16 Iowa: Des Moines. Iowa Comic Book Club MiniCon.
April 16 Massachusetts: Northampton. Paint and Pixel Festival.
April 16 New York: Bronx. Kids’ Comic Con.
April 16 Pennsylvania: Allentown. Comic Con.
April 16-17 Kentucky: Covington. FandomFest Cincy.
April 16-17 Oregon: Portland. Stumptown Comics Fest.
Apr 16-17 Tennessee: Gray. Tri-Cities Toy & Hobby Show.
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Question of the Week
What comics-related movie are you most looking forward to this year?
• If jungle adventure isn’t your cup of tea, check out TCM’s back-to-back World War II movies, starting with From Here to Eternity (1953) at 4 p.m. E.T., followed by one of my favorite submarine movies, Run Silent, Run Deep (1958) at 6:15 p.m. (Brent Frankenhoff)
• Looking further ahead on TCM’s schedule, check out Andy Griffith in A Face in the Crowd (1957) at 3:30 a.m. E.T. Sunday morning.
• Later on Sunday, TCM begins its Elizabeth Taylor tribute with her earliest film, Lassie Come Home (1943) at 6 a.m. E.T.
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