Friday, December 2, 2011
• The judges for next year’s Eisner Awards have been announced. (Brent Frankenhoff)
• Dark Horse has announced that it will be offering all of its titles digitally on the same day as their physical release beginning with titles shipping Dec. 14. (Brent Frankenhoff)
• In other Dark Horse news, Evan Dorkin has announced that new stories under his “House of Fun” banner, including “Murder Family” and “Milk & Cheese” will appear in three issues of Dark Horse Presents, starting with #10 in March 2012.
• Our 12 Days of Christmas promotion is in full swing at Krause Books.com. Each day there’s a different special. Some are only good that day, while others are good through Dec. 12. Today’s special is: Buy Two Items, Get One Free by using coupon code: KP12DAY at checkout. (Brent Frankenhoff)
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
Professor Ivo’s first lines in comics were, “One by one I’m transferring the super-powers of The Justice League members to Amazo – the synthetic man I created! Then – nothing will stop us from conquering the Earth!” He said them on the cover of The Brave and the Bold #30 (Jul 60).
Whose first lines in comics were, “Crawl, you miserable excuse for soldiers!! Hug that mud before I part your hair with hot lead!!”?
Jack Davis (1924), comics writer and artist
Tim Corrigan (1950), comics artist
Andy Mangels (1966), comics writer
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Clem Robins, comics letterer
Otto Soglow (1900), cartoonist
Steve Mattsson (1959), comics artist
Dean Clarrain (1959), comics writer
Jose Collado (1968)¸ comics editor
John Nadeau (1971), comics artist
75 yrs Dec 2, 1936 Croatian artist and animator Zarko Beker is born.
75 yrs Dec 2, 1936 Cartoonist Dick Guindon is born.
45 yrs Dec 2, 1966 Entertainment writer and editor Andy Mangels is born. He also directs DVD documentaries.
10 yrs Dec 2, 2001 Writer, artist, editor (especially for Western) Chase Craig dies of complications after surgery at age 91. He creates Mary Jane (of Mary Jane and Sniffles) and is West Coast editor of many Gold Key titles.
Every Wednesday and Saturday. California: City of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.
Dec 2-4 Pennsylvania: Monroeville.SteelCity Con, Toy & Collectibles Show.
Dec 3 California: San Jose. Super Toy, Comic Book & Collectible Show.
Dec 3 Michigan: Roseville.GreatLakes Comic Book, Toy & Collectible Expo.
Dec 3 Pennsylvania: Schnecksville.LehighValley Comic Con.
Dec 3 Tennessee: Paris. Sports Collectibles & Comic Book Show.
Dec 4 Minnesota: Mounds View. Twin Cities ComiCon.
Dec 4 New Jersey: Wayne. Comic, Toy & Collectible Show.
Dec 4 Virginia: Dunn Loring. Capicons Comic Book & Pop Culture Con.
Do you have a show coming up? Let us know! You can e-mail the information to email@example.com or mail it to Show Calendars, Comics Buyer’s Guide, 700 E. State St., Iola, WI 54945. If you have a creator appearance scheduled, let us know by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Question of the Week
What comics are you thankful for this year?
The best answer received to this week’s question (in our opinion) will receive a CBGcoffee mug with Maggie Thompson’s mug on it that we just found in the archives while researching our 40th anniversary. So, c’mon, tell us your thoughts, make us smile, and you could hold a piece of CBG history in your hand! Send us your answer in the “Leave a Reply” area below.
• ABC Family has the live-action How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) starring Jim Carrey at 8 p.m. E.T. tonight.