Today’s Comics Guide: July 31, 2011

Sunday, July 31, 2011


• Trying to get your comic book created and printed? Adam Berenstain of has a two-part blog on how to do it. Click on Part 1 for that and Part 2 for the follow-up. It’s Mac-based (duh!), but there are some tips that are universal no matter what platform you’re on. (Brent Frankenhoff)

Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer

Tin of The Metal Men’s first line in comics was, “Won’t anybody ask who I am? … No …?” He said that and a whole lot more in Showcase #37 (Apr 62).

Today’s Panel Quiz

Whose first line in comics was “I’m all wired up for what I must do.”?

Born Today

George Wildman (1927), cartoonist and comics editor

Gary Barker (1957), comics artist

N. Blake Seals (1970), comics artist

Bradley Walton (1972), comics writer and artist

Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now

Jon “Bean” Hastings, comics writer and artist

John Costanza (1943), comics artist

Ken Holewczynski (1959), comics letterer

Lawrence D. Hubbard (1960), comics artist

Tracy Hampton (1961), comics letterer

Bill Nichols (1961), comics editor, writer, and inker

Nabile P. Hage (1965), comics writer and artist

Today’s Flashbacks

45 yrs Jul 31, 1966 The last Ben Casey comic strip appears, drawn by Neal Adams.


Every Wednesday and Saturday. California: City of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.

Jul 29-31 Ohio: Columbus. Pulpfest.

Jul 29-31 Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh. Steel City Con.

Jul 31 Illinois: Peoria. Comic Book Convention.

Jul 31 New Jersey: East Hanover. Comics show.

Jul 31 New Jersey: Manahawkin. Atomicon XXIV Comics Expo.

Jul 31 North Carolina: Charlotte. ComiCon.

Jul 31 Texas: Houston. JMV Comic Book Show.

Jul 31 Virginia: Tysons Corner. Comic Book & Non-Sportscard Show.

 Aug 7 California: Claremont. Comic Book & Pop Culture Show.

Aug 7 Florida: Tampa. Tampa Bay Comic Con.

Aug 7 Ohio: Columbus. Buckeye Comic Con.

Aug 7 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 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

Question of the Week

What comics-related question do you most want the answer to?

The best answer received to this week’s question (in our opinion) will receive one of the glossy wraparound covers from CBG #1000 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.

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One Response to Today’s Comics Guide: July 31, 2011

  1. A blow has been struck in my ongoing war against the VAOS [Vast Accumulation of Stuff]. While I was at PulpFest, my son Eddie moved about a dozen towering piles of stuff from the back wall of my office. It now sits in our family room where I’ll be going through it this week.

    Eddie and I will be storing those items I want to keep – like a Jim Mooney page from an Elvira story I wrote – while boxing up other stuff for my Garage Con garage sale. We’re currently looking at holding that on August 18-20 or August 25-27. How do those dates sound to you kids?


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