Wednesday, July 4, 2012
• Happy Independence Day! How are you celebrating?
• It’s the week for award nomination announcements as The Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailing Awards nominees have also been announced.
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
Nelson “Fighting American” Flagg’s first lines in comics were, “I am proud of Johnny! He’s everything I ever wanted to be …” He said them in Fighting American #1 (Apr 54).
Whose first line in comics was “Are the plans made?”
Rube Goldberg (1883), cartoonist
Rick J. Bryant (1952), comics artist
Chris Yambar (1961), comics writer and artist
Dan Nakrosis (1963), comics inker, letterer, and editor
Robert Conte (1970), comics packager
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Michael Vance (Michael Lail) (1950), comics artist
S.A. Bennett (1959), comics retailer
60 yrs Jul 4, 1952 Artist Rick J. Bryant is born.
Every Wednesday and Saturday. California: City of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.
Jul 6-8 New Jersey: Wildwood. Comic Book Show.
Jul 7 Illinois: Elgin. Comic Book Mania! Convention 2012.
Jul 7 Indiana: Elkhart. Spider-Man Day.
Jul 8 Virginia: Richmond. Virginia Comicon.
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.
• Dame Diana Rigg (best known as The Avengers’ Emma Peel) will appear in an upcoming episode of Doctor Who with her daughter, Rachael Stirling. The pair will play a mother-daughter team. Filming of the episode began Monday and it’s scheduled to air later this year.
• At 5 p.m. E.T., Turner Classic Movies has 1776, starring William Daniels as John Adams and Ken Howard as Thomas Jefferson. Someone ought to open up a window!