Monday, June 11, 2012
• Three libraries will each receive $4,000 in graphic novels and vouchers from the Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation in the inaugural Will Eisner Graphic Novel Prize for Libraries. The three winners will be announced at the American Library Association convention June 24. Librarians attending the event can register to win at the Reading With Pictures/Will & Ann Eisner Family Foundation booth (#788). The package is a combination of books nominated for the Eisner Awards, plus a $2,000 voucher to purchase additional books, and $1,000 to host a graphic novel creator event or graphic novel/comics-themed event. Libraries needed suggestions for what books to purchase with that $2,000 and/or books and creators to spotlight in any events, might want to consult our latest book, A Parent’s Guide to the Best Kids’ Comics.
This Weekend’s Panel Quiz Answer
The first words Freddy Freeman (the future Captain Marvel Jr.) said in comics were, “Look, Grampa! Somebody fell in the water over there!” They were said in Whiz Comics #25 (Dec. 12, 1945).
Whose first line in comics was ” Good! That’s the way I like her!”?
Rich Margopoulos (1949), comics writer
Susan van Camp (1959), artist
Kevin Paul Shaw Broden (1967), comics writer
Terry Collins (1967), comics artist
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
William Woolfolk (1917), comics writer
Alex Toth (1928), comics artist
Jerry Bingham (1953), comics artist
45 yrs Jun 11, 1967 Artist Kevin Paul Shaw Broden is born.
45 yrs Jun 11, 1967 Writer Terry Collins is born.
Every Wednesday and Saturday. California: City of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.
Jun 15-17 Colorado: Denver. Comic Con.
Jun 16 Iowa: Bettendorf. Comic Book Show.
Jun 16 Tennessee: Johnson City. Collectors Showcase Comic & Toy Convention.
Jun 17 Illinois: Chicago. Bad Penny James’ South Side Comic 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 are you reading this summer?