Tuesday, October 16, 2012
• Director David Fincher, Blur Studios, Dark Horse Comics, and Goon creator Eric Powell have joined forces for a Kickstarter campaign to raise $400,000 to create an “extended story reel,” with Clancy Brown and Paul Giamatti voicing The Goon and his pal Franky, respectively, to show potential producers for an animated Goon film. The campaign runs through Nov. 11. They’re already more than 25% of the way there.
• NPR reporter Susan Stamberg recently covered the Roy Lichtenstein retrospective at Washington, D.C.’s National Gallery of Art. Her coverage is “interesting,” to say the least, but it’s the comments that you should take the time to read.
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
Maggie’s first line in comics was, “Hubby, I want you to dress up tonight as Miss Loosechange is going to call!” She said it is Bringing Up Father’s first strip, Jan. 2, 1913.
Whose first line in comics was “Try The Boom Tube – if you dare!”?
George Khoury, comics historian and reviewer
Larry Young, comics publisher, editor, artist and writer
Believe It or Not (1919), comics panel
Joe Sinnott (1926), comics artist
Bob Hall (1944), comics writer
Mark Badger (1958), comics artist
Pete Janes (1966), comics artist
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Jean Michel Charlier (1924), co-founder of Pilote, wrote Lt. Blueberry
Don Thompson (1935), comics historian, writer, and fandom founder
P. Craig Russell (1951), comics writer and artist
Michael O’Connell (1968), comics writer
Every Wednesday and Saturday. California: City of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.
Oct 20 Massachusetts: Northampton. Paint and Pixel Festival.
Oct 20 Wisconsin: Oak Creek. Milwaukee Comic Book Convention.
Oct 20-21 Florida: Tampa. Tampa Bay Comic Con.
Oct 20-21 Alberta: Edmonton. Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo.
Oct 21 Delaware: Newark. Sports Card, Comic Book & Collectible Show.
Oct 21 Illinois: Peoria. Comic Book Convention.
Oct 21 Michigan: Livonia. X-trava Con.
Oct 21 New York: Syracuse. Collectorsfest-Sports Memorabilia & Toy Show.
Do you have a show coming up? Let us know! You can e-mail the information to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
• Cartoon Network has a new episode of The Looney Tunes Show at 8 p.m. E.T.