Friday, October 5, 2012
• October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and today is the last day of CBG parent company, F+W Media’s awesome sale to support breast cancer research. Whether your interests are comics, cooking, guns, deer hunting, antiques, writing, painting or collecting coins, we have something for you. We’ll donate 30% of all sales made during the past five days (Monday, Oct. 1-Friday, Oct. 5) to the cause. (And don’t panic if you didn’t participate in this sale. We’ve heard rumors that there are more chances for everyone to participate coming soon and we’ll share them with you when we have full details.)
• Looking for some weekend reading? Check out this exchange between Fantagraphics and Dave Sim, especially the comments.
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
New York Mayor and ex-super-hero Mitchell Hundred’s first line in comics was, “You’re probably sick of that picture by now, huh?” He said it in Ex Machina #1 (Aug 04).
Whose first line in comics was “I’m XX, from Myar, the alchemists’ planet! I use my alchemical skill to give myself the power to defeat any opponent.”? (Of course, XX takes the place of the character’s real name.)
Bil Keane (1922), cartoonist
Bob Thaves (1924), cartoonist
Tim Burgard (1957), comics writer and artist
Jeff Nicholson (1962), comics writer and artist
Pop Mhan (1973), comics artist
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Jack Tippit (1923), cartoonist
Nadine Messner-Loebs (1940), comics writer
Dick DeBartolo (1945), comics writer and editor
Giorgio Cavazzano (1947), comics artist
Michael Manley (1961), comics artist
Don Chin (1963), comics writer and publisher
55 yrs Oct 5, 1957 Writer-artist Tim Burgard is born.
5 yrs Oct 5, 2007 Entertainment lawyer Steve Massarsky dies at the age of 59. He was the lawyer who set up Voyager Communications to publish Valiant Comics.
Every Wednesday and Saturday. California: City of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.
Oct 6 Minnesota: St. Paul. MCBA Fallcon Comic Book Party.
Oct 7 Iowa: Bettendorf. Comics show.
Oct 11-14 New York: New York. 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.
• It’s Friday, so time once again for a new episode of Pop Culture Happy Hour.
• NBC has a new episode of Grimm at 9 p.m. E.T.