Monday, October 8, 2012
• A new animated Tarzan film is in the works for release in 2013 from a German production company. A trailer was recently released.
• Speaking of pop culture icons, how about Popeye facing Martians? IDW has announced just such a crossover for January.
• Following the kerfluffle last week between Dave Sim and Fantagraphics, news has come that IDW will publish a collection of all 300 Cerebus covers. Editor Scott Dunbier is in the process of scanning them with Sim.
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
Captain Everything’s first line in comics was, “Can I give you a hand up, son?” He said it in Cerebus #56 (Nov 83). (And wouldn’t you like to spend some time with the Captain? “I’ll have a burger with Everything.”)
Whose first line in comics was “B-but Miss Beem, this dumb toga won’t stay up!”?
Harvey Pekar (1939), comics writer
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Olivier Coipel, comics artist
Jim Wheelock, comics artist
Terry and the Pirates (1924), comic strip
Steven Grant (1953), comics writer
Tim Toles (1951), editorial cartoonist
John Tighe (1962), comics artist
105 yrs Oct 8, 1907 Award-winning Disney and UPI animator Arthur Babbitt is born. He designs the witch in Snow White and Gepetto in Pinocchio and leads the 1941 Disney Studio strike.
Every Wednesday and Saturday. California: City of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.
Oct 11-14 New York: New York. Comic Con.
Oct 13 Wisconsin: Green Bay. Green Bay Comic Book Convention.
Oct 13-14 California: San Francisco. Alternative Press Expo (APE).
Oct 14 Connecticut: Manchester. Comic, Coin & Sports Card Show.
Oct 14 Illinois: Rockford. Comic Book Convention.
Oct 14 Illinois: Chicago. Toys, Comics & Statues Convention.
Oct 14 Ohio: Cleveland. Comic, Card & Nostalgia 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.
• NBC has a new episode of Revolution at 10 p.m. E.T.
• In the mood for some football? Check out How to Watch Football (1938), a nine-minute short featuring Robert Benchley’s views on viewing the game. It airs at 7:50 p.m. E.T. on Turner Classic Movies.