Saturday, March 5, 2011
Welcome to Today’s Comics Guide! This is the fifth installment in Comics Buyer’s Guide’s ongoing home for daily comics notes, news, and views. Please join us, and feel free to comment in the “Reply” box to provide your own notes, news, and views!
• MoCCA, The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art and The Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation are presenting a screening tomorrow night, March 6, at 7 p.m. ET, of the documentary Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist, followed by a panel with the film’s director and writer, respectively, Andrew D. Cooke and Jon B. Cooke. The panel is moderated by MoccA Senior Vice President of Education and co-curator of “Will Eisner’s New York: From the Spirit to the Modern Graphic Novel” Danny Fingeroth. The Fingeroth co-curated exhibit is currently on view through June 30 at the museum and the event is part of Will Eisner Week 2011. Admission to this event is free for MoCCA members and $5 for the general public. Space is limited, and reservations are required. To make a reservation, call MoCCA at (212) 254-3511. (Brent Frankenhoff)
• Heidi MacDonald recently attended a preview showing of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark and shared her thoughts earlier this week. They echo much of what Peter David thought in his review of the Broadway musical in CBG #1676. (Brent Frankenhoff)
• Looking for the information at The Internet Movie Database (IMDB.com) on The Incredible Mr. Limpet for Comics-Related Media below revealed that a remake is in the works with a tentative 2013 release date. (Brent Frankenhoff)
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer:
Rorschach’s first line in comics was “Hunh” in Watchmen #1 (September 1986).
Today’s Panel Quiz:
Whose first line in comics was “I suppose I’ll give you a break … for a change”?
Nathan Massengill, comic book artist
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now:
Michael Jantze, comics writer and artist
Laurie S. Sutton (1953), comic book writer and editor
Willie Schubert (1952), comics letterer
45 years ago: Russell Channing Westover, creator of the Tillie the Toiler comic strip, dies (1966).
Question of the Week:
If you had only $25 to spend on comics this week (whether that’s more or less than you usually spend), what would you buy?
Every Wednesday and Saturday. California: City of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.
March 4-6 Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh. Steel City Con.
March 4-6 Washington: Seattle. Emerald City ComicCon.
March 5 Wisconsin: Madison. ComicCon
March 6 Minnesota: Mounds View. Twin Cities ComiCon.
March 6 New Jersey: Wayne. Comic, Toy & Collectible Show.
March 6 Ohio: Columbus. Buckeye Comic Con.
March 6 Ontario: Ottawa. Comics & Sports Card Show
March 12 North Carolina: Hickory. Toy, Hobby, Sportscard & NASCAR 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.
• The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964, 99 mins.) combines Don Knotts in live-action and animated form on Turner Classic Movies (TCM) at 2 p.m. E.T