Today’s Comics Guide: September 13, 2011

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


The Ignatz Awards were presented at The Small Press Expo over the weekend and The Beat has a list of the winners. (Brent Frankenhoff)

• During SPX, it was learned that Sparkplug Books Publisher Dylan Williams had died after a battle with cancer. (Brent Frankenhoff)

• Peter David’s daughter, Shana, and her husband are attempting to refurbish a movie theater in Jacksonville, Fla., but need to raise the funds by Sept. 22. Peter has offered a piece of original art from one of his comics stories to anyone who donates $500 or more. (Brent Frankenhoff)

Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer

The Pied Piper’s first line in comics was, “Ah! Here comes my newly formed gang – under the spell of my super-sonic flute!” He said it in The Flash #106 (May 59).

Today’s Panel Quiz

Whose first line in comics was “Well, why not for my very bestest boy friend — hurry pu, you poor dears, we’re all starved.”?

Born Today

Mike Grell (1947), comics writer and artist

Lynn Cohen (1955), comics editor

Gary Kwapisz (1961), comics artist

Don Addis (1935), editorial cartoonist

Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now

Jim Sinclair, comics inker

Bob Sharen, comics colorist

Jack Katz (1927), comics artist

Jim Shooter (1951), comics writer, editor, and publisher

Randy Emberlin (1955), comics artist

Today’s Flashbacks

50 yrs Sep 13, 1961 Artist Gary Kwapisz is born.

25 yrs Sep 13, 1986 The CBS live-action-with-animation Saturday morning series Pee-Wee’s Playhouse begins.


Every Wednesday and Saturday. California: City of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.

Sep 16-17 Illinois: Carol Stream. Comics show.

Sep 17 Florida: Greenacres. PalmCon.

Sep 17 Iowa: Altoona. Comic Book I-Con.

Sep 17 North Carolina: Hickory. Hickory Con.

Sep 17 Ohio: Akron. Pop Culture Con and Vinyl Asylum.

Sep 18 Pennsylvania: Essington-Philadelphia. Comic Con.

Do you have a show coming up? Let us know! You can e-mail the information to 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

Question of the Week

Which of DC’s new first issues have you picked up?

The best answer received to this week’s question (in our opinion) will receive one of the glossy wraparound covers from CBG #1000 that we just found in the archives while researching our 40th anniversary. So, c’mon, tell us your thoughts, make us smile, and you could hold a piece of CBG history in your hand! Send us your answer in the “Leave a Reply” area below.

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