Thursday, September 13, 2012
• The latest session of Russ Cochran’s Original Art Auction ends tonight. In addition to a large selection of Gasoline Alley pieces by creator Frank King, the auction has some of the last E.C. reprint color guides by Marie Severin.
• Jim Lee is leaving Justice League with #14. He will be replaced by the art team of Ivan Reis and Joe Prado on #15 in December.
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
Nemesis’ first line in comics was “I think your men are coming to save you, Inspector.” He said it in (duh!) Nemesis #1 (May 10).
Whose first line in comics was “Ah! Here comes my newly formed gang – under the spell of my super-sonic flute!”?
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
John R. Fischetti (1916), Pulitzer-winning editorial cartoonist and DC Comics inker
Jack Katz (1927), comics artist
Jim Shooter (1951), comics writer, editor, and publisher
Randy Emberlin (1955), comics artist
Sophie Crumb (1981), comics artist
Tom Little (1989), Pulitzer-winning editorial cartoonist
65 yrs Sep 13, 1947 Writer-artist Mike Grell is born. He creates Warlord, Jon Sable, and Starslayer.
30 yrs Sep 13, 1982 Artist Reed Crandall dies of a heart attack at age 65. He is especially noted for his work for Quality Comics (through the Eisner-Iger shop), the E.C. line, Warren magazines, and Tower Comics.
Every Wednesday and Saturday. California: City of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.
Sep 15-16 Maryland: Bethesda. Small Press Expo
Sep 16 Virginia: Richmond. Virginia Comicon.
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.
• Like many Garfield fans, did you ever wonder what happened to Jon Arbuckle’s roommate and Odie’s owner Lyman? So did Mark Evanier.