Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19, 2012
• Comics writer and editor Roger Slifer has been taken off a ventilator and is breathing on his own after seven weeks following a hit-and-run accident that left him comatose.
• Due to his Parkinson’s Disease, Richard Thompson has announced that he will end his Cul de Sac newspaper strip Sept. 23. A benefit book to help cover Thompson’s medical costs and raise money for research was recently published.
• The Hunger Games releases on home video Saturday. Did you pick up a copy?
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
Icon’s first line in comics was, “Hmmm? Oh, guess I was daydreaming.” He said it in (duh!) Icon #1 (May 93).
Whose first line in comics was “Hah! Little do the earthlings suspect that I, XX, master of Planet X, many light years from their primitive Earth, have been monitoring their actions for weeks!”? (Of course, XX is the redacted name of the character in question. We’ll have the answer Monday.)
Dave Nestler, pin-up artist
Hal Foster (1892), artist and writer
Jeffrey Lang (1960), comics writer
David Barbour (1961), comics writer
Skip Dietz (1965), comics writer
Brian Michael Bendis (1967), comics writer and artist
George Roussos (1925), comics artist
Skip Williamson (1944), underground comix writer and artist
Stephen R. Bentley (1954), comic strip writer and artist
Stefano Gaudiano (1966), comics artist
Michael D. Pederson (1968), comics writer and publisher
Gene Ha (1969), comics artist
Joshua Flalkov (1979), comics writer
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Saturday (Sept. 1)
Gaspar Saladino, comics letterer
Emil V. Abrahamian (1926), comics writer and artist
Gene Colan (1926), comics artist
Patricia Jeres (1954), comics marketer
Chris Chandler (1975), comics writer
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Sunday (Sept. 2)
Walt Simonson (1946), comics writer and artist
Rick Obadiah (1948), comics publisher
Sherri Wolfgang (1961), comics colorist
This Weekend’s Flashbacks
45 yrs Aug 18, 1967 Award-winning writer Brian Michael Bendis is born. He begins his career writing and drawing noir crime comics and going on to write many series for Marvel.
Every Wednesday and Saturday. California: City of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.
Aug 18 Virginia: Salem. 15th Annual Virginia Vintage Comics & Collectibles Show.
Aug 19 California: Los Angeles. Comic Book & Science Fiction Conv.
Aug 19 Delaware: Newark. Sports Card, Comic Book & Collectible Show.
Aug 19 Illinois: Springfield. ComicCon.
Aug 19 Pennsylvania: Essington-Philadelphia. Comic Con.
Aug 24-26 New Jersey: Wildwood. Comic Book Show.
Aug 25 Indiana: Fort Wayne. Comic Book Convention.
Aug 26 Indiana: Indianapolis. Comic Book Show.
Aug 26 North Carolina: Raleigh. Comic Book Show.
Aug 26 Virginia: Tysons Corner. Comic Book 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.