Saturday, July 21, and Sunday, July 22, 2012
• Russ Cochran has launched the latest in his series of original art auctions. The sale closes Thursday, Aug. 2, and has 165 lots, including a number of Frank King Gasoline Alley originals, three Wizard of Id originals (a daily and two Sundays), nearly two dozen Dick Tracy originals by Chester Gould, Marie Severin’s coloring guides for Cochran’s E.C. Library reprints, and more.
• With about four weeks to go, Top Cow’s CyberForce Kickstarter campaign, designed to relaunch the series with free copies of the first five issues, is already more than 1/3 of the way to its $75,000 goal.
• Speaking of Kickstarter campaigns, this weekend is the final days to pledge your support to Flying Buffalo Founder and President Richard Loomis’ Ace of Aces reprint project. It’s less than $1,000 away from its $25,000 goal.
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
Martinex’s first lines in comics were, “Get in here, Jupiter-Man! Unless you want to be a number-one meal!” He said them in Marvel Super-Heroes #18 (Jan 69).
Whose first lines in comics were, “That voice! I’d know it anywhere!”?
Frank Roberge (1916), cartoonist
Berke Breathed (1957), cartoonist
Bill Knapp (1962), comics artist
Joshua Dysart (1971), comics writer and artist
Mike Rockwitz, comics colorist
Vaughn Bodé (1941), comics writer and artist
Edvin Biukovic (1969), comics artist
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Saturday (Aug. 4)
Rick Norwood (1942), comics editor and writer
Mike Gold (1950), First Comics co-founder, writer, and editor
Steve Hauk (1954), comics writer and artist
Martin Pasko (1954), comics writer
Cindy Goff (1959), comics writer
Charlie Adlard (1966), comics artist
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Sunday (Aug. 5)
Steve Mitchell (1953), comics historian
Bob Orzechowski (1960), comics letterer
Bruce Costa (1961), comics retailer, marketing rep, and writer
Avido Khahaifa (1963), comics artist and inker
This Weekend’s Flashbacks
40 yrs Jul 22, 1972 Artist Seth Fisher is born.
Every Wednesday and Saturday. California: City of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.
Jul 21 Michigan: Clinton Township. Comic Book, Toy & Collectible Show.
Jul 21 North Carolina: Hickory. Toy, Hobby & Sportscard Show.
Jul 21 Tennessee: Bristol. Comic Book Show.
Jul 22 Delaware: Newark. Sports Card, Comic Book & Collectible Show.
Jul 22 Michigan: Livonia. X-trava-con Comic Book, Toys & Non-Sports Card Show.
Jul 24-30 California: Costa Mesa. 3D-Con.
Jul 28 Wisconsin: Oak Creek. Milwaukee Comic Book Convention.
Jul 29 Illinois: Peoria. Comic Book Convention.
Jul 29 New Jersey: Manahawkin. Atomicon XXVII Comics Expo.
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.
• Turner Classic Movies has three more chapters of The Green Hornet serial (1940) starting at noon E.T. Saturday.
• At 11 p.m. E.T. Sunday night, TCM has Steve McQueen’s early screen appearance in The Blob (1958).