Saturday, Oct. 27 and Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012
• The Association for Mentally Ill Children of Westchester, Inc., the sponsors of The Clear View School, is holding its 27th annual charity auction and raffle Saturday, Nov. 3. The event begins at 6 p.m. at the school, 480 Albany Post Rd., Briarcliff Manor, N.Y., with a silent auction and a preview of the live auction. Among the items for sale, with all proceeds benefiting the facility, are original signed pieces of art by R. Crumb, Jack Davis, Bill Griffith, Terry Gilliam, Jay Lynch, Gilbert Shelton, Mort Walker, Chris Ware, and Jack Ziegler. Other items include trips, romantic getaway packages, and more.
Admission to the dinner and live auction is $150 per person, but bidding on the art by phone can be arranged. For more information, call (914) 941-4653.
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
Junior Tracy’s first line in comics was, “I’m sorry, Steve.” He said it in the Dick Tracy strip for Sept. 9, 1932.
Whose first words in comics were, “No. Not yet. Let ‘im suffer. Let me savor his fear.”? (Answer Monday)
Jan Duursema, comics artist
Leo Baxendale (1930), cartoonist
Bernie Wrightson (1948), comics writer and artist
Krazy Kat (1913), comic strip
Leonard Starr (1925), cartoonist
Rolf E. Stark (1939), comics artist
Gary Hallgren (1945), comics artist
Jim Valentino (1952), comics writer, artist, and editor
Stephen Donnelly (1959), comics publisher
Jim Gillespie (1959), comics artist
Ian Shires (1967), comics writer and artist
Karl C. Story (1967), comics inker
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Saturday (Nov. 10)
Nick Landau, comics fanzine editor
Darick Robertson, comics artist
Ferd’nard (1947), European comic strip’s U.S. debut
Bruce Chrislip (1954), comics writer and artist
Neil Gaiman (1960), writer
Jon Mankuta (1978), actor (Lost) and comics expert
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Sunday (Nov. 11)
Dave Cockrum (1943), comics artist
Jim Stenstrum (1950), comics writer
Roger Slifer (1954), comics colorist
Susan F. Daigle-Leach (1960), comics colorist
James A. Owen (1969), comics writer and artist
Every Wednesday and Saturday. California: City of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.
Oct 26-28 Michigan: Dearborn. Detroit Fanfare.
Oct 26-28 Tennessee: Knoxville. Fanboy Expo.
Oct 26-28 Texas: Austin. Comic Con.
Oct 27-28 New Mexico: Rio Rancho. New Mexico Tri-Con.
Oct 27 Maryland: Annapolis. Annapolis Comic-Con.
Oct 27 North Carolina: Hickory. Toy, Hobby & Sportscard Show.
Oct 27 Ohio: Springfield. Champion City Comic Con.
Oct 28 Connecticut: East Windsor. East of the River Comics & Collectible Show.
Oct 28 Indiana: Indianapolis. Comic Book Show.
Oct 28 Kansas: Overland Park-Kansas City. Kansas City Super Halloween Comic Con Spectacular.
Nov 2-4 Alberta: Winnipeg. Central Canada Comic Con.
Nov 3 Kansas: Overland Park-Kansas City. Comic Book Show.
Nov 3 Nevada: Las Vegas. Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival.
Nov 3 Virginia: Roanoke. Roanoke Valley Comicon.
Nov 3-4 California: Long Beach. Comic and Horror Con.
Nov 3-4 North Carolina: Greensboro. Triad Toy, Hobby & Sportscard Show.
Nov 3-4 Rhode Island: Providence. Rhode Island Comic Con.
Nov 4 Nebraska: Omaha. Comic Book Show.
Nov 4 New Jersey: Wayne. Comic, Toy & Collectible Show.
Do you have a show coming up? Let us know! You can e-mail the information to email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Weekend’s Flashbacks
30 yrs Oct 28, 1982 Actor Matt Smith is born; he grows up to play the eleventh Doctor in the BBC’s Doctor Who TV series.
• Due to the World Series, Fox has no new animated episodes scheduled for Sunday night.
• ABC, however, does have a new episode of Once Upon a Time Sunday at 8 p.m. E.T.