Saturday, September 15, and Sunday, September 16, 2012
• The Small Press Expo (SPX) is this weekend in Bethesda, Md. Are you attending? Tell us about your cool finds below.
• Can’t make SPX? Then don’t miss Top Shelf’s Massive Sale with more than 100 titles marked down to $1 and $3, plus dozens more in the 50% off range.
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
Tess Trueheart’s first line in comics was “Well, why not for my very bestest boy friend — hurry up, you poor dears, we’re all starved.” She said it in the Dick Tracy strip for Oct. 12, 1931.
Whose first line in comics was “I’ve got this game rigged so that every time Flash makes a move, a member of the Justice League disappears form the face of the Earth!”? (Answer Monday.)
Mike Bullock, comics writer
Jesse Leon McCann, comics writer
Lance Tooks, comics writer, artist, and editor
Peter Poplaski (1951), comics artist and editor
Carol Lay (1952), comics writer and artist
Alan L. Light (1953), comics publisher, TBG founder
Kim Metzger (1953), writer and former CBG staffer
Leon (1955), comics artist
Lawrence Schick (1955), game writer
Michael Ambrose (1956), comics historian
Scott Dunbier (1962), comics editor
Fred Beltran (1963), comics writer
Milton Pagan (1968), comics artist
Chris Crosby (1977), comics writer and artist
Steve Horton (1977), comics writer
Joel Thingvall (1953), comics historian
Brenda Mings (1956), comics letterer
Keith Williams (1957), comics artist
Mike Mignola (1960), comics writer and artist
Kurt Busiek (1960), comics editor and writer
Gregory Gallant, aka “Seth” (1962), comics artist
Eugenio Siccomoro (1962), Italian comics artist
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Saturday (Sept. 29)
Russ Heath (1926), comics artist and writer
Greg Irons (1949), comics artist
Timothy B. Vigil (1958), comics writer and artist
Mark Pennington (1959), comics artist
Sylvie Rancourt (1959), comics writer and artist
Patrick Owsley, aka Christopher Priest (1963), comics writer and editor
Vince Stone (1964), comics writer and artist
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Sunday (Sept. 30)
Daryl Edelman, comics writer
Kay Wright (1919), Disney animator and comics artist
Howard Zimmerman (1946), comics editor
Ken Feduniewicz (1951), comics colorist
Deni Loubert (1951), comics editor and publisher
Dan Danko (1966), comics writer and editor
Chris Eliopoulos (1967), comics writer, artist, and letterer
This Weekend’s Flashbacks
60 yrs Sep 15, 1952 Writer-artist Carol Lay is born. She produces the Way Lay strip, writes the Mythos novel, and contributes to Bongo Comics.
55 yrs Sep 16, 1957 Artist Keith Williams is born. He’s best known for his work on Moonstone Comics projects and The Phantom.
50 yrs Sep 16, 1962 Cartoonist Gregory Gallant is born. Under the pen name “Seth,” he produces Palookaville and It’s a Good Life, If You Don’t Weaken.
35 yrs Sep 15, 1977 Keenspot co-founder Chris Crosby is born. He’s the writer-artist of Superosity and writer of Sore Thumbs.
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.
Sep 22-23 North Carolina: Raleigh. Toy, Hobby & Sportscard Show.
Sep 22 Missouri: St. Louis. Comic Book Convention.
Sep 22 North Dakota: Fargo. Comic Show 2012.
Sep 23 Delaware: Newark. Sports Card, Comic Book & Collectible Show.
Sep 23 Michigan: Livonia. X-trava Con.
Sep 23 New Jersey: Secaucus. Comic Art Con.
Sep 23 British Columbia: Victoria. Victoria Comic Book Expo.
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.
• At noon E.T. Saturday, Jungle Jim has another adventure in Captive Girl (1950) on Turner Classic Movies.
• At 3:30 p.m. E.T. Sunday, Turner Classic Movies has Point Blank (1967), the first film adaptation of Richard Stark’s Parker novel, The Hunter, which Darwyn Cooke adapted as a graphic novel.