Saturday, September 22, and Sunday, September 23, 2012
• FX is developing a TV series based on Guillermo Del Toro’s The Strain, the first in a trilogy of novels (the others were The Fall and The Night Eternal). The Strain has also been adapted as a comics series by Dark Horse.
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
Starro the Conqueror’s first line in comics was, “I have traveled across billions of miles of interstellar space seeking a planet like this one … teeming with intelligent life!” He said it in The Brave and the Bold #28 (Mar 60).
Whose first line in comics was “Monster, is it? The fools! It is they who are the monsters — they with their mindless prejudices!” (Answer Monday.)
Will Elder (1922), comics writer and artist
E. Nelson Bridwell (1931), comics editor, writer, and historian
Philippe Berthet (1956), comics artist
Peter Kuper (1958), comics writer and artist
Steve Lavigne (1962), comics artist
Mark Ellis, comics writer
Stan Lynde (1931), cartoonist
Jean-Claude Mezieres (1938), comics writer and artist (Valerian)
Paul Ryan (1949), comics artist
Robert J. Sodaro (1955), comics writer
Peter David (1956), writer of stuff
Dan Day (1956), comics artist
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Saturday (Oct. 6)
Adam Kubert, comics artist
Joanne Spaldo, comics editor
Mo Gollub (1910), cartoonist
Alfred Harvey (1913), comics publisher
Bob Powell (1916), comics artist
John Nyberg (1955), comics inker
Kathleen A. Webb (1956), comics writer and artist
Michael Carlin (1958), comics editor and writer
Jim Nelson (1962), comics artist
Darwin McPherson (1966), comics historian
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Sunday (Oct. 7)
Moose Bauman, comics colorist
David Mack, comics writer and artist
Art Thibert, comics inker
Lars Jansson (1926), comics writer and artist (Moomins)
Mauricio de Sousa (1935), comics writer and artist
Howard Chaykin (1950), comics writer and artist
Enki Bilal (1951), cartoonist
Marvin Perry Mann (1953), comics inker
Rod Underhill (1953), comics artist
Phil Yeh (1954), comics writer and artist
Richard Thompson (1957), cartoonist (Cul de Sec)
Fernando Ruiz (1969), Archie Comics artist and writer
This Weekend’s Flashbacks
100 yrs Sep 22, 1912 Japanese writer-artist and political cartoonist Kon Shimizu is born. He creates Tokyo Senichi ya Monogatari and Kappa no Kawatoro.
60 yrs Sep 22, 1952 Harold Tucker Webster dies at age 67. The creator of The Timid Soul and Life’s Darkest Moments produced more than 16,000 panel cartoons in his career.
50 yrs Sep 22, 1962 Artist, letterer, and colorist Steve Lavigne is born. He’s known especially for his work on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Every Wednesday and Saturday. California: City of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.
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.
Sep 28-30 Minnesota: Bloomington. Crypticon The Nightmare Before Halloween.
Sep 29-30 Ohio: Columbus. Mid-Ohio-Con.
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 another Jungle Jim adventure, Mark of the Gorilla (1950), at noon E.T. Saturday. That’s followed by several science-fiction film: It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958) at 1:30, Them! (1954) at 2:45, The Thing from Another World (1951) at 4:30, and The Time Machine (1960) at 6 p.m.
• ABC has the Primetime Emmy Awards at 8 p.m. E.T. Sunday evening. They’re preceded by an hour of red carpet coverage.