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Archive for November, 2006
MoCCA Art Fest News Brief
According to Derrick Kennelty-Cohen, exhibitor coordinator of the MoCCA Art Fest, MoCCA plans on adding at least 60 additional tables to compensate for how quickly space is selling out this year. How are they fitting 60 extra tables in the current space at the Puck Building? The additional tables will not be on the main floor of the Art Fest, but instead upstairs.
Despite the additional space, the show is almost sold out, which doesn’t typically happen until February or March.Posted by Tim Leong on November 20th, 2006 filed in Conventions, Blog |
I usually like my ribs barbequed
Posted by Tim Leong on November 17th, 2006 filed in Blog | 2 Comments »
From HEROES, as if you didn’t know
Pretty James Jean illustration in Wired
Why? For the lovely full-page illustration he did posted above for the feature, Murder on Myspace.”
Only a handful of comic artists are doing editorial illustrations, but Jean is by far the most popular of the magazine crowd. Well, maybe tied with Tomer Hanuka, who was actually once neighbors with Jean back at SVA.Posted by Tim Leong on November 17th, 2006 filed in Magazines, Blog |
Gene Yang: Loser at the Book Awards, Winner in Our Hearts
Gene Yang’s American Born Chinese lost M.T. Anderson’s book, The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume One: The Pox Party.
Yang’s book was the first comic/gn ever to be nominated for the prestigious award.
The full list of the winners is available here.Posted by Tim Leong on November 16th, 2006 filed in Blog |
IN VIDEO GAMES…
A line started YESTERDAY outside the Best Buy near me to purchase the PS3. It drops Friday.Posted by Tim Leong on November 15th, 2006 filed in Video Games, Blog |
To do in NYC this weekend
To do this weekend in NYC:
There’s a shit-ton of comics-related events going on this weekend.
The headliner is the Big Apple Con, which boasts such highlights as: Adam West, Val Kilmer, the entire cast of the Warriors and Aaron Douglas from BSG. Oh, and comics persons too: Both John Romitas, Bernie Wrightson, Travis Charest and a bunch more. I’m sure there will also be at least 2 former pro wrestlers and 5 female adult entertainers*.
I wasn’t going to go, but after typing all this I might reconsider. $15, though.
* and by “entertainers” I mean porn stars**
** and by “porn stars” I mean people dressed in next-to-nothing, which 1) makes it very awkward to walk past them at the show 2) makes it even more awkward because there’s a crowd gawking
My personal recommendation is the Saturday Morning Cartoons exhibit at MoCCA, which opens on…Saturday.
I have to admit that I’m biased here because seven cels I own are going to be in the show. From which shows? Well, you’ll have to wait for the video report, won’t you?
Gabrielle Bell’s release party at Rocketship. Let me just say something. I love Rocketship. Alex and Mary are tops and incredibly nice to boot.
(sidenote: I moved jobs in July and so my previous LCS, Midtown Comics, was no longer convenient. Now I’m forced to go to Cosmic Comics, which is painful. I know, I know - Midtown is huge and they don’t *need* my support like Cosmic does. But I don’t care. For most of the times I’ve gone, the people that work at Cosmic were assholes).
Which brings me back to my point. Alex and Mary are not assholes. You should go to the Gabrielle Bell show, even if I’m not. (sorry).Posted by Tim Leong on November 15th, 2006 filed in Party, Blog | 3 Comments »
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American Illustration Party
As a senior member in the art department of a national magazine, I of course attended the annual American Illustration/American Photography party last night. It was quite an event and I ran into a ton of great illustrators, photographers and designers — really the cream of the crop. Among them were a bunch of comics people and I had interesting conversations with:
• James Jean…who left sunny California to visit NY and is now working on some longterm projects…Posted by Tim Leong on November 10th, 2006 filed in Party, Blog |
• Kagan McLeod…who apparently is developing rap star
• Ben Trinh…who has a release party for his new book coming up in a few weeks
• June Kim…whose new book “12 Days” was just released from TokyoPop
• Koren Shadmi…who recently graduated from SVA and recently collaborated on a new graphic novel, “The Critical Citadel”
Random Thought on Criminal?
Why hasn’t someone remixed images from Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’ seedy crime noir book Criminal to the music of sultry songstress Fiona Apple’s Criminal? You KNOW it’d be hilarious.Posted by Tim Leong on November 8th, 2006 filed in Blog | 2 Comments »
Lost Girls cleared through Canadian Customs, Disputed CF Covers Still Undecided
If you’re one of the many people in Canada waiting to buy Lost Girls, you’re in luck. The book cleared customs.
Top Shelf Productions is pleased to announce that the Canada Border Services Agency (Canada Customs) has formally cleared Alan Moore & Melinda Gebbie’s LOST GIRLS for importation into Canada.
In a thoughtful letter from the agency, dated 27 October 2006, the CBSA stated that the “depictions and descriptions are integral to the development of an intricate, imaginative, and artfully rendered storyline,” and that “the portrayal of sex is necessary to a wider artistic and literary purpose.” They concluded with “Its importation into Canada is therefore allowed.”
We’re very grateful to the Canada Border Services Agency for their enlightened decision regarding Lost Girls, as well as to our Canadian attorney Darrel H. Pearson (of Gottlieb & Pearson) for helping us prepare the documents necessary to request a formal review of the work.
What this means is that the book will now be available to all Canadian retailers and fans as soon as the new printing arrives at our distributor (Diamond Book Distributors) in mid-December. This new printing will likely sell out in a single day, so please be sure to put your orders into the Diamond system as soon as you can, to make sure you get the copies you need.Posted by Tim Leong on November 8th, 2006 filed in Blog |
DC to Reconfigure Transmet trades, fuck up my book shelf
In a move hinted at by LITG, DC announced today it’ll be reconfiguring some of the Transmetropolitan trades.
Four key titles in Vertigo’s TRANSMETROPOLITAN collected edition series will be reconfigured in spring 2007, putting more classic, cutting-edge stories by Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson in each of two newly created volumes.
TRANSMETROPOLITAN VOL. 1: BACK ON THE STREETS and TRANSMETROPOLITAN VOL. 2: LUST FOR LIFE will be combined into a single, new TRANSMETROPOLITAN VOL. 1: BACK ON THE STREETS TP, featuring issues #1-12 of the series. In its new configuration, the series will be comprised of a total of nine volumes.
At the same time, TRANSMETROPOLITAN VOL. 10: ONE MORE TIME and TRANSMETROPOLITAN VOL. 0: TALES OF HUMAN WASTE will be combined into the single, new TRANSMETROPOLITAN VOL. 9: ONE MORE TIME TP, featuring TRANSMETROPOLITAN #55-60 and the Specials TRANSMETROPOLITAN: I HATE IT HERE and TRANSMETROPOLITAN: FILTH OF THE CITY. This title also will include the two TRANSMETROPOLITAN stories from the VERTIGO: WINTER’S EDGE Specials, which were previously available in TRANSMETROPOLITAN VOL. 3: YEAR OF THE BASTARD and TRANSMETROPOLITAN VOL. 4: THE NEW SCUM.
The covers of the new titles will be redesigned to prominently feature the creators’ names. DC will renumber the intermediate volumes of TRANSMETROPOLITAN TPs as they go out of stock and are sent back to press.Posted by Tim Leong on November 7th, 2006 filed in Blog | 2 Comments »
If you read one thing on CF this week…
If you read one thing on CF this week…
Read Chris Tamarri’s interview with Jamie Rich!
Seriously. It’s a fantastic interview. Already a fan of Rich? Perfect piece to complement. Don’t know who he is? Perfect time to get to know a creator you should already know.
cheersPosted by Tim Leong on November 7th, 2006 filed in Blog |