Best Collected Editions Links This Week

Here are some of the best posts/articles regarding comic book reprints and collected editions that I have retweeted on @ChrisCCL, Facebook, Google+, and read in RSS subscriptions this week.

Almanac
Janice “Jan” Berenstain (July 26, 1923–February 24, 2012) American writer and illustrator (Berenstain Bears)
David Thomas “Davy” Jones (30 December 1945-29 February 2012) – member of The Monkees. There were 17 Monkees comics from Dell. As far as I know they have never been colleted.

Announcements / PR
Nancy Is Happy: Complete Dailies 1943-1945 by Ernie Bushmiller with Previews (Fantagraphics) and if you order that you’ll get The Nancy Auditions V.1 containing Ivan Brunetti’s legendary tryout strips when he auditioned (unsuccessfully) to take over the strip!
Preview of Vampirella Archives Vol. 4 HC (Dynamite Entertainment) – I wish these reprints would come out more frequently.
Roy Thomas, Ron Harris, Heroic to issue 5th issue of Alter Ego – Yes, you can buy issues #1-4 and the Trade Paperback, too
Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! hardcover collection is coming from Flesk
First Look: Popeye Vol. 6 from Fantagraphics is available for pre-order
The Lovely Horrible Stuff by Eddie Campbell includes preview

Awards
Oscar Winners – Someone remind me to pick up that Hugo book.
…and The Razzies
Winners at the The Diamond Gem Awards 2011
2011 Reprint Trade Paperback or Hardcover of the Year went to Dead TP Volume 14: No Way Out (Image), Licensed Trade Paperback or Hardcover of the Year was won by TMNT Ultimate Collection HC Volume 1 (IDW) and Original Graphic Novel of the Year is Batman: Noel Deluxe Edition (DC Comics). All excellent choices.
The John Locher Memorial Award recognizing the best student editorial cartoonist in North America now offers a $1,000 prize
The 2011 Ghastly Award Nominees
2012 Eagle Awards Nominees – Reprint Compilation nominees are: Aquaman: Death of a Prince, Detective Comics: The Black Mirror, Thor Omnibus by Walt Simonson, The Walking Dead Vol. 15 and We3 Deluxe Edition; Official Site

Interviews / Commentary
David Brothers on Marvel’s Double-shipping comics
Rich Burlew Talks About His $1 Million Kickstarter Book Project

Law / Business
Mass Market Paperback Sales Down Nearly 41%
Success in Comics: Stay Tooned! publisher John Read – Four things NOT to do with your cartooning career and the 12 you should, Thanks to Alan Gardner

News
A Brief History of Children’s Picture Books and the Art of Visual Storytelling
A Few Announcements At Image Expo including Teddy Kristiansen’s The Red Diary
The TPB collection of Image Comics’ The Marksman will contain a new four page prologue by Dave Elliott

Reviews
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles vol. 1 (IDW)
Avengers Academy Volume 1: Permanent Record (Marvel)
Kamandi: The Last Boy On Earth Omnibus Volume 1 (DC Comics)
Thunderbolts: Violent Rejection TP (Marvel Comics)

…and at the end of the shelf:
Neil Gaiman’s Personal Library
and
Bookmans Does Book Dominoes

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