- Himanish Goswami (1926–14 March 2012) – was an Indian writer and cartoonist.
- Noboru Ishiguro (石黒昇, Ishiguro Noboru, 24 August 1938–20 March 2012) – was a Japanese animator who was noteworthy for directing the anime series, Space Battleship Yamato and more.
- Fran Matera (1924-15 March 2012) – an illustrator who worked in both comic strips and comic books including a long run on the Steve Roper and Mike Nomad daily, died on March 15 in Safety Harbor, Florida. He was surrounded by members of his family.
Announcements / PR
- 18 page preview of Mysterious Traveler: The Steve Ditko Archives Volume 3 – This book is due in May.
- Check out the new comic magazine The Drawn Word! by Christopher Irving – My congrats to Chris!
- Fantagraphics releases free excerpt from The Big Town
- Tom, Comics Reporter, got the scoop on several upcoming projects – including Liberty Meadows, Cave~In, Library Of American Comics Alex Toth Volume 2, The Silver Darlings and a new one from Dan Clowes. Thanks Tom!!!
- Simon & Kirby Young Romance editor Michel Gagne wins 2012 BAFTA GAME Award
- 2011 National Newspaper Awards Finalists announced
- Booklist Announces Top Graphic Novels of the Year
Interviews / Commentary
- Director’s Commentary: Zaucer of Zilk
- Director’s Commentary First Graphic Novel award: Adam Blackman and Dylan Shipley
Law / Business / Lateness
- Pádraig Ó Méalóid on the Gaiman/McFarlane/Marvelman timeline – I plunked down hard earned cash for the “Classics” Marvelman and Young Marvelman hardcovers. No, I didn’t pay full price.
- Listed TPB that DIED: Yeti Vs. Vampire Volume 1
- C2E2 Programming – I’ll be at the Comic Geek Speak booth in podcast alley. Hope I see you there!
- WC12 EXCLUSIVE: IDW Announces Sergio Aragones, Jack Davis Artist’s Editions – I’m late to the bandwagon, but I’m glad I hopped aboard; these are awesome!
- Superman Earth One Vol 2 by Joe Michael Straczynski and Shane Davis in November – I still have yet to read Volume 1.
- IDW announces new Dredd – including classic reprints.
- Marshal Law Omnibus Confirmed From DC Comics For Next Spring – Remember when this was first announced by Top Shelf? Thanks to Bleeding Cool, Rich Johnston.
- Wanted: Jack Kirby Machine Man Omnibus – Yep. Me too, but I also want a full, complete and finished Earth X Trilogy Omnibus (2 Volumes if necessary).
- Horrible production may have doomed Corto Maltese in the US yet again
- Random House To Publish Nickelodeon Books
- Legion of Super-Heroes: Consequences HC/TPB (DC Comics)
- Invincible Iron Man Vol. 8: Unfixable HC/TPB (Marvel Comics)
- Daredevil Volume One by Mark Waid (Marvel Comics)
- Heroes for Hire, v. 1: Civil War (Marvel Comics)
…and at the end of the shelf:
This is soooo funny and sooooooooo wrong.
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