- Tony DeZuniga (1933 – May 11, 2012) – a Filipino comic-book artist best known for his work for DC Comics, and the co-creator of the characters, Jonah Hex and Black Orchid with John Albano.
- Carlos Loiseau aka Caloi – the cartoonist and creator of the famous comic strip character Clemente died 63.
- Maurice Bernard Sendak (June 10, 1928 – May 8, 2012) – an American writer and illustrator of children’s literature. He was best known for his book Where the Wild Things Are, first published in 1963.
- Žarko Beker – Croatian cartoonist and animator.
Announcements / PR
- Tom Baxa’s new art book Blood Rituals: The Art of Tom Baxa
- British Rock Band “The Mystery Jets” Launch New Album With Bluewater Graphic Novel
- Horror noir series Fatale (Image) by Ed Brubaker’s and Sean Phillips gets collected in June – This will go great along with the Criminal hardcovers.
- The 2012 Joe Shuster Awards Nominees – Winners will be presented September 15, 2012 at the Montreal Comic Con.
- CRNI Gives Courage In Editorial Cartooning Award To Ali Ferzat And Aseem Trivedi
- Stephanie McMillan wins RFK award
- Jeff Kinney Wins Author of the Year Award at 2012 Children’s Choice Book Awards – Well deserved. Even as an adult I find Wimpy Kid very true and very funny.
- Arthur M. Lieberman (1935 – 2012) – IP lawyer who sorted out the Conan rights.
- 2012 Doug Wright Awards Winners – Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton (Drawn & Quarterly) won Best Book.
- Interview With Ted Adams, IDW Publishing CEO
- Daniel Clowes Featured On NPR’s Morning Edition
- Chip Kidd Offers Book Designing Tips (video)
Law / Business / Industry
- Oni Press Announces Changes In Its Sales & Marketing Team
- ComiXology becomes CBLDF Corporate Member
- The Mayo Report For April 2012: “Walking Dead” Rules The Trades Charts – John and I recorded our podcast on the April numbers, it will be out next week. I’ll post when it goes live.
- Diamond’s Top 300 Graphic Novels for April 2012
- Iranian cartoonist sentenced to 25 lashings
- Viz Media to Publish Original Kids’ Graphic Novels
- The New 52 Book Collections In Stores This Month – Let the onslaught begin!
- Bryan Hitch To Illustrate Classic Victorian Novels
- Hachette Releases Marvel Catalogue For The End Of 2012 – A fair number of good books.
- Astonishing X-Men Collection Of The Marriage Issues To Be Called Northstar Thanks Rich for the scoop!
- DC’s Binding For Jack Kirby “A Significant Improvement” (video) – Yep. Getting better.
- Batman, Incorporated Vol. 1 Deluxe HC (DC Comics)
- The Loxley’s and the War of 1812 (Renegade Press)
- Mouse Guard and Other Stories FCBD Hardcover (Archaia)
- Wolverine: Evolution (Marvel)
…and at the end of the shelf:
- Harry Clarke’s Haunting 1919 Illustrations for Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Imagination – Thanks to Brain Pickings
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