Jim Unger (21 January 1937 – 29 May 2012) – a Canadian cartoonist, best known for his syndicated comic strip Herman which ran for eighteen years in 600 newspapers in 25 countries.
Leo Dillon (March 2, 1933 – May 26, 2012) – an American husband and wife (Diane Dillon) team of illustrators. They won two consecutive Caldecott Medals.
Richard “Dick” Beals (March 16, 1927 – May 29, 2012) – an American voice actor.
Announcements / PR
IDW Publishing Revisits “The Creativity of Ditko” this July – This is a follow up the Craig Yoe’s book The Art of (Steve) Ditko
from Comic Book Resources. There is also a short promotional video, too.
D+Q to Publish MY DIRTY DUMB EYES by Lisa Hanawalt
Preview: No Man’s Land by Blexbolex
Here’s a special sneak-peek of the original cover art by Howard Chaykin for the September release of Agent 13 - A great series and one book that you should budget for in the fall. Possible Eisner winner next summer.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid 7 – The Third Wheel Due in November - I admit I read all of my son’s Wimpy Kid books. I love ‘em.
Fantagraphics To Publish Franquin’s Last Laugh In 2013
Preview of Back Issue 57 – Jenette Kahn
Preview of Alter Ego 110 – 1940s Captain Marvel radio drama
Rex Mundi Omnibus Volume 1 (of 2) is set to collect Rex Mundi Volumes 1–3 and will feature the complete Brother Matthew short story; on sale September 5, 2012
66th Annual The National Cartoonists Society’s Reuben Awards – Cartoonist of the Year went to Tom Richmond (Mad)
Claws Are Out for The Eagle Awards – What?!?!?
Novelist Madeline Miller has won the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction with her debut novel, The Song of Achilles
Law / Business
J. Michael Straczynski vs The Wall Street Journal
Letter to the Department of Justice from Peter Glassman, president of Books of Wonder on the price-fixing lawsuit against Apple and several major publishers - Serious stuff in the relm of digital and ebooks. Could this possibly effect digital comics?
Presenting the science fiction issue of the New Yorker – Some stories are subscriber only. “Crashing the Gate,” by Daniel Clowes (cover above).
…and at the end of the shelf:
Five Most Influential Croatian Comic Book Artists – I add this in only because my wife is of Croatian descent.
Want more of Croatia? Anthony Bourdain recently visited Croatia on No Reservations
Want even more of Croatia? Check out Bridget’s Sexiest Beaches: Croatia Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3
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