- Raivo Järvi (23 December 1954 – 17 June 2012) – commonly known under the pseudonym of Onu Raivo (Uncle Raivo) was an Estonian artist, radio personality and politician.
- LeRoy Neiman (June 8, 1921 – June 20, 2012) – an American artist known for his brilliantly colored, expressionist paintings and screen prints of athletes, musicians, and sporting events.
Announcements / PR / HELP!
- A few panels short on Pogo Volume 2 from Fantagraphics – Please help find these last few strips! Thanks!
- Mickey Mouse brings comedy and action at High Noon
- Comic-Con International Announces 2012 Manning Award Nominees – A big congratulations to my friend Dave Wachter. Dave is such a great talent. I’m proud to own an original sketch of Jay Garrick by him. I hope he wins and gets the recognition he deserves.
- Pat Bagley honored with Mayor’s Artist Awards
- At age 94, voice actress June Foray won an Emmy
- Max Hastings Wins $100,000 Pritzker Military Library Literature Award
- Alan Averill Wins Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award
- Mark Schultz “Various Drawings Volume Two” Interview from 2006
- Artist Joseph Remnant and Editor/Publicist Jeff Newelt on Harvey Pekar’s “Cleveland”
- Robert Washington’s Final Interview Offers Thanks To Hero Initiative – Such a sad story for a Detroit native. Please help if you can
Law / Business
- Graphic Novels at the 2012 American Library Association’s annual conference – Anaheim, California, June 21-26
- Dark Horse’s graphic novel Avatar: The Last Airbender—The Promise Part 2 tops BookScan charts and NYT bestseller list
- Stan Lee Settles Pow Entertainment Suit
- DC Entertainment Reveals DC Universe Titles For Spring 2013 – Lot’s of good titles. I’ll have more on this in an upcoming post.
- DC Entertainment Reveals Vertigo Titles For Spring 2013
- Stephan Pastis, Pearls Before Swine, to release yet another collection – Pearls Freaks the #*%# Out: A Pearls Before Swine Treasury
- Matt Groening ends Life in Hell after 32 years – I’ve been reading Life In Hell in Detroit’s Metro Times for years and years. Yes, even before The Simpsons came out.
- Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers will publish a special deluxe edition of Christopher Paolini‘s Inheritance on October 23rd
- Emmy Award-winning cartoonist Dean Haspiel has reached an agreement to donate his collection of mini-comics to the Small Press Expo Collection at the Library of Congress
- Sue Storm Pin-up: Original vs. Masterworks – Thanks Tom, Comics Reporter.
- Frankenstein: Agent of S.H.A.D.E. TP (DC Comics)
- Justice League International Vol. 1: The Signal Master TP (DC Comics)
…and at the end of the shelf:
- Movie Posters Show Our Changing Color Bias Over the Years (via petalpixel.com) – My thanks to my good friend Augie De Blieck Jr. for posting this link in his Pipeline column this week. Plus he has a nice review of Mark Waid’s Daredevil, please check it out.
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