Due to the Aurora shooting last week I did not post this regular Friday feature. All other news palled in comparison. I also decided to take the week off of blogging and podcasting and reflect on the events with my kids. Parenting is a tough job, but living cannot be ignored. I did go see The Dark Knight Rises and like many of you cringed in the first few minutes when I knew the shooting started as the events unfolded on the screen. That was an eerie feeling and one that will live with me for a very long time.
- Themístocles Nazario Lobos Aguirre (December 3, 1928 – July 24, 2012), better known as Themo Lobos, was a Chilean comic strip, comic book writer and artist. He is the creator of characters such as Máximo Chambónez, Ferrilo, Nick Obre, and Alaraco, but his most famous work is Mampato, a character first developed, briefly, by Eduardo Armstrong and Óscar Vega; Lobos then wrote and illustrated his episodes from 1968 to 1978. He is also known as the publisher of the comic-book Cucalón, which collected all his characters and their classic adventures.
- Dave Thorne, Cartoonist, 82
Announcements / PR
- Zenescope publishes Jeffrey Kaufman’s next graphic novel this September
- D+Q to Publish Chris Ware’s S&N Limited Edition MULTI-STORY BUILDING MODEL this October - I like Chris Ware’s artwork a lot (see below). I can take or leave his plots and writing.
- Golden-Age Greats Volume 10 puts spotlight on Bob Powell - Bob Powell is just awesome. Pick this up if you want to get educated.
- Simon and Kirby Library: Science Fiction – Look for it in January 2013, Not October as Amazon.com has it listed.
- Very first sneak preview of Renee French’s TOON book, “Barry’s Best Buddy,” coming Spring 2013
- A six-book boxed set collection of Robert Crumb sketches to be printed from the original art since the hard-bound, slipcase, seven volume series issued by the German publisher Zweitausendeins between 1981 and 1997. – I’d love to get a copy of this, but I doubt they are giving out freebies.
Awards / Lists
- Free Samples of the 2012 Man Booker Longlist
- Matt Groening Receives the Comic-Con Icon Award
- Tyler Crook Awarded the 2012 Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award
- Frank Doyle, Steve Skeates to Receive 2012 Bill Finger Award
- Morrie Turner is the 2012 recipient of the Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award
- Akira Comics and The Dragon awarded The 2012 Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award
- Comic-Con International Inkpot Awards
- The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards
Law / Business
- Shooting Statement from Warner Bros.
- The Mayo Report: Before Watchmen Launches Huge for DC - I’ll be posting a link to my podcast with John later today.
- The History Behind DC Comics & Joe Shuster’s 50%
- Mike Deodato Jr Kickstarts His New Cartoon Collection - I usually don’t link to Kickstarter project because there are just too many of them, but his one looks to be good.
- Are Dante Books really going out of print? – Richard, FPI, reports that Nikolai Dante needs help!
- Metabarons Ultimate Collection’ Plus ‘Through the Walls’
…and at the end of the shelf:
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