- Pat Mallet (1941 – 2012) – humor cartoonist and successful advertising artist who was best known for a school of gag cartoons featuring alien characters, died on September 29 according to this report at the French-language comics news clearinghouse ActuaBD.com.
- Bruno Le Floc’h (1957 – 2012) – whose striking style formed from years working in animation won the artist the Prix Goscinny in 2004.
Announcements / PR
- Marvel Announces Marvel Season One Graphic Novels For Iron Man, Wolverine And Thor - I really like the Season One books. Pick up the Daredevil one if your need somewhere to start.
- NYCC 12: Color Scott Pilgrim V2 will be available in three editions - Much like San Diego, one of them is the Evil Edition.
- 12-page preview of The Shadow: Blood & Judgment TP, published by Dynamite Entertainment - This si a top notch series. If you like old school pulp crime, pick it up!
- Center for Cartoon Studies pays tribute to Matt Groening - As the Simpson’s wind down, I see many tributes to Groening in the future.
- Stan Lee to receive Lifetime Achievement Award - This in not from Marvel.
- Center for Cartoon Studies and Slate Announce Cartoonist Studio Prize
- British Comic Awards – Nominations Announced
- Syrian Cartoonist Ali Ferzat Collects His 2011 Sakharov Award
- Dan Herman, the founder and publisher of Hermes Press - Many good reprints are coming out from Hermes these days including The Phantom and Buck Rogers.
Law / Business
- The Mayo Report: DC Dominates September, but Marvel NOW! Arrives in October - John and I recorded out podcast his week. Be sure to listen and thank you if you do! and read along with the list: Diamond announces top products For September 2012
- Cleric offeres $100k for death of French cartoonist
- Stan Lee Media sues Disney for $5.5 Billion
- Frank Miller And Kimberley Cox Sued By Former Employee
- Dark Horse Names Scott Allie Editor-in-Chief
- DC Comics Accuses Lawyer in Superman Case of Misconduct
- Dark Horse To Publish Collection Of The Buffy Season Nine First Issues In January
- J.R.R. Tolkien’s Previously Unpublished ‘The Fall of Arthur’ Coming Next Year -
- IDW To Publish Cerebus High Society. Dave Sim To Draw Mars Attacks Cover.
- Diamond and publishers announce Skip Week 2012 titles - A few notable collected editions on the list.
…and at the end of the shelf:
- 75 Scientific Mysteries, Illustrated by Some of Today’s Hottest Artists; A beautiful celebration of the unknown at the intersection of art and science. – from Brain Pickings
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