- Marcus Desha Swayze, known as Marc Swayze (July 17, 1913 – October 14, 2012) – was an American comic book artist from 1941 to 1953 for Fawcett Comics of New York City.
- Larry Sloan, 89, American publisher (Mad Libs)
- Břetislav Pojar (7 October 1923 – 12 October 2012) – was a puppeteer, animator and director of short and feature films.
Announcements / PR
- Marvel To Publish Wolverine: The Adamantium Collection – Slightly smaller then the Wolverine Omnibus, This book will collect Origin.
- Preview: The Girl With A Dragon Tattoo – The French Version
- Preview: ‘The Boys Definitive Edition’ Vol. 4 HC
- True History of the Tijuana Bibles Coming Soon – Every real comic book fan should own a Tijuana Bible.
- Kodansha USA Announces ‘Sailor Moon Art Book’ – I think Sailor Moon is more popular then ever.
- Multi-Story Building (an errata) – A sequel of sorts to Chris Ware’s Building Stoires.
- Young Cartoonist of the Year, call for entries
- Hilary Mantel Wins 2012 Man Booker Prize
- 2012 Shel Dorf Awards Nominees – To be handed out at the Detroit Fanfare next week. I’ll be there.
- Harvey Pekar Statue Unveiled In Cleveland
- Marvel AR Wins Mobile Excellence Award
Law / Business
- Warner Bros. Win In Shuster Family Superman Case – UPDATED With Full Ruling – Is this finally over? I hope so.
- Noted artist and illustrator Arthur Suydam has had two pieces of art purloined by right from his studio
- Richard Lee Ketcham, 41, better known in the comics industry as artist Rick Ketcham, was arrested yesterday and jailed in North Carolina, on felony charges of Indecent Liberties With Children – Not good. I hope this is not true.
- AZ student cartoonist fired for derogatory LGBT cartoon
- Tom Spurgeon donates personal collection of small press comics to OSU library – Way to go Tom!
- Google’s Little Nemo Comic Strip Logo: Winsor McCay – I’m sure you gave all seen this by now. Very cool.
- You Have A Week To Return Your Flash Omnibus Volume 3 – We knew the recall was going to happen. No word one when the new edition is shipping.
- More Secrets from the History of Marvel Comics – Blake Bell’s new upcoming book.
- Marvel Comics: The Untold Story (Harper)
- Amazing Spider-Man: Sins Past TPB (Marvel)
- Rick Geary’s Treasury Of Murder (NBM)
- Demon Knights (DC Comcis)
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