- “Spain” Manuel Rodriguez (March 22, 1940 – November 28, 2012) – was an American underground cartoonist who created the character Trashman.
- Franco Urru – Chris Ryall, IDW, has a very nice remembrance of him at CBR.
- Josh Medors, 36
- Marc Wilkofsky, 42
- Arnaldo Franchioni (1928 – 2012) – no link
- NYT Best Illustrated Books of 2012
- NYT Ten Best Books Of 2012 List – Building Stories by Chris Ware is on the list
- 2012 Paste Magazine Best Comics Of 2012 List – I’ve never heard of Paste but Building Stories is on this list, too. See a theme?
- The Best Art Books of 2012
- Women at the British Comic Awards
- New Booker Prize Chair Welcomes Graphic Novels
- 2013 FIBD Official Selection Recipients
- Tim O’Brien Wins the Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award
- Anthony Bourdain talks GET JIRO! with the BBC (video)
- Mort Walker on 50+ years in newspapers (video)
- Paul Levitz Talks Taschen Re-Issue, Explores DC Comics History – 75 Years Of DC Comics: The Art Of Modern Myth-Making as a 5-volume, expanded series. Yes, I’d rather have this as a smaller set then that giant behemoth that I would have to build another room for.
Law / Business
- The Gaiman Foundation Contributes $60,000 to CBLDF for Education Program - Very cool news during the season of giving.
- Guardians of the Galaxy Director Under Fire for Superhero Sex Article - Eeeewwww!
- Paper cancelled comic because it calls Bud Light: “diluted horse piss” UPDATED - Call it like it is.
- Kobold Quarterly Ceases Publication With #23
News / Announcements / PR
- Say It Ain’t So, Joe: Bazooka Bubble Gum Is Killing Its Tiny Comics – Pretty sad. Someone needs to collect all of these. Calling Craig Yoe!
- 2013 MSU Comics Forum Dates & Keynote Speaker – Weekend of March 1-2, 2013; Nick Bertozzi. I think I may finally attend this.
- Valiant slashes prices on first four TP collections - $9.99 as they should be.
- Best of Peter Milligan & Brendan McCarthy collection due out September 2013
- Sergio Aragones Groo the Wanderer: Artist’s Edition (IDW)
- BBXX Baby Blues Decades 1 & 2 (Andrews McMeel)
…and at the end of the shelf:
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