- Mike Kelley (1954-2012)
- Al Rio aka Alvaro Araújo Lourenço do Rio (19 May 1962 – 30 January 2012), Brazilian comic book artist, Gen13 (Wildstorm)
- Mike Pandel aka Triforce Mike (1983 – 2012), employee of Orlando, Florida’s A Comic Shop
Announcements / PR
- Mike Norton’s Battlepug Gets Collected by Dark Horse – I’m so glad for Mike! He’s a great guy and this is a great series!
- DC Comics Fall 2012 and Vertigo Collections and Original Graphic Novels Coming in Fall 2012 – I gave my opinion and a short rundown on my podcast this week.
- Tim Batiuk to release Complete Funky Winkerbean collection – I’ll be getting this collection for my sister next Christmas.
- The French Promote Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Better Than Anyone (video) – Hold the anchovies.
- The Complete Crumb Comics Volume 1 Returns in New Printing
- Bill Everett Archives v1 Toronto Book Launch Event on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 7pm, The Beguiling (Toronto)
- Detective John Blacksad returns to face A Silent Hell (Dark Horse) in July – Eisner and Harvey Award–winning duo Juan Díaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido are back with another incredible tale to shock and awe crime-fiction fans and comics-art aficionados alike!
- 12 page Preview Of The Lone Ranger/Zorro: The Death of Zorro TP (Dynamite Entertainment)
Awards / Lists
- Tony Lee, Steve White And Mark Buckingham To Judge Eagle Talent Award – Thanks to Rich, Bleeding Cool
- Stumptown Comic Arts Awards 2012 Open for Submissions
- Jim Woodring Wins Jury Prize At Angoulême – And Other Awards
- American Booksellers Association have released the Indie Comics & Graphic Works Bestseller List for the two-month period ending January 22, 2012
- Jean-Claude Denis Wins The Grand Prix At Angouleme (video)
Interviews / Essays
- Creating a Personal Vernacular Canadian Design Style: The Collected Doug Wright
- Zippy the Pinhead creator Bill Griffith (video) – I’ve been reading Zippy for years in the Detroit Metro Times. I don’t always get the humor, but I do enjoy it.
Law / Business
- Rich Burlew Raises A Quarter Million To Publish Collections – Thanks to Tom, Comics Reporter
- Capstone signs educational licensing agreement with DC Entertainment
- Charles Vess Donates Book Of Ballads Material To LOC Thanks to Tom, Comics Reporter
- News from Mid-Winter conference of the American Library Association held in Dallas, Texas
- The Greatest Stories Ever Told Vol. 1 TPB (DC Comics)
- Prince Valiant Vol. 4: 1943-1944 (Fantagraphics)
- John Romita’s The Amazing Spider-Man The Artists Edition (IDW)
- 75 Years of DC Comics: The Art of Modern Myth Making (Taschen)
- Hulk Vol. 3: Hulk No More (Marvel Comics)
- It Was the War of the Trenches (Fantagraphics)
- Marvel Vs DC Omnibuses (video)
…and at the end of the shelf:
- The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore from Moonbot Studios, 2012 Oscar-Nominated Animated Short
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