CONVENTION: By all accounts MoCCA saw the debut of a ton of great books – The Beat has a good round-up here. The cover of Outbound #2 looked great too – I've enjoyed the previous anthologies from the Boston Comics Roundtable and look forward to checking out this one too.
MAILBAG: I got a review copy of Dracula Is a Racist, a new prose book from Cyanide & Happiness author Matt Melvin with art from Melvin and DJ Coffman. If you enjoy the humor of C&H you'll like this book. There seem to have been a spate of "how-to" tougue-in-cheek books recently (like the Zombie Survival Guide) – this one may be even a bit more tongier-in-cheekier. For some reason a running gag is comparing how much cooler vampires are than zombies. You get the impression reading this book that Melvin has a pretty dark sense of humor but probably is a nice guy in person (I interviewed him back in 2007) – his sense of humor is more goofy than cutting.
MILESTONES: Happy Birthday Onezumi!
- Comics Worth Reading has a bit more on the Bento webcomic group and their novel, customizable anthology.
- Gunaxin is running a poll on the funniest webcomic. The list of nominees are all good stuff.
- Todd Allen joins the Mystery Writers of America for his writing on the webcomic Division and Rush.
- Lauren Davis surveys the state of webcomic pr0n.
- Del Ray has canceled it's manga-ized X-men title which was writtten by Raina Telgemeier and Dave Roman.