Comix Talk for Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 12, 2010 - 09:19
I beg to differ -- short weeks make the world go round. The New York Comicon sounded like it was a really good show - I saw estimates of 100,000 plus attendees. Gary had a write-up here and USA Today's PopCandy blog flagged 5 books it found here. The Comics Reporter's "collective memory" roundup of stories on the NYCC is here.
A few more stray notes from conventions in DC last month. I met T.J. Kirsch at SPX this year and bought a couple print versions of A Sam Kimimura Mystery: She Died In Terrebonne -- the webcomic Kirsch draws and Kevin Church writes. Not sure how they're printed but not a bad way to "recreate" an installment feel in print. Not necessary, but seemed like a nice thing for fans to pick up. I also got a copy of Kirsch's mini Slim Johnson's Fever Dream which is indeed weird like most dreams are.
At SPX (or maybe it was at Intervention -- the creators' label Interrobang Studios was at both) I picked up Ensign Sue Must Die! by Clare Moseley and Kevin Bolk. It's a pretty funny little parody about a Mary Sue character run amuck in the "new" Star Trek universe. I also picked up The Lettuce Girl from Sophia Wiedeman (I interviewed her this year at SPX and ComixTalk reviewed her previous work The Deformitory). A take on the fairy tale Raphunzel from the witches perspective. And last but not least, Jamie Noguichi gave me a mini called Pandoom about (sort of) real life panda bears Ling Ling and Tai Tai.
DEAD TREES: Last week we learned that Dark Horse has signed up Dr. McNinja to its roster with a book coming April 2011. Creator Chris Hastings mentioned that it will be Book 4 -- he's keeping books 1-3 on Topatoco.
HYPE: Warren Ellis had another tell-me-about-your-webcomic threads at White Chapel. I usually find good links there.