Mark Millar Announces Kapow! Comic Con

Mark Millar, creator of such hit comics as Wanted and Kick-Ass, has announced that he will be launching a new media-centric comic con in London called “Kapow!”. Patterned after San Diego, the event will take place from April 9-10 at the London Business Design Center, and will host a new comics award, The Stan Lee Award. More details are available at Kapow's site here.

Submissions Open for 2011 Glyph Awards

The 2011 annual Glyph Awards honoring black-themed comics are open for submissions. The Glyph Awards honor comics material that explores the African American experience in the U.S. and honors the best black comics characters of the previous year. The Glyph Awards are open to cartoonists of all backgrounds. The award ceremony will take place at the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention in Philadelphia this coming May. Those wishing to submit work for consideration for the awards should contact GCA Committee Chair Rich Watson by email at for further details. Submissions close on January 30.

Brooklyn Comics & Graphics Festival

The Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival, a comics and cartooning festival for cutting edge publishers and creators, is coming to Brooklyn, New York on Saturday, December 4. Organized by the comics store Desert Island and PW’s own Bill Kartalopoulos, the show allows creators and publishers to exhibit at the show on an invitation-only basis. Guest include Lynda Barry, Paul Pope, Gary Panter, Jillian Tamaki, Evan Dorkin, Gabrielle Bell, Ben Katchor and Kate Beaton. The Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival will be located at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 275 North 8th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY from 12 – 9 p.m. Entrance to the festival is free to the general public. More details are available on the Festival’s site here.

Kids Comics LA

Kids Comics LA, a one-day comics event for children will take place in Los Angeles on Saturday, December 4 from 1 – 3 p.m. Organized by a group of all ages comics creators made up of Sam Humphries of Fraggle Rock, Ian Brill of Darkwing Duck, David Server and Jackson Lanzig of Penguins of Madagascar and Chris and Shane Houghton of Reed Gunther, Kids Comics LA will offer two free seminars for children on creating comics as well as a chance for kids to meet and talk to creators. Kids Comics LA will take place at Meltdown Comics, located at 7522 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA. Entrance to the event is free to the general public. The Grilled Cheese Truck will be on the premises, vending food. More details are available on the Meltdown Comics website here.

Bent Comic Con

Bent Comic Con, the LGBT-themed comic con, takes place in Los Angeles, CA on Sunday, December 5. Guest include Prism Comics, Fanboys of the Universe, Bent Comix, Jeff Krell and more. Events include contests for Best Comic Book Tattoo and Best Costume. Bent Comic Con will take place at 4232 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA from 12 – 7 p.m. More details are available on the (not safe for work) site here.

This Week @ Good Comics For Kids

This week School Library Journal’s blog Good Comics for Kids had a review of How to Draw Shojo Manga, as well as Yo Gabba Gabba Ball, a spotlight feature on The Adventures of Rabbit and Bear Paws, what the GC4K bloggers are reading this week, a Robots, Pirates and Detectives themed links roundup from Brigid Alverson and the 11/24 roundup of good comics for kids.