2011 Eisner Award Nominations

The annual Eisner Awards have announced their 2011 nominations for excellence in comics. PWCW's own Heidi MacDonald has been nominated for an Eisner for her comics blog The Beat. This year's nominations can be found here. The Eisners, named after comics pioneer Will Eisner, are awarded annually at San Diego Comic-Con, and are widely held to be the most prestigious comics award there is.

Comics Announcements from Kapow! Comic Con

London's first annual Kapow! Comic Con, ambitiously positioned to grow into the UK's answer to San Diego Comic-Con, took place last weekend. Organized by comics creator Mark Millar, it featured a wide variety of Britain-based comics creators including Peter Milligan and Paul Cornell, with a few imports in the mix. Andy Diggle and Jock, creators of The Losers, have announced that they will reteam for a new project entitled Snapshot, to be published in Judge Dredd Magazine. Mark Millar announced two new upcoming series, a Hit Girl spin-off comic and Supercrooks, a comic about supervillains.

Comixology Introduces Comics 4 Kids App

Digital comics giant Comixology has announcedComics 4 Kids, a special comics app available through iTunes, that will contain comics appropriate for children from a wide variety of publishers. Publishers participating include Archie, Image, NBM, Red 5 and many more. More details are available here.

Act-I-Vate Launches New Egyptian Revolution Comic

The Act-I-Vate webcomics collective has launchedThe Revolution Will be Televised, a webcomic about the recent Egyptian revolution by Dov Torbin.

Nick Cage's $1 Million Comic Found

A copy of Action Comics #1, the first appearance of Superman in print, stolen from actor and comics fan Nicholas Cage has been found. Stolen over a decade ago, the comic was found in a storage unit in Simi Valley, CA. Similar comics have sold for around $1 million. More details are available here.

New MoCCA Courses

The Museum of Comics and Cartoon Art is hosting a new slate of classes this spring. This season's offerings are How to Write Comics and Graphic Novels with Danny Fingeroth and Advanced Visual Storytelling with Peter Kuper as well as one night masterclasses with J.M. DeMatteis and Larry Hama. More details are available on the MoCCA site.

George Takei Wants to be Spider-Man

Star Trek actor George Takei made the case for being cast as Spider-Man on Broadway in this humorous video.

Bill Roundy's New Weekly Bar Comic Strip

Comics creator Bill Roundy's comic Bar Scrawl will now be featured on a weekly basis in The Brooklyn Paper. Spotlighting a new Brooklyn bar every week, Roundy launched the comic last September. Older installments of the series can be found at BarScrawl.net.

This Week @ Good Comics For Kids

This week School Library Journal’s blog Good Comics for Kids covered Viz's new kid manga, Ibuki's pants, the 4/06 listing of comics suitable for all ages and had a MoCCA Madness link post.

This Week @ The Beat

This week at PWCW editor Heidi MacDonald’s blog The Beat, she covered the March 2011 comics sales charts, the February Marvel month-to-month sales numbers, the 2011 MoCCA Festival, and the Eisners.