Joe Kubert Collected Work Up for Auction
Comics legend Joe Kubert, who has illustrated comics since 1938, is putting a large portion of his personal collection of his own work up for auction. The first lot went on sale last weekend through Heritage Auctions of Dallas, and more lots will follow, both in person and online. More details are available in this article on the subject in the New York Times and on the Heritage Auctions site.
Live Chat with Eisner Winner Nina Matsumoto
Eisner-winning comics creator Nina Matsumoto, known for her work on the Simpsons comics for Bongo, including the Eisner-winning short story “Murder He Wrote”, will be chatting with fans today at 3 p.m. on Suvudu.com. More details are on the Suvudu site here.
Harlequin Romance Manga Now On Kindle
The Harlequin Books Romance Manga series has now come to Kindle and Kindle Dx. Six volumes are available in digital format for an introductory price of $3.99, future volumes will be available at $4.99. More information is available in this press release.
Dash Shaw, Josh Neufeld, David Heatly with Chip Kidd's Band
In a benefit event for the Dixon Place performance space, famous book designer and comics scholar Chip Kidd will perform with his band Artbreak at 8 p.m. on December 29 at 161 Christie Street New York, NY. Acclaimed comics creators Dash Shaw, Josh Neufeld & David Heatly will appear as special guests. Tickets are $25 before December 1, $30 thereafter. Artbreak is known for art and comics themed music. Artbreak's music video Asymmetrical Girl is available on Youtube here. Tickets and more information are available at DixonPlace.org .
This Week @ Good Comics for Kids
This week School Library Journal’s blog Good Comics for Kids reviewed Amulet Book 2: The Stonekeeper’s Curse as well as Katman, had the 11/18 listing of comics suitable for all ages, an article entitled “Number Crunching: How Looking at Graphic Novel Circulation Statistics from Many Perspectives Help You Know What's Really Flying Off the Shelves”, a The Color Of... series contest and stinky kids and extraordinary gentlemen and vampires, rockets and bickering retailers themed links roundups by Brigid Alverson.
This Week @ The Beat
This week Heidi MacDonald’s blog The Beat, hosted by Publishers Weekly, had a musing on the 90’s as a golden age of animation as well as one on the fact that Twilight: New Moon ruined Dark Knight’sopening weekend, an obituary for San Diego Comic Con co-founder Ken Krueger, the news that Desperado signed a deal to become an imprint of IDW, speculation around the fact that Gareb Shamus purchased New England Comic Con, a feature on Flight: Vol.1: where are they now?, animated Marvel action figures doing their take on Twilight, the triumphant demise of 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea ala McG, a discussion of why elaborate in-universe excuses for female costumes are annoying, and if Alan Moore isn’t porn, what is?