Submissions Open for 2010 Glyph Awards
The 2010 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.

Mad Magazine Legend Al Jaffee On Stage
Famed Mad magazine illustrator and humorist Al Jaffee will be appearing live, interviewed by longtime comics editor and historian Danny Fingeroth, in a free event at Columbia University. “An Evening With Al Jaffee” will take place at Columbia University on December 9 at 8 p.m., in room 501 of Schermerhorn Hall located at the Columbia campus at Broadway and 116th Street. Jaffee will discuss his life in comics including anecdotes about his interactions with such comics figures as Harvey Kurtzman, Bill Gaines, Stan Lee and many others.

Upcoming Events at MoCCA
This month at Museum of Comic and Cartoon Arts in New York, comics creator Ted Rall will be promoting his new book The Year of Loving Dangerously, about his adventures living rough in New York in the 80's, with a talk and signing at 7 p.m. on December 4. Admission is $5, free to members. Also, comics creator Klaus Janson is teaching a three part course on Storytelling for Comics Artists on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m., starting on December 2. Each class is an hour and a half long and tuition is $150, $125 for members. A few spots are still available, and those interested should call 212-254-3511. MoCCA is open weekly Tuesday — Sunday, 12 — 5 p.m. and is located at 594 Broadway, suite 401, New York, NY.

Andre Schiffrin Talks Dr. Suess at NYU
Comics historian Andre Schiffrin will appear live at NYU's Tamiment Library talking about his book Dr. Suess & Co. Go To War, which collects and comments upon the wartime work of Theodore Geisel (Dr. Suess), Al Hirshfeld, Saul Steinberg and others. The event will take place from 6-8 p.m. on December at the Tamiment Library, which is located on the tenth floor of Bobst Library at 70 Washington Square, New York, NY.

This Week @ Good Comics for Kids
This week School Library Journal’s blog Good Comics for Kids had a mother/daughter review of ChocoMimi Vol. 1 & 2, a review of Sugarholic Vol. 1 & 2, a review of Wall-E Vol. 00, an interview with Nadja Spiegelman, the 11/25 listing of comics suitable for all ages, a “Books we wish we could have” roundtable, a back to work edition links roundup by Brigid Alverson.

This Week @ The Beat
This week Heidi MacDonald’s blog The Beat, hosted by Publishers Weekly, had a surprising collection of stories from the Wall Street Journal on manwha and comics related subjects, further controversy over Wizard's new con in Boston, the obituary of inker Sonny Trinidad known for his work on Conan and Morbius among others, and the comics publisher Slave Labor Graphics' announcement of their new San Jose Comics Festival.