Archives for 2010

What follows is the handout from a panel discussion I moderated on Saturday, July 24th at 3:30pm in Room 26AB, called COMICS IN THE CLASSROOM. ...


Drawn & Quarterly has acquired North American English rights to two graphic novel memoirs,Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths and NonNonB?, by one of Japan's most acclaimed ...


Heya! So I've been twittering photos live from the floor of the San Diego Comic Con all day--you can follow me at http://twitter.com/Comics212 and see all ...


[caption id="attachment_5689" align="aligncenter" width="540" caption="Chris with Megaphone. Photo by Paul Hillier, http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadragebunny/"][/caption] I swear, I was much happier than this last night. Seriously, that was a pretty ...


"I have to admit, I think it's nice that Robert Kirkman and Bryan Lee O'Malley are due big, crazy weekends at CCI tied into comics ...


So in the interest of nibbling at the hand that feeds me, I wanted to talk a little bit about TWIN SPICA, the new manga ...


[caption id="attachment_379" align="alignright" width="301" caption="Some con-goers taking a break at San Diego 2007."][/caption] Hey everyone! After my one year hiatus (first since 2002) I'm happily headed ...


I like taking pictures of toys, because I like Looking at toys. Particularly toys that are beautifully constructed, and not stuff you normally find here ...


Hey! It's been quiet around here eh? Heh. Sorry. I've been... busy. It's been busy. It's gonna keep being busy too, but man, things are ...


The 2010 Toronto Comic Arts Festival Wrap-Up Hi Friends! My name is Christopher Butcher, and I’m the co-founder and festival director of the Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF)! ...


Timeline: May 24th: Zan Christiensen posts a great article about possible censorship concerns against gay-centric graphic novels at Apple's App Store, for the iPad and iPhone. http://prismcomics.org/display.php?id=1858 June ...


[caption id="attachment_5637" align="alignright" width="250" caption="Too racy for Apple? Apparently so... The Importance of Being Ernest, by Tom Bouden."][/caption] While I was on my little hiatus, one ...


[caption id="attachment_5632" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Matthew Seiden manning The Buenaventura Press table at TCAF 2009. Photo by Deb Aoki, manga.about.com. "][/caption] Sad news today, as Alvin Buenaventura ...


An international coalition of Japanese and American-based manga publishers have joined together to combat what they call the “rampant and growing problem” of scanlations, the ...


The lovely Tom Spurgeon asked me for an interview, following the enormous success of TCAF 2010, and I decided "what the heck," and went along ...


I am sadly, desperately, mournfully behind when it comes to reading my Google Feed Reader (everyone should have one!), and so now I'm scraping May ...


Okay, I'm officially not liveblogging the previews this month,  haven't got nearly enough time. But. BUT. I reserve the right to bitch about stupid things: First ...


(via) So, here's the deal: CMX wasn't, at its inception, a particularly well-run company. There are a lot of excuses out there, but bluntly DC didn't know ...


Let me show you something. This is Monthly Shonen Gangan, a monthly manga anthology published by Square/Enix, best known in the west for their video game ...


One of the loveliest things I saw this weekend was this original Catwoman illustration by Jillian Tamaki, on display at The Doug Wright Awards Booth ...


I took a bunch of pictures at TCAF this weekend, and now they're online! Check out http://www.flickr.com/photos/comics212/sets/72157624038123570/ In other news, I've received word that a few ...


From the @torontocomics account, this is a screenshot from Sunday at about 6:30pm. Check out that trending list. So yeah, it went pretty well. Thanks to ...


[caption id="attachment_5586" align="alignright" width="300" caption="TCAF: Calm before the storm. 11pm Friday. Photo by ab81 on Twitter."][/caption]The Toronto Comic Arts Festival Saturday May 8th, 9am-5pm Sunday May 9th, ...


And I'm going to be very blunt with you too: we're not doing this deal in the media. Anaheim and San Diego – San Diego ...