Archives for 2012

"One of the overriding themes of comics this year is the pressing need for models and ways of getting work out there that match the ...


I just got a very welcome e-mail from Fantagraphics, with information about their new, upcoming edition of 7 Miles A Second. This book was revelatory to ...


Kitaro By Shigeru Mizuki Trade paperback / 6.5" x 8.75“ / 432 pages, b/w with 16 page full color section. $ 24.95 March 13 978-1-77046-110-9 Published by Drawn and Quarterly Meet Kitaro. ...


Heya! I'm pretty excited about my next trip to Japan, as I'll be bringing along a collective of cartoonists and publishers as part of the ...


It's been over a year since my last Japan Travelogue, and that was from 2010. I've been to Japan three times since then, and taken ...


I was very fortunate to meet graphic novelist Miriam Katin on the tour for her first major work, We Are On Our Own, a few ...


Just got a reminder e-mail from the good folks at ICv2, reminding NYCC-goers to register to attend their conference. The expert panels, not to mention ...


Hey folks. A busy summer has given way to a very busy fall, and I've got a bunch of travel on the horizon. I'm still writing ...


Hey folks! I got a note from Justin Hall, Editor of the excellent new queer comics compendium No Straight Lines, letting me know that the application deadline ...


I know it says as much in the sidebar, but I'm headed off to PAX this weekend. I'll be at the UDON Booth, #3828, please ...


So if you follow my online happenings more deeply than just this blog, you might have heard that a thing that I'm helping to make ...


Just before the San Diego Comic Con (hopefully explaining the delay!) I got a pretty amazing item in the mail, The Malinky Robot "Box of ...


Hey there, On the Twitters last weekend I was talking about this comics and medicine conference taking place in Toronto, a really important one (that I ...


I feel pretty good about comics right now. This thought was spurred by the news that, the week after the Batman movie opened, the bestselling ...


I've got a billion things to write about having just gotten back from vacation, but the two most time-sensitive are events I'm running in conjunction ...


Hey folks! I'm headed off to "Comic-Con International: San Diego" this week, in what looks to be my busiest trip ever. I just thought I'd ...


“Libraries are such an important part of the fabric of a city, not just repositories of information and culture, but community hubs that allow every ...


Despite a rather packed schedule I took some time over the last two weeks to participate in Andrew Wheeler's survey of characters who are inspiring ...


I sometimes forget that people read my twitter feed, so here's a few clarifying thoughts about DMP's use of Kickstarter to fund manga projects by ...


Yesterday a kid came into the store, maybe 6 years old, for the first time. He asked if we had any MAD Magazines and I ...


Thanks to a note from my friend David, I've been informed that there's a whole new round of Taiyo Matsumoto t-shirts now available at Uniqlo ...


Part 1 Calls Porter Airlines. Waits Thirty-Two Minutes On Hold. Twitters at Porter Airlines that he has been on hold for 32 minutes. Porter representative immediately answers phone. Part 2 Customer: ...


I'm going to be making the trip out to San Diego for Comic-Con again this year, in service to my various masters, and so as ...


Welcome everyone! My name is Christopher Butcher, and I am the co-founder and Festival Director of The Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF). Just last weekend, I ...


I've got a million other things I should be blogging about, but I was just talking some smack about eating Pizza in Japan/Tokyo and I ...