Hey folks, Just a quick update as I’m going to be traveling a bunch this autumn and hitting up some comics events! Very exciting! 😀 I’ll be at New York Comic Con from Friday-Sunday this year, October 6th to 8th, with my lovely and talented husband Andrew also joining me. I don’t think I have … Continue reading It’s travel season! New York, England, Tokyo and more
Hi folks! So I haven’t posted about it here yet but I have a new job. After 14 years I’ve left the good folks at The Beguiling, and I’m now a Consulting Editor with VIZ Media. I’m psyched! It’s gonna be great! You can read the official announcement here: https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/newsbrief/index.html?record=1391 I’m still working with everyone … Continue reading Catch me in San Diego & San Francisco!
I’m on the PR list for Comic-Con this year and I’m getting a deluge of emails. One of the ones that I liked best though was the news that there’d be a new box-set featuring a brand-new Usagi Yojimbo action figure from his upcoming run on the TMNT Animated series, Tales of the Teenage Mutant … Continue reading New Usagi Yojimbo Figure & Comic from Nickelodeon at Comic-Con
The Problem with Marvel* is that there is no problem. Honestly. Marvel is, absolutely, integrally, Marvel, and not much is terribly different at the company now from the past 20 or so years that I’ve been paying attention. However, for the sake of argument, if there is a problem with Marvel it’s that it’s still … Continue reading The Problem with Marvel
Here are some things I like about Christmas, and Christmas things from this year mostly. Pictures and Comics and Songs and things. I’ll keep them all on one post so I don’t push everything else off the front page. I might not update every day, but I’ll have something for every day from the 1st … Continue reading 25 Days of Christmas
Hey there folks! I’m just sitting in the airport getting ready for my flight to London, where upon landing I will hop on a train northward, past Manchester, to the beautiful town of Kendal, gateway to the Lakes District, and home of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. I’ve actually been fortunate enough to attend … Continue reading I’ll be at the Lakes International Comic Arts Festival 2016 this weekend!
Hey there, worth noting that Augie De Blieck Jr., someone who’s been writing about comics for as long as I have and certainly more consistently, has written a column that proclaims big comic book journalism dead. You can, and should read it. Mostly because he’s right. (That image is my favourite from the column. Augie … Continue reading The End of Big Comic Book Journalism?
Every year I try to write a little bit about an artist whose work I particularly enjoy that is attending TCAF as one of our guests. As Festival Director, I realize that it’s a bit treacherous to play favourites with the attending artists, and I generally don’t. If anything, I try to write about an artist whose … Continue reading Introducing Shintaro Kago
At the end of August, Heidi MacDonald and Calvin Reid from Publisher’s Weekly asked me to participate in a survey about the decade of growth in comics and graphic novels, and mine and my colleagues’ responses are in an article that just went live on the PW site. As the introduction says, in 2005 there … Continue reading The Decade in Comics Publishing, 2005-2015
While in Japan this fall, I was fortunate enough to take in a lovely exhibition of original comics artwork by two modern masters, Igort and Jiro Taniguchi. While I’m super behind on my Japan blogging, I wanted to mention this one because it ends on December 19th, and if you can attend you absolutely should, … Continue reading In Tokyo? Don’t miss this exhibit of originals by Jiro Taniguchi and Igort, ending December 19th.