StanLeeWatch: The man is out and about with his wife and doing fine…
GrimWatch: Kurtis J Wieve addresses Grim Leaper reader disappointment;
Grim Leaper #4 came out a few weeks ago and it became immediately noticeable that the finale to the series left a lot of people disappointed. A lot of review sites and even readers, expressed their negative reaction to the series never explaining the curse in any sort of detail.
I can definitely understand the frustration if that was the expectation from the beginning. I suppose in some ways it was set up for the big reveal, and there was one but probably not in a way that people assumed it would happen.
WomenWatch: Peter Nguyen has a print for NYCC featuring the women of the Old DCU. Or some of them at least…
Here is my latest print for Nycc , I should be at table h2
There are some women who I left out I am sure but for the sake of sanity lets just say they are the little dots in the back. Or off world fighting a greater threat. I had a ton of fun with this one and i hope you guys like it
PulitzerWatch: Junot Diaz talks about his comics, in his favourite comic store.
CensorWatch: When Amazing Spider-Man was banned from a school library… the CBLDF provides a list.
SketchWatch: Becky Cloonan sketches for a project planned for the summer of 2013.
BendisWatch: Brian Bendis says he won't be at NYCC. So he can't be the secret surprise guest behind Superior?
ArmyWatch: Eight thousand comics on their way to Afghanistan…
MuseumWatch: Alabama gets a show…
On Saturday, Oct. 20 The History Museum of Mobile will unmask "Up, Up & Away: Evolution of the American Comic Book Superhero," an original one-time exhibition that will be on display through March 3, 2013. The exhibition, which will include more than 150 comic books, will examine how superheroes transformed the comic book industry into a billion dollar business.
NakedWatch: Everyone's getting a graphic novel these days.
New York has the Naked Cowboy, but we've got Zanta. The infamous Toronto weirdo and scantily-clad street performer, who has a penchant for getting banned from places, is known for bobbing around the city doing pushups in a Santa hat. And now he's once again getting some recognition in the form of a graphic novel.
TintinWatch:Belgium tries to get back it's comic book preeminence. Through Big Government.
Today, most of the big Belgian comic book publishing houses have been bought up by multinational companies. And the country's comic strip output has been dwarfed by new players like Japan and Argentina as well as old heavy-weights like the US and France. But Belgium has started fighting back, setting up a government-funded Comic Book Commission in 2007. With an annual budget of 130,000 euros ($168,000), it promotes new Belgian comic strip art – and funds 30 to 40 projects with grants ranging from 1,000 to 10,000 euros each year.
MangaListen: Prick up your ears.
Jeff Yang, blogger and writer for the Wall Street Journal, curated two new exhibits at the Museum of Chinese in America that explore these questions. Through "Marvels and Monsters: Unmasking Asian Images in U.S. Comics, 1942-1986," and "Alt.Comics: Asian American Artists Reinvent the Comic," Yang wanted to address and expose the stereotypes, and show the ways in which modern comics are combating them.
Craftsman, America's most trusted tool brand, is bridging the world of comics and DIY with a first-edition, custom comic book created with DC Entertainment – "Craftsman Bolt-On System Saves the Justice League." The book, based on the new, innovative Bolt-On tool system, can be viewed and downloaded beginning today on the DC Comics app and at CraftsmanComic.com, where fans can submit their own suggested plot for the hero.