Friday Runaround – Free Comic Press Day

FCBDWatch: Free Comic Book Day continues to generate enormous amounts of free press at both a local and national level.

FinanceWatch: When graphic novels teach business. Intentionally.

The books are published by a boutique textbook publisher in New York. For the four graphic novels that Short and Ketchen have published, they used illustrator Will Terrell, who spent about a year drawing and illustrating hundreds of frames and organizing the book into the format.

The “Atlas Black” and “Tales of Garcon” books, registering at 200 to 300 pages each, examine the major challenges to business owners. The newest book deals with the pitfalls of expanding a popular boutique hotel and choosing an heir to the business.

EducationWatch: Camosun College stars a new graphic novel programme of courses.

The goal is give graduates the skills they need to work as freelance authors and illustrators for comic books, graphic novels and web comics, or pursue careers in gaming, motion graphics, animation, advertising and as storyboard artists for the film and television industries.

“We just want to absolutely stuff their heads with information that they can then parse and determine how best to use,” Steacy said. Stan Chung, Camosun’s dean of arts and science, said the school is thrilled to be able to offer the unique certificate program in what he called a “booming industry.”

VideoWatch: Stone Alley Books launch a very special Free Comic Book Day video.

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This is Computo the Comic Link Conqueror speaking. I come for your women. But for now I merely collate comic-related bits and pieces online. One day I will rule. Until that day, read on.

They say I am a work in progress. The fools.

It Sparkles!: CHOICE?

Bergen Street Comics in Brooklyn, NY recently went public with their decision not to stock DC’s Before Watchmen miniseries on their shelves, instead opting to order it only for those customers who request it. The reaction has been nothing short of disgusting.

Image Comics | IMAGE GETS A DOUBLE SELL-OUT

Image Comics has announced that its two May 2 debut issues, MIND THE GAP #1 and EPIC KILL #1 have sold out at the distributor level. Both issues will return immediately to press and second printings will be in stores on May 23.

My only work with Alan Moore « ‘tugging your coat’

Well, the only time there was an end product, that is. This is the postcard mentioned in the Three Legged Wasp post, and was my contribution to the twenty four postcard set ‘Outbreaks of Violets’. There was another attempted collaboration when me, Alan, and Kevin O’Neill submitted a proposal to an American publisher that was rejected because it was ‘too good’.

Sneak Peek: FF #18 | Fantastic Four | News | Marvel.com

Marvel is proud to present your first look at, FF #18, from creators Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta!

Marvel Sued For Fraud Over ‘Iron Man’ Merchandise Deal – Deadline.com

One day before The Avengers opens big in North America, Marvel has been hit with a merchandise lawsuit.

ICv2 – ‘The Walking Dead’ Dominates Bookstore GN Sales Again

Even though the second season of the AMC adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead ended in March, the TV-drive sales of a phalanx of The Walking Dead graphic novels continued to dominate bookstore graphic novel sales in April according to a report from Nielsen BookScan.

ICv2 – Sam Jackson in Twitter Dust-Up With NY Times Critic

But one of those negative reviews, A.O. Scott’s notice in The New York Times aroused the ire of Samuel L. Jackson, who plays Nick Fury in The Avengers.