Thursday Runaround – Signing Here, Please

NationWatch: Toys please. Toys now. That’s not Eve speaking, that’s me.

SignWatch: Ramona Fradon, Terry Austin, Dan Green, Joe Sinnott, Joe Staton, Fred Hembeck, Walter Simonson, Todd DeZago, Ron Marz, Louise Simonson, Matthew Dow-Smith, Herb Trimpe, and Bob Wiacek are signing 1 p.m. March 10 at the October Country store in New Paltz.

SignWatch2: Forbidden Planets stack up the signings. Tom Guald will be signing at the Cambridge store on Saturday, Jamie McKelvie and Kieron Gillen will be signing in the London store next Thursday – and Jonathan Ross and Bryan Hitch will be signing copies of their new Image title America’s Got Powers there on the 14th of April. You can start lining up now.

WaterWatch: Feel their pain. Feel their pain.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that water leaks at the ToonSeum warehouse destroyed books, exhibition reproductions and probably thousands of comic books.

Executive director Joe Wos says the most valuable comics weren’t at the warehouse, but some of what was lost will be “very difficult to replace.” He says much of the material was waiting for transfer to the ToonSeum’s new on-site library.

ExhibitWatch: Munson-Williams-Proctor Art Institute in Rome, New York, has LitGraphic: The World of the Graphic Novel, until the end of April.

Featured artists and writers include pioneers Lynd Ward “Vertigo” and Will Eisner “The Spirit.” The exhibit also features contemporaries including Sue Coe and Marc Hempel, whose illustrations for Neil Gaiman’s groundbreaking “Sandman” are on view. “LitGraphic: The World of the Graphic Novel” is organized and toured by the Normal Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

FryWatch: Stephen Fry is the latest member of the 3hundredand63 Project.

The 3hundredand65 Project, created by Manchester’s Dave Kirkwood, is hoping to raise money for The Teenage Cancer Trust.

It will use tweets from Mr Kirkwood as well as other 365 project writer, to compile a graphic novel. Fry is due to contribute via a tweet on May 23.

HuffWatch: The Huffington Post feels a loss for lack of movie love for Captain Britain.

ConWatch: Jakarta gets their annual Toys And Comics Fair, attracting 18,000….

The biggest girl contingent, he says, takes part in the cosplay events, in which fans dress up as their favorite characters from animated movies or video games and perform a routine on stage. This year’s star cosplayer is Linda “Vampy” Li from the United States, who is rumored be coming as a female version of Marvel Comics character Iron Man, before changing into another costume yet to be announced. There will also be a “Fallen Heroes Corner” set up near the cosplay stage, for performers to sell and trade used props and costumes.

About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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