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More Good News (You Can Use)

#Creators4Comics raised more than $430,000 to help comic shops. Diamond has set May 20th as the “target date” to resume shipping comics to comic shops. Diamond Comic Distributors has provided retailers a tentative list of titles planned to ship for a Wednesday, May 20 on-sale – their “target” date to resume its distribution services following […]

Reading List

As we enter Day Whatever-Number-It-Is of isolation and continue to press forward in what has become our new normal, I thought I’d share a few comics-related items that might help pass the time. For example, this free online Batman comic, produced by a group of comic professionals. What this fabulous fivesome have brought you is […]

Spotlight Sunday 4.26.20

The receipt of a free “gift” means that there are spoilers ahead for… “We need to have enough energy for tomorrow!” Lately, against my better financial judgment, largely, I think, because of losing my regular Wednesday ritual, I’ve been buying some old comics online. Mostly issues of Superman’s Girlfriend Lois Lane, as I’ve often wished […]

Good News You Can Use

I know that in this timeless limbo in which we find ourselves people sometimes need a reminder of what day it is, so I’ll take this opportunity to point out that it’s Saturday. On this Saturday, I thought I would also provide something else that people need: good news! First up: Yesterday, multiple outlets reported […]

#Creators4Comics

#Creators4Comics

As part of the ongoing effort to help keep comic shops going through this period of upheaval, comics creators are raising funds by auctioning original work via the #Creators4Comics hashtag on Twitter. In addition to original art, creators are auctioning off signed comics, and others are auctioning off…experiences. DC Comics had already made a donation […]

Old Comic Book Day

In what we now know as “The Before Times,” today would have been the best day of the week, AKA New Comic Book Day. However, as noted last week, one of the many challenges we’re facing in the midst of this global pandemic – and, admittedly, one of the more minor inconveniences, all things considered […]

NCBD = NO Comic Book Day?

Today is New Comic Book Day, which is normally a happy occasion for those of who eagerly rush to our local comic shop (LCS) to pick up the latest four-color adventures. But this New Comic Book Day is unlike any other, in that it’s going to be the last one for an as-yet undetermined amount […]

#ComicsFinals

As mentioned in the previous post, Gail Simone has been running a #ComicsSchool on Twitter, a five day course that ends today – yesterday was a skip day – about writing comics. On the first day, the “homework assignment” was intended to simulate the process of developing a pitch, or a springboard, for a story […]

#ComicsSchool

#ComicsSchool

Starting today, Gail Simone is running what she refers to as a “craft experiment” on Twitter under the hashtag #ComicsSchool, intended to help people – of all backgrounds and levels of experience – learn about making comics. Click on the tweet below to view the full thread and details. It will last five days, and […]