Happenings: Edmonton Collectible Toy and Comic Show 3/20/2011

This year’s Edmonton Collectible Toy and Comic Show is happening on March 20th at the Shaw Conference Centre! The Edmonton Collectible Toy and Comic Show Sunday, March 20th 10am – 5pm Shaw Conference Centre 9797 Jasper Ave. Admission $10 Kids Under 12 FREE! Make sure you bring a donation to the Edmonton Food Bank and… Read More Happenings: Edmonton Collectible Toy and Comic Show 3/20/2011

February sees a bump in overall comics sales, periodicals face “middling effect”

February saw the comics periodical level off into a mire that reminds me of cable television shows – with a lot of different books appealing to the same sized audience.  January’s sales dip seems to have been countered though. What does it all mean? Hard to say really – but the return of some popular… Read More February sees a bump in overall comics sales, periodicals face “middling effect”

Happenings: Comic Book Literacy Day at the London, ON Public Library 3/16/2011

Comic Book Literacy Day is a really neat event coming up at the London Public Library that will feature talented cartoonists: Scott Chantler, J.Bone, Kathryn and Stuart Immonen, Diana Tamblyn and the Kill Shakespeare crew. Put on by Heroes Cards and Comics, the United Way, the London Public Library, and The Child and Youth Network for putting this together. See below for full… Read More Happenings: Comic Book Literacy Day at the London, ON Public Library 3/16/2011

New Comics – In Stores 3/9/2011

PREVIEWSworld.com New Releases Shipping 3/9/2011 Each week PREVIEWSworld.com provides a list of comics, graphic novels and other pop-culture merchandise arriving at your local comic shop. Please check with your retailer for availability, as not all releases may be on sale in all areas at the same time.

Awago Beach Buddies by the Tamakis to be published by Groundwood/First Second

Quill and Quire reports that Groundwood Books has acquired the rights to publish a new graphic novel by Jillian and Mariko Tamaki Groundwood Books publisher Patsy Aldana has acquired Canadian rights to Awago Beach Babies, a new graphic novel by Jillian and Mariko Tamaki, about teenagers in cottage country and a Burger King in Niagara… Read More Awago Beach Buddies by the Tamakis to be published by Groundwood/First Second

Happenings: 7th Annual Toronto ComiCON Fan Appreciation Event April 9-10, 2011

Toronto ComiCON – Annual Fan Appreciation Event SATURDAY APRIL 9: 11AM-6PM / SUNDAY APRIL 10: 11AM-5PM Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building Admission: FREE From  the Facebook Event Page: The Spring Toronto ComiCON FAN APPRECIATION event returns for it’s 7th SMASH year in 2011! This is another HUGE show — featurng COMICS plus SCI-FI and… Read More Happenings: 7th Annual Toronto ComiCON Fan Appreciation Event April 9-10, 2011

Prince Valiant by Hal Foster Vol.3 1941-1942 on the schedule for next week

It’s on the advance shipping scheduled, so hopefully this will turn up in stores next week: Prince Valiant Vol. 3: 1941-1942 by Hal Foster 112-page full-color 10.25″ x 14″ hardcover • $29.99 ISBN: 978-1-60699-407-8 Ships: March 9, 2011 (tentative) With this volume, Foster reaches (by common critical consensus) the peak of his drawing and storytelling… Read More Prince Valiant by Hal Foster Vol.3 1941-1942 on the schedule for next week