The Salt Lake Comic Con set records for the biggest first year comic-con. Without a doubt there was a lot of untapped geeks in Utah, but what the organizers did with their social media campaign should be something to study for anyone promoting an event or product. Luckily Cheryl Conner wrote a piece for Forbes […]
Salt Lake Magazine’s Fernando Lara did a great video wrap-up of the first ever Salt Lake Comic Con. I keep bring this up, and certainly the organizers don’t need my help promoting this anymore, but this convention has established itself to be a big one in the future. Salt Lake City is very easy to […]
The inaugural Salt Lake Comic Con has set the record for the largest opening comic con in the nation with over 90,000 tickets sold for the three day event. 70-80,000 were estimated to have attended Saturday alone stretching the convention center to capacity and requiring the fire marshal to limit entry. That action barred even […]
Here in my backyard I’ve watched in amazement as the first Salt Lake Comic Con was announced and a nearly daily announcement of big names in comics who were scheduled to be here. For its inaugural event, they’ve scored an impressive line-up that includes Stan Lee, William Shatner, Adam West, Burt Ward, Henry Winkler, Dean […]
IO9 has posted several interesting graphics regarding comic-con attendance and who attends.
Last weekend was the Sand Diego Comic-Con and the announcement of the Eisner Awards. This year’s winners are: Best Short Story “The Seventh,” by Darwyn Cooke, in Richard Stark’s Parker: The Martini Edition (IDW) Best Single Issue (or One-Shot) Daredevil #7, by Mark Waid, Paolo Rivera, and Joe Rivera (Marvel) Best Continuing Series Daredevil, by […]
Last night the National Cartoonists Society gathered in Las Vegas for their annual Reuben Award banquet. The top honor for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year went to MAD Magazine cartoonist Tom Richmond. Tom started his career doing caricatures and freelance work for magazines, publishers and advertisers. As a caricaturist, he has been honored by the […]
Posted on: May 27, 2012, Section: Animation, Awards, Books, Caricature, Comic Books, Comic strips, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, Gatherings, Illustration, Magazines, National Cartoonist Society, web comics, Comments: 7 Comments
Mike Peterson spent the weekend at the New England Webcomics Weekend. He’s posted his impressions and observations on his blog. To begin with, I really didn’t know how big a deal the New England Webcomics Weekend was until Saturday morning, when I discovered that the place was sold out for that day and I’d have […]
This year’s Penny Arcade Expo boasts its attendance has set a record at 67,000 attendees and that future events may be limited not by interest, but by the size of the venue. The expo is a spin off to the gaming webcomic Penny Arcade created by Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik.
Player vs. Player creator Scott Kurtz will return as this year’s Harvey Awards dinner emcee and Mark Waid will be the keynote speaker. The Harvey Awards is held during the Baltimore Comic Con which is scheduled for August 28th. Over the past 25 years, Mark has been involved in every aspect of comics publishing, from […]
Heidi MacDonald has a great write-up regarding the potential loss to San Diego if Comic-Con International moves the largest comic-con in the US because it’s outgrown the convention center and hotel availability. Other cities vying for the convention include Los Angeles and Anaheim. With its contract with the San Diego Convention Center running out in […]
Friday’s Association of American Editorial Cartoonists convention started off with an panel of cartoonists from the Middle East who shared with the group some of the challenges and success in being a cartoonist in the Middle East. Jeff Danziger and Jack Ohman Jeff Danziger was the next presenter who was interviewed by Jack Ohman on […]
Yesterday was the first full day of activities for the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists’ annual convention held this year in Portland OR. Mark Fiore kicked off the session, entitled “Appholes” on his experience working with Apple to get his iPhone app into the App Store. Next up was the “New Frontiers” panel Mike Keefe […]
The Australian Acting-Prime Minister has condemned an cartoon drawn by an Indian cartoonist that compares Aussie police to the Ku Klux Klan. The cartoon was published in response to investigations into the murder of a young Indian man.
Animation » An “Iron Giant” reunion on is slated for October 23rd where animators and directors of the classic “Iron Giant” film will gather to discuss the movie and the art of animation. Tickets are required to attend. » The New York Times has a piece on how Pixar created a 3-D version of Toy […]