Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Say, did you know Ricardo Montalban is 87? He'll always be Mr. Roarke to me.
Monday, November 26, 2007
And, of course Sunday Comix will be doing it's thing every month at the Upper Arlington Library as well as putting on a gallery show or two over the next few months... Yep., without a doubt, 2008 is going to be a banner year for comics in Columbus.
"It was a great show! The relaxed pace and positive attitude of the show staff really contributed to making it a success. Organizer Roger Price and everyone who worked so hard to put on the show should be proud.
"We will return for next year's Mid-Ohio-Con and we'll be back to Columbus for S.P.A.C.E. (www.backporchcomics.com) March 1-2, 2008.Not to be ignored and in the area is the Jeff Smith: Bone and Beyond gallery show. Put on by Ohio State University's Wexner Center for the Arts (www.wexarts.org) and the Cartoon Research Library (www.cartoons.osu.edu), the show will run May 10th - August 17th, 2008.
When it comes to comics, Columbus is at the top of their game and that's proving to be a very good thing."
Saturday, November 24, 2007
I know of a few Sunday Comixers who are going to be at the show: Sean Forney will have a table, Molly Durst and Kel Crumb will be attending the show, Michael Neno, Ray Tomczak and Mike Lucas might be there... oh-- and me, Max Ink. I'll be set up with a table selling copies of my comic, Blink.
So if you're going to be there at the show, have a good time and say hello. If you're not there, then read Mr. Moore's coverage and see what you're missing (and make plans to show up next year!)
Friday, November 23, 2007
If you don't know Sergio Aragones & Mark Evanier's Groo, than you don't know cheese dip! As noted in Comics Related, this year's Mid-Ohio-Con celebrates 25 years of Groo with a special program book with art by Sergio Aragones and colors by Thom Zahler.
The limited edition program book is provided free of charge to all show attendees, while supplies last, courtesy of Maerkle Press. The Groo celebration will continue as both Sergio Aragones and Mark Evanier will be on hand all weekend long, November 24 & 25.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
This delectable anthology will also be available at www.backporchcomics.com after November 26.
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Gag cartoonists... have you ever felt down after getting the short end (or sharp point) of the editorial stick?
Cartoonist Matthew Diffee feels your pain (or perhaps your indigestion... if you're an elephant). Over the course of eight years, Matthew Diffee has had more than 100 of his illustrations published in the cartoonists' bible, The New Yorker. But that magazine gets more than 500 submissions a week — and for each issue, the editors select only 20 cartoons, in a process that Diffee says may or may not involve the use of darts.
So even Diffee has had to deal with rejection. Happily, he's found a channel: His new book, featuring his own work and that of 37 other New Yorker regulars, is The Rejection Collection, Vol. 2: The Cream of the Crap.
Saturday, November 3, 2007
Friday, November 2, 2007
The Daily Cartoonist has a good list of links to other photos & write-ups on the Festival. Hard to believe we'll have to wait another three years until the next one! Be sure to keep calendar clear for October 2010!
Can you name all the artists who contributed to this jam?
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Mark Anderson, posted this video of the last 7 minutes of Mike Peters' presentation at the OSU Festival of Cartoon Art last weekend. I was fortunate to see the whole thing live.