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18 posts from November 2005

November 16, 2005

MORE GLIMPSES FROM THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF CORPORATE PUBLISHING

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November 15, 2005

While we're on the subject of comics stores

...While we're on the subject, while in the Bay area, I was told that the famed COMIX EXPERIENCE bookstore is owned by Brian Hibbs, who -- rumor has it -- is the inspiration for The Simpson's COMIC BOOK GUY. But you can't trust rumors, especially from knowledgeable comic book types.

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November 14, 2005

COMIC RELIEF

Just got back from San Francisco. Every time I go there, I feel like I leave it too soon.

I was invited to join a panel of people from graphic novel publishing, which included editors from VIZ, Pantheon and First Second, as well as author/artists Jessica Abel, Matt Madden, and Derek Kirk Kim. We were faced off with another panel of major writers and developers from the videogame world, and the whole conference was centered on Visual Storytelling. This was sponsored by the San Francisco Academy of Art, and turned out to be most interesting.

More to come about that adventure in coming blog entries.

Before all that, we went to the legendary COMIC RELIEF bookstore in Berkeley. Now there's a bookstore to launch our 'favorite bookstores' category. It's a beauty, and stocked with thousands of the best graphic novels to be found.


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That evening Matt Madden and Jessica Abel were signing books. Did you get your copy of Matt's 99 WAYS TO TELL A STORY?

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November 10, 2005

MORE GLIMPSES OF THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF CORPORATE PUBLISHING

Continuing with these little fly-on-the-wall moments to report.

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November 09, 2005

GLIMPSES OF THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF CORPORATE PUBLISHING IN AMERICA TODAY

What really goes on in the mightiest publishing corporations?

What dark conspiracies are spawned in their sinister board meetings, way up in the high floors of their skyscrapers?

What really goes on behind closed doors, among the power players who shape today's book market?

To answer these troublesome questions, every now and then we'll include some ACTUALLY HEARD moments from within the corporate publishing world! Yes, really heard! Some by me, and others reported by reliable sources, friends and friends of friends. No, seriously. Really heard. And the identities of the people mentioned shall be (ever so slightly) concealed.


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November 04, 2005

:01/FIRST SECOND BLOG FRIENDS!

It's fun finding that FIRST SECOND is getting around already, months before our first books release!

We've been getting kind words in US blogs and comics websites, but it's especially fun to have visitors coming to us from some friendly links in Japan, in France and in Spain.

Hi!

November 02, 2005

SETH: WIMBLEDON GREEN

Oh, I've been waiting for this one, from DRAWN & QUARTERLY!

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November 01, 2005

Total Jazz review by Bart Beatty

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Over at Tom Spurgeon's COMICS REPORTER, the excellent Bart Beatty reviews Blutch's TOTAL JAZZ.

I can only agree when he says, about Blutch:
"So, what happens when one of the greatest living cartoonists (and if you don't think Blutch fits this bill you really, really need to read more Blutch) takes on the work of some of the greatest musicians in the history of jazz? "

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