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Cool Nostalgic Photos from San Diego Comic Con 1973 – 1975

Nostalgic San Diego Comic-Con Photos from the 1970s

Golden State Comic Con Logo

 

The first comic book convention to take place in San Diego was a small affair. The three day convention, Golden State Comic Con was founded by Shel Dorf, Richard Alf, Ken Krueger, Mike Towry, and Greg Bear and organized by Dorf, drew in 300 people in August 1970.

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Preview of Rocketeer / The Spirit: Pulp Friction HC (IDW)

Preview of Rocketeer / The Spirit: Pulp Friction HC

Rocketeer / The Spirit: Pulp Friction

Here’s a preview of the Rocketeer / The Spirit: Pulp Friction hardcover by Mark Waid, Paul Smith, Loston Wallace, and J Bone, courtesy of IDW Publishing – on sale April 24th, 2014.

 

Rocketeer / The Spirit: Pulp Friction

Mark Waid (w) • Paul Smith, Loston Wallace, J Bone (a) • Paul Smith (c)

Will Eisner‘s The Spirit and Dave Stevens‘ The Rocketeer are two of the most beloved characters ever to grace comics—and now these two great pulp-inspired heroes meet for the very first time!

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2012 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards Nominees Announced

2012 Eisner Awards Nominees Announced

eisners_logo_greyToday, Comic-Con International (Comic-Con) released the list of nominees for the 2012 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards. The results will be announced in an awards ceremony on Friday, July 13, 2012 at Comic-Con International (SDCC).

Marvel’s Daredevil tops the list with six nominations for Best Continuing Series, Best Single Issue, Best Writer (Mark Waid), Best Cover Artist (Marcos Martin), and Best Penciller/Inker Team (two nominations: Marcos Martin, and Paolo Rivera/Joe Rivera). Jim Henson’s Tales of Sand, published by Archaia, received 5 nominations for Best Graphic Album-New, Best Penciller/Inker, Best Coloring, Best Lettering, and Best Publication Design.

With 11 nominations apiece, including 2 shared, DC and Marvel tied for the most nominations for a publisher. Close behind, IDW received 11 nominations, while Dark Horse had 10 (plus one shared), and Fantagraphics received 9 (plus one shared).

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The Masters of Comic Book Art Now Showing On YouTube

The Masters of Comic Book ArtThe Masters of Comic Book Art

The Masters of Comic Book Art documentary, which was originally available on VHS in 1987, is now available in it’s entirety on YouTube. The hour long program is narrated by Harlan Ellison.  Ellison also provides commentary in between the artist segments. This is a wonderful piece of comic book history as we get to hear the legendary artists talk about their creations.

The Masters of Comic Book Art features interviews with Will Eisner, Harvey Kurtzman, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Neal Adams, Berni Wrightson, (Jean Giraud) Moebius, Frank Miller, David Sim, and Art Spiegelman.

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