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April 28, 2008

Random Comics News Story Round-Up

* according to reports in local media, David Pirkola, the co-owner of Apparitions Comics and Games in Kentwood, Michigan, was shot and hospitalized during a robbery attempt at his store on Friday evening. As of this writing on Sunday morning, the 56-year-old was in critical but stable condition. Anyone with information is asked to call the local police. A related thread at the Bendis Board might be a place to go to for more immediate updates.

* the cartoonist Richard Mayer has been elected into the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame.

* the musician, one-time cartoonist and media personality Humphrey Lyttleton has died at age 86. I know this is weird, but I thought this happened a year ago, so I wonder if it may be a few anniversary articles or something.

* we need many more cartoonists named Osbert.

* finally, I heard from a cartoonist who visited the Pittsburgh Con that used to be run by now-convicted murderer and former retailer Michael George. His observations on "Murder Con" (a joke appellation given the con by some fans): empty; a lot of dealers didn't show up; lots of artists in Artists Alley but very few names; really empty, the Expo Mart that has housed the show for a long time will be torn down this year.
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