June 19, 2009
Random Comics News Story Round-Up
* it's good enough news to repeat it today after posting it as its own deal last night: not only did TCAF have a successful 2009 by their internal measures, they're going to have a show next year
, 2010, to see if they like putting one on every year. For those of us that were totally chicken to travel this Spring because of vague economic anxiety and would love a chance to tromp around Toronto, this could even be said to be great news.
* the retailer Mike Sterling answers my question
and what I think we should call The Sterling Effect, a phenomenon the prolific blogger's frequently talked about in past posts where sales for a graphic novel peak before a movie is released and then drop precipitously soon afterward.
* by the way, I think we should call this phenomenon The Sterling Effect because a) Mike's the one who talked about it the most and I believe noticed it first, b) it sounds like a Sidney Lumet film and more things in comics should sound like Sidney Lumet films, and c) Mike knew exactly what I was talking about although provided very little context.
* are your cartoons being used without your permission?
* the FAMILY bookstore blog has some great pictures up of Robert Crumb reuniting with a long-lost cousin.
* you know, I linked to a Tekno Comix post from James Vance earlier this week, but I didn't wait for the astounding picture it features up top to load before I clicked away. Wow
* finally, the Eisner Awards are moving to a new location
for 2009 -- the Hilton San Diego Bayfront
. The Eisners had been held for the last several years in a giant room at the convention center, which always felt to me a bit like those times when you were a kid and you'd go to an event held at your elementary school gym at night. I have fond memories of moving from the awards room to one of those ridiculously nice San Diego nighttime balconies with a bar nearby when the awards were previously held at a hotel, so this may afford the same opportunity.
posted 7:30 am PST
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