April 2009 Archives

Free Comic Books

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This Saturday, May 2nd, is Free Comic Book Day!

FreeComicBookDay.gif What is Free Comic Book Day?
Free Comic Book Day is a single day - the first Saturday in May - when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely FREE* to anyone who comes into their stores. *Check with your local shop for their participation and rules.

For more information and to find a local participating store check out: Free Comic Book Day

The Spirit DVD Released

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Frank Miller's The Spirit movie is available today on DVD. If you missed it in the movie theaters, here's another chance to see it. If you're a movie fan, or a comics fan, you'll definitely want to watch the DVD Extras about Will Eisner, Frank Miller, and the mechanics of making a "green screen" movie.

Once you've seen the movie and extras post your thoughts in the Will Eisner Forum! We want to find out what you're thinking.

Buy one of the DVD's at Amazon:

The Spirit DVD

Two Disc Version

Blu-ray DVD

Eisner Award Nominees Announced

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The 2009 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards have been announced by Comic-Con International. The publishers nominated include Dark Horse, DC Comics, Marvel, IDW, Drawn & Quarterly, and Fantagraphics. Creators nominated include Guibert, Chris Ware, Amy Reeder Hadley, J. Michael Straczynski, Mariko and Jill Tamaki, Nate Powell, and Mike Mignola. Ballots will be going out in mid-April to comics creators, editors, publishers, and retailers. A ballot is available online as well.

Good Luck to All of the 2009 Nominees!

More information and all of the names of the Eisner Nominees can be found here: 2009 Eisner Nominations Spotlight


We're Having Another Lottery!

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YES, the rumor is true -- The Will Eisner website is having another lottery.

This time the lucky winners will receive a copy of one of the three new Will Eisner Textbooks - "Comics & Sequential Art" (below), "Graphic Storytelling & Visual Narrative," or "Expressive Anatomy."
Entering is simple, just join the Will Eisner Forum. Click on Forum button at the top of the page above and follow the directions to register. Make sure to enter "Lottery" into the Interests Field of your profile. If you're already a Forum member update the Interests Field with "Lottery" and make sure that the e-mail address in your profile is still correct. It's that easy to have a chance to own one of these great new textbooks! We'll post the names of the winners in the Forum.

Just make sure that you enter by April 15th at midnight! You'll see - good things might happen to you on April 15th (taxes due in the US).


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