July 2009 Archives

Comic-Con 2009

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Will Eisner's New York

New York City was a continuing focus for Will Eisner -- his life, his artwork, his comic creations, his graphic novels, and his teaching. Not the city that you see as a tourist, but the city that you live and breathe everyday. If you wanted to know more about that relationship, don't miss the Will Eisner's New York panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2009. The panel will be held on Saturday, July 25th at 1:00 PM with panelists Charles Kochman, Executive Editor of Abrams ComicArts, Paul Levitz, President and Publisher of DC Comics, Diana Schutz, Executive Editor of Dark Horse Comics, Denis Kitchen, Co-Founder of Kitchen & Hansen Agency, and Carl Gropper, Vice President of Will Eisner Studios.

Don't forget the Eisner Awards, Friday night, either.

It's all FREE with your Entry Badge - all you need is to be there. For more information, check out the Forum Topic.

Recently heard...

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Excuse the pun, but we just heard from Bob Andelman that A Spirited Life, his biography of Will Eisner, has just been released as an audio book. Bob narrated it himself and an excerpt can be heard at Audible.com

Digital audio books are no longer restricted to cassette tapes and can be downloaded to almost any computer, mp3 player, or cell phone. Besides being a great time saver, they are used by many blind people and people with limited eyesight. While considering that, think about how audiobooks could be used for Comics and Graphic Novels? Help by posting your ideas on the new Audiobooks topic in the Forum! The person with the best idea will win a FREE Signed and Numbered hardcover copy of one of Will Eisner's Children's books.

Happy July Fourth!

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Thanks to Omnicomic.com for remembering Uncle Sam in time for the Fourth of July!

According to Wikipedia, Uncle Sam dates back to The War of 1812. The image of Uncle Sam was actually created in 1852 and as such, might really be the first superhero ever. That might be a stretch, but Uncle Sam, the comic creation, is more than 60 years old and was created in 1940 by Will Eisner (yes, really)! Uncle Sam, the embodiment of the American Spirit, has always reappeared at times the USA was under threat.

Sorry Brits, but Uncle Sam predates Lord Kitchener Wants You, and patriotic posters from many other nations.

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