Journalista for April 7, 2010: Put the boot in

Posted by on April 7th, 2010 at 4:52 AM

 

 

“Marvel is big enough to force a change in the industry, for good or for ill. Coming hot out of the gates on the iPad is great. Now keep it up and break out of the crap complacency and one-upsmanship that defines both companies and start throwing some weight around. Put the boot in.”

 

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  • April 7 (New York City, NY): Cartoonists from Finland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark will descend upon Brooklyn’s own Desert Island on Metropolitan Avenue, from 7-9PM. Details here.

 

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  • April 8 (New York City, NY): Hope Larson, Abby Denson, Paige Pumphrey, Monica Gallagher, Katie Skelly, Colleen Frakes, Lucy Kinsley and Rachel Freire will be at Jim Hanley’s Universe on 33rd Street, beginning at 6PM. Details here.
  • April 8 (New York City, NY): Nadja Spiegelman and Trade Loeffler will read their new all-ages book Zig and Wikki in Something Ate My Homework at the Strand Bookstore on Broadway, from 3:30-4:30PM. Details here.
  • April 8 (New York City, NY): James Sturm will be signing books and meeting readers at the Strand Bookstore on Broadway, from 7-8PM. Details here.
  • April 9-11 (Torino, Italy): The Torino Comics Festival blah blah blah I don’t read Italian so you’d be a fool to take my word for anything, save perhaps that Scott McCloud will be there. Details here, if you read italian.
  • April 9 (New York City, NY): Northern European cartoonists Lars Fiske, Espen Holtestaul, Ib Kjeldsmark, Johan F. Krarup and Sofia Falkenham will make appearances at Jim Hanley’s Universe on 33rd Street, from 3-5PM. Details here.
  • April 9 (New York City, NY): Jaime Hernandez and The Art of Jaime Hernandez author Todd Hignite will be signing at Jim Hanley’s Universe on 33rd Street, beginning at 6PM. Details here.
  • April 10-11 (New York City, NY): The MoCCA Art Festival takes place at the 68th Regiment Armory on Lexington Avenue. Details here.
  • April 10 (Chapel Hill, NC): Writer Christos Gage will be signing books and meeting readers at Ultimate Comics on Fordham Boulevard, from noon-2PM. Details here.
  • April 10 (Los Angeles, CA): Join John Pham for an opening reception celebrating his new exhibit at Giant Robot on Sawtelle Boulevard, from 6:30-10PM. Details here.

 

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One Response to “Journalista for April 7, 2010: Put the boot in”

  1. MrJM says:

    Neptune is revealed to be Galactus — and you list it as “Your Not-Comics Link of the Day”?

    — MrJM