Journalista for Nov. 26, 2010: What about promotional notepads?

Posted by on November 26th, 2010 at 1:03 AM



“I hope part of Batman Inc. is all the bat characters getting business cards. I think more superheroes should have business cards.”


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From the comics adaptation of Snakes and Ladders, ©2005 Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell.


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  • Nov. 27 (Los Angeles, CA): Renée French will be signing books at Meltdown Comics on Sunset Boulevard, beginning at 6PM. Details here.
  • Nov. 28 (London, England): The Alternative Press Fair takes place at the St Aloysius Social Club on Phoenix Road, from noon-6PM. Details here.


Want to see your comics-related event listed here? Email a link to and let me know. Please include an online link to which I can send people for more information. No sales-only events, please — it’s nice that you’ve marked things down at your store or website, but I won’t be listing it here. (Note: Under no circumstances will I link to a Facebook page. Seriously, what idiot “advertises” their event solely on a website that requires registration to see the advertisement?)


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