Journalista for Oct. 12, 2010: Shark vs. Jets

Posted by on October 12th, 2010 at 12:34 AM



“My conceit has always been not print vs web, but corporate vs independent. Print has always been about generating business through a corporate structure, where webcomics is independent. Now the question is, what’s going to replace webcomics? Do [iPod-style] app comics replace webcomics, and does that mean a return to the corporate side from the independent side?”


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From Al Feldstein and Jack Davis’ “‘Taint the Meat… It’s the Humanity!” in Tales From the Crypt #32, ©2008 William M. Gaines, Agent, Inc.


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Events Calendar


This Week:


  • Oct. 13 (Los Angeles, CA): Vanessa Davis discusses and signs her book Make Me a Woman at Skylight Books on Vermont Avenue, from 7:30-9:30PM. Details here.
  • Oct. 14 (New York City, NY): An opening reception for a new graphic-novel exhibit takes place at the School of Visual Arts on 23rd Street, from 5:30-7PM. Details here.
  • Oct. 14 (Berkeley, CA): A whole host of cartoonists will be on-hand for a slideshow reading at Comic Relief on Shattuck Avenue, beginning at 8PM. Details here.
  • Oct. 15 (Manchester, England): Miguelanxo Prado makes an appearance at the Instituto Cervantes on Deansgate, beginning at 6PM. Admission is free, but seating is limited and tickets are required. Details here.
  • Oct. 16-17 (San Francisco, CA): It’s APE — the Alternative Press Expo — at the Concourse Exhibition Center on Eighth Street. Details here.
  • Oct. 16-17 (Pittsburgh, PA): The Pittsburgh Indy Comics Expo will be held at the Guardian Storage facility on Liberty Avenue. Details here.
  • Oct. 16-17 (Birmingham, England): The British International Comics Show will be held at the Think Tank at Millennium Point. Details here.
  • Oct. 16 (San Francisco, CA): It’s Storytime! and Graphic Details at the Cartoon Art Museum on Mission Street, from 8-11PM. 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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