Having just returned from a great work-cation at this year’s SPX (selling my comics to a comics-thirsty public and then drinking wine like a wine-thirsty Bacchus), all I can think about right now is the self-publishing scene. And also not being on my feet all weekend. Not standing AND the self-publishing scene. We are in [...]
Another hot day at my pile of mini comics here at Forbidden Planet Central. …’s basement. And as I construct a pedal-powered fan from black-bagged copies of The Death of Superman and unsold Laser Commando Spawn figures, I keep my mind teetering from the edge of insanity with two new mini comics.
When I first heard about Fantagraphics’ Destroy All Movies The Complete Guide To Punks On Film I immediately knew this book was for me. Being a “punk” myself and a huge cult film nerd how could I not be excited. Destroy All Movies is an informative, hilarious and impossibly complete guide to every appearance of [...]
TOPS on my shopping list this week. Followed closely by Johnny Ryan’s new Prison Pit book. Hooray for Fantagraphics. Hooray. Mmmmm.
Well, another one of our all-time faves is set to sign at the shop in the next few weeks: Mr. Jim Woodring will be signing at Forbidden Planet NYC on Thursday, June 17th in support of his sexy new book from Fantagraphics, Weathercraft! Beginning this Saturday in Seattle, author Jim Woodring embarks on a rare [...]
This Saturday is Free Comic Book Day, and I’m here to give you the skinny on what Forbidden Planet NYC has planned for our participation in 2010′s event. Free Comic Book Day is an annual event that now takes place on the first Saturday of May each year wherein participating comic shops all over the [...]
Dirk Deppey reports on The Journal’s new direction/formats, starting with the release of issue #300… The Comics Journal’s Cup Runneth Over OCTOBER 28, SEATTLE, WA — The Comics Journal is about to take two major steps forward in its evolution. 1) After 33 years and several incarnations, TCJ is answering everybody’s prayers and upping the [...]
Fantagraphics has just published a new collection of comics from “Hate” creator Peter Bagge: Everybody is Stupid Except for Me. Originally appearing in the pages of Reason- a 40ish year old Libertarian magazine with a circulation that hovers around the sixty thousand mark- the work reprinted here runs the gamut of observations from the Seattle-based [...]
Wisegeek.com describes quality control as: …a process employed to ensure a certain level of quality in a product or service. It may include whatever actions a business deems necessary to provide for the control and verification of certain characteristics of a product or service. The basic goal of quality control is to ensure that the [...]