The biggest announcements from San Diego that you haven’t heard yet: Unless you read Invincible Super-Blogger Chris Sims’ con report this weekend. If you haven’t, check it out—it’s one scoop after another!
“I’m of Glasgow stock so I’m pretty good at telling stories, which is a good skill to have in this line”: The Daily Record has a nice thorough feature story on Simon Fraser artist of Nikolai Dante, some Judge Dredd, online comic Lily Mackenze and The Mines of Charybdis and too many other comics to mention.
Update on cartoonist David Rees’ war with Jamba Juice: The company released a statement on the controversy on Friday, in which they specifically do not endorse the opinions expressed in Rees’ work. As Rees notes, this means Jamba Juice has not decided to second his opinion that President George W. Bush is a war criminal.
I hate to use this space for anything approaching self-promotion, but…: Any Blog@ readers who are going to be in Columbus, Ohio between August 1 and August 28 should make sure they stop by the Mahan Gallery in the Short North to check out the exhibition “This is a Comic Book,” which features art by Anders Nilsen, Cole Johnson, John Porcellino, Lauren Weinstein, Matt Furie, Nate Powell and plenty of other great comics artists. And while you’re there, you should also see bout buying a copy of the small run catalog-zine being published for the show, a catalog-zine which features an essay by me (among other, better content). More info on the show here.