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Jason Starr and Mick Bertilorenzi's The Chill took home the prize for Best Graphic Novel during the Anthony Awards, held this weekend at Bouchercon in St. Louis. The annual convention is a celebration of the mystery genre. Other nominees in the category were Beasts of Burden by Jill Thompson and Evan Dorkin, Richard Stark's Parker, Vol.
With the recent release of the Too Much Coffee Man Omnibus from Dark Horse, 20 years’ worth of Shannon Wheeler’s angst-filled antihero have been collected into one enormous volume. It’s a huge achievement; a bible of ennui and unexpected non-adventure, starring an everyman who just happens to wear an inexplicable coffee helmet. We sat down to ask Mr. Wheeler a few questions about what all of this means.
This Sunday, September 11, as everyone recalls, marks the 10th anniversary of the most terrible terrorists attacks ever to occur on American soil. The Sunday papers will feature a special tribute on the comics pages, with 93 comics strips taking part. At New York's MoCCA, original and production artwork from 12 of the strips is currently on display. Look for the strips in this Sunday's paper and check out the MoCCA exhibit in New York if you have a chance!
Congratulations to Daniel Clowes for winning the "Outstanding Body of Work in Graphic Lit" award from PEN Center USA. Clowes was being recognized for an amazing body of work that includes Ghost World, David Boring, The Death-Ray, Mister Wonderful, and Wilson. Clowes will win a $1,000 prize, and a ceremony celebrating the award will take place in November. Congratulations, Dan! Well deserved!
September 2, 2011

Today’s the Day

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Just a reminder that today is the day DC releases Flashpoint #5 and Justice League #1, the title that kicks off the DC relaunch. Many retailers held many parties to celebrate the releases (I heard from my friend Wayne Winsett of Time Warp Comics and Games in Boulder, Colorado, that his store's midnight event went quite well).
Five major syndication bureaus, representing some 93 comic strips appearing in newspapers across the country, will see their clients turn their Sunday, September 11, strips into a tribute to the 10th anniversary of the most horrible terrorist attacks ever on American soil. The comics-page tributes will be a major remembrance of the day, and after September 11, all of them will be printed on cartoonistsremember911.com.