Brigid Alverson

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Comics A.M. - Does SDCC Have a Case Against Salt Lake Comic Con?

Fri, August 15th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Utah attorney dissects SDCC's trademark arguments! Interviews with Ed Brubaker, Ed Piskor, Tula Lotay and David Ury! Hilary Price visits Mort Walker's studio!

SDCC: LGBT Comics for Young Readers, From Lumberjanes to Magical Boys

Fri, August 15th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

A new wave of LGBT creators are making the comics they wished they had when they were younger.

Comics A.M. - Square Enix Halts "Hi Score Girl" Amid Copyright Claims

Thu, August 14th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

SNK Playmore says manga violates its copyrights! Interviews with Gail Simone and Ethan Van Sciver, Sonny Liew, and Wendy and Richard Pini! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - The Digital Landscape After the Amazon-comiXology Deal

Wed, August 13th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

A look at the state of the digital comics market! Interviews with Walt Simonson, Jeff Lemire and Chris Ware! FutureDude CEO on his company's transmedia plans!

Comics A.M. - Disney Layoffs Hit DisneyToon Studios

Tue, August 12th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Disney cuts as many as 17 positions in animated direct-to-video division! Editorial cartoonist Dan Lynch dies. Nate Powell and Andrew Aydin talk "March Book Two"!

Comics A.M. - Driver in ZombieWalk Accident Offers His Side

Mon, August 11th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Driver "felt awful" about hitting passerby! How some comics publishers lure bestselling novelists! A look has cosplayer harassment! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - O'Malley's "Seconds" Has Strong Bookstore Debut

Fri, August 8th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Both editions of Bryan Lee O'Malley's graphic novel land on July bookstore chart! Direct market retailers remain upbeat! A look back at first "TMNT' comics!

SDCC: Walking the Line Between Mainstream & Alternative

Thu, August 7th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Nick Abadzis, Frank Cammuso, Kazu Kibuishi & Cecil Castelluci discuss whether their comics are "mainstream" or "alternative" -- and what each term means.

SDCC: Comics Entrepreneurs Talk Risk and Reward

Thu, August 7th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Four comics entrepreneurs discussed why they chose to strike out on their own rather than work for another publisher, with practical advice for would-be CEOs.

Comics A.M. - "Hi Score Girl" Recalled Amid Copyright Allegations

Thu, August 7th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Square Enix voluntarily recalls copies of manga! A look at effort to secure creators credit and compensation! Lucy Knisley talks "Relish" and "Something New"!

Comics A.M. - Ex-Intern Hits Marvel With Class-Action Wage Suit

Wed, August 6th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Unpaid intern claims Marvel owes back wages! Indian comics creator Pran Sharma dies at age 75. Interviews with Brian Michael Bendis and Paul Pope! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - Viz Media Executives Talk State of Manga Market

Tue, August 5th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Viz products carried by 64% of Diamond accounts! Anthony Del Col talks "Kill Shakespeare"! Marc Bernardin on "Genius," and race in comics! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - "Ganbare Goemon" Creator Hiroshi Obi Dies

Mon, August 4th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Manga creator Hiroshi Obi passes away. Filip Sablik on marketing "Lumberjanes"! Interviews with Diana Tamblyn, Shawn Martinbrough and Janelle Hessig!

SDCC: Tales from the (Comics) Code

Sat, August 2nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

A panel sponsored by the CBLDF included first-hand accounts from Paul Levitz and a former Comics Code reviewer about how the Code changed comics.

Comics A.M. - "Annie" Writer Jay Maeder Passes Away

Fri, August 1st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Maeder, 67, was comic strip's final writer. A round-up of SDCC manga news! The significance of Marvel's Storm! Drew Friedman talks "Heroes of Comics"! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - SCOTUSblog Co-Founder Joins Kirby Heirs' Appeal

Thu, July 31st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Jack Kirby heirs' Supreme Court petition gains some legal muscle! Politician's bus takes up five spaces in comic store parking lot -- on a Wednesday! Plus much more!

Comics A.M. - In San Diego, "Comics Had a Great Convention"

Wed, July 30th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Image's David Brothers on why SDCC 2014 was great for comics! Report: Archie's Nancy Silberkleit escorted from booth by police! A look at changing digital landscape!

SDCC: Abrams Announces New 'Peanuts' Book, "My Friend Dahmer" Follow-Up & More

Tue, July 29th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

A book that looks at Charles Schulz as an artist, Derf Backderf's "My Friend Dahmer" follow-up and Eddie Pittman's "Red's Planet" were unveiled at the Abrams panel.

Comics A.M. - Japan Launches Anti-Piracy Initiative

Tue, July 29th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Japanese government joins with anime and manga companies! Examining the new Thor, and female readership! Interviews with Rutu Modan and Box Brown! Plus more!

SDCC: ComiXology CEO Explains New DRM-Free Backup Program

Thu, July 24th, 2014 | Category: Digital Comics

CEO David Steinberger explains a major change in comiXology's business model, allowing users to download DRM-free backups of some of its comics.

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