Here in the UK, the advent of November means one thing to comics folk: Thought Bubble. Britain's premier comics festival will once again see a host of international comic stars -- Jillian Tamaki, Emily Carroll, Scott Snyder, Boulet, Tim Sale, Jeff Lemire, Emma Rios, Becky Cloonan, Jason Aaron, Vanesa R. Del Rey (to name a few) -- rub shoulders with Britain's finest: Joe Decie, Dan Berry, Isabel Greenberg, Warwick Johnson-Cadwell, Mike Carey, and more.
With it comes the approach of the British Comic Awards, now in their third year and conceived by founder Adam Cadwell with an aim to recognize the very best in UK comics. The awards are an annual celebration that take place on the Saturday evening after the first day of the con, and consist of five categories: best comic, best book, emerging talent, young people's comic award, and the hall of fame.
We've filled you in on last night's Eisner Award winners, but we'd be remiss if we didn't also report who smooched who on the ceremony's main stage. Sandman creator and longtime comic book/novel scribe Neil Gaiman and British television show host/comedian Jonathan Ross took the stage at the end of the show to present its final few awards, but between reading winner names, Ross explained his desire to try kissing his friend again after not quite getting the results he'd hoped for at the ceremony a few years back.
Seemingly unafraid to throw themselves into the middle of a somewhat controversial topic with abandon, creators Jonathan Ross and Bryan Hitch have announced that the first issue of their upcoming Image Comics series America's Got Powers will feature "twice as much as Marvel for a dollar less," with thirty-eight pages of comics for just $2...
Opened with a keynote address by Publisher Eric Stephenson that emphasized personalities and relationships in the comic book scene, the first Image Comics Expo in Oakland, California, came with more major publishing announcements than we expected...
If you don't know the name Jonathan Ross it means that 1) you aren't from Britain where Ross is a ubiquitous household name for his work as a television presenter, and 2) you haven't yet heard about his new comic, "Turf," whose first issue came out from Image Comics this week...
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