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Comics A.M. | Sammy Harkham wins LA Times Book Prize

Everything Together: Collected Stories

Everything Together: Collected Stories

Awards | Sammy Harkham’s Everything Together: Collected Stories, published by PictureBox, won the 33rd annual Los Angeles Times Book Prize for graphic novels/comics. The Los Angeles Times also profiles Harkham as “a significant voice on the L.A. cultural scene.” [Los Angeles Times Book Prizes]

Awards | Now that their work is done, the Eisner Award judges share their experiences and the insights they have gleaned from six months of reading as much of last year’s’ graphic novel output as possible — and four days of deliberations. [Comic-Con International]

Creators | Craig Thompson (Blankets, Habibi) interviews the French creator Blutch, whose So Long, Silver Screen will be released soon by PictureBox. [BoingBoing]

Kitty & Dino

Kitty & Dino

Creators | Sara Richard, who has been nominated for an Eisner for her first graphic novel, Kitty & Dino, has also been busy creating variant covers for My Little Pony. [New Hampshire Union Leader]

Creators | The local paper profiles Hackettstown, Pennsylvania, artist Theodore Raymond Riddle, who has been drawing and self-publishing the black-and-white comic Compu-M.E.C.H. since 1999 on “a shoestring budget and a dream.” [Lehigh Valley Live]

Comics | Loews, a holding company whose business is too complicated to explain in a simple phrase, has gone the next step and created a comic book that breaks down to prospective investors what it does. [Business Week]

Comics | Eye-tracking experiments have shown that reading a comic is actually much more complex than reading prose: Instead of following the “Z-path” of text (left to right, then down to the next line), readers scan the page as a whole and move from one “entry point” to another. [Science Codex]

Webcomics | Founding member Shaenon Garrity writes the obituary for Joey Manley’s Modern Tales family of webcomics sites, going back to the 2001 Comic-Con International, where the “freshman class” gathered for the first time: “That summer, it was certain for the first time that webcomics were going to be a thing. A good thing. What we were doing was smart and beautiful and funny and raunchy and tragic and cool, and color was free and courage didn’t cost much, and there was no reason we couldn’t take over the world.” [The Comics Journal]

Retailing | Boston retail chain Newbury Comics had to shut down its warehouse, offices and four stores Friday due to the manhunt for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Commentary | Sean Kleefeld puts his finger on what’s so wrong about the Disney Princesses, and there’s a lesson there for comics as well. [Kleefeld on Comics]

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Congrats on Harkham winning the Festival of Books Graphic Novel prize.

Missed it this year (but have fond memories of the UCLA iteration).

Does the East Coast have anything comparable to this yearly, open to the public and free “Book Con” in LA?

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