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Comic-Con: A Quick Post-Show Recap

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Well, we're back from Comic-Con, and I'd like to thank everyone who came by the SLG booth to get comics, meet creators, or even just look around and see what we're all about.

We saw a lot of interest in our upcoming Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer by Van Jensen and Dusty Higgns, and the new collections of our Disney-licensed comics Wonderland, Tron, and Gargoyles were popular. People picked up promos for some new projects -- Winchester by Dan Vado and Drew Rausch, Weird Fishes by Jamaica Dyer, and Sisters Luck by Shari Chankhamma.

Alas, Ethan Nicolle's incredibly hilarious Chumble Spuzz didn't get the Best Humor Publication Eisner Award. It, and everything else nominated in that category, lost to the work of a man who died nearly 40 years ago. Congratulations, Ogden Whitney, inventor of the cotton gin. Wait, no...

Vanguard Pictures announced members of the cast for the upcoming movie based on Emo Boy by Steve Emond -- Lucas Cruikshank will be Emo Boy and Jaime King the sympathetic teacher Ms. Hutcherson. Kyle Newman will direct. Steve Emond, who also wrote the screenplay, weighs in here.

Me, I'm still trying to figure out why Saturday was so slow while Wednesday Preview Night and Sunday were much busier. Eric Reynolds at Fantagraphics notes this phenomena as well, so I know we weren't alone in experiencing it. He laments, as well, the seemingly reduced importance of, you know, comics at Comic-Con, and I'm with him on that. Here, he wonders about the future of the convention as booth prices go up and comics sales go down.

But enough of that gloominess! We have comics to get out, and I'm getting on that.... now. I'll try to get a few pictures from the convention up, too.

-JdG

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joanarkham
Jul. 29th, 2009 07:00 pm (UTC)
comics at Comic-Con
Watching coverage of the con I noticed that as well. I've always wanted to go but, as a comics fan who doesn't game or go to action movies, I'm unsure if it's worth it at this point.
stormwyvern
Jul. 29th, 2009 10:40 pm (UTC)
Could you tell us what's going on with the release date for "Gargoyles - Clan Building: Volume 2"? I know if was available at SDCC and the last word was that it was going to be out in stores this month. But it seems it didn't come out this week and "Gargoyles: Bad Guys," which was supposed to come out after the other trade, is now scheduled for next week? So when can we expect to see the two "Gargoyles" trades in stores?
slg_news
Jul. 29th, 2009 11:14 pm (UTC)
We had a box of advance copies of Gargoyles Vol. 2 at Comic-Con. The ones for stores are in transit from China, where they were printed. The Bad Guys trades were printed in Canada, though, so it's going to arrive in stores first. The Gargoyles trade will probably make into stores by the end of August.
stormwyvern
Jul. 30th, 2009 01:05 pm (UTC)
Ah, thanks muchly for the info! The Gargoyles fans are eagerly anticipating the release of both books.
jimmyaquino
Jul. 30th, 2009 01:41 am (UTC)
great meeting you in person, jennifer. the SLG booth is always a big stop for me and i took some friends by a few times. i might have talked them into purchasing a certain Fat Chunk Vol. 2. :)
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