The Comic Queen

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Thursday, May 05, 2005

Linktastic Clickery

Laura over at the Bloggity-Blog-Blog-Blog is holding a drawing to raise money for the Seattle Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk. For every $15 you donate, you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a slew of different comics and GNs. A great cause and a great prize. Check it out.

Neil Kleid’s latest column is up over at Scryptic Studios. Kleid, who won a Xeric Foundation Grant in 2003 to publish “Ninety Candles,” says, “The one question I always find myself approached with … is ‘How did you do it?’ Everyone wants to know the magic spell I used to get myself a Xeric Grant my first time out. What’s the secret formula, they ask?” In the new column titled “BIG POND: Xeric 101,” Kleid shares his insights, as well as the ins and outs, of the Xeric Grant submission process.

Free Comic Book Day is Saturday, May 7 (as if you didn’t already know). Write an email out to all your friends, release carrier pigeons to assail casual acquaintances, send singing telegrams to your enemies, do whatever it takes to get the comic initiated and the uninitiated to your local comic book store for the occasion.

Hey Grown Ups - Comics! has just been re-launched with a new URL, a new look and feel, and the site’s first ever three-prizes-up-for-grabs “Grand Re-Opening Readers Poll” where visitors can recommend the comic titles they’d like to see racked among the “regular” books at their local Barnes & Walden-Borders book store.

Yet Another Comics Blog is running a great giveaway during the entire month of May. Basically you just need to send David the titles of five comics that you like and his goal is to match up people with a comic that they haven't read but that they may like from his personal collection. Plus for each winner he will throw in a copy of the 32-page Free Comic Book Day Preview Edition of Bone Sharps, Cowboys, and Thunder Lizards.

In the New York Times article “A Comic Book Fantasy Made Real” (free registration required) reporter James Brooke investigates what he calls “the geisha for the comic book generation.” Apparently, in the Electric Town district of Tokyo, you can be served at a variety of cafes and restaurants by waitresses dressed up as anime-styled French maids. An entertaining article to check out.

Another Vancouver Comicon is coming up from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 5, at Heritage Hall in Vancouver, B.C. (3102 Main St.). This cozy little comicon will feature Matt Haley (G.I. Spy, Firestorm, Birds of Prey), Corey “Rey” Lewis (Sharknife, Street Fighter), Steve Rolston (One Bad Day, Queen and Country, Pounded), Robin Bougie (Cinema Sewer), Verne Andru (Captain Canuck, Phantacea), Robin Thompson (Champions of Hell, Captain Spaceman) and a host of other creators. Admission is just $3 and free for kids under 14.


  • At 9:25 PM, May 07, 2005, Blogger Scipio said…

    Hi, Erin!

    I'm wondering whether the Comic Queen would be willing in giving some press to my on-line radio station, "Superhero Radio"? There's a link to on my own blog...


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