But first, waste some time with these links!
Check out the Reading Pile with the fabulous Brigid Alverson
Check out this Flicker pic. I love it!
The Shazam/Captain Marvel Oral History continues over at Newsarama. I’ve been enjoying this a lot:
The Fawcett Years: 1940-1954, Part One
The Fawcett Years: 1940-1954, Part Two
The Fawcett Years: 1940-1954, Part Three
The Lost Years: 1954-1973, Part One
The Lost Years: 1954-1973, Part Two
The Lost Years: 1954-1973, Part Three
And now, moving into the modern era, The Shazam Years, Part one
All the articles have illustrations like these by Wheeler and Wilson. Wheeler is one of the funniest, best cartoonists around, and a pal. And look at that drawing by Wilson! Shazam! The whole project is fun and interesting all around!
Super Librarian gives a nice review of The Cartoonist: Jeff Smith, BONE, and The Changing Face of Comics.
And just in case you’re still not ready to start working, here are some RASL links:
Greg McElhatton’s Ten Great Comic Books in 2010,
The Malaysia Star,
Mania’s Top Ten of 2010.
Get Graphic, New Year’s Books to Read
SHAZAM! The Monster Society of Evil TP debuts this week at #7 on The New York Times Graphic Books Best Sellers List!
You can check out the complete New York Times list here!
Shazam joins Bone 9: Crown of Horns which is currently on the Publisher’s Weekly Best Sellers List at #6!
If you’d like to learn more about Shazam! and Captain Marvel, visit the Marvel Family web page.
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The softcover edition of Shazam! Monster Society of Evil will be In comic book stores this Wednesday. Hooray! I love this book!
I’m happy to say that the paperback version of my Shazam book Monster Society of Evil will be in comic shops on March 4th. It’s beautifully printed, although a bit smaller than the deluxe hardcover that came out for x-mas 2007 (That book was oversized, and this one is standard DC trade collection size).
On the plus side, it is cheaper, $19.99; only $13.59 on Amazon where it is available for pre-order!
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Jeff will be signing at Flying Colors Comics & Other Cool Stuff on Saturday, December 6th in Concord, California.
Joe Field, the owner, was the highest bidder for a CBLDF auction.
Jeff is excited because Joe was one of the first retailers he met back in the early 90s, and is one of his trusted go-to guys whenever he needs retail advice.
After taking a year off from all comic book conventions and store signings, this will be the first and only comic book store appearance Jeff will do in 2008 – 2009, so if you are in the area, please stop by!
For more details, visit Joe’s blog at Fyling Colors Comics.
Comicrelated took extensive pictures of the exhibit and you can see them here.
And artdaily.com has a great article here.
Don’t forget that you still have until August 3rd to see it yourself. You can get some more information from the Wexner Center here.