Happy Boss' Day to all the great bosses in the world. I'm talking to you, GENE!
PS- Dilbert's Facebook page is giving away two archive-quality SIGNED Sunday comic prints (featuring Pointy-Haired Boss)! Don't miss out! This contest is short and ends on Friday (10/18) at 10am CT.
Teddy Bear Day is a real day, and it's happening right now! Did you know? It occurs every September 9th. This cartoon from Jen Sorenson seems rather fitting...
We're back in Kansas City after an amazing week at San Diego Comic-Con. It was our TENTH YEAR attending this Con. Wow. Special thanks to all who stopped by our GoComics/Andrews McMeel Publishing booth. Follow us closely on social media this week for special post-SDCC giveaways.
We put together a photo album of our experience at at comic-con. Click here to see the entire album. We're already pumped about next year!
SATURDAY, 6/8 @ 11am
Room 206: TEAM CUL DE SAC
Eisner-nominated Chris Sparks started Team Cul de Sac in 2010 to raise money for Parkinson’s research. In honor of Richard Thompson, the Reuben award-winning cartoonist of the daily strip, Cul de Sac, Sparks assembled the book, Team Cul de Sac: Cartoonists Draw the Line at Parkinson’s. The team continues to fundraise through book sales, auction items from cartoonists and the annual HeroesCon Drink and Draw event. The panel features Chris Sparks talking with TCDS contributors Steve Conley, SL Gallant, Dave McDonald,Craig Fischer and more! See it, then stop by their table and see some of the items they’re auctioning off this weekend, including the rare Bill Watterson signed copy of The Complete Calvin and Hobbes, and an Art Spiegelman signed and sketched edition of Maus!
SATURDAY, 6/8 @ 3pm
Room 209/210: MEGA MUSIC PANEL: “And Brainiac on Xylophone”:
Comics and music share a lot of affinities—both depend heavily on rhythm and intervals, and many cartoonists are also musicians—and cartoonist Ben Towle and blogger Craig Fischer have organized a diverse smorgasbord of a panel to explore these affinities. Ben will discuss the many ways cartoonists represent music visually, and will chair a wide-ranging panel on comics and music with Peter Bagge (Hate,Yeah!), Ed Piskor (Hip-Hop Family Tree), Andrew Robinson and Vivek J. Tiwary (The Fifth Beatle). Craig will talk about the work of Marc Weidenbaum, an editor, teacher and musician who’s been combining comics and music in his creative projects for over two decades. And Charlotte avant-duo Ghost Trees (Brent Bagwell on saxophone, Seth Nanaa on drums) will participate in two live comics/music performances, including a soundtrack for Joe Lambert’s “Turtle, Keep It Steady,” a rock-n-roll retelling of the Tortoise-Hare fable!
The image above is a photo of a famous painting called, The Treachery of Images by Belgian artist René Magritte, painted in 1928. The writing "Ceci n'est pas une pipe" translates to "This is not a pipe." Now, as you can see below, this piece has been fairly inspirational around GoComics. Check it out ...
I've some good news for our loyal Luann subscribers. First, did you know that the Luann comic strip turns 28 on Sunday? Wow! Props to its creator, Greg Evans, for creating such great, long-lasting content. Well done, sir!
Secondly, on Sunday, March 17, not only will we be celebrating the 28th anniversary of Luann, but we'll also be launching a new feature! Get excited, because we're restarting Luann from the beginning and calling it ... Wait for it ... Luann Againn. So, all of you Luann lovers can enjoy it from the start!
Lastly, if you're not too busy tomorrow around 1:30pm-2:30pm CDT, we'd love to have you join our live Q&A with Greg Evans on Twitter! He'll be promoting his new feature, Luann Againn, and answering an array of questions, including yours! For those who are interested in joining us tomorrow, simply head over to Twitter and tweet your questions using the hashtag: #LuannLIVE. Note: You'll need to have an existing Twitter account; if you do not have one, you'll need to sign up. Click here to set up a Twitter account. If you have any questions regarding the live tweet session, leave a comment on this blog post and I'll be sure to answer before the live session.