• Comics sales on rise as retailers, publishers report changing audience

    BY MATTHEW PRICE, Features Editor | Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    Comics sales were up 4 percent and graphic novels rose 5.2 percent, according to report at ComicsPRO meeting.

  • Artists' reception at Capitol postponed

    Matthew Price | Published: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    The Oklahoma Arts Council has announced that due to adverse weather conditions, the artists’ reception scheduled for Tuesday, February 24 at the Oklahoma State Capitol has been cancelled.  There will instead be a closing reception for the current exhibitions on Tuesday, April 7, from 4 to 6 p.m. The exhibits feature the works of several […]

  • Illustrator Dave Curd to make OKC appearance

    Matthew Price | Published: Mon, Feb 23, 2015

    Former Oklahoman Dave Curd, who draws the “Bastard Road” comic tales and worked with Oklahoma’s Brian Winkeler on an upcoming “Garbage Pail Kids” comic-book story, is heading back to Oklahoma to speak to AIGA Oklahoma members.  But non-members can check it out too: Tickets are $25 for the Bricktown Brewery event. Information about the event: […]

  • Bill Schanes, Joe Kubert honored at ComicsPRO meeting

    Matthew Price | Published: Sun, Feb 22, 2015

    PORTLAND, Ore. — Former Diamond Comics Distributors Vice President of Purchasing Bill Schanes was named the recipient of ComicsPRO’s Industry Appreciation Award at the organization’s annual meeting. Bill, with brother Steve, co-founded Pacific Comics in 1971, which became an early direct market retailer and eventually a publisher in its own right, promoting creator-owned projects from […]

  • Pete Dolan named ComicsPRO president; 3 elected to board

    Matthew Price | Updated: Sun, Feb 22, 2015

    PORTLAND, Ore. — Pete Dolan of Main Street Comics in Middletown, N.Y. has been elected president of the board of directors of ComicsPRO, the national comic-book retailer organization.   The election results were announced at the annual membership meeting, held this year in Portland, Ore.  He replaces Thomas Gaul of Corner Store Comics and Beach […]

  • News and notes from ComicsPRO meeting

    Matthew Price | Published: Sat, Feb 21, 2015

    PORTLAND, Ore. — The watchword for a lot of the ComicsPRO annual members meeting was “diversity,” as both publishers and retailers realized the demographics of their audience are shifting. There were a lot of newsbits and notes coming out of the meeting, but there didn’t seem to be many strong areas of dissension — publishers […]

  • Multimedia, history touted by DC Comics at ComicsPRO meeting

    Matthew Price | Published: Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    PORTLAND, Ore. — DC Comics touted its success on the TV screens and upcoming plans for mobile and movie screens in its presentations to retailers as part of the ComicsPRO annual members meeting.   That greater number of eyes, and larger audience for the properties, should only continue to help the comic books, DC execs said, […]

  • ComicsPRO members meeting kicks off in Portland

    Matthew Price | Published: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    PORTLAND, Ore. — The annual membership meeting of the comics retail group ComicsPRO kicked off Wednesday night with an informal meet and greet.  The high density of comic creatives in the Portland area could make this meeting one of the largest in terms of turnout from  creators.  Dark Horse, located in Portland, sponsored the first […]

  • 'Sherlock Holmes, Consulting Detective' vol. 7 released

    Matthew Price | Published: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    Airship Productions has released the latest volume in its “Sherlock Holmes — Consulting Detective” series.   The books, of which this new release will be volume 7, set out to recreate Holmes mysteries in the Conan Doyle style. “One of the reasons this series has done so well for us,” said Airship 27 Production’s co-founder and […]

  • Married couple create comics together

    By Matthew Price, Features Editor | Published: Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    ‘Howling at the Gates’ is science-fiction saga that mixes comedy and tragedy.

  • 'My Friend Death' signing set for Valentine's Day

    Matthew Price | Published: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

                      Tyler Kelting of the comic book “My Friend Death” will hold a release party and signing for the “Revived Edition” of his comic book from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Empire Strikes, 600 NW 23rd St Suite 103 in Oklahoma City. For more information about […]

  • Scribd adds comic collections

    Matthew Price | Published: Tue, Feb 10, 2015

                Scribd, an online subscription reading service, announced a major deal today including digital access to more than 10,000 comic books.   Release from Scribd below: Scribd today announced that it is expanding its leading global subscription reading service to include unlimited access to more than 10,000 comic books from some […]

  • Saltzman reveals her thoughts about Idris Elba as James Bond

    Matthew Price | Published: Fri, Feb 6, 2015

    Wondering about Idris Elba as superspy James Bond?  Hilary Saltzman, daughter of Harry Saltzman, producer of the Bond films, shared her thoughts — and some history, via Wilson Media. Hilary Saltzman, daughter of legendary James Bond film producer Harry Saltzman, has weighed in on the Idris Elba/James Bond debate with a little history lesson just […]

  • Word Balloons: Norse gods, Old West are subjects of Oklahoma artist's work

    By Matthew Price, Features Editor | Published: Fri, Feb 6, 2015

    Word Balloons: Tahlequah-based artist Natasha Alterici will have a showing of her new fine arts works at Planet Dorshak in Oklahoma City. She also has a new comic that will go on sale at the show.

  • Full teaser trailer released for 'Marvel's Daredevil' on Netflix

    Matthew Price | Published: Wed, Feb 4, 2015

    Marvel has released the full trailer for its upcoming Neflix series, “Marvel’s Daredevil,” based on the comic-book vigilante who is secretly blind lawyer Matt Murdock. From Marvel: Meet Matt Murdock. Blinded as a boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, Matt fights injustice by day as a respected lawyer and by night as the masked vigilante […]

  • 'Daredevil' 15-second teaser released online

    Matthew Price | Published: Tue, Feb 3, 2015

    Marvel has released the first footage from its upcoming Netflix series “Marvel’s Daredevil” in the form of a 15-second teaser. The world premiere of the new trailer for “Marvel’s Daredevil” is set for tomorrow, February 4th. All episodes available April 10 on Netflix.

  • Blue Beetle examined hero as part of family

    by Matthew Price, Features Editor | Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    Creator John Rogers talks about past with DC Comics, future with digital comics

  • Fantastic Four teaser trailer released

    Matthew Price | Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

      20th Century Fox has released the teaser trailer for the  upcoming “Fantastic Four” film series reboot.  Here’s how they describe it: FANTASTIC FOUR, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. […]

  • Digital comics remains fast-moving field

    By Matthew Price, Features Editor | Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    Co-founder of digital comics company talks about developing app and moving to print

  • Spider-Man sells strongly nationally, locally

    By Matthew Price, Features Editor | Published: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    Spider-Man topped comic sales charts in 2014, as the return of Peter Parker became the best-selling comic in North America for the year.