Comics has been remarkably quiet this week but not so quiet that we have been able to forget that Eisner season is truly upon us. That’s right friends, it’s almost time to get dressed up in your best cargo shorts and make your colleagues feel uncomfortable in the name of creative achievement. How they are still happening we don’t know, but thanks to Jackie Estrada, the Eisner Awards Administrator, we do know that the teeny tiny, not-at-all malicious issue that turned the voting system into an almighty clusterfuck has been addressed, and that the results from the re-vote are probably the same as the original votes. Probably. Great job team. Would vote again. And again. And again. Until someone figures out what’s going on.
In other, less infuriating news, cartoonist Gary Larson, famous for his syndicated strip The Far Side, has begun to showcase new work on his website.
Marvel and Scholastic have announced a new line of middle grade OGNs. The first of which, Miles Morales: Shock Waves, written by Justin A. Reynolds with art by Pablo Leon, will be released in spring 2021.
And for fans of graphs and tables, Comichron have released their report collecting 2019 sales figures.
Asher Elbein has written in depth about the multiple allegations that rocked comics over the last few weeks.
That’s all for now ( I did tell you it had been quiet) so stay safe and don’t forget that there is still a lot of work to be done, places to donate, and petitions to sign.