Moseying Along

It is about that time for me to update my pull list. There are some downsides to reading a lot of stuff besides the money and space consumed. I lose track. Over the week I’ll be going through my books and sorting out what I’m truly interested in continuing. Some series have been piling up and I haven’t been reading. I am not a comic collector, I am a reader, so there is little point of me continuing to buy books which I am not reading. I can always buy TPBs later.

I still must go through my old posts here and properly tag them. Motivation fr that has been supremely low as that is rather tedious and boring work and reminder to myself that good planning pays off. Perhaps if I can bring myself to do a little each day rather than the whole thing all-at-once, it won’t be so bad.

2011 Eisner Awards – My Picks

Ah, the time has come to see what and who stands out among the crowd as the best and if any of my choices are lucky enough to to win. Diamond Previews has a nice article about it including the complete list of nominees. I’m just going to go down the categories and jot down my picks of winners.

Best Short Story: Batman, in Trick for the Scarecrow,” in DCU Halloween Special 2010 (DC)

Best Single Issue (or One-Shot): The Cape (IDW)

Best Continuing Series: Chew (Image)

Best Limited Series: Cinderella: From Fabletown with Love (Vertigo)

Best New Series: iZombie (Vertigo)

Best Publication for Kids: Scratch9 (Ape Entertainment)

Best Publication for Teens: Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword (Amulet Books)

Best Humor Publication: I Thought You Would Be Funnier (Boom!)

Best Anthology: Korea as Viewed by 12 Creators (Fanfare&midotPonent Mon)

Best Digital Comic: Abominable

Best Reality-Based Work: Trasury of XXth Century Murder: The Terrible Axe Man of New Orleans (NBM)

Best Graphic Album-New: Dooley (Curio & Co.)

Best Graphic Album-Reprint: The Amazing Screw-on Head and Other Curious Objects (Dark Horse)

Best Adaptation from Another Work: Dante’s Divine Comedy (Bloomsbury)

Best Archival Collection/Project-Strips: Roy Crane’s Captain Easy, vol 1 (Fantagraphics)

Best Archival Collection/Project-Comic Books: The Horror! The Horror! Comic Books the Government Didn’t Want You to Read! (Abrams Comicart)

Best US Edition of International Material: The Littlest Pirate King (Fantagraphics)

Best US Edition of International Material-Asia: Naoki Urasawa’s 20th Century Boys (VIZ Media)

Best Writer: Nick Spencer

Best Writer/Artist: Terry Moore

Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team: Skottie Young

Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (interior art): Juanjo Guarnido

Best Cover Artist: David Peterson

Best Colouring: Dave Stewart

Best Lettering: Todd Klein

Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism: Alter Ego

Best Comics-Related Book: 75 Years of DC Comics: The Art of Modern Mythmaking.

Best Publication Design: 75 Years of DC Comics: The Art of Modern Mythmaking.

Emerald City Comicon

Emerald City Comicon

ECCC 2011

Well, the time had come, and the time had passed. My feet are still killing me and I still feel like my only cure is comicoma for a few days. However, my time spent at the con was enjoyable, even with the crowd rage and fighting the urge to start stabbing people in the face for being stupid. Rather than go into the usual cons of cons, i’ll attempt to recall the good parts.

Toys! Toys! Toys! OMG! I loved all the toys! I didn’t pay too much attention the last time I went to a comicon. There’s usually too many other things I’m after and try not to look at too many other things for fear of spending way too much. However, my best friend happens to love Transformers and GI Joes, so the toy booths were unavoidable. I did get some toys while I was there. I got a Sharkticon Transformer. He will be a nice change from the usual cars, jets, and tanks already displayed on my Transformers shelf. I also got one of those die-cast Transformers, too – Sunstorm. He’s my second favorite. Hot Rod is my #1.

There were lots of wonderfuls at the Avatar booth. I’m bummed I missed their presentation, but I got to stare at wonderful Crossed merchandise. I almost got a few of their zombie survival tips themed posters, but I went for a Neonomicon tentacle girl and Lady Death in a bikini in a pool of blood.

Top Cow had a great presentation. It was nice seeing the Artifacts art and hearing more where those stories were going. I’m very interested in reading Netherworld when it’s out. At their booth I snagged a few TPBs and had some signed by Stan, which was a seriously embarrassing fangirl moment, as when he asked whether I wanted it personalized, I couldn’t remember my name. At any rate, Witchblade: Redemption, Witchblade V1, Angelus V1, Broken Trinity V1 came home with me.

Vertigo’s presentation was good. I want to read Sweet Tooth, now, along with House of Mystery. Those were the only things that interested me apart from what I’ve already been reading. I did not pick up anything at their booth, though.

The only other thing I bought was a Billy the Squid figure from the ZAP! web comic. Being a fan of cephalopods, and cthulhu, I had to have one just on principle. He looked so sad. One of these days, I’ll go and see what the web comic is like.

The only other highlight was getting my picture taken with the Predator. I just had to give him a hug. I would have liked to have seen an alien, too. I try not to look at costumes, though. There were a few that will be burned into my memory for all eternity, and that is not a good thing. *shudder*

Comicon was fun this year. Look forward to the next one.

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