Thursday, June 01, 2006

Focused Linkblogging

It's The "Good News All Around" Edition of Focused Linkblogging! There's some sort of planetary alignment or something, because today is flowing with goodness for all sorts of good comic book people!

  • First off, we have the Hardest Workin' Pimp In Comics, Mr James Sime. The Isotope is celebrating its 5-year birthday today, and is the only establishment that will be celebrating late comics delivery with "a new Caribbean cocktail". Happy Birthday, Isotope!

  • Looks like AiT/PlanetLar's Larry Young is celebrating early, with a bit of economic prestigidation that will make restock fees disappear! I don't pretend to understand the razor-thin margins that dictate this industry, but I do know that one again, Larry has co-located money and mouth by making sure that retailers can keep evergreens like Demo, Couriers and Last Of The Independents in stock without having to pay extra to do so. He pays 3% of sales he might not get otherwise, and wrangles some visibility and press out of the deal: that's smart.

  • Like there weren't enough good vibes churning around, I wake up this morning to find an email from Joshua Hale Fialkov announcing that the Elk's Run crew has amassed an astounding sevenHarvey nominations: Best Writer, Best Artist, Best Letterer, Best Cover Artist, Best New Talent, Best Continuing or Limited Series, and Best Single Issue or Story. Hot damn .... that Eisner's right around the corner, isn't it?


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