Crime | The comics community of Kirkcaldy, Scotland, just north of Edinburgh, has rallied around a local comics shop after thieves broke in two weeks ago and stole cash, a computer, a two-and-a-half-foot-tall Darth Vader figure and a copy of New Mutants #98 (the first appearance of Deadpool), with a total value of more than £500 (about $835 U.S.). It could have been worse: The thieves left some comics boxed up, ready to go, but apparently they were interrupted. But you won’t believe what happened next: Kingdom Comics owner Andrew Magee says customers donated their own comics and DVDs to help rebuild his stock, and a number of local artists have donated art to be auctioned off to help the store. [The Courier]
Creators | Bryan Lee O’Malley discusses his new graphic novel Seconds, and how it reflects where he is in his life. [BoingBoing]
Creators | Writer Peter Tomasi talks about his work on Batman and Robin and his new gig, Superman/Wonder Woman, where he takes over as writer with the November issue. [USA Today]
Creators | As another Sin City movie nears release, Dana Jennings looks at the career of creator Frank Miller. [The New York Times]
Creators | Michael Stock and Sina Grace discuss their new all-ages comic Penny Dora, which is based on a short story written by Stock’s daughter when she was 8 years old. The series will debut from Image Comics on Nov. 5.. [Hero Complex]
Retailing | Trent Hunsaker, owner of Death Ray Comics in Logan, Utah, talks about what got him into comics and how he built up his business, from getting the fixtures for the store to finding the location to figuring out which comics to carry. [Salt Lake City Weekly]
Conventions | The organizers of Victoria Comic Con are appealing the Victoria, Texas, City Council’s decision not to grant the event $10,000 in funding from the city’s hotel tax. The money would account for 25 percent of the costs of the event and would be used to expand it from one to two days, bring it to a larger venue, and add programming. Attendance at the con will be capped at 5,000. [Victoria Advocate]
Conventions | More than 1,000 people showed up over the weekend for Twin Tiers Comic Con (formerly Hero Bot Con) in Elmira, New York. The featured artists included the creator of Elmira’s first superhero, the Green Guardian. [Binghamton TWC News]
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