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Comics A.M. | WonderCon confirms return to Anaheim in 2014

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Conventions | WonderCon organizers have announced that next year’s show, set for April 18-20, will again be held in Anaheim, California. This will be the third year for the event at that location, after having been uprooted from its longtime home at San Francisco’s Moscone Center first because of remodeling and now because of scheduling conflicts. [Los Angeles Times]

Publishing | Nick Barrucci, CEO and publisher of Dynamite Entertainment, looks back on 10 years in the business, and discusses some upcoming comics, including J. Michael Straczynski’s Twilight Zone and the new kids’ line Li’l Dynamites. [Previews World]

Conventions | Calvin Reid files a report on this past weekend’s Comic Arts Brooklyn. [Publishers Weekly]


Creators | Gene Luen Yang talks about Boxers & Saints, and how his upbringing informed his writing. The book is shortlisted for a National Book Award, so going to the ceremony should be an interesting experience for Yang, who served as a judge for awards a few years ago. Related: The Good Comics for Kids bloggers discuss Boxers & Saints. [The New Yorker]

Creators | In an audio interview, Joe Sacco talks about his new book The Great War, which takes as its subject the first day of the Battle of the Somme. [Uprising]

Creators | Paul Pope discusses his graphic novel Battling Boy. [Bleeding Cool]

Comics | Here’s a helpful guide for the perplexed: 20 differences between the Walking Dead television series and the comic. [Paste]


Comic strips | Andrew O’Hehir reviews the documentary Dear Mr. Watterson and also remembers Calvin and Hobbes, in a kind of golden light, as “the last great newspaper comic.” [Salon]

Crime | Robbers broke a window of the Krypton Comics store in Omaha, Nebraska, but they didn’t bother with comics; they just scooped up some cash and fled. The robbery is the latest in a string of smash-and-grabs in the neighborhood. [WOWT]

Retailing | Jay Bardyla of Happy Harbor Comics in Edmonton, Alberta, answers 20 questions about his job and his life. [Edmonton Examiner]