Tag Big B Comics

AWOL

It doesn’t have the same ring to it when it’s “with leave” but I went with it anyway. I’m up in Blue Mountain for a week and then I’m off to Europe for 3 weeks so please forgive the brief…

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Uncle Ron

My pal Ron Hobbs popped in for another visit this past weekend, it’s to the point now where I won’t let Ron in unless he brings me something special to touch, to hold to feel. It’s a small price to…

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Crickets

I know a guy who set up at the Toronto Comic Book Show on Sunday: my guy brought good stuff and was hoping to do a few thousand in business to help his cause. He reports that the show was…

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Hammer Smiths!

This past weekend I went to the Hamilton Public Library to attend the Hamilton Cartoon Foundry event. Our very own Ivan Kocmarek was instrumental in making the event happen; the whole day was a celebration of Hamilton comic booking and…

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Game On

We made the call that we won’t be setting up at Fan Expo Toronto this year; I’ll be travelling to Europe for three plus weeks and will be getting back just before the show. They moved the Montreal date on…

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Road Trip

Canadiana Auction update. Back in 1980 three young Canadians drove down to the Marvel offices in New York to pitch an idea they had for Marvel’s popular What If… title. Our boys Jim Waley, Gene Day and Vince Marchesano came…

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Peak Kirby

Last week I tackled this huge pile of 12-cent Fantastic Four comics destined for our weekly eBay auction. I had fun seeing all those great Jack Kirby covers. I got to thinking about Kirby and how ridiculous his body of…

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Say Uncle

Our old chum Chris Owen popped by for a drink yesterday and we got to chatting a bit about comics and the dilemma facing the people that bought investment books these past couple of years. Luckily the batteries in our…

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