Saturday, Oct 1: 24 Hour Comics Day
Your guide to the Albuquerque Comic Expo experience
The Race to ACE
ACE in the Hole
Alibi’s top 10 picks for the Albuquerque Comic Expo
The Albuquerque Comic Expo enters its giant-sized (dare we say “Giant Man-sized”) sophomore year this weekend. With so many exhibits, lectures, signings, parties, screenings and gaming tournaments to choose from, how do you figure out what to spend your time on? Should you comb though the dealers’ room looking for bargains on back issues of Justice League, or should you get in line for Katee Sackhoff’s autograph? We’ve chosen our top 10 faves from the still-growing lineup of events.
“NiX Comics Quarterly,” that is
The Daily Word with drunk children, airline shutdowns, dyslexia, gluten and Amy Winehouse secrets
Santa Fe 12-year-old charged with DWI.
It’s plague season: the fifth case of Hantavirus has been reported in N.M.
After nickel-and-diming the debt ceiling, lawmakers ran out to summer recess before resolving an FAA shutdown that’s costing taxpayers $1 billion a month.
The U.S. is finally joining the developed world by moving birth control under health insurance coverage—but there are some catches and a whole lot of misinformation.
A new font designed to help dyslexics read.
The FDA still hasn’t defined when foods can be labeled “gluten free.”
If your house was on fire, would you take this stuff with you?
Ousted Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak stands trail.
Pro-bike mayor of Vilnius, Lithuania says “Nice parking job, asshole!” to a Mercedes ... with a tank.
Steer clear of ground turkey for a while.
Haiti braces for tropical storm Emily, more devastation.
Everyone stop what you’re doing: Miley Cyrus got a “gay marriage” tattoo.
Also, Amy Winehouse was secretly engaged.
ACE Panel Schedule
Friday, June 24
The Daily Word: Weinergate, Motorboating A Reporter, Breaking Bad Season 4 Trailer
Albuquerque middle school student dies from head injury he suffered on campus.
Sarah Palin met Donald Trump in New York for a
crazy person pizza summit.
Los Lunas pastor arrested and charged with sexual assault.
E. Coli tainted cucumbers spread across Europe.
ACLU fights to get porn into South Carolina prisons.
Attorney General Eric Holder orders HBO to make at least one more season of The Wire.
ZOMG! Breaking Bad season 4 trailer!
Miami Heat win the first game of the NBA Finals.
Good news: those rumored Blake Lively nude photos are fake.
Reactions from people who don't know what The Onion is.
New spiny-headed Cambrian anomalocaridid revealed by scientists.
Rampage Jackson tries to motorboat a reporter during a post-fight interview.
Interrupting old man is my new hero.
DC Comics hits the reset button.
Rapper Sean Kingston is in stable condition after jet-ski accident.
The 13 best lawyers in comic books.
In praise of that guy who was always screaming on old comic book covers.
First 3 minutes of True Blood season 4!
Hey, it’s Tax Day! Is that Captain America?
On Election Day, its common to see those who participated in the democratic process sporting an oval-shapped sticker with an American flag declaring “I Voted” Where’s the one for “I Filed My Tax Return”? I suppose it is one of the most hated aspects of being a citizen of the union. Like voting, not all Americans participate. But unlike voting, the feds really (really) want you to. Nay, require you.
Along with the filming of The Avengers in Downtown Albuquerque this morning, protesters turned out to participate in the MoveOn.org organized gathering to draw attention to corporate tax shenanigans. With all the film equipment, lighting vans, kraft service carts and security guards, I (for one) mistook the protesters as part of the movie’s background. In reality, I was too busy gawking towards the director chair trying to catch a glimpse of the ultimate patriot. I bet Captain America filed his tax return.
This Week's Arts & Lit: Bush-hated Glory Box, 24 hr Comics Day, Street Arts/renowned artist Chaz Bojórquez[ Thu Sep 30 2010 5:00 PM ]
Culture Shock: If George Bush, Sr., hated it, it has to be good (right?) See some of the Gay performance art hated on by Republicans with Tim Miller tonight, Sept. 30, at 7:30pm; and comics nerds stay up all night, creating a comic book in 24 hours at 24 Hour Comic Day (Sunday, Oct. 3).
Street art gets invited in for a drink and maybe a snack — “Street Arts: A Celebration of Hip Hop culture and Free Expression” keeps it real with Shepard Fairey, Chaz Bojórquez and other local, national and international heavyweights of the genre.
When graffiti artists grow up: talking with world-renowned street artist Chaz Bojórquez.
Comic book-turned-movie turns up the boom-boom-pow
With Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk all chugging along in their own successful movie franchises (plus Thor, Captain America and Green Lantern busy filming their debuts), it’s no surprise that Hollywood is running out of A-list comic book characters to exploit. Lately, the poor movie industry has had to make due with relatively unknown properties like Mark Millar’s Kick-Ass. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. There are plenty of fantastic stories on the back shelves of your local comic book store. (As both comic and movie, for example, Kick-Ass is bloody good fun.) But movie studios hoping for a little name recognition are S.O.L. when it comes down to stuff like Surrogates. (Yes, that non-successful Bruce Willis sci-fi film you didn’t see was based on a comic book you’ve never heard of.)
24 Hour Comics Day
Well, here I am at Harwood Art Center, participating in my very first 24 Hour Comics Day. The whistle has blown (figuratively) and I'm surrounded by about 35 people who all have 24 hours in which to write, draw and edit a complete 24-page comic book. The fine folks at local indie comics imprint 7000 B.C. are sponsoring the local chapter of the international affair. ... Now I just have to figure out what my comic book is going to be. Wish me luck. I'll check back later when I'm burned-out and sleep deprived. --Devin