Event: There's a growing trend toward small, local comics cons. The latest is NEO Comic Con in North Ridgeville, Ohio. It's a one-day show at a Holiday Inn that will feature 18 creators, mostly local. Admission is $3, kids are free, and the show is exclusively comics, plus a visit from the 501st Star Wars Garrison.
Interview: Alitha E. Martinez, Regine L. Sawyer and Juliana “Jewels” Smith talk about doing corporate and creator-owned work in a panel at Dover (Delaware) Comic Con.
Interview: Jess Fink talks about her influences, her book We Can Fix It!
Interview: Matt Arado’s coverage of the upcoming Wizard World Comic Con Chicago includes interviews with artist Neal Adams and filmmaker Bruce Campbell.
Interview: Stacy King of Udon talks about the Manga Classics line, which she edits.
Interview: Tomohiro Shimoguchi and Eiichi Shimizu talk about creating Ultraman
Interview: Writer Scott Duvall describes his newly announced comic Narcopolis: Continuum as a “companion piece” to the British sci-fi movie Narcopolis.
News: The 2015 Ignatz Award Nominees have been announced and it's a pretty a diverse slate this year.
Jim Shaw goes to Comic-Con with his 15-year-old daughter, which prompts a series of reflections about the way comics were versus the way they are now.
Marvel's going to take another shot at its Black Knight character.
Michael Dooley shares his list of the 21 best artists at Comic-Con International
Mike Sterling writes about the difficulty with guesstimating Iron Man comics sales.