The 30th, the 30th, and the 3rd.

This comes out today, Wednesday June 30th:

Suspended in Language by Jim Ottaviani and Leland Purvis with Jay Hosler, Linda Medley, Roger Langridge and Jeff Parker. 320 pages of cool comics about one of the greatest figures of the twentieth century, Niels Bohr.

This next book comes out today too, and with a logo in the big blank space!

On the Road to Perdition, Book 3: Detour. Written by Max

More on the Stumptown fest.

Via Kevin, here's The Freaky Bob report about the Stumptown show. I particularly liked the picture of Leland Purvis. It's not out-of-focus, Bob. That's just Lee.

Tempest in a teapot continues!

Wow: The Stumptown comics fest got even more ink in the Portland Mercury. That makes three weeks in a row, now. This reply to Heather Lockamy's angry letter appears in the latest edition:SCENESTERS LOVE COMICS, TOO

TO THE EDITOR: This is for "Ms. Real Geek" Heather Lockamy ["Letters," June 10, in which the author bemoans "hip" people starting a comics convention]. Hey Heather, we went to high

"Ringo reports

Over at his Comic Book Resources message forum, Mike Weringo has a report from the 2004 Heroes Con.

"The pipe organ is pretty much a visual definition of boss."

Kip replies to the unhappy comic book reader. Big geek hug!

(Editted to add) And Erika provides the pics

A comic book reader is unhappy.

This letter appears in the June 10th issue of The Portland Mercury. (No relation to this studio.)

TO THE EDITOR: This is for "Mr. Hip" Erik Henriksen. Nice of you to feature something comics-oriented, but you forgot something very obvious--the true comics community is made up of geeks [Destination Fun, Stumptown Comics Fest, June 3]. Now I know "geek" is extremely hip right now,

News about others.

Jenn Manley Lee has an encouraging report about the Stumptown Comics Fest. For those of you who didn't know about it, some Portland indy cartoonists decided that since Portland is absolutely crawling with comic talent, it ought to have a small press show of its own. Looks like they got off to a good start.

Speaking of local talent, there's a new cartoonist in town, Bill Mudron. Bill is funny and

Publisher's Weekly Article.

As some of you might know, I recently illustrated a comics story for Sean Stewart that ties in with his latest novel. This past weekend, his publisher brought me to Chicago to attend the Book Expo America to present the comic.

I'm pretty sure this is the first time a prose author has done this with a comic- created a comics story to be given away to raise awareness of his novel.

The June 7th