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The Geekie Awards and Comics Grinder


Comics Grinder has submitted its entry in the Best Website/Blog category for this year’s THE GEEKIE AWARDS. Check it out right here.

We work best when we work together and support each other. That’s what The Geekie Awards are all about. I invite my readers to celebrate this move forward and feel free to join in support of Comics Grinder.


LIKE the Comics Grinder Facebook Page here.

LIKE the Comics Grinder page at The Geekie Awards here.

LIKE my entry in the Comics/Graphic Novel category here.

The Geekie Awards celebrate excellence in various fields of geeky activity. It’s a way to shine a spotlight on some of the best pop culture out there. Here’s The Geekie Awards mission statement:

The Geekie Awards® is an award show by geeks for geeks™, aimed at putting the true geek culture in the spotlight as a collection of valid, respected, award- winning genres for storytelling and creation. In an industry filled with award shows for established celebrities, we honor talented, independent creators and give them the opportunity to receive recognition in front of a worldwide audience and leaders in their respective industries. We inspire creativity and hope and foster cross-market innovation. Our mission is to create a fun, action-packed, unforgettable broadcast event tailored to all of the things we geeks love: entertainment, gaming, products and art—delivered via the latest digital technologies.

Pretty awesome. You can enter yourself or just find out more by visiting our friends at The Geekie Awards right here.

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Jackie Estrada and Comic Fest: Going to Lanning’s Bookstore

For those of you interested in the history of the comics industry, and the roots of your local comics shop, I want to pass this on to you. This is a good time to share this since it connects very well with the upcoming Comic Fest, a festival that returns to the roots of Comic-Con that takes place October 19 thru 21.

It inspired me to create this post and the above illustration, which you can purchase a lovely 16″ x 20″ poster of at the Comics Grinder store. Read more about Comic Fest at the San Diego Comic Fest site.

Jackie Estrada, a supporter of the San Diego Comic-Con from the very beginning and administrator of its Eisner Awards since 1990, has some vivid recollections to share about the early days of buying comics as a kid. She provided some good stories at a memorial for Richard Alf, the co-founder of Comic-Con, who passed away this year. These are priceless memories that give a new generation a sense of what it was like before comic book shops and organized comic book collecting took hold. Enjoy this look back right after the jump: Continue reading


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