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Hurry — only a few days left to vote for The Ghastly Awards!

Like things that go bump in the night? Crave spooky? Love horror comics? Then the Ghastly Awards want to hear from you! Fans have a voice in this year’s awards, and if you’re a creator you can nominate for next year while you’re at it!

This year’s Ghastlies should be an amazing crop of winners, considering the awesome amount of talent & quality comics that are nominated. As one of the judges, I’ve gotta admit the going was tough….

Here’s the deets:

Don’t forget to vote for the 2012 Ghastly Awards!

We are only 10 days away from the end of open voting for the 2012 Ghastly Awards! So far the voting response has been amazing, and it is going to come down to the wire to determine the 2012 Winners! If you have not voted yet, please do so by going to and let your voice be heard! To those of you who have voted, we say thank you, and make sure to tell everyone you know to vote.

Again, we congratulate all of the 2012 Nominees. We can not wait to announce the 2012 Winners in early February.

Go forth, and vote!

The Ghastly Awards: vote for 2012 winners, nominate for 2013!

Hi all!  Okay, I promised more info on the Fan Favorite award and how you could vote.  Ready?  O-kay!

Fans can vote for ALL categories, and have the final say in who gets the award for Best New Series.  If you need a refresher, here are this year’s Best New Series nominees:

Remember, I’m a judge for the awards, so I can’t help but love the Ghastlies.  But I promise not to try to sway your opinion.  (Mostly because I’m such a fan of all the nominees….)

More info on voting for the 2012 Awards, and how to nominate for 2013 after the jump!

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2012 Ghastly Award nominees announced!

Hey everyone, and happy almost-2013!  You know what that means; tons of award-type thingies.  And so, without further ado, here’s the list of the nominees for this year’s Ghastly Awards (which I always want to call The Ghastlies, because I’m ever so hip.  Stop laughing.)

The Ghastly Awards celebrates achievements in horror comics, and they’re voted on by professionals in the biz.  This coming award season there will be a new Fan Favorite category, which should be a lot of fun to peek at.  (NOTE: Yours Truly is now a judge for these awards.  So yes, I “have to” read comics now.  Oh the horror.  The wonderful, awful horror!)

The full list of nominees after the jump!

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Haunted Horror hits comic book shelves Wednesday, for your Halloween chills & thrills!

Ahh, the golden days of horror comics.  The bad guys (or girls), the gruesome but oh-so-satisfying comeuppance, and the artwork that had the Comics Code Authority all but put ’em out of business.  But wait; some of those groovy stories are coming back to glorious life, in issues you can hold in your greedy little hands.  Hello Haunted Horror, a new series coming to stores tomorrow.  Wanna know more?  Yeah you do.

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The British Embassy Joins Forces with the Baltimore Comic-Con to Celebrate ‘The British Invasion’

Well, the Baltimore Comic-Con is coming to you this weekend at the Baltimore Convention Center.  I’ll be there covering the fun…but who knew that the British Embassy would make their way there too?

They’ll be setting up shop in the lobby of the Con/Convention Center, bringing all sorts of groovy British goodies for everyone to peek at.  Is it too much to ask for a full-size TARDIS?  Or possibly a bit of Red Dwarf memorabilia?  I can only cross my fingers and hope….

Read on for the official word!

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Actor/Comedian Phil LaMarr to Host the 2012 Harvey Awards

I’m a big Futurama fan.  So when I read this press release, I did a bit of a happy dance…because HERMES CONRAD will be in the house y’all!  Okay, so it’s actually the real-life actor who voices Hermes, Phil LaMarr.  Because cartoons aren’t real.  Of course not.

As always, the Harvey Awards are a part of Baltimore Comic-Con, with the awards ceremony happening September 8th at the Con.  Read on for more info….

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“British Invasion” at this year’s Baltimore Comic-Con

You’re still on a convention high after all the info from San Diego Comic-Con.  The Olympics are being held in London, England this year.  Comics, the U.K….two great tastes?  You bet.  Word has it that there will be a slew of Brit-tastic talent at this year’s Baltimore Comic-Con.  Cheers!

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SDCC 2012: A few of my favorite things

If, like me, you had to get your 411 on what was happening over at the San Diego Comic-Con from tweets, Facebook, TV and the internet, it got a little daunting.  But I have complied my personal favorite bits for your viewing pleasure.  Let’s get this show on the road, shall we?

Photo: Getty Images

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The Nominees for the 2012 Harvey Awards

Okay comic book guys and dolls, the day is here; the Harvey Awards nominees have been announced, and it’s a great crop this year. Winners, as always, will be announced at this year’s Baltimore Comic-Con September 8th.  Need another reason to attend?  There you go.  You’re welcome.

I’m excited to see Pearls Before Swine, Mutts, get nods for Synicated Strip or Panel, Ozma of Oz (a favorite story of mine from my kiddie days) get a Best New Series nod, and the amazaing work of Drawn & Quarterly on the American edition of Onward Toward Our Noble Deaths.  And hey wait — did a United States Government publication get a Harvey Award nod?  Yep; Preventive Maintenance Monthly is so cool it almost makes me wanna sign up…almost.

I’ll leave it at that, otherwise I’ll never get on with announcing the nominees….

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