Today is (obviously) Halloween, but we got the party started yesterday. In the afternoon, we took the kids to the annual Halloween Carnival at the neighborhood park, and Georgia was able to put on her full costume for the first time. Georgia has wanted to be a cat for Halloween this year since about five minutes after Halloween last year, and Allison has been working on making it for weeks. I think it turned out great, personally.
After the kids were off to bed, the grownups put on our costumes, and got ready for the costume party we were hosting. Sonrisa Trippe had spent all day working on the Tardis door, to go along with her Amy Pond costume, and I think it turned out amazingly well. Dean Trippe was Batman (naturally), and as for me and Allison…?
Allison makes a fetching Princess Leia, don’t you think?
As for me, I kept telling everyone I wasn’t dressed as Captain Kirk, I was dress as Captain Roberson, dammit.
But I wasn’t the only member of Starfleet in attendance. Robert Wilson IV and his wife Tiffany drove down from Dallas to join in the fun, though they’d opted for a more Old Skool look than my New Movie version. Still, we’re all one big happy Starfleet, as Khan said.
All in all, we had a fantastic time. Thanks to everyone who came! And today we’re finishing the decorating of the Halloween cookies, mutilating a pumpkin–erm, making a jack-o-lantern, that is–and going door to door begging for candy. What could be better than that?
October 31st, 2010 | Category: Uncategorized | Comments are closed
Julian West has made a video for my old friend Chris Cannon‘s “Night Falls,” a track off his album vine street, which you can download for FREE. Give it a listen, and then go check out the rest of the album.
October 27th, 2010 | Category: Uncategorized | Comments are closed
So I give you, for the first time I think, Hulk the Druid (a celtic primeval force of nature), Captain Amerigo (from the New World), Thor himself, and an unknown mysterious clad-armored gladiator known as Iron Man . Tigether they are The AVENGERS, EARTH’s FIRST HEROES and they fight evils and undead armies. How does that sound?
Over on the Bleeding Cool site, the cover and description of the long-awaited next installment of Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill’s League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century has been posted. Behold the awesome:
CHAPTER TWO takes place almost sixty years later in the psychedelic daze of Swinging London during 1968, a place where Tadukic Acid Diethylamide 26 is the drug of choice, and where different underworlds are starting to overlap dangerously to an accompaniment of sit-ins and sitars. The vicious gangster bosses of London’s East End find themselves brought into contact with a counter-culture underground of mystical and medicated flower-children, or amoral pop-stars on the edge of psychological disintegration and developing a taste for Satanism. Alerted to a threat concerning the same magic order that she and her colleagues were investigating during 1910, a thoroughly modern Mina Murray and her dwindling league of comrades attempt to navigate the perilous rapids of London’s hippy and criminal subculture, as well as the twilight world of its occultists. Starting to buckle from the pressures of the twentieth century and the weight of their own endless lives, Mina and her companions must nevertheless prevent the making of a Moonchild that might well turn out to be the antichrist.
And speaking of Thomas N. Perkins, he’s just released a new art book for the iPad and iPhone that’s available through the iTunes Apps store. There are details on Perkins’ blog, and speaking for myself I can say that I paid full price for it and thought it was worth every penny. Just jam-packed with awesome!
October 1st, 2010 | Category: Uncategorized | Comments are closed
The 92-page collection features five hundred fifty-five finished pieces on nice matte paper (printed locally) and will include an exclusive signed and numbered bookplate on which I’ll do a watercolor drawing. I have four tiers available with different options, kickstarter-style, and am only taking orders from March 25-April 12th! Books ship out on April 30th. Lots of the stuff I’ve been posting here lately (Black History Month, Monsters, Sherlock Holmes, etc) is in it. Thanks for checking it out!
I’m not tabling at Emerald City Comic Con this year, but I will be in attendance the whole weekend. I’ll mostly be walking the floor or hanging out in the Sheraton bar, but I do have a couple of panels and signings scheduled if that’s of any interest to anyone.
PANEL: Comics: Where to Begin?
Room: Hall G (TCC 305)
Date: Friday, March 27th
Time: 2:10PM - 3:00PM
Moderator: Chip Mosher
Just getting into comics but not sure where to start? We’re here to help! Join
some of the industry’s biggest professionals as they impart their vast comic
knowledge and personally recommend series just right for you! Join comiXology’s
Chip Mosher and comiXology’s co-founder and CEO David Steinberger and a panel
of comics best and brightest including, Hank Kanalz (SVP Editorial Strategy
& Administration at DC Entertainment), Allison Baker (IDW, Monkeybrain
Comics), Chris Roberson (Monkeybrain Comics) and Shannon Watters (Lumberjanes
co-creator, BOOM! Box Editor) as they become your guides through the awesome
world of comics!
SIGNING: Dark Horse Booth #802 Friday, 6:00PM – 7:00PM
SUNDAY PANEL: IDW Presents: The New Class of
Room: Hall C (TCC 301)
Date: Sunday, March, 29th
Time: 1:00PM - 1:50PM
Moderator: Sarah Gaydos
Transformers, Adventure Time, Star Trek, Orphan Black, My Little Pony:
Friendship is Magic… What do these comics all have in common? They’re all
licensed comics, but they’re also home to some of the best talent telling the
best stories around! Come hear about the good (and sometimes challenging)
aspects of working on books like these, from host Editor Sarah Gaydos, with
guests Kate Leth, Corinna Bechko, Jody Houser, Editors Dafna Pleban and Shannon
Waters, Chris Roberson, and Gabriel Hardman.