I thought I’d mentioned this here, but turns out I completely forgot. Tomorrow, from 1-4PM on Saturday, August 27th, I’ll be doing a signing at Rogues Gallery in Round Rock. But I won’t be alone!
I’ll be signing alongside the stalwart Matthew Sturges and the debonaire Kristian Donaldson. That’s three, three, THREE Vertigo creators for the price of one! (Or, in other words, “free.”) Some come on by, why don’t you?
August 26th, 2011 | Category: Uncategorized | Comments are closed
This coming Friday, August 19th, I’ll be doing a store signing for the good peopel of Captain Blue Hen Comics in Newark, Delaware. Joining me is the lovely and talented Chrissie Zullo, the artist who’s made the covers of both Cinderella miniseries look so fantastic.
Hey, remember when I used to update my blog more than once every two or three months? Yeah, those were good times.
Seems like these days I only post something new here when I’m announcing that I’m going to be at some convention or store signing or something. Sheesh…
Speaking of which, have I mentioned that I’ll be at Baltimore Comic-Con, August 20th and 21st?
I did the Baltimore Comic-Con for the first time last year, and it immediately became one of my favorite conventions. I have every confidence that this year will be just as good. If you’re going to be there, come by and say howdy. And if you’re in the area and aren’t already planning to go, then why the heck not?
I’m doing signings on Saturday and Sunday at the BOOM! Studios booth from 1PM-2PM, and Saturday from 3PM-4PM I’ll be on the Legion of Super-Heroes panel with a bunch of guys who have way more reason to be up there than I do.
August 13th, 2011 | Category: Uncategorized | Comments are closed
I attend a fair number of comic conventions in any given year, but I have to say that HeroesCon is my absolute favorite. And it’s just a few days away! If you’re going to be there, come by and say howdy, why don’t you?
I’ll be set up at table AA-608 (right next to my collaborator on Starborn, Khary Randolph, as it happens!), and I’ll also be doing a panel on Saturday afternoon.
1:30 PM : Heroes Discussion Group #32—Cinderella-From Fabletown with Love Room 207BCD
Please schedule your weekend properly so you will have time to join writer Chris Roberson and cover artist, Charlotte’s own Chrissie Zullo as they discuss everyone’s favorite secret agent and shoe provocateur. At last year’s HeroesCon we discussed Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall. This will be the perfect follow-up.
Copies of the book will be available after the discusion for brief signing.
If I’m not at my table or at that panel, I’ll be in line at Starbucks, outside having a cigarette, or having a drink in the hotel bar, so come and try to find me there.
Many apologies for my long silence, everybody. It’s been… sheesh, two months since I last posted to my blog. Oy.
Well, I’ll try to be a bit more timely with the updates in future, and today I’ve got an update that’s especially timely. Tomorrow, May 7th, is Free Comic Book Day, when comic shops all over the place give out scads of new comics for free. Most of the free offerings are introductory issues, “jumping-on points” as they’re called. And there’s one point in particular that I hope you consider jumping on.
This summer sees the launch of a new 12 issue miniseries that represents a dream come true for me, Elric: The Balance Lost. As an ardent fan of the works of Michael Moorcock for the better part of three decades, the chance to add a tiny bit to the continuing story of the Eternal Champion and the Multiverse is, well, it’s a dream come true. And with art by Francesco Biagini and colors by Stephen Downer, the series is going to look amazing.
A 10-page prologue to Elric: The Balance Lost is one of BOOM! Studios offerings for Free Comic Book Day, so if you’re on the fence about picking up the series this summer, you can get the free prologue and try it on or size. Heck, you can even read the first few pages right now online and decide if you want to pick up the free thing tomorrow. What do you have to lose?!
And if you’re in the Austin area and want to get a free copy defaced by me, I’ll be signing at Austin Books & Comics from 10AM to 5PM. Come on by and say howdy, why don’t you?
I don’t think I’ve mentioned it here, but I’ll be in Seattle this weekend for the Emerald City Comic Convention. I went last year for the first time and had a BLAST, so I’m really looking forward to it.
If you’re going to the show and are interested in tracking me down for any reason (unless, you know, I owe you money or something), here’s where I can be found.
So yeah if you put in anything remotely LGBT+ related, it’s too impure for the children. Okay.
oh my god?????
Y’all wanna know another kicker? Restricted videos become demonetized. Some content creators are having their entire channels restricted (for a wide variety of reasons, not just LGBT stuff).
What this means, though, is that LGBT YouTubers are at serious risk of losing every penny of income from their channels. For some people, that’s their entire career. They rely on ad revenue to live. Many big channels support an entire crew of people working to make videos; personalities, editors, camera operators, artists, etc.
Google thinks we’re so inherently dangerous to children that they’re willing to ruin our livelihoods, and the livelihoods of everyone associated with us, in order to make the platform more appealing to big-name advertisers.
That’s it. That’s the whole reason for the crackdown.
They don’t care about their community or their creators. They only care about advertisers.
And they’re more than happy to throw LGBT people and their allies under the bus to win their favour.
I don’t have much to add other than this fucking SUCKS and I hope YouTube gets their act together post-haste
Ganges 6 will be out soon. I am proud of this comic book. You can pre-order it from What Things Do (link). I believe in tradition so I am posting about it here on Tumblr. I would appreciate it if you would help me spread the word, ask for it at your favorite bookstore, or tell a friend who you think might be into it this sort of thing. Thanks——
Kevin Huizenga’s long-running Ganges is one of my absolute favorite comic series. If you haven’t sampled it before, you owe it to yourself to hunt down one of the earlier issues, and you should absolutely ask your local comic shop to stock this forthcoming new installment.
Coming out is never easy — and when you’re coming out to someone who’s more than 60 years your senior, there’s more to overcome than in the usual “here, Grandma, let me explain the internet” conversation. But when 11-year-old Gavin Cueto told his grandma that he’s transgender, it was surprisingly smooth sailing. In fact, Nana Elaine puts any tired stereotype about close-minded older folks to shame.
I was lucky enough to get my hands on an advance review copy of Titan Comics’ forthcoming series set in the world of Kim Newman’s “Anno Dracula” series, written by Newman with covers and interior art by Paul McCaffrey. I am a HUGE fan of the Anno Dracula stories (and of Newman’s work in general), and in fact I’m currently in the midst of rereading the entire series (I just finished Dracula Cha Cha Chalast night and am about to start in on Johnny Alucard). If you’re unfamiliar with the series, the basic conceit is “What if Dracula had won?” The first book in the series takes place in an alternate history where Dracula managed to best the fearless vampire hunters lead by Abraham Van Helsing, and went on to marry Queen Victoria and become Prince Consort. Together the two rule over an England where the living and the undead rub shoulders, and in subsequent installments Newman explores an alternate history in which vampires and humans co-exist openly. Part of the appeal of the series is that Newman mixes in fictional characters from a wide variety of sources in his cast, and for the hardcore fan there’s a lot of fun to be had in playing “spot the reference,” but the stories are structured in such a way that one needn’t have any prior knowledge, either of the characters or the historical setting, to read and appreciate them.
For anyone who has enjoyed any of the Anno Dracula novels, this new comic series is going to be a treat. Newman’s script is taut and clever, and the art by McCaffrey is absolutely gorgeous. But anyone who is unfamiliar with the series will find Anno Dracula 1895: Seven Days in Mayhew a perfect introduction to that world. This is not an adaption of any of the previously published novels, but an original story that takes place a few years after the events of the first novel, featuring characters from various points in the series along with several newcomers.
Anno Dracula is one of my favorite book series, written by one of my favorite writers, and I’m thrilled to see it expand into the comics medium. Look for it in better comic shops everywhere on March 22nd.