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.
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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.
The idea that it’s “special treatment” to “not be shot by police for looking violent” is something one could argue with—the police are supposed to use great restraint in those situations—but making that argument misses the point. In a country where, among black citizens, having potentially stolen cigars from a corner store can leave a person dead on the sidewalk, or where playing with a toy gun can result in the immediate shooting of a twelve-year-old boy, or where a person who was able to walk when taken into police custody can be dead of a severed spinal cord by the time the ride in the van is finished, the mere fact that a massive shoot-out in a strip mall could end with police and bikers on peaceful terms does look like special treatment.
Okay so. Buckle up, kids. It’s time for Furiosa feels.
Here’s the thing.
I am what’s called a fetal amputee. Fancy way for saying I was born with a missing limb. I’ve written about this on here before, but it’s been a long time and I’ve gained a lot of new followers recently (hai guyz) so it might be news to some of you.
This is me.
This is Charlize Theron as Furiosa.
I finally wound up going to see this movie Monday night after work, by myself, cause I was too thirsty for it and couldn’t wait for my friends to be available. Everyone was out of town this weekend for various reasons, so I figured I’d just wait for someone to go with, but then Facebook started talking about how amazing it was and I just couldn’t put it off any longer. So that’s how I ended up in a theater last night, completely by myself – not another soul in the room, sobbing my eyes out.
Because you guys. I am turning 30 years old next week. I’ve been a fan of action film my entire life. And I have NEVER seen a physically disabled, kickass, female lead character in a Hollywood movie EVER – not once, until yesterday.
I’ve written before about how much the evolution (or de-evolution) of Max’s costume is my favorite part of the original Mad Max trilogy, but seeing Fury Road this weekend had me wanting to more thoroughly document all the basic changes I’ve noticed to Max’s gear throughout the first three films, especially since the costume (and Max’s poor V8 Interceptor) is the only really consistent thread of continuity between any of the movies.
My buddy Mike Russell pointed out that with every Mad Max sequel being a story retold by someone else as a kind of “history of future past”, continuity between each these films isn’t important, but it *is* nice to see how much attention to detail George Miller’s costumers have paid to Max’s gear during his journey from MFP Headquarters, to Broken Hill, to Thunderdome and beyond….
[W]riter Aaron Clarey believes men could find themselves “duped by explosions, fire tornadoes, and desert raiders into seeing what is guaranteed to be nothing more than feminist propaganda, while at the same time being insulted AND tricked into viewing a piece of American culture ruined and rewritten right in front of their very eyes.” How, he asks, could Australian director George Miller have so ruined and rewritten George Miller’s creation in such a way that so blatantly disregards this Australian franchise’s proud American heritage? America is where men live.
The living lowest-hanging fruit that is the Venn diagram
between “Superhero fans” and “Men’s Rights Activists” have recently lost their
minds at the trailer for the upcoming CBS television show “Supergirl.” Alarmed
that a female-led show might include such things as “romance,” “comedy” and –
most offensive of all - “women” taking on controversial roles like “employer”
and “sister” while men have been relegated to merely “all the other roles on
the show,” they’ve vented their fury on the internet rather than merely
choosing to not watch the thing, for some reason.
Still, to give them an
apparently much-needed ego boost, I’ve composed the following synopsis of a 13-episode
half-season for Supergirl which is completely tailored to their priorities and
which should alleviate every single one of their giant baby idiot concerns:
Episode 1: Pilot: Supergirl arrives on Earth, is informed
that there is already a man flying around and saving people’s lives, realizes
that it would merely be tokenism for her to star in her own show and
immediately retires from superheroing. Rest of episode is dedicated to her male
co-workers playing an epic all-night Call of Duty scenario.
Episode 2: The Parasite attacks downtown. Supergirl is rendered
helpless when the power-leeching supervillain dons a shirt reading “Cool Story
Babe Now Go Make Me A Sandwich.” Spends rest of episode making sandwiches.
Episode 3: Terra-Man attacks downtown. Supergirl is rendered
helpless when he accuses her of being a “fake geek girl” who “doesn’t even know
that Jimmy Olsen is supposed to be white.”
Episode 4: Vartox attacks downtown. Supergirl is rendered
helpless by his constant fedora-tipping and use of the term “m’lady.” Because
he is nice to her, ancient Kryptonian law dictates that she is required to be
Episode 5: Supergirl discovers an amazing new power – she can
make sandwiches with her mind. Spends rest of episode making sandwiches.
Episode 6: A band of Social Justice Warriors attack downtown.
Supergirl tells them “This isn’t an S on my chest, it’s my family’s crest. It
stands for ‘Not Your Shield’.” They disperse to make sandwiches.
Episode 7: The Galactic Golem attacks downtown. Supergirl
can’t stop him because she’s sitting quietly in the same room as her boyfriend as
he and the other male characters on the show play an epic all-night Call of
Episode 8: Toyman attacks downtown. Supergirl is helpless to
defeat him because the Teen Titans have been sending her dick pics and she’s
too flattered to respond.
Episode 9: Feminism attacks downtown. Supergirl destroys
feminism completely by declaring that it’s “a pretty extreme label,” then makes
Episode 10: Bizarro Supergirl attacks downtown. She and
Supergirl “lez out,” which her boyfriend calls “pretty hot.” Photos are stolen
from Supergirl’s phone and end up on Perez Hilton’s site, but she admits that
she’s at fault in the first place for ever getting nude in front of recordable
media. Is flattered by the attention.
Episode 11: Ultra-Humanite attacks downtown. Supergirl is
mansplained into helplessness. She ultimately is forced to become Ultra-Humanite’s “waifu.”
Episode 12: Misandry attacks downtown. Supergirl defeats it
by chanting “Men are good, men are great, Feminism is a form of hate!” until it
gives up, makes sandwiches.
Episode 13: All of Supergirl’s enemies attack downtown.
Supergirl has a period, however, and must stay home making period sandwiches.
Male characters on the show band together to defeat the bad guys using skills
they picked up playing all-night Call of Duty scenarios. Episode ends with
Superman showing up to spray-paint over the word “girl” in show title, replaces
it with “man,” throws the horns, a guitar lick plays, everyone crushes beer
cans on their heads. Supergirl shows her boobs, Superman slams an energy drink
and turns baseball cap backwards on his head. An epic game of beer pong is
played. Everyone vapes. End of season 1. Men win.