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.
Here’s Allison and Chris’ public SDCC schedule. I know everyone has been just dying to get their hands on the info.
Tuesday, July 7th
Allison is still trying to figure out what
clothes to pack and then there’s the shoe dilemma quandary. Cue mini panic
Chris continues at a record pace to finish
Wednesday, July 8th
Allison is up way to early with live news
crews and then dashes downtown to finish helping with booth setup. Has a lunch
meeting and then will be in the IDW Booth (2743) a couple of hours for Preview
Chris continues at a record pace to finish
Thursday, July 9th
Chris turns in scripts and then gets on a
plane, arrives and then sits on our balcony at the Bayfront until a little
Chris signs books at Darkhorse Booth (2615)
from 6PM to 7PM
Allison helps with signings at IDW booth
(2743) then eats something (maybe) and has another meeting.
At 7:00PM they will both be doing this…
Monkeybrain Comics Panel 7:00PM to 8:00PM in Room 28DE
Since launching in 2012, Monkeybrain Comics has become
recognized as a premier publisher for quality digital comics, and many of their
titles have since been released in print editions by publishers such as IDW,
Image/Shadowline, and Dark Horse. Co-publishers Allison Baker and Chris
Roberson are joined by Monkeybrain creators to discuss what they have learned
along the way, and what is in store for the future.
they will both go to the CBLDF party and talk to lots of people. Alcohol
will be present.
Friday, July 9th
Allison is back at the IDW Booth (2743) with
the signings and things and then dashes off to do this…
Secret Origins: How the Industry’s
Best and Brightest Began 2:30PM to 3:30PM in Room 8
All heroes have an origin story, the defining moment where
they thrust themselves to greatness; and so do the comic industry’s best and
brightest. Join comiXology marketing maven Chip Mosher as he hosts a panel with
comics luminaries and tastemakers Hank Kanalz (SVP, editorial strategy and
administration at DC Entertainment), Michael Marts (editor-in-chief at
Aftershock Comics), Allison Baker (director of operations at IDW Publishing,
co-publisher, Monkeybrain Comics), Janelle Asselin (publisher, Rosy Press),
Aroop Sanakkayala (co-founder and COO, Strange Turn Entertainment), for a look
at the extraordinary events that transformed them from comics fan to comic
later Chris and Allison will be at this looking all pretty cause we have to get
dressed early for the Eisner’s, cause reasons…
iZombie Special Video Presentation and
Q&A 5:45PM to 6:45PM in Ballroom 20
After the shocking events in the season finale of brainy
hit iZombie, be among the first to get the scoop on what’s in store for
Season 2. Now that Liv (Rose McIver) gave the cure for zombie-ism to Blaine and
Major (one that she desperately wanted to take herself!) will Ravi find a way
to develop another cure? Will Clive remain in the dark about the existence of
zombies? A special video presentation will be followed by a Q&A with series
stars as well as executive producers Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars) and
Diane Ruggiero-Wright (Veronica Mars). From Bonanza Productions Inc. in
association with Spondoolie Productions and Warner Bros. Television and based
on characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred, published by DC
Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint, iZombie returns this fall with all-new
episodes on Tuesdays at 9/8c on The CW. iZombie: The Complete First Season
will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 29.
Then Eisner’s cause Bandette multiple nomination
Saturday, July 10th and Sunday, July, 11th
More meetings, booth duty, lunches, dinners
and parties at various times.
Couldn’t find this on tumblr, so I saved this picture from Facebook and uploaded it on here.
SHAILJA PATEL, FROM MIGRITUDE
Great poem but I can’t help but appreciate that metaphor: “earthy Punjabi / salty-rich as saag paneer” OMG
this is beautiful, and so sad at the same time. i’ve seen this exact scenario dozens of times, and it breaks my heart. because to many people, being less than articulate in english, or speaking broken english, is a sign of a lower level of intelligence. which it is 10000% not. fuck anyone who thinks that. that person who speaks broken english or is insecure about their english skills could very well speak the most beautiful, rich, and articulate urdu you have ever heard. full of idioms and metaphors and knowledge of every word for every tiny thing that even english doesn’t have words for. but apparently to most people, having that kind of a grasp on any language other than english means nothing. and that is a disservice to all of mankind. way to go, prescriptivists. way to go, language imperialists. way to go, racists.
the smartest man i think i’ve ever met was a pakistani dude who married a japanese girl and moved to nagano with her. he was -at least- conversational in like 5 different languages, including english. when i asked him how he does it, all he said was “as long as i practice them every once in a while, it isn’t very hard.”
before i left, his wife gave me pakistani clothing (forgive me but i’ve forgotten what the outfit is called. it’s a set of shirt and pants with a scarf. apparently the bright red color was too “young” for her at that point) and he pulled me aside and asked me to tell people i knew that “pakistani people are not terrorists”, which is probably one of the most heartbreaking things i’ve ever been asked
and i think that was the moment that i realized exactly how much i have left to learn and how delicate but important it is to learn about and truly respect other cultures as equal to my own