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.
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
In the wake of the massacre at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in
Charleston, South Carolina there’s been a renewed discussion about the
Confederate flag that still flies over the state. And as always happens when
this subject comes up, there are always those quick to insist that the flag
represents “Southern Pride” or some such, and not a long history of racist
oppression and slavery. Many of those same people are equally quick to insist
that racism is dead, despite a horrifying amount of evidence to the contrary.
And today is Juneteenth, of course, commemorating the end of
slavery in the United States. But one hundred and fifty years later that damned
flag is still flying, and all of us are still dealing with the effects of
slavery in this country.
I kidded myself for the longest time that the slave trade
was nothing to do with me. Of course, there’s a whole lot of black folks who
share my last name, and slaves often took their masters’ surnames, but I
convinced myself that it must have been some other Roberson family that was
responsible. Until a few years ago when curiosity finally got the better of me
and I looked into it. And nope, it was us.
There’s an entire town named after my slave-owning
ancestors, Robersonville, North Carolina. Whatever else happened to my family
in the century and a half since, whatever fortunes were made and lost and made
again, however hard my grandparents and great-grandparents and great-great-grandparents
might have worked to make a better life for themselves and their children, it
simply can’t be ignored that before the end of slavery my family benefited from
the labor of people that they considered to be property. My ancestors got a leg
up while stepping on the backs of slaves who shared their name.
The Confederate flag doesn’t stand for pride. It was and
remains a symbol of hate for those who look back wistfully on a time when white people could own other human beings as property, and a symbol of shame for the rest of us. Take
the damned thing down and burn it, already.
I realize you might lose a viewer for saying that, but if you can’t: Just rerun another Ron Paul “end times / buy gold” video and stay out of the conversation.
Stop aiding and abetting and giving cover to monsters.
Fox News encourages and hosts people who want to “take back our country.” They encourage and host people who use coded language and racist dog whistle words to uphold a system of white privilege and white supremacy.
Domestic Terrorist Dylann Roof targeted black people. He claimed that he wanted to “take back our country.”
I know everyone is saying that Connie is wearing an outfit from DBZ, but…I don’t think so? I think she’s wearing a “Kalaripayattu“ outfit?
Kalaripayattu is a Martial art which originated as a style in Kerala, during the early 13th Century AD. It is considered to be one of the oldest fighting system in existence.It is now practiced in Kerala, in contiguous parts of Tamil Nadu. It was originally practiced in northern and central parts of Kerala and the Tulunadu region of Karnataka.Kalaripayattu includes strikes, kicks, grappling, preset forms, weaponry and healing methods. Northern kalaripayattu is based on elegant and flexible movements,
evasions, jumps and weapons training, while the southern “Adi Murai”
style primarily follows the hard impact based techniques with priority
on empty hand fighting and pressure point strikes. Both systems make use
of internal and external concepts. (Wiki) Normally,
kalaripayattu can be started at the age of seven, when the body is not
stiff, less chance to damage. But it can be practiced at any age under
the supervision of a well experienced master.
I think it would probably make more sense, considering Connie is Indian?? I mean, if you look at the sword Connie uses, it’s the same as the women in the picture I found via Google?? (Pearl’s sword is a rapier, btw. At least, so I believe) Also, it sorta looks like Connie is wielding a Khanda, or least a type of one?
Also Connie does a lot of Kalaripayattu type jumps and such?? Look, I’m not India, so I’m not a hundred percent sure and I could be way off, but it just seems more likely???
AND SIDE NOTE
In love with Connies hair! And that it’s actually a real hairstyle!