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.
(This is a persuasive essay that our daughter wrote for a 5th grade school assignment. She is ten years old.)
I have a convincing argument about the economy. All of our past and present presidents such as Bush, Reagan, Clinton, and Obama, have tried to make this society better but they all have something in common,THEY FAIL! My point is that many people have tried to make it better to live in the US of A. There is only one person that can change the world for the better. This is why a yellow mouse with red cheeks that can’t be replaced should be president.
Our economy is basically broken in many ways such as the use of technology, the war on drugs, which is still going by the way, and all the racism and sexism in the world. There was even a shooting where a black guy had a plastic sword going to a convention and a racist police man shot him! There is also this youtuber called “feminousfrequecy” who talks about how in video games most of the time the women are either sexualized or are the damsels in distress, and she gets real death threats online, and all because she made a point in video gaming.
Drugs have also been a problem in the world since the 80’s with crack, cocaine, weed, crystal meth, and LSD being used and smoked from then to now. There are also these tiny little candies called Rare Candies are used a lot to level up a trainer’s Pokemon’s level, but they’ve become a disturbance because now, trainers are forcing their Pokemon to eat these things that don’t even taste that good. There’s even more problems than that, in 2008, a team named Team Plasma made a statement that all pokemon should be free from their trainers, of course they refused thinking that their pokemon cared and loved for them, but it was the other way around, the trainers made their pokemon love them by using the pokeball, these things are designed to trap creatures, but if you attack the pokemon down to low hp then you have a better chance of catching it, this means that you have to make this poor animal suffer so you can trap it into a little ball and brainwash it to love you, no joke, and if you think this popular franchise doesn’t go that deep or isn’t that dark, you’re clearly mistaken, because there’s a lot more.
A team called Team Rocket, which many people recognize, is a group of people that steal pokemon or various items away from their trainers and give them to their boss, Giovanni, which is a common situation with many other teams such as Team Aqua and Magma. The economy underestimates these guys by a serious degree because their plan is to capture the all mighty Mewtwo, it escaped from them after it was discovered on a burning science lab where it was created from mew’s DNA. I say that we put an end to these ruffians and all teams that steal from people, we’ll destroy their camps and set their pokemon free into the forest!
That’s not even scratching the surface on problems we have right now. Our president should be Pikachu for all those reasons that I stated. What would you if you saw a black guy getting shot by the police just for being black, or if you saw a trainer forcing candies into a pokemon’s mouth? Pikachu would have fought against those things and anything else that appeared as a problem. If Pikachu was our president I could promise you his effect would be super effective.
Ever since I began my Tropes vs Women in Video Games project, two and a half years ago, I’ve been harassed on a daily basis by irate gamers angry at my critiques of sexism in video games. It can sometimes be difficult to effectively communicate just how bad this sustained intimidation campaign…
One afternoon, Stephen Colbert came in to the office. His show was about to premiere so he hadn’t spent much time in our studio. As he walked past me at my cubicle, he stopped and said, “You’re a new face, what’s your name?” I didn’t know what to really say, so I replied, “Oh, I’m just an intern.”
Colbert looked at me a moment and then said: “Just an intern? Hey, look, everybody starts somewhere. I was just an understudy at one point, but that’s just a point in time. It’s not about where you are now, or even where you hope to go, it’s who you are that matters. I’m Stephen, who are you?” I introduced myself and we shook hands. “Don’t let your place in the world dictate who you are to anyone. We all have the same merit.” Then he was gone, but his words lingered.