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I know that at the moment the comics blogosphere is all about Iceman, but there were a couple of OTHER books that came out this week. One of them that was sent to me for review is very cool, but unlikely to be on most fans’ radar… so I thought I would call your attention to it. Continue Reading »
The usual bits and pieces. Mostly just cool links and things. Continue Reading »
So here’s the deal… Continue Reading »
We are hip-deep in the madness that is the Emerald City Comic-Con, so I wasn’t really able to do much in the way of a column this week.
HOWEVER! I can share a sneak peek at a really cool new project of mine, since my publisher finally lifted the embargo on telling folks about it. Continue Reading »
This is just another one of those things that arrive in my In Box once in a while. It amuses me to take these earnest market-survey questionnaires about books and reading that I get sent every so often and apply them to comics.
This one is something that showed up at school, clearly aimed at students who are reluctant readers, but I decided to answer it myself anyway, just for the hell of it. Continue Reading »
As the comics internet collectively sharpens its metaphorical knives on the new DC superhero redesigns released this week, I thought I’d take the opportunity to point out a recent effort from that company that, to my surprise, actually turned out remarkably well. In fact, it was a hit with both me AND my middle-school Cartooning class. Continue Reading »
I wasn’t going to write about this. I really wasn’t. It seemed crass.
But then Brian wrote about it so I thought I’d at least explain what was going on. Apart from that, I’ve done a number of columns documenting when comics fans behaved badly, so I feel obligated to make sure you people hear about it when comics fans do something magnificent. Continue Reading »
My first indication that this was going to be a thing was when a co-worker came up to me on Friday and said, “I’m so sorry.” Continue Reading »
This-n-that. Some amusing links, some interesting books, and of course comics. Continue Reading »
Been really, REALLY busy this whole week, which is why this is going up considerably later than usual. But there were bits and pieces of sort-of-comics-related things going on throughout, with both my students and me, and I’ll tell you about those. Book signings, new publications, all kinds of things. Continue Reading »
It’s that time of year when I look at the pull list I have with my local retailer and decide what stays and what goes. Join me, won’t you? Continue Reading »
There is a large sporting event taking place tomorrow that has my hometown of Seattle in a frenzy not unlike the one in the old Star Trek episode “Return of the Archons.” You know, where the clock strikes six and everyone runs riot in the streets screaming “FESTIVAL! FESTIVAL! AH-HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!” Continue Reading »
This is just a thing that’s going around the internet at the moment and I thought it’d be a fun hook to hang a column on.
The question before the floor is, What Four Comics Changed Your Life? Continue Reading »
In all the years I’ve been embroiled with adventure fiction and comics and pulps and so on, whether it’s just reading it or writing about it or creating my own, there’s always been a contingent of folks sneering at the stuff. One of the pejoratives they hurl, over and over, is this– “It’s just escapism.”
I never understood that, even as a kid. My response then and now is Um… yeah. I know. So what? That’s the whole POINT. Continue Reading »
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