30.Apr.2013 Stumptown Comics Fest 2013: The Booty
Stumptown Comics Fest is an excellent comic, small press, and art convention in (as of this weekend) sunny Portland, Oregon. Here are some examples of the rad stuff you can get if you attend this awesome show!
22.Apr.2013 Learning my medium by doing
I’m not a writer. I can write. I’ve been paid to write. But I know writers. Real writers. Sit down and type for hours because they have to writers, agonizing over every word writers, write or go crazy writers… And I’m not one of them. Still, that doesn’t mean I don’t have a story to [...]
09.Mar.2013 The short story behind Tremors comics
Been meaning to write this blog post for about a year now, so some of the details might not be exactly right, but here’s the story… I’m a huge fan of the Tremors movies. If you’ve known me for a while, odds are it’s come up at some point because I’m always happy to talk [...]
08.Feb.2013 Gamma-infused Pizza Party
If you picked up the truly excellent Dark Horse Presents #20 last month, you had the distinct pleasure of reading a radical little story by Ulises Farinas and Erick Freitas. Comics Alliance wrote a great piece about the nostalgia-fueled pop culture-laced fun bomb of a comic that is Gamma, so I suggest you read what [...]
07.Feb.2013 Black Beetle’s wild ride
If you’ve been following me on twitter or tumblr recently, you’ve probably seen a few posts about Francesco Francavilla’s noir superhero masterpiece The Black Beetle. BB‘s the first comic that I’ve edited solo from the get go and it’s been a distinct pleasure working with someone as passionate and enthusiastic as Francesco. Dude’s pretty damn [...]
22.Jan.2013 My Year in Books: 2012
Because I’m too much of a punk to compile a “Best of” list—and never feel I’ve read enough of the year’s top contenders to make a decent one—I’m continuing what’s become a bit of an annual tradition… I’ve compiled… …A LIST OF THINGS THAT I READ IN 2012! Get excited!
02.Jan.2013 Another Jim Gibbons comic book appearance
Remember, back in September, when I relayed a story about how artist Evan Shaner had added a Jim Gibbons-related Easter egg to Buddy Cops, a story appearing in Dark Horse Presents? Well, that ain’t the only Jim Gibbons comic reference anymore!
24.Sep.2012 I’ve truly entered the comic book world.
If you read comics for long enough and pay attention, you’ll begin to notice that writers and artists love to work tons of references into their work. Subtle references, clever references, inside jokes, bizarre gags and obscure imagery that are often a treat for eagle-eyed and perceptive readers. Sometimes it’s as simple as a song [...]
14.Aug.2012 San Diego Comic-Con 2012: The Booty
Once again, I didn’t spend much cash this year, but here’s what I brought home from Comic-Con International…
23.Jul.2012 San Diego Comic-Con 2012: The Photos
Continuing my Comic-Com International recollection for 2012 after posting a list of highlights a few days ago, here are all the photos I took at this year’s show. In year’s past, I’ve come home from San Diego only to realize I took about five to ten photos that in no way showcase the Comic-Con experience. [...]