On top of the world, Ma!

Recently, ComicBookResources.com announced that Christopher Sebela and Ibrahim Moustafa’s thrilling high altitude noir comic High Crimes, originally published digitally via MonkeyBrain Comics and currently nominated for the Best Digital Comic award at this year’s Eisners, would be getting a print edition via Dark Horse. A collection that I’m very proud and excited to be editing! Continue Reading “On top of the world, Ma!”

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Easter Eggs That Only I Care About

I’m lucky enough to have been drawn into/referenced in a few comic books. You can read about them here, here, here, and here. These are Easter Eggs, if they’re even special enough to be called that, which I’m sure most people don’t notice. But—naturally—to me, they’re awesome!

Here’s a bunch more from last year that I’m eternally grateful for, but I haven’t had a chance to blog until now. Continue Reading “Easter Eggs That Only I Care About”

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My 2013

This year, I…

-Got engaged to an amazing woman.

-Wrote my first comic.

-Received my first editor credit in comics.

-Got promoted to associate editor.

-Traveled to…

    Seattle, WA
    Lexington, KY
    San Diego, CA
    Bend, OR
    Chicago, IL
    Newport, OR
    Toronto, Ontario
    Boston, MA

-Ran over 100 miles.

-Read over 70 books and graphic novels.

-Gave the acceptance speech at the Eisner Awards when Dark Horse Presents, on which I work, won its second Best Anthology award. It also won it’s second Harvey Award in the same category this year.

-Attended my third consecutive Lollapalooza.

-Participated in my fifth consecutive Movember fundraiser as part of a network that raised nearly $30,000.

-Drank Bourbon on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.

-Saw my sister graduate from college.

-Moved in with my best friend.

-Edited my first book (The Black Beetle Vol. 1: No Way Out) that ended up on a ton of year end “Best of” lists.

-Worked on 69 different comics and books published/released in 2013.

-Lived with a cat for the first time.

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What I Do For A Living

When people ask what I do for a living I usually explain that I work at a comic book publisher and vaguely run down a few of my responsibilities. Each different rank of editor performs a ton of different tasks, all of which help publications reach their pinnacle before becoming available to the reading public. Some of these tasks are extremely interesting and some of them are fairly dull. All of them are extremely necessary and important to the production of comics, but listing them all doesn’t usually make for interesting conversation. Long story short, I don’t think many of us editorial folk explain all that we do very often, because it’s a pretty lengthy list of responsibilities.
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My Year in Graphic Novels: 2011

Much like last year, as opposed to a “Best of” list, I’ve compiled a list of what books I read in 2011.

The books are listed chronologically based on when I finished them. Notable reads are marked in italics. The novels I read were work related, but otherwise, this doesn’t include stuff I read specifically for the purposes of my job.

Here’s the list of the 50+ books I enjoyed this past year.
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Talking Shop: Orchid

A few months back, I mentioned that I was lucky enough to be working as an assistant editor on some of Dark Horse Comics’ biggest launches of the Fall. The first of those books, Tom Morello and Scott Hepburn’s Orchid, is less than two weeks away from its premiere, so I thought I’d do a blog post about it. Continue Reading “Talking Shop: Orchid”

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My Year in Graphic Novels

I envy the comics readers, critics and bloggers who confidently feel they have surveyed enough of the year’s comics work to make a list explaining which books were the best. I always feel like I’m playing catch up, reading comics from recent and long passed history more often than current and groundbreaking graphic novel work. Perhaps it’s because comics is one of those industries that—if you work in or around it—doesn’t often leave you with a ton of extra cash to spend on the works you’re always hearing and reading about—at least not enough moolah to spend on all of them. I think that’s why most of my graphic novel reading over the past few years has been comprised of things I’ve either been gifted, gotten free (comps, review copies, other people’s most welcome cast offs) or found available for deep discount.

Make no mistake, I read some great books during the past year that were also published in 2010, but did I read enough of what was published to accurately make a “Best of 2010” list? Sadly, I’m not sure I did. As Jessie Spano once said, “There’s never enough time!” Continue Reading “My Year in Graphic Novels”

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SUPER TIMELY BLOG POST ALERT! My Comic-Con experience in bits and pieces.

I went to my first San Diego Comic-Con three weeks ago. Long story short, it was a work-filled, more or less sleepless, alcohol-infused 6-day bender of nerdiness. Long story even shorter, I had a blast.
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