We’re living in savage times, and resorting to physical violence is becoming more and more common, as is using metaphors for violence to make a point. Mark Waid did that, unwisely the other day in a tweet now removed he wrote “It’s to David Gabriel’s enormous credit that he somehow chooses, every day, not to put […]
I watched Wrestlemania last night for the first time since 2004. At ‘Mania XX it was John Cena’s first appearance at a WM, and Eddie Guerrero and Chris Benoit won the two big titles and celebrated in the ring together at MAdison Square Garden and it seemed like a huge win for the little guy. Of course […]
In a meeting at President-Elect Donald Trump’s Mar-A-Lago estate yesterday, Reuters photographer Jonathan Ernst managed to snap a photo through the window of Issac Perlmutter, Marvel’s CEO, along side Trump. The long lens and bad shooting conditions give the photo a suitably demonic glaze. As for Ernst, I hear he’s up for a role in Rogue Two.
Exploding appliances are definitely having a moment, and on FB legendary creator Jim Starlin warned of a dangerous run in with his soda maker – complete with graphic photos. WARNING!!! My Sodastream soda maker blew up on me yesterday, sending me to the emergency room. The pressure release value obviously malfunctioned, an entire CO2 canister […]
It’s one of the most durable licenses in comics: the WWE. And this time, Boom! is doing the honors, as revealed in the LA Times with a John Cena illo by Jamal Campbell. “Here at Boom! we’re thrilled to be a part of WWE’s return to the comic book medium,” said Boom! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt […]
Something is stirring in Artist Alley. As with every other aspect of the comics business, selling art in Artist Alley has become a lot bigger deal with the increasing number of comics conventions. We’ve all seen the gradually rising banks of prints and sketches poking up, like real estate development gone bad. It wouldn’t be […]
I received a nice note asking me to promote this Kickstarter for aComic Book Convention Survival Guide by Kyle Rose and Matthew Bernard. The Comic Book Convention Survival Guide combines years of convention expertise into one convenient location where it can be shared with the world. It will ensure that our readers become well informed […]
Fan favorite nerdlebrity Norman Reedus has become an icon as the zombie-stompin’ Daryl Dixon on The Walking Dead. But despite his amazing survival skills he was not able to repel a real bite attack by one of his greatest fans.
The wrestling/comics connection has always been strong, from their shared roots in carnival strongmen singlets to former grappler CM Punk’s writing comics career. And here’s a new one: Muscle Temple, an indie comics anthology spotlighting the squared circle that is currently being crowdfunded. Frank Gibson of Tiny Kitten Teeth is leading the rumble. which will include work by Maddy Flores, Sam Alden, Box Brown, Amanda Meadows, Zac Gorman. According to Gibson:
Baby on board musician/provocateur Amanda Palmer and hubby did in waiting Neil Gaiman staged a pretty spectacular event at the New York Public Library yesterday, as the eight months pregnant Palmer recreated Damian Hirst’s statue Verity with body paint. The event was well captured in social media.