May 2022 Books …

A bit of a short month, with a 30th anniversary salute to Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch, two new YA graphic novels, and a triple threat of nostalgic comics reading. The Black Echo by Michael Connelly This is the first of Michael Connelly’s books about LAPD detective Harry Bosch (actually, Connelly’s first novel ever), and 2022... Continue Reading →

My Podcast Debut …

I had a great time last night talking with Kerry and James from the SDCC Unofficial Blog about my 20+ year history with Comic-Con International: San Diego. You can watch or listen to our 45-minute conversation on YouTube (with video of me in my natural habitat … see the link below) or as an audio... Continue Reading →

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Join me this coming Tuesday on the Unofficial SDCC Blog’s LIVE broadcast as I talk about my 20+ year career with Comic-Con International. Not just a podcast, you’ll be able to hear and SEE me in all my ancient glory (there's a reason why one Hollywood publicist once called me “The Yoda of Comic-Con)! I’ll... Continue Reading →

Our Current Banner Image (#009) …

As I delve into my 20+ years at Comic-Con in my series "My Life in Comics," our new banner image for the blog for the next few months features "The World's Greatest Comic Magazine," the Fantastic Four. This comic book series by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby had a profound and lasting effect on my... Continue Reading →

Innocent Bystander CSN Funnies #5 …

Here's the fifth and final in a series of five original comic strips I did for Comic Shop News, the weekly newspaper distributed to those comic shops willing to pay for copies. (It used to be something ridiculously cheap, like five cents a copy; not sure what it is now. I still find new issues... Continue Reading →

Innocent Bystander CSN Funnies #4 …

Here's the fourth in a series of five original comic strips I did for Comic Shop News, the weekly newspaper distributed to those comic shops willing to pay for copies. (It used to be something ridiculously cheap, like five cents a copy; not sure what it is now. I still find new issues in comic... Continue Reading →

Innocent Bystander CSN Funnies #3 …

Here's the third in a series of five original comic strips I did for Comic Shop News, the weekly newspaper distributed to those comic shops willing to pay for copies. (It used to be something ridiculously cheap, like five cents a copy; not sure what it is now. I still find new issues in comic... Continue Reading →

Innocent Bystander CSN Funnies #2 …

Here's the second in a series of five original comic strips I did for Comic Shop News, the weekly newspaper distributed to those comic shops willing to pay for copies. (It used to be something ridiculously cheap, like five cents a copy; not sure what it is now. I still find new issues in comic... Continue Reading →

April 2022 Books …

I slowed down a little in April after a record-breaking (for me, at least) ten-book March … here’s what I read this month. Batman: The Long Halloween: The Sequel: Dark Victory Deluxe Edition by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale Despite the long title that borders on overkill (the series was originally called Dark Victory, and... Continue Reading →

My Life in Comics Part 8: Geeksville …

1998 changed my life, but it also made me realize that Innocent Bystander couldn’t survive on its own. Without a well-paying day job to support me, I couldn’t keep pouring money into a self-published comics series that couldn’t sustain itself. In short, minus the gory details, I went into considerable debt financing my so-called comics... Continue Reading →

Some Thoughts on Con-Going …

Last weekend (April 1-3), I attended WonderCon 2022 at the Anaheim Convention Center. This was the first time the show has been held since 2019, and truth be told, at that point in time I was gainfully employed by San Diego Comic Convention, better known as Comic-Con International, the same company who puts on WonderCon,... Continue Reading →

March 2022 Books …

An amazing Hollywood bio, a trio of comics-related histories, and a small stack of graphic novels make up my March readings … a record-setting (for me at least!) ten books for the month. Buster Keaton: A Filmmaker’s Life by James Curtis We seem to be undergoing a mini-renaissance devoted to the silent film comedic actor/writer/director... Continue Reading →

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