PROJECT-IN-PROGRESS: AMERICAN CAESAR
Inks on a page by Eoin Coveney, hitting graphic novel shelves in 2015 from _______ ________
No, this does not mean that I’ll be handing out alcohol at my signings…but in the vein of recent one word teasers, I wanted to give you a preview of what I’LL be working on this year…and my plans for this weekend’s New York Comic-Con.
I’ll be signing copies of FRAGGLE ROCK, VOL.1 at the BOOM Studios/Archaia booth (#1344) on Friday, Oct. 11th (11-12, 230-4) and Sunday, Oct. 13th (10-1130, 1230-130), and will have copies of NINETY CANDLES and URSA MINORS! on hand for interested parties. I’ll be signing, sketching, discussing upcoming projects and generally being a pleasant creator with whom you can geek out over comics, movies, TV and the like.
Oh! And I have a beard now… so don’t be afraid my evil mirror dimension twin is trying to sucker you into some deadly plot. It’s me, now with added whiskers.
See ya at the show!
Quick soapbox…I normally don’t blog about this kind of stuff, but I’m feeling pretty raw about it, so please excuse this and I’ll get back to comics and soda soon.
I’ve just read four to five random news articles about kids shooting other kids for fun, kids discovering guns in their home and accidentally shooting a friend, father, sibling or themselves. Each article includes someone going on and on about guns and gun safety and how if “someone had just been more careful, my child would be here” and then it states that the child was given the gun for a present, or the parent or someone in the house had stored it in a closet or accessible area of the house, and I’m like…seriously?
I get upset when kitchen knives are left too close to my kids’ hands. I have to explain five times when people wonder why I feel uncomfortable about going to a gun range or skeet shooting. I try to avoid buying toys for my kids that have guns or fire missiles or rockets (though I’m not always successful about this, I’ll admit).
Why? Because MY KIDS ARE FOUR OR UNDER. Sure, they know what guns are and see it on TV and are exposed to shooting and missiles and violence by playing with kids at school or simply by being in the world where gun violence is depicted in books or on television or in movies…I mean, it’s OUT there. I do my best to limit their exposure to it, but boys will be boys and playing superheroes or having a laser will always be more exciting to them than playing with cars or pirate ships (oh, cannons. Whoops).And it frightens me that one day a child of mine will be out of my line of sight, or will at a friend’s or in school or simply out for a run or in the park and because someone had “just not been more careful” or had given their kid a gun for a freaking birthday or simply left a gun or firearm in an accessible location is going to take my child out of my life.
I’m saddened every day when reading the news, and incidents like what happened with Chris Lane or Damon Holbrook in Michigan simply make me want to hold my kids tight and never let them go. And when they do things that frustrate me or make me want to punish them into next year, I sometimes have to calm down, take a step back and remember that at least I still have them and I will do everything I can to keep them from harm.
Okay, I’ve said my piece. Back to posting Dr. Who pictures.
So, my pals at Topps.com are doing Wall Art Prints from our company’s vast archive of classic baseball cards. They made a video to show how it’s done. It’s pretty awesome, so please check it out.
IN STORES TODAY from IDW Publishing and Topps — stories from Phil Hester and John McCrea, Beau Smith and Kelley Jones, and Carlos Valenzuela and YOURS TRULY!
Get to your local store and join the attack, Nation
Mikan or natsudadai or tangerine… it’s a sour citrus.
Here in Japan its flavor is combined with salt to create a soda and it’s quite refreshing, actually!
Drink away those bad reviews, Man of Steel
DRINK UP, NEIL. CHALLENGE ACCEPTED
KINGS WATCH #1 by JEFF PARKER, MARC LAMING, ADAM STREET & SIMON BOWLAND. Cover by MARC LAMING and CHRIS SOTOMAYOR. Variant by RAMON PEREZ. Edited by me.
FLASH GORDON, THE PHANTOM & MANDRAKE THE MAGICIAN fight stuff to save the world. Pretty tubular.
I am SO onboard for this.
OH MY GAWD…. OH MY GAWDDDDDD… OH MYYYYY GGGAWWWDDDDDD
I can’t be the first one to have put this together, interwebs. Can I?
SHAME SHAME, INTERWEBS
FOLKS ON MY ADDRESS LIST: My gmail has been mass producing spam today. I’m really sorry about that. I seem to have stemmed the tide for now by changing passwords and adjusting access. My apologies again for the spam
The bottles I found in the Port Authority bus terminal had the OU symbol on it. Not all of them — just the flavors I tasted, orange, like three or four flavors
Thirty Seven, Season Two. VERY in season, apparently