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Old Comic Book Day

In what we now know as “The Before Times,” today would have been the best day of the week, AKA New Comic Book Day. However, as noted last week, one of the many challenges we’re facing in the midst of this global pandemic – and, admittedly, one of the more minor inconveniences, all things considered […]

NCBD = NO Comic Book Day?

Today is New Comic Book Day, which is normally a happy occasion for those of who eagerly rush to our local comic shop (LCS) to pick up the latest four-color adventures. But this New Comic Book Day is unlike any other, in that it’s going to be the last one for an as-yet undetermined amount […]

#ComicsFinals

As mentioned in the previous post, Gail Simone has been running a #ComicsSchool on Twitter, a five day course that ends today – yesterday was a skip day – about writing comics. On the first day, the “homework assignment” was intended to simulate the process of developing a pitch, or a springboard, for a story […]

#ComicsSchool

#ComicsSchool

Starting today, Gail Simone is running what she refers to as a “craft experiment” on Twitter under the hashtag #ComicsSchool, intended to help people – of all backgrounds and levels of experience – learn about making comics. Click on the tweet below to view the full thread and details. It will last five days, and […]

Go Read It!

Just popping in quickly to say that this article about Wednesday Comics, the unique experiment that DC Comics launched ten years ago, is worth your time. And also that it’s time for DC to launch a sequel. Go read it! And also, while you’re here…

Post-Con Check-In

The last post mentioned that your humble (only because I’ve been humbled so many times) President and Publisher was going to be attending a convention. Since that time, the convention-attending has occurred, so I thought that I’d just pop in quickly and talk about it a bit. There is a lot I could say about […]

#ComicsSupporter

#ComicsSupporter

On Twitter, as he is wont to do, Alex Segura has started a discussion related to comics. Who was your first #comicssupporter – the person that helped you go from casual to serious fan? For me, it was my dad – who bought me my first new/off the rack comic, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #348. I’d read […]

Sunday Miscellany

It’s #SignalBoostSunday! Follow the link to find creators to support. I’ve often talked about the high degree of “comic book insecurity” I had as a young fan. That is, for a variety of reasons, when I was a kid I didn’t have stable, secure access to new comics. There were no comic shops within hundreds […]

My Latest Endeavor

My Latest Endeavor

I’ve been posting some infrequent comics at Journey Into Mediocrity, but I think it’s pretty clear that, while some of them are fun, and I do enjoy making them, my heart really isn’t in doing those sort of one-off (alleged) humor comics. (Which is not to say that I’m going to stop doing it.) I […]