Thursday, August 30, 2007

A little off the cuff survey

I was thinking about revamping my 'zine the other day (yeah, I know I do that more than I change my underwear but bear with me) and it got me to thinking: what would I change about Pulp Legacy if I was given unlimited power (like the Infinity Gauntlet or something). Then I thought, what would everyone else change? So here's my question: What thing or things would you change about PL? It could be the most minute thing or it could be a broad sweeping change. Both posts and comments will work on this one (I'll tell you what I'd change when everyone has weighed in).

Monday, August 27, 2007

Two Men Roughin' It

Well, not so much, but hey, it sounds tough. Just to let you know, having Seth Jones as a friend is a blessed thing. I was fortunate enough to tag along with him, his wife Adrianne, and their daughter Evey for the weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks. Here's Jones and I smoking some cigars during a rain delay at the Porto Cima golf course on the lake. I'd like to have you think that's rain on me there, but more than likely it is sweat. Neither here nor there...

Anyways, besides golfing at two great courses (Jones and I at the "Witch's Cove" on the Witch's Cove Golf course), I got to spend some quality time with the Jones'. Besides celebrating a milestone birthday for Adrianne, we were able to enjoy a relaxing weekend now that I'm closer to the Lawrence area. And besides a bout of rain we experienced early in our weekend, the weather was gorgeous, the company fantastic, and the trip enjoyable.

And of course, what would a post be without my favorite god-daughter, Evelyn. As Adrianne says, "she gets more beautiful with each day's start!" Yeah, she learned the stoic look from her father, who's signature pose looks pretty similar. Thanks to the Jones family for the weekend trip, glad I could be part of a great ride this past weekend.

You Are SO Jealous

So I have this trampoline sitting in my yard.
And you might ask yourself, "I wonder what a fat man jumping on a trampoline looks like?"
I'm here for you.....


Saturday, August 25, 2007

In the HOWSE!

Brad lent me the keys to the Pleg Blog!

Woot! Woot!

Have some Brubeck!:

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Pulp Legacy Pinup

It will happen. I guarantee it. The next issue of Pulp Legacy will have a new pinup girl. I've already got a handful of pics on the hard drive but the model in question wants to do another series. If I manage to get enough, I might just do a calendar...

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

The Journey Westwardly-ish

Well, first post on the new blog and I have to say, man, Marlan sure knows how to wear a hat. Just as a little update to you P-Leggers, I'll be driving out to Chanute, KS starting Friday, to temporarly relocate from Charlotte, NC. It's going to be a great experience heading there to help a friend with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) and for now, there's no timeline on how long I'll be out there.

The good news is that we had a weekend "going away for a while" party and Friday night we hit a great seafood restaurant LaVecchia's (here I am strangling my big-time friend Brian), then headed to Cosmo's to watch the lovely ladies out and about doing their thing and then ended the night appropriately at Uptown Cabaret (no photos, but plenty of 'make it rain' moves that night). There were about 12 of us in total that night and the bar tab she was a wee bit higher than I was expecting. Who knew you didn't get free drinks for leaving the city?

Saturday was equally entertaining as we headed over to Dan Norton's house. About 20 guests, great food, even better company, and it was a nice chance to say "see ya later" to all of my closest friends here in town. Pictured on the right are my good friends Wade and Shawna Knutson. Both are quality people in my book. Anyways, the drive begins at 5PM sharp on Friday, with my hopes of getting to Tunica, MS for some riverboat gambling probably a long shot, but hey, a guy can dream. I'll have plenty of pictures and stories to share on my 1100 mile drive out west. It's not a Comic-con convention, but hey, not everyone's life can be so blessed. Keep up the good blogging everyone, I'm a faithful reader!


Here's the first (of many sure to come) pic of our little fun time in Chicago

Pictured is (me) Brad Heitmeyer and Marlan Harris as the "asshole" (with awesome hat accessory) Picture by Seth "Miller Time" Jones


Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Post comic-con headache

I've had a headache since I got home from Wizard World. I think I de-geeked too quickly, and it's like a pop culture version of the bends.

I blame the Maxx.


I don't know if you guys heard (or got the email I sent out, but...)
On Sunday, comics lost one of its best.
Mike Wieringo, artist on such great runs on Fantastic Four, Spiderman, and The Flash- which made him a star, died of sudden heart failure at the young age of 44.
Since his run on The Flash, in the early '90s- he's been one of my greatest influences because he didn't caddy to the trendy styles of any time and seemingly refused to take the popular route of dark and realistic to sell a book. He was, and will always be, awesome.

Comics are definitely worse for his being gone.

It's taken me a day to gather my thoughts and be able to write anything.
Nothing could ever be spoken or written to fit such a tragedy.

I never had the pleasure of meeting him and am sad that I never will.

He will be dearly missed

If you're not familiar with his work, please honor his passing by visiting :

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Drunk Dialing

If you can't make it to Chicago, the consolation prize is a drunk dialing call from all the people who are there. The best part is that you have all kinds of drunken rants, off color jokes and tepid put downs on your voicemail that come in handy later on for blackmail and such (not that I would stoop to such shenanigans). Still, it's nice to know that even though your friends are 3 sheets to the wind, they still have the mental acumen to think about you at 2 am.

Friday, August 10, 2007

I'm the Only One in the Pool on this one...

Boost my Fantasy Moguls score!

Go see Stardust!

Opens Fri. Aug 10

Comics in Prison 5

Damn that Seth! I would have picked Amazing Spider-Man for my stay in prison. Barring that, I might ask for Fantastic Four, but only the Lee/Kirby run and the John Byrne run. The Lee/Kirby run kick started comics in the '60's and introduced so many characters and concepts, you can't help but be impressed. And then, of course, there's Jack.

The Byrne run, while it can't hold a candle to the earlier Lee/Kirby issues, is just plain fun. The run is long enough to develop the story and Byrne's art was at the top of it's game. If anything, the Byrne issues are a nice homage to those earlier FF comics.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Comics in Prison IV: What title would Jones take?

I'd have to take Amazing Spider-Man.

It's a title I already love... plus, there's lots of it that I haven't read yet. And it's a storyline that I wouldn't mind studying and reading and re-reading. The progression of Flash Thompson as a character. Norman/Harry Osbourne. The Kingpin. The Rose. Hobgoblin. Kraven. Todd McFarlane. Steve Ditko. JR. JRJR. Zeck. Gil Kane.

And if I'm ever short on toilet paper, there's always the clone saga.
I can see taking Batman or Superman (Detective or Action, naturally). Lots of issues, lots of history. But there's a little too much rainbow kryptonite, Bat-Mite and imaginary stories for me.
(You know what I mean when I say "imaginary stories." Don't try to make that joke, Trav.)

Monday, August 6, 2007

Comics in Prison: Addendum

Just so you know (or as if you care), you CAN get comics in prison. However, there are a few limitations that come with that.

Nothing violent or extremely graphic. To pick an example out of the air, you couldn't get close enough to sniff Alan Moore's Miracleman run.

Back issues would be extremely difficult to get, depending on where you are. If you have a good administrative staff, (i.e., not a bunch of up-the-ass conservatives) then yeah, prolly. Otherwise, you would have to get a subscription service directly from the publisher.

Solitary confinement is usually devoid of any such niceties like reading materials (again, depending on where you are...see above comment). It's just you and all the time in the world.

Assuming you're not going to be in the pokey for the rest of your life, you would actually have to leave any reading materials you recieve at said institution when you discharge your sentence.

So kids, if you are thinking about whacking a rival for your local capo, remember that you can pretty much kiss your comics goodbye.

Comments Anyone?

You guys realise that you posted comments as posts?
Replies to the post should be put into the little comments bar- that way while you're reading the replies you get to read all the interesting tidbits and additional commentary pertaining to the post. Rather than having to scroll thru an entire blog and discern what is a post and what is a reply/ comment, which would be all out annoying. (not to mention messy. Which isn't a good thing when trying to attract new members)

But that's just me. (My comments can be found in the comments of the original post)

Comics in Prison III: Hands Down...

Detective Comics. (It's a title, Mar, so I'm typing it correctly for the sake of history. I still make Comix, not khammeqz or whatever...)

Simply for variety, it's been running since 1937, and has introduced so many characters it ain't funny.

So yeah, hands down, as much as I'm a Superman guy, I'd go with the detective and as a bonus, I'd get the Manhunter and Martian Manhunter backups. Something to engage my mind.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Comics in Prison: Seth's question

Hmmm...good question. I would prolly have to narrow my choices to those titles that have been around for a good long time, like Batman or X-men. And then it would have to be a title or character that I would enjoy reading about. I'm assuming that it would be a continuous run of the same volume, not continuations like volume 2 (like Captain America or Spiderman). I'm also going to assume that the title doesn't have to be currently published (say, f'r example, Thor). So to get the most bang for my buck, I'm going to need a title that has been around since the 60's at the latest. Since I already own all but the first 120 issues or so of X-men, they're out. Batman? Maybe, probably even. Superman was just plain silly for years so he's out (yeah, Batman was silly too, but those O'neil and Adams stories of the seventies made up for it). Thor would be good if only for the Simonson run. Spiderman would prolly be neck and neck with Batman. But then there is the Fantastic Four and all that Kirby and Lee goodness. Hmm, this is tough. I'm going to have to say Batman, but it would be close. Real close. Does this mob boss owe me any other favors?

You can only have one run of comics... what do you choose?

Hey, great to see some posts all of a sudden!

So, I was driving today, and lost in thought, as usual (or talking on the cell phone, just to upset Marlan).

And I thought of a question I wanted to pose to you yahoos...

OK, you've been sentenced to 10 years in prison -- make it solitary confinement. But you took the fall for a major crime boss, so since you did him the favor, he's going to do you a favor... and while you rot away for the next ten years, he will send you a run of comics -- any single title -- from the very first issue to the most recent issue.

What series do you ask for?

You can't keep them, so don't choose for the sake of investment. They're only yours to read and return.

What series would most entertain you, have the most bang-for-its-buck, for ten years?

Tell me, I'm curious.

Jason's New Project...

I haven't been working on comix (so much) lately, and have favored the idea of an old-style radio adventure/drama. The script is written, has been rehearsed and now we're struggling to find the recording time. I'm hopeful that we'll have the basic tracks done by the end of the month.

Here's the teaser I shared with Seth a while back:

With this blog, I think I'll do more 'little films' like this, but have to find the time around my increasingly busy work schedule.

So, for now, until the recording is done, we'll all have to be patient. (Dammit.)

Saturday, August 4, 2007

so far, so good

well, it could be worse...but with four posts in a week (this counts as five) we could be doing a lot worse...keep posting people. And I'm sorry to say that I won't be going to Chicago this year...some personal issues have come up that will prevent me from going (ask Seth about it when he's really drunk) but I'll be waiting for my drunk dialing calls

Friday, August 3, 2007

Chicago in T-minus 6 days

For those going, I can only hope you've begun to muster such a "great" feeling- as I have.
For example:

For those that aren't- you should eat some Nutri-Grain.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Tommie is coming with us!

Just got an e-mail that Tom Spendlove will indeed be in Chicago! Holy cow! It's gonna be a Pulp Legacy geekfest! We'll have a quorum, and will be able to vote on whether Tom should be spared by Boba Fett despite not contributing to PL more... my vote... NAY!