Saturday, March 27, 2010

Dick Giordano 1932-2010

Dick Giordano Passes Away

I've been a big fan of Dick's since I started collecting comics. A great guy who always took time to handout free advise and encouragement.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Got my bound comics back!

Wow, they look super!

I got 12 books done total and couldn't be happier with the results. Needless to say I've got a lot of reading to do!

I sent these to a company in Texas named Library Binding Company...each cost a whopping $15! Of course, it took me awhile to create each cover...mostly out of art that I've inked, pencilled or commissioned. Very personalized.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Why Editing Matters

A great article about editing blogs, and writing in general:
It's vaguely about writing manga reviews but it applies to any other writing.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Spectacular Spider-Man #64 - the amateur version!

Ed Hannigan sent me over a copy of the orginal pencils from this cover. It was a blast to ink, but rather overwhelming in the details.


For everyone bitching about the healthcare bill, think about this: Now, you can't be denied coverage because of a broken foot when you were a kid (true story). Now, your parents can't be denied coverage because of blood pressure medication (another true story). Now, your insurance company can't kick you off the policy because you got sick (way too many true stories). "But now people are forced to buy health insurance", you cry. People are forced to buy car insurance too. "But people can choose not to drive", you cry some more. Yes, but people can't choose not to live (well, I suppose they could just kill themselves at that...hopefully, one of those people will be Glen Beck). No, there won't be any effin' death panels or rationed care, nor will the country become a socialist state (as if the previous administration didn't do enough to make that happen). It amazes how some people will believe anything told to them by a "famous" person like "Sarah Palin" (the air quotes were meant to be facetious both times). People were up in arms over medicare, too, when it was enacted in the 60's, talking about the end of our society. Well, just try and get medicare repealed today. That's a political death sentence. You don't like the healthcare reforms? Great. Move to Canada. Oh wait, they have universal health care too. Um, England. Nope, they got it too. Sweden? Same story for most of Europe. In fact, for those of you that state "We have the greatest healthcare system in the world!"....well, we don't. We're generally ranked in the low 30's amongst developed nations in healthcare (We are beating the Russian Federation for all you neo-cons out there). We spend far too much money and get far too little in return. Is this bill going to fix everything? Prolly not. We'll likely have to revisit the issue again. But it gets the ball rolling in the right direction. Which is something those Republican nay-sayers NEVER did. Thanks for reading, you can now return to your regularly scheduled blog reading.

Monday, March 22, 2010

I can't keep up with Spidey

This weekly Amazing Spider-Man schedule is killing me. I can't keep up. And the stories haven't been great lately.
The back issues are starting to pile up again... am I going to quit new comics again?

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A couple days in Seth's office

Sure, most of the time I'm at work I'm at my desk writing or editing copy, but then there's also some days like these:

Forgotten Comics Wars

Get caught up on Stephen (Swamp Thing) Bissette's brilliant blog here:





Then stay abreast of this. REALLY interesting stuff.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Comic Book Binding

Have any of you ever had comic books bound? I've recently sent off 12 collections to be bound into hardcovers. It's reasonably priced and seems like a good way to have my collection handy for casual reading.
Here's a cover I did for my binding of Suicide Squad...

Saturday, March 13, 2010

My websites...

I've recently updated my two websites. The art site has been the same for 30 years or so. Let me know what you think!