TweetOccasionally, I bid on items at Heritage Auction‘s Internet auctions. One of the lots included many comic art portfolios, and included in the lot was a portfolio from Sojourn magazine.
TweetStephen Bissette is one of the morbid masters of horror comics, having gained fame for pencilling Saga of the Swamp Thing, publishing Taboo, and blogging about all sorts of horrific movies and comics! Currently, he resides in bucolic White River Junction, Vermont, teaching at the Center for Cartoon Studies. Currently, over at his website, he […]
TweetToday is Free Comic Book Day Halloween ComicFest! Today is the day kids beg trick-or-treat at local retailers, while adults are out cavorting in costumes at various bars, practicing for Santa Con in December. Myself, I’ve ordered bundles of these Halloween comics, and my siblings in Nebraska and Colorado will handing out copies to trick-or-treaters on […]
TweetEvery year, New York Comic Con changes and grows, and they get most of it right, and some of it wrong. Every year, during the last hour of the show, Lance Fensterman and his senior team sit down and take questions from the audience regarding how well the show went, what concerns attendees have, and […]
TweetI got five hours of sleep last night, yet managed to navigate the show fairly well. Basically, my brain was on the same power-saving strategy my smart phone was using, and aside from weary feet, I managed quite well. I had various panels scheduled, but after seeing the line for the JMS workshop, gave up. […]
TweetWell, Team Beat is out in force, scurrying around Javits, meeting people we know, discovering stuff we kinda knew about but forgot, and just immersing ourselves in comics culture! So, here are some pictures from yesterday, taken by yours truly via my cellphone, before the ICV2 Conference convened.
TweetTwo years ago, I was gobsmacked when Heidi proclaimed October 10 as “Torsten Day”. Now, there wasn’t a celebration that day, or last year, so I don’t know if it’s an on-going holiday or just one of those days where I get a nicely-lettered proclamation with an embossed seal, suitable for framing. Since there wasn’t […]
Tweet Whether it’s your first time, or your eighth, here are some suggestions on how to survive what is a mixture of Times Square on New Years Eve crossed with the West Village Halloween Parade. Last year saw 116,000 attendees making the pilgrimage to the Javits Center, and while a similar number is expected this […]
TweetWell, once again, we are repainting the kitchen to hide the stains we couldn’t clean, the comics cellar is being refiled, the liquor bottles refilled, and the linens have been burnt, per EPA regulations. (And the capuchin monkeys have been bribed with money directly wired to their E*Trade account.) The Beatrix shall return shortly from […]
TweetStuntmen on location to rig stunts for a “Kick-Ass 2″ party save a distraught woman from jumping. Police were called about 2:40 p.m, but before they arrived the stunt men grabbed some harness rigging and scaled a security fence at the 33-story high-rise. They talked to a security officer who told them the woman was […]