Thursday, May 20, 2004

"The ear thing... it's pretty twisted, I think." 

Over at Barbelith they're discussing Bite Club. Go see the discussion of a David Hahn image mistakenly attributed to Frank Quitely.

Meanwhile, in his column at Broken Frontier, Matt Maxwell has correctly attributed his praise for Eric Shanower's Age of Bronze and Jeff Parker's The Interman (There's no permalink, yet, but if the column is gone, check the archives for May 13, 2004, or thereabouts.)

Speaking of Parker, his Calgary Con report, with mentions of Mercury's Karl Kesel, is up at The Mystifying Oracle. Even more interesting is his post in which he notes that all five of the nominees for the Eisner Award for "Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition" do, in fact, deserve wider recognition. Click over and check out the creators whose work you don't know, but should.

And the CBLDF is working to draw attention to The Parent's Empowerment Act. You can read the link, then discuss the matter at Reason magazine or Newsarama

Tuesday, May 11, 2004

My latest news writes its own punchline. 

Nat Gertler and I have been working on something interesing...

Read the interview with Nat at Comic Book Resources. The book is due out in July.

In other news about me, here's the cover to the next Perdition book, wonderfully colored by Dave McCaig:

Monday, May 10, 2004

"Working in a room with others helps me avoid the self-mutilating, cabin-fever lunacy for which I'm becoming increasingly well-known." 

The Mighty Mercury Interview just went up at the pulse.

Sunday, May 09, 2004

"No problem at all with human sacrifice." 

Matthew Clark informs me that the people at the Superman Homepage have posted an interview with Matt and his collaborator on Adventures of Superman, Greg Rucka. It's a good interview, offering a look at the personalities behind the work. I'd really like to show you some of Matthew's Superman pencils. Maybe if I promise to knock it off with the links, he'll send me some scans.

There's a thread on the Comics Journal message board discussing the first ever Stumptown Comics fest a small-press extravanganza to be held right here in Portland, Oregon on June 6th.

As I write this, Jeff Parker and Karl Kesel are wrapping up their day at a comics convention in calagary. If anyone has any funny photos of either of them, send them to me at slieber234@yahoo.com

Thursday, May 06, 2004

"What happens at a con stays at the con" 

"(David Hahn is) better than some but worse than others: while he's no Nascar driver, I'd pit him against a driver barely able to see, seatbelt flapping, blinker still on, driving 20 in a 35, cell phone talking driver. David" Boogaloo" Hahn now taking 3 to 1 odds. "

Andrea Speed of Comixtreme has interviewed Matthew Clark. Click now before she realizes what she's done.

Here's an update on Dave Cockrum's illness and recovery by Cockrum himself. Looks like things are going better, but he's still got a long way to go. Those of you who are interested in helping out can order the tribute book .

A few posts back I suggested that, for purely practical reasons, activist energy would be better spent on supporting black and white, creator-owned titles than full-color, work-for-hire, corporate books. Ken Lowery has taken this to heart. He and some other bloggers are giving away a pile of cool books and such to promote titles they think are worthy of your attention. This time around it's Brian Wood and Becky Cloonan's Demo.

Wednesday, May 05, 2004

Big interview with Jim O. 

The Pulse has posted a terrific interview with Jim Ottaviani about Suspended in Language, his forthcoming graphic novel about the life and work of Niels Bohr. The interview is salted with some very cool panels by one of the artists Leland Purvis, who illustrated most of the book.

I had a great time illustrating a Bohr story for Jim, years ago in Two-Fisted Science. Bohr is an fascinating character, one of the giants of the 20th century, and Jim's enthusiasm for him is infectuous, to say the least. I can't wait to sit down and read this one. Leland has brought pages from the book to the studio a few times, and it's been exciting to see the work grow. This preview will give you a taste for the story and a look at Leland's endlessly inventive (yet scrupulously clear) ways of laying out a page.

Suspended in Language is listed in the MAY Previews, on page 314, ("think of Pi") along with the awesome quantum teleportation poster by Roger Langridge . Preorder them both at your local comic book shop.

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