WILL EISNER: CHAMPION OF THE GRAPHIC NOVEL

WILL EISNER: CHAMPION OF THE GRAPHIC NOVEL

A lavishly illustrated coffee table book traces (and contextualizes) Eisner’s career as groundbreaking cartoonist, businessman, educator, graphic novelist, and ultimately, evangelist and champion of the comics form as art and literature. Intro by Brad Meltzer, text by Paul Levitz. READ MORE

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Sept 17 – Carousel

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Sept 28-30th Baltimore Comic Con

A great convention for folks who love comics.

[ 0 ] May 30, 2018

RANDOM COOL STORIES

Empty chairs

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[ 0 ] September 2, 2018

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One of the most distinctive rituals at DC in the early 1970s was the walk down the aisle to get a cover designed. The newsstand […]

[ 3 ] August 19, 2018

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Deep into a chronological binge re-reading of Ed McBain’s 87th Precinct novels, a project long on my to-do list. I was introduced to the series […]

[ 3 ] June 2, 2018

Curating memory

The ACTION COMICS celebration volume is hitting stores this week, so I thought I’d jot down a few thoughts about it and my journey with […]

[ 2 ] April 9, 2018

Reading For Inspiration

Most writers have books they’ve read that are inspiring, not simply in their general quality, but in specific ways for specific projects. One such book […]

[ 0 ] March 8, 2017

The Joys of Mail

I always was fond of the mail. Goes back at least to when the subscription copies of ACTION COMICS would arrive (from the $1 sub […]

[ 2 ] February 27, 2017

Random Causality?

I stumbled across a piece by Tom Brevoort about some of the first comics he read as a kid, in which Tom took joy at […]

[ 4 ] February 12, 2017

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[ 1 ] January 17, 2017

Remembering

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[ 5 ] December 12, 2016

Non-profitable dreams

Digging in the storage unit today, I ran across an odd artifact: the letterhead of the Narrative Art Alliance Inc. Never heard of it, huh? […]

[ 0 ] September 7, 2016
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