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Sept 17 – Carousel

Sept 17 – Carousel

[ 0 ] September 2, 2018

A fun event at the Society of Illustrators — appearing with Tim Hamilton to talk BROOKLYN BLOOD, and get a look at some other talented folks’ new projects. https://www.societyillustrators.org/events/carousel-comics-performances

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Empty chairs

Empty chairs

[ 0 ] September 2, 2018

With the recent run of deaths of comic creators from the generation who worked from the ’50s onward, it occurs to me that depth of emotional reactions from those of us who came into comics may use some explanation. Like so many out there, we had grown up on the work of folks like Steve […]

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Moments from the Bronze

Moments from the Bronze

[ 3 ] August 19, 2018

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 was still virtually the only form of distribution of comics in America, and conventional wisdom held that the cover was by far the most important aspect of a comics’ sales […]

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Brooklyn Blood Spills To Applause

Brooklyn Blood Spills To Applause

[ 0 ] July 20, 2018

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER Comics Veteran Paul Levitz on ‘Brooklyn Blood’ and His Eisner Hall of Fame Nomination by Graeme McMillan “I like to feel that I played a part in making comics a better field for creative people,” says the writer, editor and executive. Paul Levitz is having quite the year. The veteran comic book […]

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Small World

Small World

[ 0 ] June 25, 2018

It’s hard to explain to folks who’ve come into comics in the era of conventions the size of small cities, but comics was a very, very small world fifty years ago. American comics had maybe a couple of hundred active creative people involved, and fandom was a small (but fiercely interconnected) world. The 1971 NY […]

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An infuence examined

An infuence examined

[ 3 ] June 2, 2018

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 decades ago by Mark Hanerfeld, my predecessor on The Comic Reader, and read something like the last half of them as they came out and the earlier ones as I […]

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Sept 28-30th Baltimore Comic Con

Sept 28-30th Baltimore Comic Con

[ 0 ] May 30, 2018

A great convention for folks who love comics.

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Publishers Weekly on ACTION CELEBRATION

Publishers Weekly on ACTION CELEBRATION

[ 0 ] April 14, 2018

A brief interview about the ACTION CELEBRATION hardcover I edited went up on PW. Check it out. https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/comics/article/76612-dc-marks-80-years-of-action-comics-and-superman-with-hardcover-tribute.html

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Curating memory

Curating memory

[ 2 ] April 9, 2018

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 ACTION. In a way, I came to comics through ACTION, as #300 was brought to me by my babysitter when I was 6, the first comic I remember owning. I’d […]

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Reading For Inspiration

Reading For Inspiration

[ 0 ] March 8, 2017

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 for me was John Brunner’s TRAVELER IN BLACK. It’s a collection of Brunner’s stories about an unnamed protagonist, a man “of many names, but a single nature,” who travels a […]

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