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July 27 – Anyone Comics in Brooklyn

July 27 – Anyone Comics in Brooklyn

[ 0 ] July 2, 2018

Come celebrate the publication of my first original in 40 years, BROOKLYN BLOOD, collected into a single volume by Dark Horse. Tim Hamilton and I will be at Anyone Comics in, obviously, Brooklyn, and hope to see you there! 7-8 pm 1216 Union Street

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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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30th Baltimore Comic Con

30th Baltimore Comic Con

[ 0 ] May 30, 2018

September 28th, 2018

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San Diego Comic-Con International

San Diego Comic-Con International

[ 0 ] May 30, 2018

July 18th-22nd Once again, I’m honored to be a special guest of the wonderful San Diego Con.

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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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A Conversation With Karen

A Conversation With Karen

[ 4 ] March 4, 2017

  I was privileged to have my good friend and long time colleague Karen Berger at the Columbia class I co-teach with Jeremy Dauber.  Happy to share with you a transcript of that conversation.   PL: Karen comes into the story (of comics) at the beginning of the 1980s at your age, basically, fresh out of college. […]

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The Joys of Mail

The Joys of Mail

[ 2 ] February 27, 2017

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 I talked my mom into letting me order from ACTION #300 when my babysitter brought it for me). I gave up the subscriptions after my dog arrived in my life; […]

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