From The Road

Posted by on May 29, 2009 in General | No Comments

Barcelona is a marvelous city.  I’m here at the Hotel Catalana attending the nearby 27th International Barcelona Comics Fair. It makes San Diego Comicon look small.  Last year, they had over 120,000 guests. This year, they hope for more. They are good people. I’m here with Jim Lee, Diego Olmos and Marta Martinez celebrating the […]

Today In History

Posted by on May 18, 2009 in General | No Comments

Hitting newsstands exactly 70 years ago today, May 18, 1939: (Thanks, Mike’s Amazing World of DC Comics!) (Also, on a related note, happy Miracle Monday. If you don’t know what Miracle Monday is, no sweat–it just means you’re not one of the cool kids.)

Quick Update

Posted by on May 8, 2009 in General | No Comments

It’s not that I don’t have anything to say about the craft of comics this week–it’s that I’m too busy writing them to get my thoughts together, so thanks for your patience as I try to wrap up scripting THE UNKNOWN. In place of my usual weekly lecture, I will instead refer you to the […]

Covers: A Basic Primer

Posted by on Apr 30, 2009 in General | No Comments

“Artist, please draw more attention to the severed head.” Probably my favorite part of the editorial job–not co-plotting with writers, not copyediting scripts, not having the interns Google me all day–is working out covers. Part of that is because I’m a particularly visually minded editor, but mostly it’s because I still believe the cover is […]

Today In History

Posted by on Apr 18, 2009 in General | No Comments

Hitting newsstands exactly 70 years ago today, April 18, 1939: (Thanks, Mike’s Amazing World of DC Comics!)