The Splash Page

Posted by on Mar 13, 2009 in General | No Comments

Straight up, I will tell you that with the craptacularly unproductive week I have just had, I don’t feel qualified today to give anyone advice on how to count to ten, much less how to do comics. Still, I will soldier on, however briefly. The old school of thought was that having an eye-catching, dynamic […]

The Watchmen/Eureka Connection

Posted by on Mar 10, 2009 in General | No Comments

BOOM! co-founder and creator of the TV series EUREKA (comics on sale monthly from BOOM!) points out to me that there were no fewer than eight (!) EUREKA actors in WATCHMEN.  Three were non-speaking roles (Mike Carpenter and Clint Carlton, both stunt doubles on EUREKA, played Nite Owl I and Young Moloch and Chris (Buzz) […]

The Short Review

Posted by on Mar 6, 2009 in General | No Comments

On the whole, I’m very pleased with WATCHMEN the movie. It reminded me a lot of BRAZIL–not because of the 1985 connection or because it was just as long, but because WATCHMEN was a wholly immersive experience. We made a BOOM! outing of it and everyone went, so if you weren’t at our offices today […]

Jerry Robinson

Posted by on Mar 6, 2009 in General | No Comments

Attended a talk last night with Ross Richie and Chip Mosher at L.A.’s Skirball Center to hear the legendary Jerry Robinson speak about his career. It was great to hear the creator of the Joker talk about Bob Kane, Bill Finger, Siegel and Shuster, and a host of other comics legends. Kudos to interviewer Mark […]

A Few Quick Things:

Posted by on Feb 27, 2009 in General | No Comments

At MegaCon today, so not much time to blog, but: On the subject of the Black Art of Comic Book Punctuation, it turns out Comicraft’s Nate Piekos has it pretty much covered in this excellent post. We’re not 100% in agreement–as an editor, I hate hate hate hate seeing a question mark amplified with an […]