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  • Archive for October, 2005

    Halloween is a GO

    –ksst–roger that, mystifyin’ readers–sst– your old pal the NASA Ghost transmitting from the void of deep space, beyond the plane of existence you all will be enjoyin’ some candy in tonight–kkrrsskkk-reaking up, hold onnn-kkrrss–read me, Houston? Copy that–I hear Marvel Comics did a new WHERE MONSTERS DWELL this month, if I were tangible I’d go [...]

    Cryptic Thursdays

    A new feature in which I say things and never fully explain them to your satisfaction, even if I know you well. For today, I’m bouncing all over the place because Marvel has just given me a powerful death ray with which I’ll be decimating cityscapes in 2006. And it’s not an X-book or anything [...]

    Bully for Boilerplate

    Teddy Roosevelt asks: Ain’t Boilerplate Great?

    Aw, I Used To Be Little

    Stand aside, knaves- this is MY day! Until October 25th becomes a nationally recognized holiday, I’ll keep honoring it myself… by eating things I like, blowing off work, etc. Fortunately I stopped physically aging some time ago.

    More Watterson

    Here’s another good article on Bill Watterson, but now he doesn’t seem to be painting as much as the last one indicated. Maybe just not with his father. I wish he’d put out a book of whatever he’s been doing, I don’t care that it’s not Calvin and Hobbes. My own Dad enjoyed C&H a [...]

    Dinosaurs, Cavemen, Human Torches

    Our MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR #5 is out now, with Manuel Garcia and Scott Koblish drawing some excellent Dinosaurs and Mammoths. Stop assuming it’s the “Marvel Baby Book” you childhaters, and pick up a copy. It’s also reviewed over at Silver Bullet Comicbooks this week, if you’re curious.

    Salute Rampage

    I’ve just gained more work time during the day, because this is the last of Fanboy Rampage. Graeme McMillan is no longer going to spend hours of his day searching the comics interweb for the ravings of the maladjusted to provide us with highlights. I don’t blame him, he’s surely lost some part of his [...]

    The Shame

    Cartoonist Steve Manale shared a classic “comics shop moment” with me yesterday. He picked up a couple issues of my Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four, creating this exchange: The kid at the counter :”Oh! These are written by Jeff Parker–the guy who did The Interman!” Me: “Yeah. I liked The Interman a lot.” The kid at [...]

    Unidentified Googled Objects

    Sorry I haven’t been posting this week, house-hunting foibles have occupied all my non-work time. One handy tool is the website mashup housingmaps.com which brings the power of Craigslist and Google Maps together as a useful and visual tool as you freak over how much houses cost. And now I see that another such mash-up [...]

    Stumptown Follies

    I finally looked at the pictures I took at Stumptown, and most blew. Way too dark to salvage any imagery. Here’s what few came out. That first one is Mercury Satellite Jesse Hamm mugging in between Excalibur Comics’ Debbie Fagnant and cartoonist/documentarian F.C. Brandt. On the left is… oh, I forget her name but she’s [...]

    John Hitchcock Presents

    Still reeling from being clobbered at the Stumptown Comicsfest, but I’ll try to put up some pictures soon. If in fact, I took any. Meanwhile, here’s an article showcasing PARTS UNKNOWN comics retailer John Hitchcock, an old buddy of mine. John’s tendency to drag classic comics’ greats like Al Williamson and George Evans down to [...]