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  • Archive for March, 2006

    Guys and Dolls

    With these romance rewrites, I have to find my way into the new story that I’m grafting onto the original. I stare at panel after panel until one finally offers up the dialogue that should be there, and then I start building the story around that one. Here’s the one from the latest ROMANCE REDUX [...]

    DINER DEMON!

    The second ROMANCE REDUX (Guys and Dolls) is in comics shops now, where once again we do comedic spins on old Marvel romance comics that really, were already funny. But I’m particularly happy with the one I worked on which is called “Diner Demon,” so please pick it up.

    EMERALD CITY this weekend

    Despite ongoing confusion about where I am or will be regarding comics shows, I WILL BE at The Emerald City Show in Seattle this weekend. I’m going to try to be there Saturday and Sunday, but it’s possible I will only be there sunday ’cause Karl Kesel is nice enough to let me ride shotgun [...]

    No HEROES For Me

    Well, fart. Just as I was smiling about how the Charlotte Heroes Convention was lined up to be just a week away from my cousin’s wedding so I could plan our big North Carolina trip better, then I find out our friends’ wedding is that weekend. And Allie’s a flowergirl in that, so I can’t [...]

    Northern Lights Auditions!

    Open auditions have begun in the UK for the girl who will play Lyra Belacqua of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy, and I nominate my daughter Allie. I don’t care if she’s ten years too young and not British, she can crawl through pipes just like Lyra! I’m especially curious as to who will [...]

    Yeah, but Ben Dies In Quicksand

    Okay, maybe he gets out of it. Anyway, the Fantastic Four encounter the Black Panther in issue 10 of Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four, and here’s a review of it from Silver Bullet Comicbooks’ Ray Tate.

    Trigger-Happy Tomm

    I was just enjoying looking over some more Tomm Coker art from our upcoming story. He has such a terrific range of influences like Micheluzzi and Toppi and makes it look so fun to draw, when I know dang well it’s really hard. I also like looking at the pencils compared to the inks. I [...]

    RIP Gordon Parks

    There’s a piece on NPR about Gordon Parks, who just died. I’ve been in some awe of Parks ever since watching the A&E Biography of him a few years ago and pondering just how many things he did. Our modern culture is overly concerned with specialization and we constantly send the message to the public [...]

    Cover Girl: ULTRAVIOLET

    My old cubemate from Sony Animation, the talented Ben Ferrer, just wrote saying he saw my credit on ULTRAVIOLET this weekend and I looked to see what files I had left from that job. Not much, because it was done a year ago exactly, but I did dig out three stages of the fake comic [...]

    I Used To Read

    Another piece for Steven Gettis’ cool website where comics artists draw pictures based on literature they like. That’s Arturo Perez Reverte, author of The Club Dumas and Alatriste, which is soon to be a movie with Viggo Mortensen. Dark Horse writer/editor Scott Allie put me onto his work a while back, and it’s brilliant stuff. [...]