What an amazing four days. There was so much to see, so much to do, so much to buy! So many people to talk to! So many, many, many panels to attend.
I present to you the phenomenal artwork from the place I’ve been know to call a “cultural wasteland”; each and every one of these creators puts a lie to those words.
As I wandered through the four days of PCC 2011, I had the opportunity to ask attendees and guests, alike, how they’d handle what we all know is the impending Zombie Apocalypse. Here is what they had to say to this pressing question:
If you woke up tomorrow and it was the zombie apocalypse, what would you do?
Big Names Turn Out to Celebrate Beloved Retailer’s Success & Growth Artists, writers, fans, and friends are expected to flock to Jesse James Comics on Saturday, August 27, to celebrate the store’s second anniversary and the expansion of the shop. Award winning writer, John Layman (Chew) will be on hand (from 12-6), as will many other comic [...]
I have a long list of things to write about; near the top of the list is a long overdue Local Lifesavers: Atomic Comics. Now it’s too late. I learned yesterday evening that Atomic Comics has shuttered all four locations. My first reaction was to yell, very loudly, WHAT THE FUCK?!? Next, I called my [...]
Chew is great stuff: an engaging police mystery that is by turns funny, bizarre, intriguing, funny, touching, thought-provoking, funny, sick (in the good and bad meanings of the word), and, if I didn’t already mention it, really, really hilarious.
“Phoenix Comicon supports Kids Need to Read like no other convention supports a charity,” says Denise Gary, Executive Director of KNTR. “None of them come close to doing for their sponsored charities what Phoenix Comicon does.”
Comics, collectibles, and ice cream; oh my!
Yes, Stan Lee was there. And big guns from Marvel and DC. Of course, Todd McFarlane is a local dude, but he gets enough press already. But aisle after aisle after aisle (this ended up being a VERY BIG CONVENTION) was filled with incredible artists, writers, publishers, and one very special retailer (we’re getting there [...]
Maybe it’s the heat; it keeps ‘em
inside … drawing, writing, dreaming. Maybe the low humidity
creates an unquenchable thirst to create.
Phoenix Comicon runs May 26-29, 2011. The guest list is beyond belief: Stan Lee, Leonard Nimoy, Todd McFarlane, George Takei, Adam Baldwin, Billy Dee Williams, Bruce Boxleitner, Cherie Priest, John Scalzi, Wil Wheaton, Elvira, Kristin Bauer … And those are just the names that even geek-challenged individuals would recognize.
Deadpool on the top rack, Zatanna on the bottom rack…
DOOM! Magazine introduces a new interview series featuring the writers and artists who bring our favorite comics to life.
Robert Kirkman’s new comic, “Super Dinosaur” launches next week. DOOM! Magazine talks with the prolific and versatile comic writer about zombies, dinosaurs, and keeping the bloody stuff separate.
There’s a marvelous interview on Marvel.com with writer John Layman (“Chew”) and artist Lee Garbett (“Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne”) about Marvel’s special annual series “Identity Wars.”