Monday, November 21, 2011

Kindle Fire: Yes or No?

Well with the holiday season just about here I see all the store ads online and in the papers pushing the big deals etc. And one of the biggest sellers this year is going to be the Amazon Kindle Fire. I've been longing for an Apple iPad since version 1 came out but could never justify paying that price, there was something always more important that came first. And with all the Black Friday sales they really want you buying electronics.

But I'm wondering with a super-affordable price tag of only $199 if the Kindle Fire is a good substitute? I know it obviously doesn't have all the features and the screen is smaller but can I make those concessions to have an affordable tablet of my own? Still not sure.

I'll probably keep thinking about it for sometime before I jump in and get one. Hopefully by that time some friends with have one I can check out and there will be more info online on how to use it and tweak the specialized Android OS that Amazon is using in it.

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Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Comixology for November

Lately I've been cutting down on my weekly comic book buying. With so many comics moving up to the $3.99 price point I've just become really vigilant about what I'm picking up. I've dropped quite a few books from the Big 2 and looking at my pull list for this month I don't seem to be getting any indy books. As a creator I really try to promote, push and purchase books from the other publishers. I guess November must be a fluke. I'll certainly try a little harder in December.

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Monday, November 07, 2011

Comics Bulletin

As most of you should know I've been writing a semi-regular column at Comics Bulletin for a while now. The column is called What Looks Good and I rotate with a two other great bloggers- Kyle Garret and Brandon Billups. This week I give you my choices for What looks Good in comics this week and also touch on DC's New 52 and their impact on sales at DC and for the industry as a whole. So please go check it out here.

The site just when through a great redesign. While you are there poke around and explore all the cool features, interviews, columns and reviews. It's a great site.

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Tuesday, November 01, 2011

National Graphic Novel Writing Month

Well to day is November 1st and when I was online checking out I saw a tab on the site titled 'NaGraNoWriMo'. I gave it a click and read some of the threads there. Please go and check it out yourself too. By the way is a great online store and its where I buy all my comics now. Anyway, basically this is about writing a graphic novel or illustrating pages or doing 3 individual issues. Basically its a take on National Novel Writing Month. It's about getting out there and putting on the pressure to yourself to produce and have fun.

So for me I'm going to use this as my starting point on getting back on top of The Venger: Dead Man Rising. The special is almost done and needs a few finishing touches. I'm going to get that done first. Then it will be some serious script revisions for issue #3 of the main series and working with the artist on getting that on track and complete.

I have been busy in my personal and professional life for a while now. And that busyness has really sandbagged this book. I need to fix that. And I will.

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Saturday, October 22, 2011


Just wanted to do a quick post praising this great website to get comic book trades and collectibles. I use Thwipster all the time. They have a daily email that goes out showing what the items for sale that day or week are. And these are at insane discounts of up to 80%. Today I ordered a few Marvel Masterworks at 70% off of cover price. So please go by and check them out and sign up for the emails. You'll love it.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Avengers trailer is LIVE

Well the first full trailer for the Avengers movie debuted online today. It has almost everything you could imagine in there- hints on the real villain, a great glimpse of all the guys in action and of course the obligatory fight scene between Cap and Thor! Obviously like so many other comics fans I am dying for May 12 2012 to get here. Everyone- Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Hawkeye, Nick Fury and Black Widow- looks great!

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Monday, August 22, 2011

The Avengers

Can't wait to see this movie next summer. The filming is almost over and some info has leaked. But I just love this pic- Captain America and Thor!

Avengers Assemble!

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Captain America Movie Trailer

Here's the newest movie trailer for Captain America: The First Avenger showing in previews this weekend.

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Thursday, March 03, 2011

Red Skull!

After seeing a quick glimpse of him during the Captain America mini-trailer during the Super Bowl we finally get a full reveal. Marvel released a fantastic shot of Hugo Weeving as the Red Skull in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly. A fantastic design that I am sure will look even better in the film.

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Monday, February 21, 2011

And the Winner Is...

Last year The Venger: Dead Man Rising was nominated for the Eagle Award for Favorite American Black and White Comic Book Series. Well because of my extended absence from the blog I never got a chance to update on the award.

The winners of the awards were announced on October 29 at the London MCM Expo, a fantastic comic book-movie-fantasy convention; sort of the British SDCC. Not surprisingly, The Walking Dead took the award in the category. And a well deserved win I might add.

I said before and truly believe that for me personally just having my book The Venger: Dead Man Rising included with all the other nominees was 'it' for me. Thanks to all our fans who helped put us on the ballot. Hopefully we can do it again!

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