Wednesday, December 24, 2008
On Monday 22nd of December Ali Farrell, the wonderful, beauteous wife of Mr. Bill Rosemann, gave birth to a bouncing baby boy. All are doing extremely well. More info as it arrives.
Bill and Ali are close friends and I'm extremely happy for their new arrival - even more so that he was born on the day of my own Dad's birthday. Circle of life, I guess.
Now, if only I can convince them to call him Albert.....
I'd also like to add Locke and Key by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez
I've only just bought and read this over the weekend and it's fantastic - I heartily recommend it if you like your thrills even slightly twisted. Joe Hill writes a masterful plot and spot on dialogue for his characters - each one of them a gem. I truly don't know if I can wait for the next series to be collected - I may be tracking them down each month at the comic shop.
Gabriel Rodriguez's artwork creeps up on you perfectly. Taking in consideration it's inherent cartoonishness ( almost Phil Bondish - which is definately no bad thing in my book) it socks you over the head when the true horror is perpetrated. Perfect.
Friday, December 19, 2008
If you think you've got it rough with last minute holiday shopping, just imagine if you had to find the perfect gift for a teenage mutant, ornery sea king or thunder god!
With the holiday season in full swing, we asked Marvel writers, artists and editors what they'd get for the characters they work or have worked on to show their appreciation.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
It seems strange writing out his full name up there as, to me, he was just... Dad.
The pertinent facts are these : Dad had been suffering from Alzheimer's for the past few years and, after falling and enduring a stroke last week, he spent the last few days of his astounding life surrounded by those he loved and those who loved him. He was peaceful and calm at the end of the day on Friday - opened his eyes, lifted up his hands to greet those around him one final time and then slipped away.
He was probably the most generous, kind-hearted and selfless person I have ever had the privilege of knowing and loving and those who knew him, or even just had a passing acquaintance with him, would attest to this. He would help out anyone and would offer conversation and friendship to all. If this makes him sound like some kind of hero then, really, it's because that's what he was to me, my brothers and his grandchildren.
There are countless memories of my Dad and my brothers and I know that we're immensely lucky to have had a Dad about whom we can sit back, laugh, smile and remember fondly. If I have inherited only half of his personality and character attributes then I'm a very rich man, indeed.
Monday, November 3, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
...the completed Captain America pumpkinhead! A truly amazing piece of pumpkin carving ...
... highlighted superbly when the night creeped in and the candles were lit.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
"Mike Perkins's Desert Island Top 5 Records 2008-10-21 16:15:50
I'm back! I have a bunch of responses in the bag, so I'll try and put a few entries in the can and post 'em over the next few days.
Woo!So, yeah. Mike Perkins is awesome. He started my official Marvel sketchbook with a kickass Wolverine piece, tells totally funny and great stories and draws the hell outta everything he touches. Also, he says "record" instead of CD. I do that as well and it just sounds right to me.
Top 5 Records:
"Purple Rain" by Prince
"O" by Damien Rice
"Forty Licks" by The Rolling Stones
"How Can I Sleep With Your Voice In My Head?" by A-Ha
"To Tu To Tam" by Grzegorz Turnau
Check out Mike's blog for your daily taste of Perkins.Wait...that doesn't sound right... "
Friday, October 24, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Remember, remember the fifth of November....
That's when I'll be at "A Comic Shop" in WinterPark, Florida - along with the mighty Billy Tucci.
Followed by an appearance at the 2008 Miami Book Fair
November 14th-16th :
I'll be there with Bill Rosemann, Christos Gage and Brian Reed - and, I believe, I'll also be doing a portfolio review with Jessica Abel and Matt Madden. More info in a future post.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
This week, Marvel.com asked those talented folks what dream projects they still aspire to make reality someday.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
...and over at Secret Identity there's been a couple of things over the past few weeks starting with a chat I had with the Matman at the Nycomiccon. Please excuse the convention croak in my throat....
...and there's also an indepth review of the first issue of THE STAND in one of the boys' latest podcasts. It's around about the 35 minute mark but the rest of the episode is well worth listening to....
Friday, September 19, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
...and Publisher's weekly get's in on the act....
Friday, September 5, 2008
As well as the DeathRay magazine in the previous post, I believe there's some Stand coverage in this month's issue of SFX, too. Haven't seen it myself - but if that's the case the interview was conducted by multi-talented 2000ad, Class War, Star Wars and Indiana Jones writer - Rob Williams.
Monday, September 1, 2008
Since it's launch, Deathray magazine has been chock full of interest and remains an extraordinary read every month. There's a certain amount of respect for it's readership there and the articles are often well thought out and presented in an intelligent way.
There's a short article in this month's issue #15 about The Stand and me! Squeezed into the magazine at the last minute - of which I'm particularly happy as I LOVE this mag!
Friday, August 29, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Yancy Street Comics
Where you're treated like one of the gang!
3615 Universal Plaza
New Port Richey, FL 34652
SEPT. 13TH, 11AM-2PM MIKE WILL BE AT YANCY STREET TO SIGN COPIES OF "THE STAND", WHICH FOLLOWS IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL COMIC ADAPTATION FOR "THE DARK TOWER"
Monday, August 11, 2008
Monday, August 4, 2008
Friday, August 1, 2008
You can also check out The Stand Sketchbook up there, too. For FREE...
Monday, July 28, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 2008
This time, the big question is:
What's your favourite Spider-Man Team-Up?
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Up there on the Wizard site is an article about alternate futures with an illustration provided by myself and colourist Moose Baumann.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
I have an interview about the Stand, with the Birmingham Mail, up at :
This interview was conducted by a good friend of mine - Mr. Paul Birch. In fact, Paul got me my first work at Marvel! Being a truly concientious person, Paul would always recycle his paper and, whilst sending in some plot ideas to Marvel UK, he printed his ideas out on the blank side of one of my photocopies.
At that time Marvel didn't require the dependable assistance of Mr. Birch but...."who did the illustrations on the back? We could send some work his way!" And there you have it, my first work with Marvel UK....with Dan Abnett writing... on Biker Mice From Mars!
There's also a link in the Birmingham Mail interview to another chat I had with Paul. If you ever wanted to understand the inner churnings of some of the final days at CrossGen comics then go and check it out.