Thursday, January 29, 2009

PRE- PARTY

Many of you might not know about the NYCC Pre-Con Party happening at Dave & Buster's on Thursday, Feb. 5th from 5:30-7:30 P.M. in Times Square. This is the first ever pre-con party, which will benefit The Hero Initiative . With a $10 dollar donation you receive 5 raffle tickets to have a chance at winning several sweet items, including two $25 gift cards to Midtown Comics! Featured guests include Marvel's Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada, artists Mike Perkins and Amanda Conner along with several others! Make sure to come on out to start celebrating early and to help this worthy cause!

Monday, January 26, 2009

CAREY CONNECTION


Mike Carey has just had a sparkling, crisp update of his site - a truly gorgeous result has ensued. Check it out at:
He'll also be there at the NYCon and I'm eagerly looking forward to meeting up with him once again. For a guy who has been known to write some dark and disturbing stuff he's really the nicest, kindest fellow one would have the good fortune to meet - but don't tell him I told you so.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

NYCON UPDATE

The NY Con is fitting together quite nicely. Here's my schedule for "official signings"...

Friday - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Signing @ The Marvel Booth (Booth #1141)

Friday - 5:45 - 6:30 PM
Inking: Art & Craft - Presented by Comics Experience

Sunday - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Signing @ The Marvel Booth (Booth #1141)


The rest of the time I'll be signing, selling pages and prints, and sketching at my table in artists alley. Please don't expect to see me there all the time as I'll also have a few meetings, interviews and schmoozing appointments. Oh, I have to eat as well and I'd also like to see the show at some point, too! I'll post times when it's likely that you'll catch me at my table throughout the convention weekend.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

APRIL SOLICITATIONS




THE STAND: AMERICAN NIGHTMARE #2 (of 5)


Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA

Penciled by MIKE PERKINS
Cover by LEE BERMEJO

Variant Cover by MIKE PERKINS

Sketch Variant Cover by LEE BERMEJO


The dead are still dead and the living are still finding their way through this horribly altered landscape of America. Thus, it's a perfect time to-bring on the bad guys!

Randall Flagg performs his first act of magic and begins his cross country journey in a souped-up Buick. And then, there's the strangest addition to the cast yet...Donald Merwin Elbert, the Trashcan Man, a pyromaniac who suddenly has no one to curb his unhealthy obsession with blowing things up. All this plus Rita suggests to Larry Underwood that they should start making their way out of New York, perhaps via...the Lincoln Tunnel!

And you know what that means.



32 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Parental Advisory ...$3.99

(c)2009 Stephen King. All rights reserved. Published by arrangement with The Doubleday Broadway Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc.This comic series is produced under license from The Doubleday Broadway Publishing Group and Stephen King.






HOUSE OF M: CIVIL WAR TPB

Written by CHRISTOS N. GAGE

Penciled by ANDREA DI VITO

Cover by MIKE PERKINS

The biggest House of M story is finally revealed: how did Magneto take over the world? He began life as a penniless refugee, but rose to conquer the entire planet...and now Christos N. Gage (Thunderbolts, House of M: Avengers) and Andrea Di Vito (Annihilation) show you how the Master of Magnetism did it! Witness Magneto's first battle with the Sentinels...the tragic end of his marriage...and his fight against Apocalypse for leadership of all mutants! The secret history of the House of M unfolds here!

Collecting CIVIL WAR: HOUSE OF M #1-5.120 PGS./Rated T+ ...$14.99ISBN: 978-0-7851-3380-3

Friday, January 16, 2009

TGIF

Next Friday, Wolverine leads the X-Men into their latest animated adventures when "Wolverine and the X-Men" hits the air. However, in 1982, Logan paved the way for his fellow mutants in another manner when he became the first Child of the Atom to star in his own solo series. Many others have followed in his footsteps since, but none have gained quite the prominence of the wild man from Canada.

We asked an array of Marvel creators and editors which X-Men they'd like to see star in their own titles.It's Friday, so kick back, relax and enjoy.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

HIS LIFE WAS HIS OWN


He was not pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed or numbered.



http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7829267.stm


I first came across the magnificence that is The Prisoner when I was about 16. I had a Saturday job in The Place - a comic shop in Wolverhampton - and Colin Bayley, the owner, was a big Prisoner fan. Every now and again we would attend comic marts and I would stay at Colin's in order to get an early start and we would inevitably end up watching videos of The Prisoner. I loved the curious absurdity of it all and I'm sure I horrified Colin when I laughed at the "Rovers" ( those big white weather balloons that acted like security guards for The Village) as he confessed that they truly terrified him as a child.

A year or so later I attended the Prisoner convention held in Portmeirion every year and , although I really couldn't get my head around the role playing aspects and discussion groups of it, I could appreciate the otherworldliness of a short break with friends in a truly original small village in Wales.

If you haven't had the chance, opportunity or inclination to check out The Prisoner I highly recommend it. It's truly unique. Much like Mr. McGoohan himself.
Be Seeing You.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

TAKING A TRIPS DOWN MEMORY LANE


Over on the Marvel site there's a particularly interesting interview ith my writing collaborator Mr. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa :

Monday, January 12, 2009

UPCOMING APPEARANCES




I'll be appearing at the New York ComicCon fron the 6th-8th of February. I'll have a table there ( sitting in between Christina Strain and Cliff Chiang, I believe) and I'll no doubt be signing at the Marvel booth too. I'm also scheduled for a panel discussion about inking :


FRIDAY 5:45 - 6:30 PM

Inking: Art & Craft - Presented by Comics Experience

Guests:Nelson DeCastro

Bob Almond

Klaus Janson

Mike Perkins

Andy Schmidt: Host & Moderator






I'm also making an appearance for the weekend of Feb 27th - March 1st at MegaCon in Orlando. Signing, sketching and chatting the weekend away.

TGIF

http://www.marvel.com/news/comicstories.6563.TGIF%7Ecolon%7E_2009