February 10, 2020

2004, the Isotope in the Sunset Heights neighborhood of San Francisco. I think this was taken early on in the evening of the Isotope Awards ceremony/party. Probably one of the first times I ever visited the shop. James (Sime) and I both have more gray hair now than the...

July 2, 2019

As we all know, writing for comics isn't like writing for prose. Comics are locked to the unit of the page (yes, digital comics aren't, but for the most part, they still pretend they're print comics so they kinda are.) This is neither good nor bad, but it is a thing th...

June 27, 2019

Yeah, I know. Cloth doesn't work like that.

Well, in all my copious free time, I'm reading comics again. Of course, being me, I'm not reading regular comics that people are talking about now. I'm reading old comics. And I'm not even reading the old comics that people wh...

September 10, 2018

Big week last week. Travelled up to the Rose City Comic show, actually worked it this year. Usually I'm up to just get myself out of the house and see people who I ordinarily only see as strings of text scrolling past so fast that you can hear it dopplering into the di...

June 18, 2018

This was originally published on my blog (RIP) and got reposted in THE HOWLING PIT. Reposting today in answer to writer Ernest Hogan's observations regarding SF/comics shows over at his blog, which is always worth checking out.


May 3, 2018

So I'm looking at some numbers behind comics. Look along with me.

A typical issue of comics has 22 pages of story, but is printed onto a saddle-stitched book of 32 pages.

If you go really cheap, you can get a page of comics produced for say, a hundred bucks a page.


May 3, 2018

Three from CAPTAIN VICTORY #1.


1981, Pacific Comics

Jack Kirby writing and art, Mike Royer inks, Steve Oliff colors

April 20, 2018


1975, DC Comics

Jack Oleck writing, Vince Geronimo art


1981, Marvel Comics

Roy Thomas writer, John Buscema artist, Tom Palmer inks, Sam Rosen letters

Reprints AVENGERS #70, 1976


1977, Marvel Comics

Bill Mantlo and Jo...

April 12, 2018

For those of you who don't know, Intrapanel was a project I started up about five years ago and ran really hot on. Not a surprise since it was an idiosyncratic and nonviable (from a financial and rights standpoint, even given fair use and interpretive works) project. M...

April 6, 2018

More from Los Angeles and environs.

 Abandoned Nike missile base, end of Mulholland Dr. 

 Harvey Kurtzman layout, Jack Davis finishes, from the story "Jeep." Seen at Scott Eder's booth at Wonder-Con. If I had 22,000 extra dollars, I'd have bought it.

 Remnant neon, L...

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