On sept. 20th, the Jewish calendar moves to the year 5778. I chose to create a very simple card this year with some kind of pun... those who understand will smile. I, of course recreated the famous cover from the first Wolverine series drawn by Frank Miller. Those who don't understand can ask, I'll gladly … Continue reading HAPPY NEW JEWISH YEAR!
Today marks the 100th anniversary of Jacob Kurtzberg AKA Jack Kirby's birth. I couldn't do nothing about it. So here's a little something. Enjoy.
I just received my copy of the Kirby and Me book. It's a massive project. 320 page. 215 creators involved. All of us were summoned by two french guys, Mickael and Alain to celebrate the King of Comics: Jack Kirby. In the book, my contribution is rather small in size and it's my fault because … Continue reading KIRBY AND ME
"What? A Convention at a Base-Ball game? I never heard such a thing!". Clearly, I was skeptical when Will sold me the idea of Ballpark Comic Con. But I have to say this: the event, that took place on June 24th, 2017 was one of the best con experiences of my career. Let me tell … Continue reading KNOCKED OUTTA THE PARK BY THE CON: THE BALLPARK COMIC CON REVIEW
I'll let you write the rest of the sentence. But I'm pretty confident most of you guys would write "…and Die". Actually, don't (die). Please go to Comic Book Jones, a comic shop located on Staten Island where Will and I had the pleasure of holding a signing-marathon on June 21st. Will Torres likes to … Continue reading TO SEE STATEN ISLAND AND…
I often talk about the future. For once I'm going to talk about the past. 30 years before our time. Wow. 1987 was an interesting year for me. I started doing fanzines. Wore glasses for the first time and switched to reading comics in English! I never made any mysteries that I love soul, funk, … Continue reading REVISITING 1987 (1)
Oh, I know. "Misled" is a strong word. But my experience at the Garden State Mega Fest deserves a strong reaction. Or maybe should we call it "Garden State Mini Fest"? Everything there was below average, that's for sure. Here's the skinny… I took a lot of pictures at the Garden State Mega Fest. If … Continue reading MISLED BY THE CON: THE GARDEN STATE MEGA FEST REVIEW
I have a strong customer satisfaction culture. Always had. I rarely say no to a project. Even on a shoe-string budget, I try to create the best possible product. And when you've been working in the publishing business for 25+ years, you think you've seen it all. Wrong! Very recently, my motivation, skills and professionalism … Continue reading “WE WANT IT NOW!”: How I ended up producing a magazine from scratch, almost all by myself, in 15 days
I just lived an awkward experience at Wizard World Philadelphia this past weekend. A convention that had everything to be perfect, but just wasn't. What happened? Who's to blame? Let's review that one… I remember my first Wizard World. It was in 1999, in Chicago. Things were very different back then. Wizard was a magazine … Continue reading BEWILDERED BY THE CON: WIZARD WORLD PHILLY 2017 REVIEW
I've been so busy that I didn't take a minute to hit the pause button and reflect, but yes, on May 27th, it's been 2 years since I moved from Paris to New York. What does it mean? Did I achieved everything I wanted to? Let's take a closer look into that… By the way, … Continue reading EMPIRE STATE OF MIND: 2 YEARS LATER!