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!
As I'm writing this post, we're something like 20hrs after the end of the Five Points Festival in New York. Can I say this convention has been the biggest surprise of these past three years? Because it was. And a good one! Let's review that… Honestly? I didn't want to go to Five Points Festival. … Continue reading SURPRISED BY THE CON! THE FIVE POINTS FEST. REVIEW
Since April 8th, I've been touring every single weekend (always with my sparring partner Will Torres, and occasionally with William Olmo). I won't deny it, it's exhausting. BUT, when you brave rain, distance and fatigue to get to a show like the Phillipsburg Comic Con… You're rewarded. This show was all about love. I won't … Continue reading RAVISHED BY THE CONS? THE CONVENTION BUSINESS PART N+3
Even with Comic Book Conventions, there's a Yang to the Yin, light to darkness. In just a month, Will Torres and myself have been featured at three different cons. I described in detail what happened at the Great Philly Expo (here). Then, two weeks later, we were at the Flemington Comic Show, a tiny con in the middle … Continue reading STUNNED BY THE CONS? THE CONVENTION BUSINESS PART N+2
This is Tuesday. It's 7 am and I'm tired. But hey, let's share my two cents on the comics industry. As everyone knows, every comic book fan, every comic book creator and every retailer, knows better. We all know how to fix things, right? Except… We don't. Because we're not in charge. Because there's a … Continue reading FIXING COMICS WITH SIMPLE IDEAS — Part 1
ATTENTION AWESOMENESS ON THE WAY! You liked the new Star Wars trailer? The Celebration Funko toys? Wait. It gets better. My next store signing won't be at a comic book store. It won't even be to promote my Intertwined series (well, at least not directly). I'll be celebrating the 40th anniversary of Star Wars, as … Continue reading GAP+STAR WARS+COMICS=HISTORY IN THE MAKING!