KIRBY AND ME

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

KNOCKED OUTTA THE PARK BY THE CON: THE BALLPARK COMIC CON REVIEW

"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

TO SEE STATEN ISLAND AND…

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…

REVISITING 1987 (1)

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)

MISLED BY THE CON: THE GARDEN STATE MEGA FEST REVIEW

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

“WE WANT IT NOW!”: How I ended up producing a magazine from scratch, almost all by myself, in 15 days

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

BEWILDERED BY THE CON: WIZARD WORLD PHILLY 2017 REVIEW

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

EMPIRE STATE OF MIND: 2 YEARS LATER!

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!

SURPRISED BY THE CON! THE FIVE POINTS FEST. REVIEW

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

RAVISHED BY THE CONS? THE CONVENTION BUSINESS PART N+3

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