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 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)
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!
I'll be the first to admit it, this is a controversial title. That said, controversy can lead to great things… sometimes (laughs). In this post, I'm going to talk about my most recent convention experience and put it in perspective with other convention memories that I have. Let's say that nothing's black or white. But … Continue reading CONNED BY THE CONS? THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF CONVENTION BUSINESS (PART N+1)
This weekend, I was at the Philly Cosplay and Comics show. While it was a small convention, I was happy to go and re-discover Philadelphia, a city I only visited once nearly 25 years ago (and it struck me how familiar the streets looked… Very European design). As often, a lot of people talk to … Continue reading DAMN! SPIDER-MAN NOIR IS AN EXPENSIVE COMIC BOOK NOW!
This morning, I have hard time finding words to describe what happened this week-end at the first Jewish Comic Con in Brooklyn. This new convention that nobody thought could exist, DID happen yesterday. And it was an outstanding success. We wanted to honor the founders of the comic book industry and help an old synagogue … Continue reading THE JEWISH COMIC CON EXPERIENCE: UNITY & HOPE
I have to say it's always a great moment of excitement when a new issue drops. Especially this one. For some reason I can't explain, I always found more interesting to write an issue two than an issue one. Issue 1, especially when you have to set up a new universe and have readers get … Continue reading IN ONE WEEK, IN YOUR LOCAL COMIC STORE… MY ‘NEW HOPE’!