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Sights and Sounds from Heroes Con 2019

June 18, 2019 // 2 Comments

So I did something this past weekend that I haven’t done in maybe 15 years: I packed a bag and attended Heroes Con in Charlotte, North Carolina. If you’re not familiar with it, Heroes is the last of a dying breed: a comic book convention that’s actually devoted to comic books rather than general pop culture. You won’t find movie and TV stars slumming it at Heroes Con. Instead, you’ll find table after table of funnybook people, doing sketches, hawking their wares, [...]

A Month of Wednesdays

May 8, 2018 // 2 Comments

So while I kept going off and talking about other stuff, funnybooks kept coming out. Weird how they do that. But that means the review stack’s gotten tall. There’s a whole month of Wednesdays sitting there, waiting for my attention. And THAT means it’s time for a quick round-up of all the stuff I’ve read in the last month (or at least everything that’s given me something to talk about). CAPSULEREVIEWSAREGO!!! Xerxes 1&2 by Frank Miller Let’s get one thing [...]

MADness! The Art of Jack Davis

July 31, 2016 // 1 Comment

    So as you may have heard by now, cartoonist Jack Davis passed away this week at the age of 91. Davis was a cartooning giant. Part of the original EC Comics stable of Horror artists, Davis went on to master Western, War, and Humor art as well, becoming one of the backbones of Mad Magazine and moving on to be one of the most sought-after cartoonists in the world. Jack Davis art graced major magazines, paperback novels, album covers, movie posters, and a multitude of [...]