Sunday, October 30, 2011

Everybody Get Happy!

Pencils from The Signifiers # 2. I'm gettin' closer!
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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Paris On Film

Tickets from two movies I've seen at the theatre. Charlie Chaplin and Woody Allen love Paris in the springtime!
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Human-Trafficking Victims to Get Second Shelter in Columbus

The Salvation Army, a longtime human-trafficking foe, is planning to open a second shelter for human trafficking victims in central Ohio. The first shelter, Gracehaven, is close to being completed.

Read the Columbus Dispatch article here:
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Friday, October 28, 2011

Speaking of Jughead....

A mystery was cleared up for me this week. I knew from years of reading Jughead that artist Samm Schwartz had left the series sometime in the mid-'60s and then reappeared around 1970 with a more pared-down, minimalistic "ligne claire" (clear line) style in the manner of Herge.

Thanks to the Grand Comics Database, I now know what issue he rejoined the series: #179. He went on to draw most of the stories in this title for the next 17 years (often injecting cameos of himself in the stories).

Here's a link to the Grand Comics Database, a great resource!
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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Comic Books I've Read Recently, October 27th, 2011

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Mid-Ohio Con 2011 Report; or, Wizard Whirled

Observations (some from my all-comics Twitter account, @Nenofsky) on the new Gareb Shamus-owned Mid-Ohio Con:

Do we really need obnoxious music played loud all day on the con floor, in a place that's already loud enough? I don't pay crazy money to listen to Coldplay.

What's with no program books? At $30.00 a ticket (or more), Wizard World can't afford to print some? The sheet of paper given to guests upon entrance was nearly useless if you were trying to locate an artist on the map; the table numbers were printed so small one literally needed a magnifying glass to read them.

No table to drop off and pick up comic related cards and flyers? What's up with that? Is Wizard World afraid something may get promoted at their show that Gareb Shamus doesn't own?

Are the huge ticket prices for paying the TV celebs? 'Cause I don't go to comic cons to see them.

The con needed to be held in more than one room. The aisles were so stiflingly crowded on Saturday, I started thinking about The Who, 1979, Cincinnati...

Some panel discussions with older cartoonists ala @cincinnaticomic expo would be nice, too. You know, like the ones ChicagoCon used to have. Before Wizard World bought them out.

Lastly, there were many longstanding comics dealers and local artists I would have expected to see at the largest comic book convention in Ohio. Whether they weren't invited or couldn't afford the inflated table prices, I don't know. I get the impression that the current promoters of Mid-Ohio Con know little about the local comic book scene and arts community, with no outreach to those areas. Odd.

FWIW, here's another cartoonist unhappy with the new Mid-Ohio Con regime:
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Sunday, October 23, 2011

The Coma #1 Cover, Colored by Mort Todd

From the upcoming comic book written and drawn by Javier Hernandez. I inked the cover before Mort added his magic.

Here's a link to the Facebook page with comments:

And a link to Javier's blog:

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Random Mid-Ohio Con Pics Day 1

Pretty superhero glassware!

Uber-talented writer, cartoonist and publisher Sterling Clark.

   Anthony's original comic book art.

    Strawberry Pocky!

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Simplexity: Comics, Drawings, and Daydreamed Doodles

Simplexity, my first major art exhibit, debuts on October 20th, at 7:00 pm!

Simplexity will feature comic book art pages, book illustrations, webcomic art, minicomics, and an example of my working process from notes to the finished page. Exhibition notes, comic-related music, and snacks will fill the margins.

The exhibit is hosted at Wild Goose Creative, 2491 Summit St., Columbus, Ohio.

If you can't attend this event, the exhibit is also on display now through October 24th. Check the Wild Goose event schedule for appropriate times to visit:

Sign up for attendance on Facebook:
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R.A. Jones' Deathwalker

Scheduled for publication in 2012: a R.E. Howard-esque sword and sorcery novel, Deathwalker, by R.A. Jones. I'll be illustrating the work, about a haunted and lethal Cheyenne.

Deathwalker's being published by one of the best New Pulp houses, Airship 27. Check out their wide array of good stuff to read here:
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