Friday, October 26, 2012

Captain America Goes Sci-fi

I covered the Marvel NOW! press call for Captain America today. Check out what Rick Remender, John Romita Jr, and Tom Brevoort had to say on IGN. That's right, I'm great at typing out what people say.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Quote Me, Again

I was absolutely ecstatic to see that I was quoted on one of my all-time favorite comics, Locke and Key, specifically the back of the Clockworks hardcover. And I can't be mad at the Dancer quote, either. Although, my film criticism professor would flip her lid if she saw that I used "is" in both of them -- the weakest of verbs that can always be replaced by something better. As Rudy Rhod would say, BUTWHOCARES?!

I used to never pay attention to pull quotes, but now every time I pick up a book I seem to find one of mine. As the cashier of my shop pointed out, too bad they always attribute it to IGN without naming the reviewer. I'm the only one who knows I said it, but it's still pretty cool.

Locke and Key: Clockworks

Dancer vol 1

Thursday, October 18, 2012

A Comic Book: Team-Up Preview -- Super Duper Trio

Me and some other local creators who all frequent Orlando, Florida's A Comic Shop have been putting together a comics anthology with teamwork and togetherness as a theme which, unsurprisingly, we called A Comic Book: Team-Up. Among many other splendid short comics, it will feature my first ever published comic. We are only distributing the print version locally, but the anthology will soon be available digitally on A Comic Shop's website.

Since my story is only six pages long, providing only a one page preview seemed apt. Shout out to the wonderfully talented Jennifer McKeown for nailing the Power Puff Girls vibe I vehemently demanded with wide eyes, spit flying from my mouth.

Click here for readable size.

Super Duper Trio preview

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Quote Me, Quote Me, Say That You'll Quote Me

At the shop today I saw that I was quoted on four new graphic novels (the ones attributed to IGN below). I had only ever been quoted once before on FF vol 2, so it seemed almost silly to me that there were now this many, three of them released on the same day.

Green Lantern: New Guardians vol 1
It's a strange feeling being a critic and having your review used to promote a book. There's a sense of pride that you get from it at first, but then that quickly fades when you realize that you got one sentence published and the guy who wrote the book has a whole comic's worth.

Venom vol 4
But there are no major awards for comic book journalism, so this is as good as it gets. Right now, I just need to be careful not to wind up like the pull-quote guy on MadTV who says fabulous things about terrible movies just because he loves being quoted.

Mind the Gap vol 1
I, Vampire vol 1