First time comics writer Ben Ross at Golden Apple supporting the > release of his IDW comic “Belladonna” this fine Wednesday.
Just wrapped up a really fun interview with Sam Jackson in the CBR Studio today. Look for part one of that video later this week EXCLUSIVELY on CBR! Here’s a quick camera phone snap of the two of us in action.
Just ran in to these three at the digital screening of the first two Superman films at the Egyptian in Hollywood.
Drove by Comicsmash on Ventura in Studio City this Sunday morning and saw a massive film shoot going on. No idea what it’s for, but looks cool. Good for them — the payment for a one day shoot has to equal a good Wednesday, I’m thinking.
I bought this “The Dark Knight” styled sock monkey from the good folks at Sockmonkey Ghetto at a gift mart event in Los Angeles last month. Great stuff. I love the crooked smile! He sits on my desk atop emergency bottles of alcohol and the fire extinguisher.
It is the season of giving and our friends at Marvel Comics surprised us with a nice treat in the mail today – an advance look at “Siege” #1, which doesn’t hit stores until January 6th!
As you can see from the cover above, this isn’t just a copy of “Siege” #1, but actually it’s the “Siege Advanced Screening Variant” #1 which arrived on our door step today, filled with a couple of surprises. To begin with, it’s actually signed by Bendis – that’s pen ink on the front cover, not some graphic design magic.
As I opened up the issue, I was surprised to find on the inside front cover a letter from Bendis about “Siege,” once again signed, but this letter is personalized to me! Wha….?
Video will be online next week. Long talk about Dave Stevens and there will be more comic work from Tom soon.
And here’s Whilce Portacio, after he finished the day sketching and helping with the Hero Initiative membership drive. Don’t forget, “Image United” #2 is out next week!
That’s me with Vince Hernandez Saturday afternoon. I think it might have been a good idea to shave. OH well.
Despite the rain, lots of folks came out to say hi and here’s a look at Top Cow and Aspen set up inside Golden Apple Comics, Hollywood.
Here’s Top Cow Artist Eric Basaldua at the Golden Apple/CBR All-Star Holiday Spectacular signing for a fan.
I’ll post more photos from the event tomorrow — now it’s time for some rest.
“The Hybrid Bastards” (Archaia) writer Tom Punchuk has a wink and a point for YOU!
Archaia Director of Development Stephen Christy at the CBR/Golden Apple All-Star Holiday Spectacular! While the lighting’s not great, I do like how this photo turned out.
When it rains in LA, life slows down considerably, but it didn’t diminish Whilce Portacio’s sketching for the Hero Initiative at the CBR/Golden Apple Holiday Spectacular!
Missing one name here, but we’ve got Aspen’s Peter Steigerwald, J.T. Krul and Vince Hernandez smiling pretty!
Here’s “Tumor’s” Josh Fialkov and Archaia’s Mel Caylo hanging out at the CBR/Golden Apple All Star Holiday Spectacular!
It is seriously raining hard outside in Los Angeles — it never rains quite like this — but the show must go on for the CBR/Golden Apple All Star Holiday Spectacular! Here’s Steve Niles, courtesy Radical Comics, signing for a fan and we’ll have more photos up shortly.
You can find comics most anywhere these days.
CBR Senior Editor Stephen Gerding picked up his lunch from a restaurant across the street who gave him some ketchup packets. Unfortunately we didn’t notice until the last packet was about to be opened, but each one included a single panel comic made by school kids. The one below is by Melissa R., Fifth Grade who attends P.S. 20 in Queens, New York. Some of the other packets were by a 12th and 4th grader. Good on Heinz ketchup — it’s like Bazooka Joe for Tomatoes!
Stephen Gerding’s debut as a hand model.
Just popped in to Golden Apple Comics Hollywood, our downstairs neighbors, and saw this in one I their display cabinets, the first appearance of Wonder Woman in Sensation Comics #1. It got a 7 from CGC. Pretty cool!