Monday, December 03, 2007
Sunday, November 11, 2007
The convention, one of the regular Big Apple Con events, is held at Penn Plaza Pavillion, 401 Seventh Avenue at 33rd Street, directly across from Madison Square Garden.
Limited to 250 copies, this editon will sell for $15 each, and cover artist Billy Tucci (Shi, Sgt. Rock) will join Zombie-Proof creators J.C. Vaughn and Vincent Spencer in attendance at the show.
Friday, October 26, 2007
It ought to be great, particularly since we've added Well-Defined Productions' Cruise Director Michael A. Solof (you might know him as the Scoop convention photographer or the Bendis stalker immortalized in the first ever "all stalker" letters column in Powers #9) to our roster. Mike loves Zombie-Proof and he'll make you love it, too!
The Black Forest co-writer and Frankenstein and Me writer-director Robert Tinnell, The Wicked West co-writer and So, You've Downloaded a Demon writer-director Todd Livington, I Have Never Forgotten You: The Life & Legacy of Simon Wiesenthal co-producer Carey Ann Strelecki, and Geppi's Entertainment Museum curator and Zombie-Mania: 80 Movies to Die For co-author Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg have all contributed character and atmospheric blog entries to Zombie-Proof #2.
This issue will be on sale mid-November!
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Billy Tucci, for whom I frequently write or co-write Shi, was announced at the Baltimore Comic-Con as the new writer-artist on DC's Sgt. Rock. It's going to be awesome. It features what some of us who know him think is his best art ever. He's had a couple of photo shoots that I am sure confused his neighbors... ace Scoop photographer and Well-Defined Productions cruise director Mike Solof was even in one of them.
Friday, September 14, 2007
For 20 years, people thought locksmith Billy Bob Driwahl was at least a little crazybecause he offered the rather unusual service of "zombie-proofing" in his Yellow Pages ad. Now that the world's being overrun by zombies, things have changed. But how did he know beforehand?
It's Billy Bob and Rufus vs. the Mayor's idiot henchmen and a hoard of undead as the zombie crisis reaches San Rosina in full force. Can Billy Bob persuade his fellow citizens to zombie-proof their homes?
You can find Zombie-Proof #2 in the September 2007 PREVIEWS from Diamond Comic Distributors, DCD item code SEP073857, Page327 under MOONSTONE.
Written by JCV, illustrated by Daniel Warner, cover by the ultra-cool Scott Morse. It's on Page 314 in the September 2007 PREVIEWS from Diamond Comic Distributors. The short story I adapted is "When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth." It's pretty cool.
Sunday, August 26, 2007
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Wednesday, July 04, 2007
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
It's an 80-page hardcover with dust jacket the collects the complete first story from this Harvey Award-nominated strip.
Here's the story:
The death of billionaire Jackson Reynolds throws his impossibly high-grade collection of pop culture artifacts into most comprehensive auction the world has ever seen and attracts competitors from around the globe, including a colorful cast of interested parties who are not what they seem…
Packed with real life guest starts and cameos from the world of collecting – including legendary Spider-Man, X-Men and Fantastic Four creator Stan Lee – Antiques introduces readers to Reginald Winston and William Winston. The last members of a once-proud transatlantic family, other than blood they have three things in common. First, they’re both antiques dealers. Reginald is a fine antiques dealer in London; William is a junk dealer in Chicago. Second, they don’t speak. Third, they’ve each got a secret.
Then comes Suzie Magee, the beautiful expert hired to supervise the mammoth security concerns of the auction. Once they meet her, they suddenly have another thing in common.
Beginning in June 2006, Antiques: The Comic Strip ran weekly in Antique Trader, the 50-year-old grandfather of weekly antiquing publications in the U.S. Each week, readers got a dose of the behind-the-scenes action at the mythical largest auction ever held.
This hardcover edition also comes with plenty of extras including the non-continuity Christmas and New Year’s strips, a character key and index, a step-by-step guide to the one character who keeps appearing in disguise throughout the story, the exclusive strip that appeared only in the Baltimore Comic-Con 2006 program book, and even one strip that has never previously appeared.
The book should be available at your local comic shop. You find the nearest comic shop by using the free Comic Shop Locator Service, or you can order directly from Gemstone Publishing (free shipping until 8/31/07).
The official debut of the book is set for Septmeber 8-9, 2007 at the Baltimore Comic-Con, and it's scheduled to go on sale no later than September 15, 2007.
Here are some of the outlets covering Antiques or offering the collection:
Scoop (about the release)
Scoop (about the Stan Lee strip)
Toy Collector Magazine (see full TCM post below)
If your store is offering the book, send me a link and I'll post it here!
If you're not yet familiar with TCM, you take a moment and visit it. You can view the magazine in two ways. It's available in a Flash-based format that allows you to turn the pages with just a click, or you can download a beatiful, printable PDF documen of the entire issue. You'll find the story about Antiques on Pages 113-115, along with a number of other captivating features, including one on the Star Wars exhibit at Geppi's Entertainment Museum. You can also sign up to get regular notices about TCM, which I thoroughly recommend.
Friday, June 15, 2007
Friday, June 08, 2007
Union de Bloggers Hispanos
(Muchos gracias, amigos! Lo siento, pero yo hablo esapnol muy mal.)
Top Blog Area
Crusade Fine Arts Forum - Comics & Film section
Paper Films Forum - J.C. Vaughn section
Andy Wood from Gamer's Circle
(Already noted for supporting us, now just doing so even more.)
Monday, June 04, 2007
Nominations for the Harvey Awards are selected exclusively by creators – those who write, draw, ink, letter, color, design, edit or are otherwise involved in a creative capacity in the comics field. They are the only industry awards both nominated by and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. Professionals who participate will be joining nearly 2,000 other comics professionals in honoring the outstanding comics achievements of 2006.
BEST SYNDICATED STRIP OR PANEL
• ANTIQUES: THE COMIC STRIP J.C. Vaughn, Brendan Fraim & Brian Fraim Well-Defined Productions
• DOONESBURY Garry Trudeau Universal Press Syndicate
• THE K CHRONICLES Keith Knight United Comics / Salon.com
• MAAKIES Tony Millionaire Self-syndicated
• MUTTS Patrick McDonnell King Features Syndicate
Friday, June 01, 2007
The new 24: Nightfall trade paperback from IDW Publishing is featured in the June 2007 PREVIEWS from Diamond Comic Distributors. The new book collects the five-part series I co-wrote with Mark L. Haynes, with pencils and inks by Jean Diaz.
"IDW Publishing and its talented team takes the 24 fans to a place before the series begins- and the writers continue to deliver on the taut, engaging and almost addictive quality of 24 in this creative iteration. If you're a fan of the televison series 24- then this prequel will satisfy beyond expectations," Michael Peikoff, Vice-President 20th Century Fox Licensing & Merchandising, said upon last Fall's release of the mini-series featured in this collection.
Read the story that Fanboy TV's Oliver Tull described as "Power Jack Bauer!"
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
For 20 years, the denizens of San Rosina, Texas have thought locksmith Billy Bob Driwahl was at least a little crazy because he offered the rather unusual service of "zombie-proofing" in his Yellow Pages ad. Now that the world's being overrun by zombies, though, and he's ready for them... but how did he know beforehand? 30 pages of story!
Friday, April 20, 2007
This year's edition features a choice of covers: New Avengers by Mark Sparacio (Heroes For Hire, Shi) and Supergirl by Billy Tucci (Shi, Heroes For Hire), and the limited, spiral-bound version, The Big, Big Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide is expected to be on sale the same day. That edition features a recreation of Daredevil #1 by John K. Snyder III.
This year marks the first year that the spiral-bound version has been released with the standard hard cover and soft cover editions.In addition to the usual diverse assortment of market reports and the latest pricing, this edition includes feature articles on Daredevil (by novelist and noted comics historian Will Murray), Captain America (by celebrated designer and comics historian Michael Kronenberg), CGC (by CGC's own Steve Borock), and "The Semi-Secret Origins of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide" (an interview with Bob Overstreet by yours truly).
Last year saw the return of The Overstreet Hall of Fame, and this year sees a major expansion of its roster in the pages of the Guide's color section. As always, The Guide remains the most complete listing of comics from the 1500s to the present.
Thursday, March 29, 2007
The fifth and final issue of the 24: Nightfall mini-series is on sale now. This prequel to Season One of the Fox TV series 24 spells out just what happened on Jack Bauer's ill-fated mission to tale out mass murderer Victor Drazen. It's written by Mark L. Haynes and me with art by Jean Diaz.
We're looking forward to doing more 24 with IDW in the near future, and I'm presently at work on the Season 5 trading cards for Artbox Entertainment.
Monday, March 26, 2007
THE EC ARCHIVES: TWO-FISTED TALES - Volume One
This first volume of the critically acclaimed Two-Fisted Tales showcases the work of writer-artist-editor Harvey Kurtzman, writer-artist-editor Al Feldstein, and artists Wally Wood, Johnny Craig, John Severin, Will Elder and Jack Davis. It also sports an introduction by Steve Geppi.
If you think you know war comics but haven't read Two-Fisted Tales, you definitely don't know war comics.
Like the rest of the volumes in the EC Archives series, it's $49.95, full-color, 212 pages.