Holy Shiznut!? I’m digging Image comics again!?

Posted by on Sep 6, 2011 in Comix
Holy Shiznut!? I’m digging Image comics again!?

Back in the early 90s when I was in high school, Image comics was launched and I was inspired. Artists controlling their own creations and making a living off it!? Who would have thunk it?! I gobbled up all that Valentino, Larsen, Lee, and McFarlane churned out. And within 2 years I was over it… […]

The Queering of the X-Men

Posted by on Jun 3, 2011 in Comix
The Queering of the X-Men

Growing up as a reader of the X-men in the 1980s I easily recognized them as the outsiders of the Marvel universe. There was a counter-culture vibe to them because their members (at the time) sported mohawks, funny accents, and they tended to drink more booze than the Avengers or family friendly Fantastic Four. Then […]

My Harvey Year- Part IV

Posted by on Mar 24, 2011 in Comix

As you may know, I am currently working on one of the last books by Harvey Pekar. People often ask me, “How do you work with someone if they’re…well dead?” The answer is obviously complicated and wrapped up in some emotions. Harvey and I started this project in 2007, we went through two different scripts before we […]

My favorite Comix of 2010

Posted by on Dec 9, 2010 in Comix
My favorite Comix of 2010

I figured I’d give a whirl with the year-end tradition of listing things that I like and decided to list my 10 favorite comix of the past year. I include, comic books, trade paperbacks, zines, and graphic novels in my list. So here goes: 1. Planetary 2. Stumptown 3. Atomic Robo 4. New Mutants 5. Unwritten 6. Gaylord […]

My Harvey Year – Part II

Posted by on Jun 11, 2010 in Comix

The untitled graphic novel that I am working on with Harvey Pekar is moving along nicely. Working with Harvey is a pleasure. He calls me about once or twice a week to check in and/or read me new versions of the script. He’s always gracious on the phone and I am always smiling when I […]

My Harvey Year

Posted by on Feb 5, 2010 in Comix

Last week at this time I was meeting Harvey Pekar at the Cleveland Heights Public Library on Lee Road. We sat in the front foyer by the vending machines and the books that were for sale. Harvey introduced me to Carole, one of the librarians. He encouraged me to look over the books and assured […]

Twitter Memes and Random Thoughts

Posted by on Dec 14, 2009 in Comix, esoterica

HoboDarkseid and TimeLostBatman are the latest examples of fan-fiction transmedia hijacking brand name properties from the corporate establishment. Each of these Twitter accounts takes on the personality of a comic book character and adds their own wacky dialogue to the twitterverse. DC would never have Batman philosophizing with Aristotle or kicking ass in Sodom and […]