EDGED – Full Bleed goes to the William Gibson show

EDGED The last time I tried to attend a William Gibson signing was the day that my father-in-law decided to start punching out. I was about twenty miles from home when I got the call and turned around. Anyone who saw it as a surprise wanted to see it as a surprise. He was dead […]

FULL BLEED: YOU CRY AND CRY BUT HE DOES NOT HEAR

I’d have posted this to my regular weblog, but WordPress is being stupid. Spoilers for everything. No whining. GODZILLA is a tough one. On paper, like say, superheroes, Godzilla is a no-brainer. The no-brainerest of them. He is a titan, a walking natural disaster, the reversal of human hubris and belief in a subjugated nature […]

FULL BLEED: I THINK IT’S DARK AND IT LOOKS LIKE RAIN YOU SAID

This afternoon saw me put to bed a project that’s been hounding me since August. It doesn’t matter that I still don’t think it’s complete or that it’s only good in patches. I’ve done what I can do to smooth them. Someone else’s hands will be on it now. But this one’s been a monster. […]

A Taste of Asphalt

A TASTE OF ASPHALT hits today. Snag it here. Okay, you want to know what my writing’s about. But you don’t want to spend a lot because everyone’s got projects to support and Kickstarters to back. So I’m going to make it easy. Here’s what ninety-nine cents gets you. Two short stories: “Crunch Time”, featuring […]

HIGHWAY 62 REVISITED available now.

HIGHWAY 62 REVISITED available on the Kindle now. 1200 pages of commentary and writing on comics, music and horror by writer Matt Maxwell.

More than One Tribe

FULL BLEED TELL THE WORLD THAT YOU’RE WINNING, LOVE AND LIFE, LOVE AND LIFE This year I’ve gone to as many science-fiction conventions as I have comic conventions. Normally I’d have hit twice as many comic shows as I have (passed on both ECCC and SDCC this year, something I hope is just this year […]

Full Bleed 110809

FULL BLEED I’M GONNA EAT ‘EM ALL UP JUST AS SOON AS THEY TURN BLUE   Thinking about videogames and arcades, and maybe how they apply to comics (at least a little ways.) When I was ten, videogames were a thing that almost nobody had in their own homes, unless you want to count those […]

A revision

FULL BLEED: WAVE’S GETTING BIGGER, LIFE’S GETTING THIN To what I posted a couple of days ago. Here we go. I characterized DC’s plan as a hail Mary pass to another audience. If this is the case, the throw is short and wobbly. There is no reboot of previously existing continuity, maybe some tweaks here […]

On the big news

FULL BLEED SUPERTHEORY OF SUPEREVERYTHING DC went and did it. Day and date digital. Okay, they did some other stuff and I’ll get to that eventually. But the big one, and don’t kid yourself is going day and date with their print and digital comics. For those of you unclear on the term, this means […]

FULL BLEED returns from the grave.

MAKE ME A DEAL AND MAKE IT STRAIGHT I was skimming THE FIFTH COLOR just a little while ago and some thoughts jarred loose, particularly since Carla was talking about first comics and how that’s a uniquely comic book reader phenomena (as much as the origins game, so wryly played with in the pages of […]