Hey, I got rooked too. I thought that this new DC thing was actually something. Full reboot. Death to continuity. Start it all over without a debt record. Go all Tyler Durden on that backstory.
Well, as it turns out, not so much.
As evidenced by this panel. Constructivist panel or best constructivist panel?
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
So here’s what I’ve been doing in my spare time. Right. Spare time. I’m practicing lettering. Because I simply don’t have enough things to do. Well, I do, but I was feeling like there was something missing in my comics work. I’ve accepted that I shouldn’t be drawing anything, and that includes breakdowns. I simply [...]
Being a handy unionization of all Stumptown 2011 threads, since I evidently had something to say on it this year. Quick news Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Pinhead by Benjamin Marra, as sketched at Stumptown 2011 There. That about covers it. Likely the last major convention report I write this year. I know, you’re [...]
FULL BLEED GOES TO STUMPTOWN COMICS FEST, part the whateverth. Here’s the thing. The Stumptown show is at a major crossroads. Which is both scary and exciting. Scary because I love the adorable ragamuffin of a show that I started my MURDER MOON campaign with. It was one of those shows that couldn’t really take [...]
Part the two. Also ran into longtime friend and cohort Graeme Macmillan on the show floor, got to catch up and chat for a bit, promised to see each other and talk more sometime that day, as we do every show we’re both at and then promptly manage not to cross each other’s path the [...]
PART ONE: IT SPRUNG FROM THIS FIRST ESTRANGEMENT Rain on the tarmac when I hit. Shoulda figured it, being Oregon in springtime and all that. Seemed to be hitting pretty heavy, though, almost monsoonal. Ah, Portland. Give me your food trucks, your obstinately individual throngs, your rosemary fries. Your rosemary fries in particular. Those are [...]