There are surprises

NEWSARAMA – SPEAKEASY CLOSES ITS DOORS And then there are non-surprise surprises. The above is one of those. I’m saddened, because at its inception, Speakeasy could have actually done something. But they made some bad choices and devoted resources to anything but publicizing their line. Speakeasy grew when it wasn’t the right thing to do, […]

Smile and wave, boys.

Just smile and wave… Broken Frontier | The Portal for Quality Comics Coverage! I was recently interviewed by Jesse Vigil of Broken Frontier regarding Strangeways and how it (sorta) came to be. Part one is up now, at the above link. Part two up…soonish, I’m told. Give it a read, won’t you?

Mr. Levitz?

Classof77.jpg Originally uploaded by maxwellm. Is that you? I didn’t even know that I had this. Found a box of half-read comics, mostly bargain bin stuff that I scrounged up when I was getting back into comics a couple of years ago. The above panel came from DC SUPER STARS PRESENTS: DEADMAN AND THE PHANTOM […]

Mind the dust

And the broken glass and nails and rusty razorblades. I’m tidying up and trying to change the templates without breaking anything too horribly. We’ll see how this goes. Continue to talk amongst yourselves.

The Long Shadow

Wondercon – Sunday, and other musings I spend entirely too much time keepin up on the comics business, both the creative and retail ends, I’ve decided. Mostly I figured this out ‘cause I go to panels with retailers and I pretty much know what’s going to be said. Don’t get me wrong, they’re a smart […]

The Unearthly Power of Muscle Cars and The Matador’s Secret

Wondercon: Saturday Peter’s Café in Millbrae offers a wonderful thing they call Peter’s Special Scramble, which combines the best features of eggs, spinach, ground beef, mushrooms, garlic and olive oil. Add some hashbrowns to that and a pot of coffee, and you’ve got enough power to get me moving on a Saturday morning. Granted, my […]

Dancing with the Universe – part 1

Now that’s a title. ‘Course I can’t take credit for it. Full due would have to be paid to Grant Morrison, if I were a dues paying sort. My check to him is in the mail. I promise. Scout’s honor. Don’t use your flash on a foggy morning. Originally uploaded by maxwellm. Wondercon is always […]

Lego fthagn!

Brickshelf Gallery Someone has way too much time on their hands. At the above link, you’ll find a sanity-shattering Lovecraftian scene, crafted entirely out of Legos. Cosmic madness made out of tiny little plastic bricks. Chilling.

Naw I ain’t daid.

Just feel like it. Between the sinus infection and the kids and getting the script for the latest chapter of Strangeways (a happy little family drama called “Dry Heart”) done, I haven’t had a lot to say. And frankly, the combination of being sick and dealing with project doldrums and trying to keep up on […]