Me at FCBD in Folsom, CA.

Maxwell at FCBD in Folsom, CA. Originally uploaded by maxwellm

Gamers Circle Comics in Folsom, CA (on East Bidwell) hosts little old me, as well as free pizza on Free Comic Book Day. I’ll be there starting at 11 or so, until sometime in the mid-afternoon. Ask questions about the magic of comics and […]

Getting closer

Color e-ink on the way – Boing Boing Like the title says. So, e-ink is the kind of display used in the Kindle. Portable devices that show color are LCDs that are awful pretty, but have battery life issues. This is something new. And you will end up reading your comics on it, sooner or […]

Full Bleed 40

Full Bleed 40 Yeah, I can hardly believe it either. This week I talk about writing prose versus scripts, and of the existential pleasures of fanfic.

Puzzling Evidence

Colleen Coover covers Stumptown 2009. Strangely, I appear in two of the pictures. One I’m easy to find, the other, not so much so.

Wonder what year this was?

McKean_1992-ish. Originally uploaded by maxwellm

Dave McKean, likely signing my copy of ARKHAM ASYLYUM, but for the life of me, I can’t remember what year it was. Probably 1991 or 1992, given the big CAGES poster behind him. Note the SKIN cover immediately to the left of him.

This is about the only convention […]

Stumptown Comics Fest 2009

STUMPTOWN 2009: DOES YOUR SOUL CAST ABOUT LIKE AN OLD PAPER BAG? That bastard Paul Tobin. He got to see Neko Case play in a club somewhere far away from here, in a place where the PA burnt out and she had to sing acapella from the center of the crowd. There aren’t many concert […]


I am in it. Will try to get something written up tonight, but may say “Funk dat” instead and play Rock Band with my lovely wife, who can probably sing better than any of you. Still a little freaked out that I sold as many books as I did in Portland. Even freakier, my Judge […]

Wherein I tell Tom a story.

The Comics Reporter Since Tom wasn’t at Stumptown this weekend to get a Five Minute Story in person, I sent him one. He was kind enough to run it on The Comics Reporter for everyone to see exactly how little I can write in about five minutes. I guess it went okay. It seemed better […]

DiDio asks. I answer. : Dan DiDio: 20 Answers, 1 Question – 04.16.09 Dan DiDio asks: “And my question this time – it’s the classic monthly book versus trade discussion: what gets you to pick up a trade over the monthly issues?” Cost – Pricewise there’s not much of a difference. Sure, a hardcover costs more, but I’m […]

Strangeways: The Thirsty – Page 58

Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources – Covering Comic Book News and Entertainment- Strangeways: The Thirsty – Page 058 Oh yeah. Another page went up. Yesterday. I gotta find some kind of a repeater or something that updates here automagically when I update there.