it's six-forty-five on friday and, while the day is not completely gone, i myself don't consider this to be an "on time" blog post.
sorry. if you didn't see it over the weekend and only check in from work, well, i'm sorry. in that case you'll have two on monday.
i've been away at a summer camp this past week, doing a workshop on story structure and comics and THOUGHT that i would be home late this morning with plenty of time to get a post in before everyone headed home for the weekend.
unfortunately--or fortunately--my presentation was a hit and i had a few extra sessions added to my schedule at the last minute. needless to say, it was big fun, i met lots of really nice people there, and got to talk about my favorites, comics and storytelling!
while at camp, having no television in my cabin, and wanting to catch up on that way cool 1970's dc comics vibe, i dove deep into the latest showcase offering of HOUSE of MYSTERY vol. 2 (featuring a cover by our pal, nick!) 17 giant sized issues in stunning black and white (and i gotta say, with those horror stories, and the incredible line up of top illustrators that editor joe orlando put on those tingling tales, black and white is truly the way to go...)! some are creepy still, some a bit cliched, but all of them just drip with that creative energy that was hitting it's peak in the dc offices at that time! what a time! just some beautiful stuff!
i don't buy every one of the showcase books, and i don't even read every one i've purchased, but i've really had fun with both of the house of mysterys and can't recommend them enough!
home now and so here's a funny random photo of the week for ya--
if you're a frequent checker-outter of mike wieringo's awesome blog--and if you're not, you SHOULD be--you already know what i got from fedex while i was away...
(stolen directly from mike wieringo's site...)
they're said to be available in stores next month. i'm not sure exactly WHEN next month, but at least we know that they made 'em...
(and that they look great! thanks to image's allen hui, traci hui, eric stephenson, joe keating, and everyone there who made the book look so nice!)
that said, here, as promised,
are the "five on friday"...
1. what was the name of the film that recently depicted the last days of tv's superman, george reeves?
2. what was the name of the film that chronicled the quirky career of late comic andy kaufman?
3. what was the name of the film that featured the life and times of hogan's heroes star, bob crane?
4. what was the name of the 1988 film that examines the history of the comic book industry and some of its many twwists and turns?
5. real names
1970s justice league
that's it for me!
smell ya later!