Saturday, April 30, 2011
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Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Today, apparently totally unexpectedly, Elisabeth Sladen died.
Monday, April 18, 2011
Sunday, April 17, 2011
By this point the SUB-MARINER title was certainly maintaining some forward motion but one would have to be generous to say it was hitting an early stride. We have with this issue our first change in pencillers with Mirthful Marie Severin taking over for Big John Buscema. The change would be more jarring if not for Dan Adkins continuing on the inks. In fact, if anything, there are spots in this issue where Adkins style overpowers Marie's.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Here's a look at just a small portion of my record collection circa 1980. Some CSNY, Some Neil, some Tull, a little ELO and even ELP. Elton. The Captain and Tennille, McCartney, soundtracks, the Rutles, Groucho, Frank and Bing! Talk about eclectic!
Friday, April 15, 2011
35 years ago, one of my favorite people in the world was Liza Minnelli. This is evidenced by how often she has turned up recently in my journal entires over at A GEEK'S BLOG-1976. I had 5 of her albums--six counting the CABARET soundtrack. I never missed her on television if I could help it and she was on television pretty frequently throughout he seventies. In fact, I still have her on audiotape from THE MIKE DOUGLAS SHOW singing ALL THAT JAZZ from the brief period where she replaced an injured Gwen Verdon on Broadway in Bob Fosse's CHICAGO.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
A favorite blog of mine has long been RANDOM ACTS OF GEEKERY, an eclectic pop culture blog that started about the same time mine did. Last year, head Geek Jon asked me if I'd consent to an interview for his WAY OF THE GEEK series of profiles on blog-writers. It apparently got eaten by the email fairy but has been reconstructed and updated and is now on display today. As if you didn't get enough of me on my other venues, here's some info you might not know.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
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Friday, April 08, 2011
Thursday, April 07, 2011
Pardon me if I'm a little proprietary about this book as I've spent much of the past year working on it with Craig Yoe and his partner Clizia Guzzoni. ARCHIE: A CELEBRATION OF AMERICA'S FAVORITE TEENAGERS debuts this weekend at MOCCA and then rolls out to the general public starting on April 20th. You can order your copy now on the top right of this page.
IDW Publishing and its imprint, YOE Books, are proud to announce the debut of the deluxe full-color hardcover coffee table history book, ARCHIE: A CELEBRATION OF AMERICA’S FAVORITE TEENAGERS, edited and designed by Eisner award-winner Craig Yoe, at New York City’s Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art annual festival this weekend. MoCCA Fest attendees will get a first look at this impressive and lovingly crafted tome, which will be available nation wide by April 30th. ARCHIE: A CELEBRATION OF AMERICA'S FAVORITE TEENAGERS features more than 200 pages of fascinating history, exciting biographies and rare or unpublished art, all offering a behind-the-scenes look at one of the most iconic comics of all time.
“We’re excited and honored to have our history presented so expertly by Craig and our friends at IDW,” said Archie Comics Co-CEO Jon Goldwater. “This is the kind of book that fans everywhere will cherish for some time. It’s an essential volume for longtime and new fans of Archie and the Riverdale gang.”
Archie and his pals are some of the most beloved and enduring characters in the comics medium, and have a long history stretching back to their origins in 1941. Yoe‘s exhaustive research turned up a plethora of rare and unpublished art by Bob Montana, Dan DeCarlo, and Harry Lucey, vintage photographs, unknown ephemera, and a previously unpublished autobiography of John Goldwater, co-founder of MLJ/Archie Comics. All this rich material serves as the basis for the book, which celebrates both the characters and the immensely talented artists behind them. ARCHIE: A CELEBRATION OF AMERICA’S FAVORITE TEENAGERS also shines a spotlight on writers Frank Doyle, George Gladir, andCraig Boldman, and contemporary Archie artists Fernando Ruiz and Dan Parent, creator of the new kid in Riverdale, Kevin Keller. The beautiful 224-page, large-format volume sports a lengthy and revealing interview with Editor-in-Chief Victor Gorelick, who has worked at Archie over a half a century!
Yoe exclaims, “Working on this book was a real thrill, to find so much unpublished art by masters like DeCarlo, and Lucey, a photo of Elvis on his first tour reading a Betty and Veronica comic, John Goldwater’s unpublished autobiography, Bob Montana’s profusely illustrated high school diary, and be able to share all this with the world had my head spinning at every turn. I felt like a teenager again!”
IDW Publishing and Yoe are excited to debut ARCHIE: A CELEBRATION OF AMERICA’S FAVORITE TEENAGERS at the MoCCA Fest, held only a few short blocks from where the Archie comics were conceived. Continuing the connection between the book and the museum, ARCHIE features a full reprint of a story where the Archie Gang visits the MoCCA museum and meets Chairman Ellen Abramowitz.
Expected to be an immediate sellout after the official launch later this month, only a small number of the sought-after ARCHIE: A CELEBRATION OF AMERICA’S FAVORITE TEENAGERS will be available to MoCCA attendees. Also debuting at MoCCA Fest from IDW and YOE Books will be the sea-and-see worthy POPEYE: THE GREAT COMIC BOOK TALES BY BUD SAGENDORF.
MoCCA Fest will take place this weekend, April 9th and 10th at the Lexington Avenue Armory, at 68 Lexington Avenue in New York City. For more details, visit www.moccany.org.
ARCHIE: A CELEBRATION OF AMERICA’S FAVORITE TEENAGERS ($49.99, 224 pages, hard cover, full color) will be available in comic and books stores on April 20, 2011. ISBN 978-160010-7542.
For more information about Yoe! Books, visit www.yoebooks.com.