Redhead Fangirl

Thursday, March 23

Odds, ends

R, Michael Avon Oeming (writer/artist of Powers, Ares, more) and RF. This was his hometown show since he grew up in Bordentown, NJ.

My pile of comics is rid-icul-ous to catch up on. Here are some Odds and ends from flyers and peeps at the MidJersey show...

If comic blogs are not enough comic goodness for you, try a comic video podcast!
Met the cool guys (Kevin, Ricky and Mike) from Varient Edition at the show. "Variant Edition is a weekly video podcast, spotlighting comic book news, reviews and culture. " They interviewed several of the artists, and even asked me to get on camera and plug the show. That episode should be up soon - see what nerdgirl I am!

Open Book Press has several comic and graphic novels, including Cry Wolf, set in Chicago 1925, Kurt Angelo private investigator becames the hand of justice for the Ascended Ones.

Cthulhu Sex, issue 23, volume II out. "for connoissaurs of erotic horror"

Writer Peter Dabbene (Hamilton, NJ) is looking for an artist for a sci-fi graphic novel collaboration. He's "published poetry, had plays performed, and published 2 story collections as well as a novel, Mister Dreyfus' demons." Contact if you are interested.


At 12:30 PM, Blogger Mark said...

Video podcasts for comics is a great idea: I once linked to an audio podcast interview with Frank Quitely, and mentioned how tantalising it was when the interviewer casually alluded to artwork standing around in Vince's studio, including a sculpture of Superman he'd done himself.

So, yeah, video is definitely the way forward. Especially as comics bloggers are such a glamorous and attractive bunch.

At 3:33 PM, Anonymous Kevin said...

Thanks for remembering us! The interviews are coming along. We'll have them in next week's episode. We talk about the con a little this week...basically all agreeing that it was a cool con. The real coverage will be next week.
You guys put on a great show. Can't wait for the next one.

The only bad thing about video is that it is much more work. A lot more. And it takes time away from actually reading comics...But in the end, we're finding that it is worth it. We plan to do a lot more interviews in the future.

At 6:58 PM, Blogger Rich said...

If I ever needed motivation to lose weight, that photo with Mike Oeming is it. Ironically, I'm wearing shirt that says XXL in large roman numerals.

At 4:26 AM, Blogger Frosty Snowbro said...

thanks for the well wishes, fangirl. I am feeling better, thank you.

At 2:34 PM, Blogger Mark said...

Oeming is pretty buff, isn't he? Obviously, deep-down, he's still an artist not a writer. Artists buff, writers lardy. It's another unwritten rule of comics production. And why Joe Quesada will ultimately turn out to be a better writer than artist.

At 1:44 PM, Blogger Rich said...

"Artists buff, writers lardy."

I pointed this out to RF once, and she had already noticed. One reason comic illustrators may stay in shape is to use themselves as super-hero models. Probably easier to pose in front of a mirror, or use the timer of your camera at the spur of the moment that to recruit someone else.


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