Monday, August 22, 2016

Tragedy of the Little Red-Haired Girl

     Hi everyone, hope all is well.  Just reported the other day was the passing of Donna Wold, the real life "little red-haired girl" (she was never given a name in the strip) that inspired Charles Schultz to create the fictional one from his classic "Peanuts" strip.  She was 91.

     Schulz used Wold as a character in the strip to represent the wistfulness that Charlie Brown had for a girl that he could have hoped to talk to some day, to date some day, but it was never to be.  Not in real life where Wold chose another to marry, beside Schulz, (they did date for awhile) nor in the strip, where Charlie always suffered from unrequited love.

     Now with some of the very inspirations gone from already long gone creators is this...

     Good Grief do I feel old.

Monday, July 18, 2016

San Diego Comic Con...Live!

     Hello everyone, hope all is well.  Now the big Comicon every year is out in California.  But if you cannot go, check out the Sy-Fy channel this week.  Starting Thursday, that channel will be giving us live broadcasts with events, panels, and many other things connected with the convention.

     So if you CANNOT television Thursday nite thru Saturday.  Live the experience of the great comic book convention through the magic of your t.v.

     Take care and adopt a comic book (one that has been through San Diego) today!

Friday, July 8, 2016

Imagine the Fantastic

     Hello everyone, hope all is well.  I was going through my stack of new comics that I purchased Wednesday, and I realized how lucky all of us are who collect these multi-hued wonders.

     Because in these brightly colored pamphlets, we all see different worlds, fantastic adventures, heroes of all sorts, all shapes, sizes and colors.

     In these light-weight books, we see different worlds, action at breakneck speeds and drama of the most subtle kind.  In effect we, life on both a small yet grand scale all at once.

     So everyone next week, go to your nearest comic shop and dive in head first and partake of the wonderful experience. 

     Imagine the fantastic!

     Let's comic book!


Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Lois Lane...Gone!

     Hello everyone, hope all is well.  Well, just a few days ago, actress Noel Neil passed away at the age of 95.  She played Lois Lane in the Superman serials of the late 40s and then returned to the role on television after Phyllis Kirk left the role on the small screen. 

     Noel's Lois, was more perky, inquisitive, just like the young reporter she was and was perfect for the role as it was envisioned at that point in history

     I met her several times and was pleased to find that at no matter what age she was at the time, she was very happy to meet the fans and it showed.

     Of course now I'll never be able to think of that old t.v. show, "The Adventures of Superman," without Jack Larson's comment to George Reeves' character, "Jeepers, Mister Kent."  Likewise I will always think of Noel's annoyed comment to Kent in every episode.

     "Oh, Clark!

     Take care and adopt a (Lois Lane) comic book today!

Friday, July 1, 2016

Comics, Talk and Signing

     Hello everyone, hope all is well.  Tomorrow, Saturday, July 2nd, I'll be at the Great Lakes Mall between Noon and 5pm.  I'll be signing copies of my newest sci-fi and adventure books from Bystander Group LLC (publishers)

     Come down and talk comics and movies and all things, pop culture.  I'll be there waiting for you.

     Take care and adopt a comic book (that you can talk about) today! 

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Meeting Comic Book People

     Hello everyone, hope all is well.  I just finished a nice day at the Lake Effect Con a week ago with my fellow Bystander members, artist David Russell and publisher, Tim Woodside.  And believe me it is a fun, joyous time to spend eight hours chatting with people that have shared likes and joys, so make sure that all of you attend at least one convention this summer and talk with the artistic guests and have a lot of fun.  I'm betting you will for sure.

     Take care and adopt a comic (one purchased at a convention) book today!

Friday, June 3, 2016

Same Convention, New Site

     Hello everyone, hope all is well.  Yes it is convention time and one of the best ones in Lake County at this point of the year is the Lake Effect Con NOW being held in the Holiday Inn on Reynolds road (rt. 306) in Mentor this Saturday, June 5th, 2016.  It used to be at the Atlas theatre if that jogs your mind, yes it is THAT great con.  It starts at 10 am and runs thru 5pm, $5 entrance fee at the door.  Google the con for a list of guests.  I know I'LL be there with artist David Russell and our new Bystander Adventure Series from Bystander Group LLC.

     And feel free to talk comics with me while you are there, because I've got lots of stories and I'll tell you about the new books I'm working on.

     Take care and adopt a comic book (from the convention) Saturday!