Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Tired...But Not of Comics

     Hi everyone, hope all is well.  I've been doing a lot of lecturing and personal appearances lately, all on the subject of comics.  Most of them have been six hour sign and talks.  After one such talk I almost lost my voice.  After three such talks in close proximity of one another, I had to stay on the couch for two days resting. 

     But the best medicine for resting up from wearing myself out talking comics?  That would be reading stacks and stacks of more comics.  Call it the "hair of the dog" if you will.  But I just know one thing for sure.  I might get tired from time to time...but never of comics.

     Take care and adopt a comic book today

Monday, August 4, 2014

"Marvel"-ing at Barnes and Noble

     Hi everyone, hope all is well.  Boy, I thought I was busy on National Batman day and DC day, But Marvel day at the Great Lakes Mall Barnes and Noble made the other two appearances seem like a tea party.  There was about 60+ people there all wanting stories about Marvel comics and the Guardians of the Galaxy.  Luckily, I was friends (before he passed away) with the co-creator of the Guardians...Gene Colan.  So I had plenty of stories on the origins of the new movie.
     The biggest draw of laughter from the crowd was at my vocal impersonation of Stan Lee as I told stories of the old days of Marvel Comics from the many things I'd read and stories I had heard from Neal Adams, Gene Colan, George Tuska (another friend), and many others.  I guess when I was very young, I was at the right place at the right time to have knowledge of those great talents.

     And many thanks to B & N manager, Chad and all of the employees who made this a wonderful three day experience for me.  I had a great time and I hope they get a chance to read this blog (but only after I send them all a thank you card).

     Take care and adopt a comic book (from Barnes and Noble) today.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Marvel at Barnes and Noble

     Hi everyone, hope all is well.  As I write this it is early Saturday morning around 1am.  So that means later today (August 2nd) from Noon -3 or 4pm I'll be signing autographs at the Mentor, Great Lakes Mall Barnes and Noble and showing off my collection of Marvel knick-knacks from my personal collection.  The last two appearances I made were lots of fun and pretty big crowds gathered around to check out the items from my Batman and DC collection, so this should be no different.

     So stop by and say hi and I'll relate some of the stories I've picked up along the way of that thing I call "life" as it pertains to all things marvel.

     Take care and adopt a (Marvel) comic book today.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

What a Bat!

     Hello everyone, hope all is well.  Yesterday did I ever have a great day filled with Batman stuff.  I was SUPPOSED to talk about Batman and show off some of my Batman collection.  But so many people showed up that I was at Barnes and Noble in Mentor, closer to six whole hours.  I started to lose my voice after awhile, but it was a lot of fun and all of the people who stopped by to talk seemed to be enjoying themselves.

     NOW, I've got to do it all over again as I will be at Barnes and Noble Saturday, July 26th, to talk about DC comics, so I'll have a lot of Superman, Justice League stuff to show off.  I'll be there from Noon to 3pm, but I'm guessing that I'll be there till at least 4pm.  See you then.

     Take care and adopt a comic book today.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

National Batman Day, Wednesday

     Hi everyone, hope all is well.  Today, Wednesday, July 23, 2014, I'll be at Barnes and Noble at Mentor Ohio, in Great Lakes Mall signing autographs and talking about Batman's 75th anniversary.  I'll also be displaying items from my Batman collection.  Look for me from Noon till 3pm.  We'll have a great Bat Chat.

     Take care and adopt a comic book today. 

Monday, July 21, 2014

Batman and Barnes and Noble

     Hi everyone, hope all is well.  I just want to let everyone know that Barnes and Noble bookstores in Mentor (as well as all of their stores around the country) are having a series of Pop Culture Days over the next month. 
     This upcoming Wednesday, July, 23, 2014 will be Batman Day.  Of course the store asked if I could greet people at the Mentor, Great Lakes Mall facility.  I will be there from Noon till 3pm.  I'll be showing off items from my personal collection and talking about Batman and his 75th anniversary.

     On Saturday, July 26th, I'll be at the same Barnes and Noble talking about almost 80 years of DC Comics.  As usual, I'll be bringing many of the items from my personal collection concerning DC Comics.  And I've got plenty.  Noon to 3pm on Saturday as well.

     Marvel Comics gets the Chris treatment at B and N books at the Great Lakes Mall Saturday, August 2nd.  The same deal applies, items from my personal collection and a talk about the history of Marvel Comics.  Also Noon-3pm.

     Can't wait to see all of you there.  I'll be signing autographs and giving a few free handouts to the crowd.  See you there.

     Take care and adopt a comic book today.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Me and Commisioner Gordon?as kid,

     Hi everyone, hope all is well.  I'm seeing my sister this week.  We're going to talk some family business and maybe chat a bit about cool stuff.  We've never been that close as kids,  but we're there now as adults. 

     This is sort of the way that Batman interacts with Gordon, they get together every so often, talk a little and part ways until the next time, only I don't swoop out the window.  Hmmmm, yet another connection I have to The Caped Crusader.  Now if I can only get Tamara to grow a mustache and smoke a pipe!

     Take care and adopt a comic book today.