Friday, August 29, 2014

End of August, New Signings

     Hi everyone, hope all is well.  With this recent heat, I've been stuck in the house.  But that leaves me to read a lot of comics and boy did I ever.  I recently picked up some great reprint books on comic strips from the 1940s and 50s, Rip Kirby, Buz Sawyer and Johnny Hazard to name a few.  Great Stuff.

     I also have a few more lectures and book signings going on very soon.  next week, Saturday, Sept. 6th, I'll be at the Totky Memorial Library in Ashtabula from 12 noon-4pm.  I'll be speaking on comics, writing and my career as well as selling and signing some of my books.

     The following week I'll be at the Willoughby Hills community center from 11am-3pm, Saturday, Sept. 13th, selling my new book which will debut  that day, "Chasers, Inc."  It's the tale of a team of supernatural hunters that track down everything mysterious.  It's just the type of book that will go well for an early Halloween.

     Take care and remember to adopt a comic book today.

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.