Saturday, May 30, 2015

Comicon at Atlas

     Hello everyone, hope all is well.  Tomorrow, Sunday, May 31st, The local Lake Effect Comic Con will be held inside the Atlas Cinema in Mentor across from the Great Lakes Mall.

     Plenty of comic guests, such as myself, David Russell and many more will be there to chat with and get sketches and autographs from.  A panel discussion will also take place at 12:30pm.  Hope to see you there.  And don't forget to check out my new paperback...The Mass.

     Take care and don't forget to adopt a comic (get plenty, there will be 50 cent boxes to look through) book today!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Comics

     Hi everyone, hope all is well.  Because of the holiday, I must say that many of my family have served in the armed service and pretty much all were shot at during WWII, Korea and Vietnam.  One died while the others all made it back including my brother and father.  They were all bestowed upon them the ranks of Brig. General, Major and Lt. (3rd class).

     And three of the members of that illustrious group got it, comics!

     So a salute to all soldiers everywhere, especially my family members

     Take care and adopt a (war) comic book today!

Friday, May 22, 2015

The Non-Comic Lady

     Hello everyone, hope all is well.  I'm guessing that most of you reading this are stymied by today's title.  Well don't most of us comic collectors have someone in their lives that gives us a hard time about collecting, I know I did.  And that person for me would be my Mom.

     You see, she hated my collecting comics and yelled whenever the collection of mine got unruly.  Of course unruly to her meant anything over five comics.  Heck, before I was ten years old, I had more than five boxes of comics to my name.  Now my Mom was proud of the fact that the creativity that spurred me on (partially from my love of reading and comics) led to writing, at least early on.  But she always preferred me to be a, that's right...plumber!

     I bring this up because today is my Mom's birthday.  She's been gone now around thirty years and when she passed, she still wasn't 50 years old.  So she never got to see me get published hundreds of times, or smile at the column that I wrote for twelve years for the News-Herald, nor the many novels that I've sold to publishers, nor the many lectures I've given both on the subject of comics and academic subjects as I lectured at Lakeland Community College for over two decades.

     Maybe now though, she's looking down at me from heaven and finally smiling to see the wonderful career I've had over the last thirty years.  But maybe she's also cringing at the sight of over a hundred boxes of beat-up comics I have in the garage.

     Because Moms would do that.  So would non-comic ladies, but sometimes they're one and the same.

     Take care and adopt a (not one that has to do with plumbers) comic book today!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Feeling Better with Comics

     Hello everyone, hope all is well.  Things are finally getting better with me after another trip to my heart surgeon.  Of course what type of comic do I instantly start to read once I'm home? 

     Danger Trail...what else since most of my directions in life lead me down that specific path. 

     Take care and don't forget to adopt (a non-dangerous comic) today!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Orson Welles X's 2

     Hello everyone, hope all is well.  After a great and fun time at Free Comic Day, I'm gearing up for my Orson Welles one man play.  Tonite, I'll be at Barnes and Noble in Mentor (May 5th) at 7pm.  The presentation is about an hour.  Afterwards I'll be selling and signing my new book, "Orson vs: Alfred: The Linking of Legends."  I'll also have some free Orson giveaways and the event is free as is the coffee and cookies served during the show.  Tomorrow on May 6th (Orson's actual 100th birthday) I'll be at the Geneva library on Sherman street at 7pm performing the same show.  Check out the special events section on their website.  Free cake will be served.  This event too is free.  Hope to see you at one event or the other. 

     Take care and adopt a (Welles) comic today.