Monday, November 28, 2016

The Long Orson and Me

     Hello everyone, hope all is well.  I'm stepping aside from comic books (although he liked them and appeared in them) for a minute to tell all of you that I have been asked to perform the full almost 90 minute version of my "Evening with Orson Welles" stage play at Lake Erie College this Thursday, Friday and Saturday (Dec. 1st-3rd) all 3 nights start at 7 30.

     Join in on the last of the 75th anniversary celebrations of  the release of "Citizen Kane."  I will act out many of the films and stories from Orson's life using his direct quotes.  Come to C.K. Rickel Theatre, Royce hall for the fine and performing arts.

     Located at 391 West Washington Street, Painesville, Ohio.  440-375-7455 tickets are $10 at the door, LEC students, faculty and staff, free.

     Hope to see you one of those days, but don't worry, I won't try to sell you any least not before its time.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Cry Uncle

     Hello everyone, hope all is well.  Today is actor Robert Vaughn's birthday, or would have been had he not passed away last week.  Best known for "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." television show from the mid-60s.

     Of course I remember him from the comic books by the same name.  They were published by Gold Key Comics and featured photos on the covers from the show.  There were not very many of them, but most had decent artwork by either Alden McWilliams or Mike Sekowsky who also drew Justice League of America during the mid-60s.

     And now that I've got the superb actor on my mind, I'm going to pull a few issues out tonight of U.N.C.L.E. comics and read some.

     And in honor of Robert's portrayal of spy, Napoleon Solo, I'll give out a quiet plea of, "Open channel "D" please.

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

Hijacking a Panel

     Hello everyone, hope all is well.  A few weeks ago I went to the Akron Comic Con.  I sat in on a Bat Panel with guests I wanted to hear from.  All I heard was con organizers running around saying, "No moderator, no moderator."

     My friend nudged me and stated that I knew as much as anyone on Batman, and since 15 minutes had gone by with nothing going on, I smiled and shouted out, "Let's get this this show on the road."

     An hour later and everyone had a wonderful time and applauded my efforts in  running a panel on less than a seconds notice.

     I called it, "Attending a panel and a lecture broke out."

     My wife called it, "Hijacking a Panel."

     Take care and adopt (one reviewed by a panel) a comic today!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The Wait

     Hello everyone, hope all is well.  Tomorrow is comic book day.  I've read everything, so I think companies need to put out more GOOD comics to keep me going from week to week.  I just cannot stand the wait any longer.  LOL.

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