Apr 23, 2007

Cape Comic Con 2007

As advertised, the Cape Girardeau Comic Con was this weekend. In its second year, the con improved immensely. It was bigger, more organized, and longer. Organizer (and owner of Marvels and Legends) Ken Murphy and his gang of sidekicks brought in more talent, added panels, and added an extra day to the event.

I got a lot of time to talk about comics and other stuff with Cullen Bunn (writer of Oni's The Damned) and Matt Oliveri (writer of Werewolves: Call of the Wild). The pair did panel on submitting your work and ideas to publishers.


The Damned artist, Brian Hurtt also joined them. He was only there for Saturday along with Chris Samnee (Capote in Kansas, Queen & Country), but it was long enough for me to get a great sketch of Eddie and Sophie from The Damned.

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Brian Hurtt's blog: the Hurtt Locker
Chris Samnee's blog
Mike Oliveri's
The Malice Engine
The Damned

On Sunday I attended Denny O'Neil's panel, where he told great stories about the 70s and 80s, and even 90s at DC. We also got some behind-the-scenes tales on Batman: The Animated Series and the Batman storyline, No Man's Land.

O'Neil on Wikipedia

Before leaving, I met Jonnie Allan, creator, writer, artist, promoter, etc. of Stykman, a hilarious parody of superhero stories and supernatural comics.

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Allan's Aka Comics

In between all this I found lots of goodies, including the Dark Knight Strikes Again PVC set.

Looking forward to next year!

Apr 17, 2007

Coming Attractions . . .

I'm hoping to have another podcast up by this weekend. It will feature some great new music, reviews new films of Inland Empire and Grindhouse, comments on the graphic novel Skin Walker, and previews of comics coming soon.

Don't forget the Cape Girardeau Comic Con!

Apr 2, 2007

Cape Girardeau Comic Con

It's almost time for the second annual Cape Girardeau Comic and Gaming Convention, orchestrated by our friends over at Marvels and Legends. This year will feature many returning guests, including Brian Hurtt (Hard Time, The Damned) and Gary Friedrich (Ghost Rider), but promises to be bigger and better. Denny O'Neil (Batman), Jonnie Allan (Stykman), and others will also appear. There will be more gaming, more vendors, and--best of all--more time. This years event will last a full two days as opposed to last year's one-day-for-each format.

More to come . . .

Check out the site.
Read last year's review.
Another blog about the con.