Archive for April, 2014

proxyNot to get ahead of myself, one of the big lessons of C2E2 for me was how much I love it when creators speak honestly. It’s fun to hear announcements, but they’ll be on Bleeding Cool soon enough anyway. No, while all the traditional elements of the con experience you imagine are great, there’s something special about conventions that dismantles the strange, often artificial barriers between creators and fans. I’ll probably talk about this again before my coverage of C2E2 is over, but rarely was this fact more apparent than in Buddy Scalera’s Inside the Creator’s Studio with Mark Waid. Continue reading


Bound and Gagged

Don’t have plans yet this weekend? Saturday, May 3rd is Free Comic Book Day, a day dedicated to comics, encouraging comic book readership, and getting the next generation of fans and readers involved. For more information, check out the official Free Comic Book Day website. Many comic book retailers have special events planned, so check out what’s going on at your local store. If you don’t have a friendly neighborhood comic book store you frequent, you can use the store locator to find one. Last week marked the 60th anniversary of the US Senate putting comic books on trial, a case that would lead to the Comics Code Authority and the near collapse of the industry, so what better time to get back in the comic book store and reclaim your freedom to read.

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