Entries from February 2008

Friday, February 29th, 2008

There's Legacy, and Then There's Legacy

When the issue of “legacy strips” gets raised from time to time, it’s usually in the context of newspaper features – but, as suggested in recent blog entries by Mike Gold and John Ostrander on the ComicMix site, it’s a valid subject for debate in the comic book field, too.
Mike’s initial sally covers the issue [...]

Sunday, February 17th, 2008

Making Me Look Good

After way too many health crises and sundry delays, there’s light at the end of the tunnel with On the Ropes, the sequel to Kings in Disguise.
For some months now, I’ve been making life hell for characters living in 1937 – nothing spells fun and games around here like the Great Depression – and Dan [...]

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

Goodbye, Mr. Gerber, and Thank You

I was just a little too old to have enjoyed Steve Gerber’s glory days in comics – but, like a lot of creators who worked in the business after him, I owe him a lot.
By the time his Howard the Duck first saw print, I had abandoned reading comics in favor of the noisier pleasures [...]

Monday, February 4th, 2008

Say What?

I’ve been doing a lot of freelance editing lately, and this link which I’ve appropriated from Neil Gaiman’s blog really spoke to me. (Don’t even get me started on single vs. double quotation marks. I’ve expended too much red ink and ingested far too little coffee today to be polite about it.)
Yes,  this is what [...]


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