AiT/Planet Lar

Today at AiT/Planet Lar

San Diego Comic Con

We’re at the AiT compound at Booth #2001, and you may have heard we have some special guests this year.

Those First guys will be all over the place, but I’m not sure when. We’ll try to have the answer for you when we start wrangling the folks, but Joe Staton, Nick Cuti, Max Allan Collins, Bill Willingham, Matt Sturges, Steve Stern, Dan Cote, Chris Gossett, The Fillbach Brothers, and Daniel Merlin Goodrey will all be around at some point, as well as these folks at these times:

THURSDAY

11 am – 12 noon Adam Freeman and Marc Bernardin

3 pm – 4 pm Adam Beechen

4 pm – 5 pm Steve Kriozere

FRIDAY

3 pm – 4 pm Adam Beechen

4 pm – 5 pm Steve Kriozere

SATURDAY

11 am – 12 noon Mark Altman and Steve Kriozere

12 noon – 1 pm Steven Grant

SUNDAY

11 am – noon Steve Kriozere

..and of course Stephenny (Panorama) Godfrey and Ian Yarborough at the booth.

Published by larry on July 18th, 2011

The Black Diamond: if ever there was a comic that longed to be turned into a movie it was this one. Fast cars, slightly futuristic setting, chase scenes, government plots, kidnapping, hot women, and artificially poignant conversations that no one would actually have about trivial things are the hallmarks. Heck, the ending is written in screenplay format.” –Mark Alpert, Armzrace: July 1st

Published by larry on July 5th, 2011

LARRY YOUNG: AGENT of S.H.I.E.L.D.

I don’t know what it is; maybe it’s the news that “Larry Young” is going to be a prominent SHIELD agent in Joss Whedon’s The Avengers flick, or something, but there seems to be a renewed interest in SHIELD’s drunken Air Cav commander,
lately.

But check out this June 1st review of Agent Larry Young’s first appearance, in Cable #60, first published in November, 1998:

“Young’s a stereotypical government bully who doesn’t care about harming innocents in order to get what he wants, and apparently lives in a fantasy world where there are no repercussions to his insane actions.”

Holy crap, Casey! That’s a little on the nose.

Published by larry on June 3rd, 2011

Thanks Kirkman!

Chris Hardwick from Attack of the Show has a podcast called the Nerdist which he does from Meltdown Comics. Last week he interviewed our old pal Robert Kirkman about Walking Dead, his superhero books for Image, and his early days in self-publishing. I was sure proud to hear him giving me a shout-out at 25:49 in the show for showing him the ropes about indie publishing, back when the world was new.

Published by larry on June 2nd, 2011

It’s new to you…

ComicVine has a new review of the Shatter collection:

http://www.comicvine.com/shatter-shatter/37-272139/

…which just goes to show that if you haven’t read it yet, it’s new to you.

“Working with an Apple MacIntosh and a dot matrix printer, Mike Saenz made magic. He pulled light, depth and shadow from a device that only a few years before could barely repeat the word ‘run’ on an endless loop until you hit the escape button. This was something new, exciting, and endlessly interesting. It was the first time a comic had ever been produced using a tool that twenty-two years later is an integral part of the art form.

“I liked Shatter. It was unique for its time. Over the years I’ve gone back and re-read those issues several times. It has always held up as a nostalgic reminder of one of my favorite eras in the history of comics.

“And that’s why I was happy to see AiT/Planet Lar publish Shatter as a graphic novel. It had been several years since I’d read the comic, and seeing it on the shelf at my local Borders was like welcoming back an old friend. Larry Young and Mimi Rosenheim understand all to well that fifth universal force, and they definitely know quality work when they see it. The new Shatter package is excellent. It’s faithfully reproduced from the original black and white art, and the modern color process on the covers takes the artwork to whole new levels of excellence. It’s got essays by the writer Peter Gillis, and by Mike Gold (the genius responsible for most of what was good from First Comics, Shatter‘s original publishing house.) There’s a couple of other essays by luminaries who are fans of Shatter, and only Mike Saenz is conspicuous by his absence. It’s a nice package, and a fine addition to the AiT/Planet Lar canon.”

Published by larry on May 31st, 2011

Comic-Con Signing Schedule

THURSDAY
11 am – noon Shannon Denton
1 pm – 2 pm Mark Altman and Steve Kriozere
2 pm – 3 pm Jon Proctor
3 pm – 4 pm Adam Beechen

FRIDAY
11 am – noon Shannon Denton
1 pm – 2 pm Mark Altman and Steve Kriozere
2 pm – 3 pm Jon Proctor/Steven Grant
3 pm – 4 pm Adam Beechen

SATURDAY
11 am – noon Mark Altman and Steve Kriozere
1 pm – 2 pm Marc Bernardin and Adam Freeman
2 pm – 3 pm Jon Gambling Proctor/Steven Grant
3 pm – 4 pm Adam Beechen

SUNDAY
11 am – noon Mark Altman and Steve Kriozere
1 pm – 2 pm Mark Altman and Steve Kriozere
2 pm – 3 pm Jon Proctor/Steven Grant

..and of course Stephenny (Panorama) Godfrey and Ian Yarborough at the booth

Published by larry on July 19th, 2010

Comics Industry Mainstays

Elsewhere on CBR is Kiel Phegley’s interview with me and Jimmy Palmiotti about Kickstart:

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=27185

I’m glad everyone seems pretty excited about the launches.

Published by larry on July 14th, 2010

“CBR? How do you spell that?”

John Parkin interviews Steve Kriozere and Mark Altman over at Robot 6 about ELVIS VAN HELSING:

http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2010/07/sdcc-10-aits-elvis-van-hesling-pits-slackers-vs-vampires/#more-49866

I particularly liked the “Slackers vs. Vampires” tagline, and I loved JK pulled the art about Bob Woodward for the article.

Published by larry on July 14th, 2010

You can always count on Matt Price

Published by larry on July 13th, 2010

Elvis is in the building

Hot off the press (literally) is Elvis Van Helsing, by Steve Kriozere, Mark Altman, Jason Baroody, and Zach Matheny. Enjoy this goodness at San Diego:

Published by larry on July 13th, 2010