Last-minute pre-APE post before Josh and Ash and I hit the beach: Interviewer extraordinaire Tim O'Shea
interviews the Last Sane Comic Book Writer/Artist, Daniel Merlin Goodbrey:TOS: As a seemingly sane person who clearly concocts insane tales (despite the book's title), are you the recipient of some fairly unique (insane) correspondence from any of your readers?
DMG: As far as I can tell, my readers appear to be a pretty sane bunch. I'm sure the crazy ones are out there, but they keep their correspondence to themselves so that The Conspiracy's thought machines can't track their movements. But quickly, change the subject - I've already said too much.
Daniel Merlin Goodbrey'll be at the AiT booths 434 & 435 for the show.
Guy I only know from online is coming into town for APE; calls me up for directions and plans. In the conversation, he mentions he was reading the Astronauts in Trouble
hardcover ("Only three bucks more than the trade! Who buys the trade?
"), and says he knows who two of the characters are named for.
"Who?" says me."Jeff Lester and Rob Bennett!"
No one has twigged to that in six years at least. I love me the Internet.
"Muscle Cars Will Rule The Skies"
is how SFist maestro Jeremy Nisen titled the interview we did about the upcoming Alternative Press Expo, the local San Francisco scene, my love for Dan Vado, the ball's-out upcoming book The Black Diamond,
and comics in general. "Our conversation with Larry evoked much of what we love about storytelling via sequential art -- the passion of the creators; the limitless, imaginative worlds they create; and the validity of using that medium for any genre." Hell, yes.
Jumpin' John Parkin, over at Blogarama
's "Can't Wait For Wednesday" feature shows his monumentally good taste by showing the love to Daniel Merlin Goodbrey: "My pick is the surreal Last Sane Cowboy & Other Stories,
coming out from AiT/Planet Lar this week, which looks to be unlike anything else coming out this week… or next, and probably for many weeks to come."
...also, Big Sloppy Wet Kisses to Eric, Tony, Noelle, Mike, and Chris at SFMoto
for putting my Boulevard back on the road after my inadvertent abuse of it. Special shout-out to Mike for finding me an iridium short visor for my new Fulmer AF-655
so I can get my Judge Dredd on.
Oh, stop. Ev
erybody's a fanboy for some