"Adventurers like us are not just adventurers. We are explorers, with science understanding. And I want the kids to understand that. This is no joke; it is no play. But it's fun. A lot
of fun." -- Jacques Cousteau, taking about his undersea world, but may have well been talking about Making Comics Better.
Just back from a week in Florida, and there's a lot going on, to catch up with, and to celebrate:You can see from which parent Walker gets his hair.
Newly-minted Wildstorm editor Shannon Denton's Aces: Curse of the Red Baron
is ably previewed at The Pulse
by Jen Contino. Shannon shines my shoes thusly: "Larry Young is a perfect fit for something like this. Larry and I have a lot of the same loves…baseball, astronauts, whisky, etc. so I naturally assumed he’d also like ww1 era adventure tales with the ghost of the Red Baron jetting around and luckily I was right! The experience has been so enjoyable, I’m actually working on another book with AiT now but with co-writer Christopher Long." Go read about the book, which isn't half-bad, either.
The lads at iFanboy
slather some love on The Homeless Channel:
"I can’t force you to buy this book – but I will highly recommend it. If you already own it, read it again. I have passed it on to my wife. I’ll be damned if I can get her to read any books, but this one has a sporting chance. Which brings me to my final point about this book; the main character is a female and the writer/creator is a male. Some people are very good at creating well rounded character of the opposite sex. Matt Silady is one of those people. Kudos to that."
Today is the ninth anniversary of the date you could first walk into a comic store and buy a copy of Astronauts in Trouble: Live From the Moon #1,
which is the date we count as the start of the company, even if we were working on the project for a year before that. And, you know, it was published by those titans of industry, Rob and Steve Snell, the powerful third stage of the Saturn V rocket that got us into orbit. Me, I'm spending the day lettering Dugout
, Adam Beechen and Manny Bello's creative follow-up to their last team-up on Hench.
In other words, just another day of Making Comics Better...