Thursday, January 10, 2008


Cons and Comics January 10, 2008 Posted by Mookie
On the convention front, I'm going to be attending IKKICON and KATSUCON in February. I don't know what my panel situation is but I'm fairly certain I'll be giving my Writing Unique Heroes & Memorable Villains talk at Katsucon. I also may be involved in a game show or two, but more on that as it develops.

It looks like I will be returning to ANIME BOSTON this year. Nothing's official as of yet and I'm still speaking with convention peoples, but as of right now I'll be there... which is awesome, since it's just a subway trip away for me.

On the comics front, last week I picked up an adorable graphic novel called OWLY: A Time To Be Brave. I almost exploded from an overload of cute. Beautiful black and white artwork, endearing, expressive characters and a simple message of goodness and understanding all combined to make me go "AWWW!" for about an hour after I was done with it.

On comic books in general, there are only a few really stand out titles that make me want to wave my arms around and shout "You should be reading this!" Granted, having 52 and Planet Hulk being published at the same time is a hard act to follow, but a few titles really make me giddy to go to the comic book store every week:
Blue Beetle
The All-New Atom
Booster Gold
Atomic Robo
Action Comics
The Spirit
These titles are both well-written and well-drawn, so if you're looking for some great comic bookery I highly recommend them.

That's all from me for now, and so far I've been able to keep my New Year's resolution! Go me!