Monday, March 24, 2014

Hey Kids, Comics! @ The 2014 Camden Comic Con!

Hey Kids! I will be attending the first-ever Camden Comic Con, taking place on Saturday April 5th! I will have copies of Hey Kids, Comics! on sale and available for signing, so please stop by and say hello!

You can find out more about the show on its Facebook page and Tumblr.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Friday The 13th Part III - 1982

While guest co-hosting on an episode of The Fire and Water Podcast, blogger and podcaster extraordinaire Michael Bailey mentioned some comics appearing in a scene from Friday The 13th Part III. Even though I've seen the film at least once or twice, I had no memory of this, so I had to track the movie down and check it out--and lo and behold, there they are!

Seen on display are Ghosts #112 (May 1982), Master of Kung-Fu #s 110 (March 1982) and #112 (May 1982), and what looks like Warlord #56 (April 1982). I can't quite figure out how they're displayed, exactly--they look like some set designer just slapped them on the side of a shelf rack with some double-stick tape. They must have wanted them to be seen prominently--if so, mission accomplished!

Let us not speak of that issue of Club.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Hey Kids, Comics! @ Bookends Bookstore

The signing at Bookends Bookstore in Ridgewood, NJ was a smashing success! We had almost a full house and there were lots of questions about us, comics, and the book. Me and my guests and fellow essayists Paul Castiglia and Ed Catto signed lots of books, followed by a nice celebratory dinner afterwards.

Bookends treated us great and said that if (when!) we do HEY KIDS, COMICS! Vol. 2, they'll have us back!


Friday, November 22, 2013

Hey Kids, Comics! Signing - 11/30/13

Hey Kids! You should know that I will be doing my first in-store book signing at Bookends Bookstore in Ridgewood, NJ!

The signing will be on Small Business Saturday, November 30, at 2pm. Joining me for the event will be Hey Kids, Comics! essayists Paul Castiglia (Archie) and Ed Catto (Captain Action, The Bonfire Agency). Come by and pick up a copy of the book and get it autographed by all three of us!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

HEY KIDS, COMICS! Free Sampler

For a limited time, you can download a PDF of film critic Elisabeth Rappe's HEY KIDS, COMICS! essay "I Was A College Comics Reader" for free via this link! Take a read and I bet you'll want to read more, more, more!

Monday, September 30, 2013

HEY KIDS, COMICS! at the 2013 New York Comic Con

I am thrilled to announce that I will be doing a signing with two of my Hey Kids, Comics! essayists Ed Catto and Paul Kupperberg at this year's New York Comic Con!

The signing will be at the Captain Action booth on the main show floor: Booth 226, at 1pm on Friday, October 11th.
Stop by and pick up a copy, and get it signed by all three of us. In addition, Hey Kids, Comics! essayists Paul Castiglia and Kevin Dilmore will also be at the show, and they will be happy to sign your book as well! Be there!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Hey Kids, Comics! ON SALE NOW!

Today's the day! Literally years in the making, Hey Kids, Comics!: True-Life Tales From The Spinner Rack s now available on Amazon and Create Space!

Hey Kids, Comics!: True-Life Tales From The Spinner Rack retails for $17.99, and is 262 pages of chills, spills, laughter, tears, and adventure. Featuring these scintillating secret comic book origins:
  • Hey Kids...THUD! by Sholly Fisch 
  • Four-Color Timelines by Chris Ryall 
  • Hey Kids, Science! by James Kakalios 
  • I Was A College Comics Reader by Elisabeth Rappe 
  • The Thrill of the Hunt by Robert Greenberger 
  • Portals to Other Dimensions—Ten Cents Each! by J.M. DeMatteis 
  • The Weekly Pilgrimage by Ed Catto 
  • My Encounter by John Zakour 
  • The Catalpa Tree by Steve Skeates 
  • The Black Cat and the Gentleman by Roxanna Meta 
  • Of Sand, Sea Nettles and Surplus Furniture: My Secret Origin by Glen Weldon 
  • Comics Are For Everyone! by Jill Pantozzi 
  • Living A Comic Book Life by Javier Hernandez 
  • Secret Origin by Steve Englehart 
  • Where Creatures Roam by Mike Howlett 
  • Blood The Page! by Richard Harland Smith 
  • Uncle Bob by Tim Schlattmann 
  • In Brightest Day, In Blackest Waaugh! by Kevin Dilmore 
  • Little Stephen and the Mysterious Magazines by Stephen DeStefano 
  • Comics on Infinite Minds by Marc Tyler Nobleman 
  • Comics Don’t Cause Nightmares by Aaron Scott 
  • “An All-Star Collection of the Greatest Super-Stories Ever Published!" by Paul Kupperberg 
  • “Here’s A Superman for That Detective Comics…” by Jim Beard 
  • The Great Wall of Comics by David Galassie 
  • Growing Up On Bash Street by Dan Whitehead 
  • Lost and Found by Erika D. Peterman 
  • The Comic Book Baron of New Jersey by Doug Slack 
  • Secrets of the Big Box by Shaun McLaughlin 
  • The Magic of Comics by Doug Zawisza 
  • Confessions of a Comic Book Thief by Mark Wheaton 
  • Steel-Hard Skin by Evan Narcisse 
  • 1976 - A Christmas Odyssey by Neal Patterson 
  • All in Color for (a Nickel or) a Dime! by Craig Wichman 
  • Spirit of ’74 by David Morefield 
  • Intersecting Panels by Paul Castiglia 
  • The Field by Tim Neenan 
  • Mahalo, Keniki by Alan Brennert   
  • No Careless Product of Wild Imagination… by Chad Nance

Punctuated with vintage photos, Hey Kids, Comics! is a must for any comics fan or student of pop culture history!

Click below to get your copy of Hey Kids, Comics!: True-Life Tales From The Spinner Rack today!