Saturday, April 26, 2008

Steve Epting is a Good Guy (At Least as Far as I Can Tell)

My friend Ivan (who has run in comic circles for years as both a fan and as a one-time toy business insider) has always said that comic book creators and writers and artists are an approachable lot. Part and parcel to getting my writing in front of as wide an audience as possible, I have been sending links to the Deus ex Comica series to various folks in the comic book industry -- people whose work I admire. And this last week, Steve Epting sent me a quick note saying that he is enjoying the essays, especially because he has had similar experiences in his comic reading past.

I've interviewed my share of
minor celebrities and musicians, but it's always a thrill when someone whose work you think highly of responds to something you've done. It wasn't a big deal, and we aren't great friends or anything because of it, but I appreciate the time he took to read my stuff and respond. So with that, I can't encourage you enough to go out and get the trade paperbacks of Steve's work on Captain America with Ed Brubaker (or, better yet, the omnibus), and pick up the monthlies currently on the shelves!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

HRC, Agent 99, and Rodent Protectors

True to the name of this blog, here are some random thoughts escaping...

Hillary, enough already. It's time to set your ego aside and get out of the race. You're doing more damage to the party than good.

After seeing The Devil Wears Prada recently, and then the Get Smart trailer out in front of 21, I think Anne Hathaway is the new Audrey. She can pull off haute couture. She is both beautiful and understated in that classic sense.

Finished the Mouse Guard: Fall 1152 trade paperback with my son tonight. What a great read! Definitely looking forward to Winter 1152 when that hits in trade (hopefully by year's end -- the hardcover is due in November).