Monthly Archives: April 2010

FCBD at Elite Comics

As I often am, I’ll be perched at Elite Comics in Overland Park, Kansas on Saturday for Free Comic Book Day. William and the gang do a great job with FCBD, so stop on by if you’re in the area.

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Dick Fan Art!

Anthony Burns was nice enough to send me his thoughts on HAWAIIAN DICK, and had some suggestions as to where to send Byrd on his next case: Guam.

And he also whipped up this touching tribute cover:

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C2E2 and the Whistling Skull

Back from C2E2, and I had a great time. Such a great gathering of pros, and so many cool readers eager to chat. I could run off a list of people I ran into and enjoyed seeing, but it would take up half the day. High points included putting my head together with Ben Abernathy and Tony Harris (including dinner with Tony’s lovely bride, Stacie), as we kicked around long range plans for THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF THE WHISTLING SKULL, which I announced at the WildStorm panel on Saturday:

Tony and I chatted with Comic Book Resources about the book here:

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=25838

I drove up and back with Jeremy Haun, and along the way we solidified plans for the BATTLE HYMN sequel. Initially, Jeremy was just going to assist in plotting while Steven Gordon and Ben Passmore handled the art. Well…we’ve changed that plan a bit. Steven and Ben will still produce a kick-ass Mid-Nite Hour book, but our plans for the sequel proper have grown to include a more active role for Jeremy. More on that down the road.

Jeremy using Ivan Brandon’s VIKING hardcover as a drawing table.

As long as we’re talking projects, Jason Latour and I discussed our plans for THE STEEL CITY HAWK, which is something we’ve been cooking up for years. Jason has taken our plotting sessions and a rough first script I wrote and expanded it into an initial arc. Our ambitious goal is to create a lengthy franchise with this one.

Anyway…great weekend. If you stayed away for some reason this year, make sure you hit it next year. It’s comic book focused, and very well laid out, and there were countless pros on hand just looking for people to chat with.

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C2E2 is Upon Us

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I’ll be in Chicago for C2E2 next weekend, and I’m greatly looking forward to it. I think the show’s gonna be huge.

I won’t be setting up anywhere specifically, but I will be appearing on the WildStorm panel to announce a brand new book with collaborator Tony Harris:

WildStorm Editorial Presentation Saturday E351 4:15 PM 5:15 PM

If you’re there and interested, drop on by. This book has been in the works for over two years, so I’m jazzed to start getting the word out.

You can bet I’ll be talking this bastard up a lot before it drops. Creator-owned, introducing a brand new character that Tony and I would like to run with for a long time.

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