Come See Me At The Comikaze Expo!

The first ever Comikaze Expo's going down at the LA Convention Center this weekend. Hope I'll see some of you maniacs there!

I'll be signing at Archaia's booth (#1709) at the following times...

Saturday -- 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Sunday -- 5:00 - 6:00 PM

And I'll also be hosting these panels...

Saturday -- 3PM -- Room 5
Tales of Breaking Into Comics (And Writing Them Once You're "In")

All comics writers have a different story of how they broke into this crazy business. Some have taken the indy route, others have come from film or theater, but each one writes comics because this art form has something no other medium's got. Join James Asmus (Generation Hope, Captain America & Bucky,) Kyle Higgins (Deathstroke, Nightwing,) Jackson Lanzing & David Server (Freakshow, the Penguins of Madagascar) and moderator Tom Pinchuk (Hybrid Bastards!, Unimaginable) to find out what that "something" is as they discuss their "breaking in" experiences and tell you how you can start putting your own words into those panels.

Sunday -- 1PM -- Room 2
How To Make Comics (Great For Kids!)

Everybody's talking about how comics are growing up, but have we(gasp!) forgotten about the children? With a bunch of publishersstarting kids-oriented imprints and many educational programsintroducing youngsters to reading through comics, is this audiencefinally getting proper recognition? Join Tim Beedle (Muppet RobinHood,) Neo Edmund (Zenoscope's Silver Dragon books,) Paul Morrissey (Casper the Friendly Ghost) and Heather Nuhfer (Strawberry Shortcake) as they chat about what makes "all-ages"awesome, what titles hooked them in the first place as kids and whatdownright fun it is to make comics the whole family can enjoy. Moderated by Tom Pinchuk (Unimaginable.)

Sunday -- 3pm -- Room 306AB
The Future of Digital Comics

Join us for a discussion onthe future of comic books,the emergence of digitaland motion comics, andtheir integration into mostentertainment franchisesand transmedia properties.In this panel comic bookwriters, publishers, and artists discuss the evolution ofa classic Americanmedium. Matt Hawkins(Pres. Top Cow Comics),David Uslan (VP of Buss.Dev. Graphicy), Benjamin Jackendoff (VP ZenescopeEntertainment), Jackson Lanzing and David Server(FREAKSHOW) and Martin Shapiro (CHOPPER.) Moderated by Tom Pinchuk (Hybrid Bastards!, Unimaginable)

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Watch sora_thekey's Shenanigans At Comic Con 2011

The kid sometimes known simply as "Geo" got up into all kinds of mischief at the biggest convention of the year. Watch him chat up Deadpool and Cyclops, compete against Dennis Calero in a draw-off and even propose marriage to a superheroine in these videos below...

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Check Out This Super Hero Spoof Skit from my Pals, the Monkey Box

I figured you maniacs would enjoy some super-spoofin'. My pals at the Monkey Box recently put together a  real funny short about  a regular dude whose superheroic brother is ruining his life and I figured it might be of some interest to this community. Go on and check out this effects-packed skit starring the Blue Comet and his beleaguered brother, Roger. Just be warned, though... the language gets a little salty.

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My New Comic, UNIMAGINABLE, is Finally Available!

I've been talking about  UNIMAGINABLE since the very first day I crossed paths with Comic Vine and now, at last, my latest comic is finally coming out! Arcana's put together a lean, mean, self-contained OGN edition that'll give readers everything they could want out of a comic in just 74 pages.  The Five Deadly Venoms - - that is, myself, Kurt Belcher (the penciler,) Levi Skeen (the inker,) Zack Turner (the colorist) and Matt Nelson (the letterer) - - invested a ton of work and care into this I know every respectable Comic Vine maniac will appreciate. 
 
So just what in the world is UNIMAGINABLE about? Here's our official synopsis...  
 
Appointed "Problem Solver" in a nightmarish city of monsters, the lost amnesiac Stump must pit street smarts against baffling dream logic to solve some outrageously bizarre "problems." But Stump may face a problem even she can't solve in the Unimaginable - creatures too terrible for anyone to even imagine!  
 
As I always say, that description's only just scratching the surface of what lurks between the covers. Why guess what it could look like when you can see for yourself in this preview below? Feast your eyes and wrap your senses on the first five pages of the story...   
    
 
Due to some circumstances beyond our control, the street date has been pushed back. The book's currently at the printer and I'm told it's going to be out in 2-4 short weeks. However, you can still order it on Amazon and Barnes & Noble and receive a great discount. Also, for those of you maniacs who simply can't wait, who might even prefer to read the book digitally, the eBook edition is currently available for download at Wowio
 
2010 was a really fantastic year for me and I know that 2011's going to be just as much of a fun ride with UNIMAGINABLE as the spear-point.  It just received a good review from the hard-to-please Comics Should Be Good blog and it's going to be another cart in the dynamite-stocked bullet-train that HYBRID BASTARDS! has already been roaring along on.  
 
Happy New Year every body, and keep watch for UNIMAGINABLE!
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Kids Comics LA at Meltdown with Sam Humphries

Last week, I got to talk to my friend, FRAGGLE ROCK and CBGB writer Sam Humphries, during the Kids Comics LA event at the world-famous Meltdown Comics. The young'ins were there to learn how to draw and make their own comics from some of the best all-ages comics creators, including David Server & Jackson Irving (THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR,) Ian Brill (DARKWING DUCK, CHIP & DALE) and Chris & Shane Houghton (REED GUNTHER.) I'll tell you, it was really inspiring to see kids discovering the joys of cartooning and to remember how a lil' Tommy P's interest first got piqued by this medium I love so much. 
 
I think it's best to let Sam tell you what this was all about...
  

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