Archive for November, 2008

November 18th, 2008 | filed in News

HEROES?

Last night saw my big debut on national television. I’ve finally seen the episode, and here’s the good news — I did actually make it on camera. The bad news is, it’s way in the background, and you’d be forgiven if you missed it.

The comic book shop scene made two appearances in the episode, but I had to go back and review each shot to see if anything made it, and upon closer inspection, I found it hidden in a one shot. It’s about what I expected it to be — nothing more than a blur in the background.

(See the evidence here.)

However, there’s two more episodes apparently, where the comic shop appears, so perhaps we’ll catch a better glimpse, yet. I’ll not give it hope quite yet.

November 17th, 2008 | filed in News

Anyone here watch 'HEROES'?

Even if you don’t, you might want to check out tonight’s episode on NBC. You might notice some familiar artwork in the background.

Seriously, though. I’ve been keeping mum about this for a few months, now, but one of the cool things that came out of San Diego this year was that a production designer from NBC’s ‘HEROES’ came by my table and expressed interest in my artwork. Long story short, they ended up buying 100 books from me and made some posters of the covers to use as set decoration for a comic shop scene that’s apparently airing tonight, and for the next couple of weeks. I’m not sure how much is actually going to appear on camera, but I’m looking forward to seeing for sure, now.

Trouble is, I don’t have cable, and the reception at our place is terrible, so I’ll probably have to catch the episode online via HULU or Netflix later in the week. If anyone happens to catch the episode tonight, please let me know if you see anything!

UPDATE: Also, there’s a new podcast on TalkAboutComics where I’m interviewed about this.

November 5th, 2008 | filed in News

We did it!

I’m very, very proud of my country today. We’re taking a step in the right direction.

The work’s not over, though. Not by a long shot. There are deep divides to heal, an economy to fix, and wars to end. The real question is can we do this by engaging our newly elected leaders, or by sitting back and just hoping everything will work out?

I sincerely hope we can start talking to each other, and more importantly, to start listening to each other. Regardless of who you cast your vote for yesterday, we are all Americans. We all have a voice, and we all can work together.