Best comics of 2021
After my pleasant experiences judging the Eisner and Harvey Awards, I have a habit of keeping track of the best comics as the year progresses. It helps me frame things, and is also a good resource looking back – and in case I get asked about the best comics of a given year are. And […]
In conversation with George Pérez
George Pérez is a treasure, and when he announced the diagnosis of a terminal illness, I was wrecked. That evening I was able to speak with Mr. Pérez, and what I found was a kind and gentle man who was looking at his final days with dignity and gratitude. This isn’t an obituary or a […]
Next Appearance: Chicago’s C2E2
As its getting safer to travel, I’ve scheduled my first public event since the onset of the pandemic. I’ll be returning to Chicago December 10 through 12 for this year’s C2e2. I will be moderating the following panels: FRIDAY 1pm – 2pm CST (S403) Who Should Own the Comic Characters? 4pm – 5pm CST (S403) […]
Cited (Again) by the New York Times
I’ve been thoroughly reporting on the ongoing effects of the coronavirus pandemic with the comic book industry, and today one of my Newsarama stories was cited by New York Times in a ‘big picture’ story about the issue. This will appear in NYT‘s Saturday, April 10, 2020 print edition.
Appeared on ‘What Happens Next’ Podcast
I recently appeared as a guest on Jay Sandlin’s What Happens Next podcast. I spoke with Jay, Cynna Ael, and Delvin Cox about some comics and wrestling small talk, as well as participated in a few fun games. You can download this episode now on all major podcast platforms, including Castbox.fm.
Reporting Live from Chicago’s C2E2 2020
For the third year in a row (and four times in total), I covered ReedPOP’s C2E2 convention in Chicago, Illinois for Newsarama. I filed over 20 stories from the event; interviewed over a dozen writers, artists, and editors; and took numerous photos from the event.
Cited by New York Times
My Newsarama story “SUPERMAN to Reveal His Secret Identity to the World this Fall” was cited in a New York Times article. The article premiered on their website, and a version was also published in both the U.S. and International print editions.
I recently spoke with Jeremy Malloul for his podcast series, Creator at Large. Malloul and I spoke about comics journalism, the process of judging the 2019 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, my work with the American Library Association, and comics as an artform. Creator at Large is available on all major podcast platforms, and can also be downloaded directly […]
Pros & (Comic) Cons
I have a story in Dark Horse Comics’ upcoming Pros & (Comic) Cons anthology organized by Hope Nicholson. “Pros and (Comic) Cons explores the mad world of comic conventions and the funny, sad, sweet, embarrassing, and heartfelt stories that go along with them,” reads the publisher’s description. “These true-to-life stories showcase surprise celebrity run-ins, fan encounters that […]
Judging the Eisner Awards
I was a judge for the 2019 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards. We read comics from November through April, and our nominations were announced in late April. The winners, voted on by industry professionals, we announced at the 2019 Comic-Con International: San Diego.
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