Today, April 18, 1938, mark’s the 80th anniversary of Superman’s publication in Action Comics 1. The character launched an industry. Now at issue 1,000, Superman is still fighting for truth and justice. He lives on in comics, TV, movies, games and our imagination, reinterpreted and retold over and over. Part of modern mythology,… Continue reading Happy 80th Superman
Fan fiction can be a term used as a derogatory tag for shaming some writers. But it needn't be. There are dozens of media tie-ins published annually Media tie-ins are like fan fiction stories for which the author is paid by the rights holders; i.e., Star Trek novels, Star Wars novels, etc. I'm finding fan… Continue reading Fan Fiction
Between the weather and what I'm doing at work these days...
Last week, one of the most prolific comics artists of the modern era turned 70. He’s drawn the Justice League and Batman fighting the Hulk. He’s produced thousands of excellently drawn pages of comics work for DC. Over the last 50-plus years, millions of people around the world have seen Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez’s work without… Continue reading Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez Might Be the Most Under-Appreciated Superhero Artist of All Time
Ready Player One is a non-stop rush of pop culture references both visual and in the script. It's a movie about a hunt for Easter eggs that will itself be the subject of a hunt for all the Easter eggs it contains. That seems pretty meta. There's barely a frame or line that goes by… Continue reading Ready Player One: An overload of pop culture references
So trying to write to the blog daily while doing all the other things that happen in life on a typical day, as I wrote about yesterday, can put a lot of pressure on a person. And then you have days where shit like this happens: And suddenly you have a new activity you have… Continue reading A note about cadence
This is a short entry because it's getting late and I should shower and get to bed soon. I'm only getting to this after walking the dog, a day at the office, making my girls' dinner (warming up dinner really), driving the dad taxi for one daughter, walking the dog, spending time with my other… Continue reading Balancing it all