February 4, 2009 · 10:03 pm
February is here and we’ve got to move along on a few of the Fanatic on-going projects. Let’s start with our Blog of the Month nominees.
On the Blog of the Month Nomination list were:
Comic Impact • Dial B for Blog
Jeff Parker’s PARKERSPACE • Mike Sterling’s Progressive Ruin
As I’m the only judge, I’d thought I would explain my thinking here. While Jeff’s PARKERSPACE and Comic Impact might have been able to win if the list of competitors had been different, these blogs were up against two really astonishing accomplishments in communicating the joy of comics over the internet. At the risk of insulting Mike Sterling (who still needs to add FANATIC to his bloglist for those of us living in Ventura County, California), this category could have been a hand’s down slamdunk win for Dial B for Blog. Kirk Kimball working on his Dial B blog under the pseudonym Robby Reed created something truly extraordinary. Continue reading →
Filed under Fanatic General, Product Plugs
Tagged as Damage, Dial B for Blog, Dr. Fate, Gladiator, Joe Jusko, Mary Marvel, Penance, Progressive Ruin, Robbie Baldwin, Speedball, Stingray
January 29, 2009 · 10:45 pm
In this post, I’m going to begin to go over my personal path to becoming Publisher of Malibu Comics. Maybe others will be able to relate to my personal travails, we’ll see. But first (as they say in the trade) some housekeeping.
This is a good time to remind all readers (and there seems to be a bunch more now than there were a few weeks ago) that Funny Book Fanatic has a standing offer for readers to ask me questions. I call it “ASK THE DWO” and in the past I’ve managed to answer some interesting questions about: comic characters with fur, the Comics Code Authority and Dale Keown’s work at Aircel Comics. If you want some tips about what you might ask me, check out the Background page.
There are also a lot of activities for fanatics visiting here, especially if you page down, reading all the cool stuff in the right hand sidebar.
• Click the VOTE FOR ME button just above my lovely picture (by artist Matt Busch). ——–> Continue reading →
Filed under Ask The DWO, Malibu Comics Origins, Point-of-view
Tagged as Amazing Heroes, Comic Books, David Scroggy, Fantagraphics Books, Gary Groth, IADD, International Association of Direct Distributors, Malibu Comics, Mike Sterling, Progressive Ruin, Scott Rosenberg, Sunrise Distribution
January 25, 2009 · 11:20 pm
Wow … is it Miscellaneous Monday already? Time flies when you’re a funny book fanatic. First I’ve got some blatant self-plugging to do. To begin with, you may have noticed a “Vote for me” button just above my lovely picture in the sidebar. Please click it. You can vote for FUNNY BOOK FANATIC once a day. They tell me it increases my “ratings” in the blogosphere … and I’m all about competition. Next, be sure to e-mail your friends and neighbors about how cool this blog is (it is…isn’t it?) and last but not least, I’m up for any proposed link exchanges, just let me know and we’ll see what we can work out.
FANATIC QUIZ QUESTION OF THE WEEK
What comic book stalwart has worked ON-STAFF at all the following companies: Creation Conventions, Marvel Comics, Comico, Dark Horse, Oni Press and DC Comics? Yeah, okay, another easy one … but for those that know the answer, you already understand my ulterior motive. Continue reading →
Filed under Fanatical History, Miscellaneous Monday
Tagged as 100 Things I love about comics, Chris Ulm, Dave Olbrich, DC Comics, Fred Hembeck, Gwen Stacy, Hero Initiative, Iron Fist, Malibu Comics, Marvel Comics, Mike Sterling, Progressive Ruin, Scott Rosenberg, Shang Chi, Superdickery, Tom Mason, Ultraverse, Wes Craven