George Khoury, that is. He’s been busy working on his updated version of KIMOTA! THE MIRACLEMAN COMPANION book, and is prepping some other projects it’s too soon to announce (but you know, like all his other TwoMorrows books, they’ll be must-reads).
In-between slaving away as an author, he’s had the chance to pen his regular column at Comic Book Resources, and he just completed his latest, on the late Stephen Cannell, at this link:
And he was just interviewed about our book AGE OF TV HEROES in a Princeton, NJ newspaper here:
Now get back to work on Kimota, George!
This Saturday, my daughter Lily and I will be taking a lengthy stroll in the Walk to Cure Diabetes, organized by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. One of Lily’s best friends has a teenaged brother who was diagnosed at age 2 with juvenile diabetes, and he’s been dealing with it (way better than I ever could) for all these years. So we’re strapping on our tennis shoes and taking part is this nationwide event, to help fund research to end it once and for all.
I imagine you know someone with this lousy disease. If you’re so moved, you can sponsor us by making a donation (of any amount; I know times are tough for most people these days) here:
If you’ve been patiently waiting for our upcoming Modern Masters book on Jeff Smith, here’s an update. Although the book has hit some delays, it’s almost completed. However, we’re up against a deadline window with Diamond Comics Distributors, and rather than rush it out in time to make that deadline, we want to insure it’s the best book it can be. So I’ve decided to relist it in Previews for February 2011 release. Doing so allows us the extra few weeks we need to do justice to this book.
I’m sorry for the continued delay, but l appreciate your patience while we complete the book. It’s very close to done, so we should have no problem releasing it on time in February, and I’m confident that, when you get your copy, you’ll agree it was worth the extra wait.
Hey y’all, do you love the Denny O’Neil/Neal Adams issues of Green Lantern/Green Arrow as much as I do? Then you’ll equally enjoy Back Issue #45 when it ships Nov. 10, with its extensive cover feature of that pivotal series. Also in this “Odd Couples” issue, you’ll find features on Vision and Scarlet Witch, Power Man and Iron Fist, Black Widow and Daredevil, Cloak and Dagger, and more!
A PDF preview and more info is available here:
Tom Kraft has finally launched his new WhatifKirby website (http://www.whatifkirby.com). Here’s an overview of some of the key features of the new site:
1. An expanded gallery section. Presently over 100 pages of scans from scanning at the many cons Rand and I have attended.
2 Remixed creations. Part of the original WiK website, the creations section’s images are all rescanned and presented in higher resolution and better quality.
3. Membership/Social Media. WiK membership is free. Members can zoom into each piece of comic art in the museum and creations sections at 300% the original size to see extreme detail, click on “Art Zoom” on comic art detail pages. In addition, members can rate and comment on each piece of art. Each member has their own member page to track comments, their rated art and other information.
4. Kirby in Print. Features a large library of Jack Kirby reprint books and publications. You can add your review and recommends or purchase them on Amazon.com.
And plenty more, so check it out!
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Frederic Manzano over in France writes to let us know the following; wish I could be there for it! If you can, be sure to stop in to see this amazing exhibition of one of comics’ greatest legends, Wallace Wood.
Finally after almost two years of hard work, I’m pleased to announce you the opening of “WoodWork” a huge exhibition consecrated to the art of Wallace Wood.
It will show 225 Original Art pages;
8 complete stories:
– Trial by Arms (TFT #34)
– My World (WS #22)
– There Will Come Soft Rains (WF #17)
– Flesh Garden (Mad #11)
– Prince Violent (Mad #13)
– The Children (WSF #23)
– Flash Gordon and the Space Pirates (Phantom #18)
– To Kill a God (Vampirella #12)
17 Covers and Prints:
– Weird Science #14 & 21
– Mad #28
– Frontline Combat #14
– Daredevil # 9 & 10
– Dynamo #3
– Witzend #4
– Heroes Inc. Presents: #1 & 2(1969 unpublished)
– All-Star Comics #63
– Screw #418
– World of Wood #2 (by Dave Stevens)
– Prints for: Chennault, Concord, Joan of Arc & Adam and Eve
and many other nice pages of the same quality + of course around a 100 comics.
As for the 2009 John Buscema exhibit, I’m doing with Florentino Florez (co-curator of the expo) a full colour 352 pages catalog that will be ready for the opening. It will be written by Bill Pearson, Roger Hill, Jerry Weist and Florentino Florez.
The expo will start in Palma, September 16 and ends November the 7th at the “Casal Solleric” in the Spanish island of Mallorca.
Find included, 4 pics, Cover for the book, Poster for the expo and a pic of the “Casal Solleric” during the 2009 John Buscema Exhibit.
I’m tired, but it’s a “good tired,” now that Kirby Collector #55 is finally done! It’s chock full of fun stuff on Kirby’s connections to Hollywood, including lots of great art, a look at how George Lucas’ SECOND Star Wars trilogy compares to Kirby’s Fourth World epic, and more.
You can click the link below for a free Preview of the issue:
This preview features a good sampling of the various interviews, articles, and art galleries from the issue.
The full issue is available for pre-ordering directly from TwoMorrows at this link (print customers will receive a free link to the digital edition):
JACK KIRBY COLLECTOR #55 will be on sale in comic book stores on Wednesday, October 27.