Remember a few months back, when our regular TwoMorrows colorist (and longime DC/Marvel colorist) Tom Ziuko was battling kidney failure (due to a long string of medical incompetence, and not anything related to his genetics or lifestyle)? Well, he’s still dealing with the ramifications of such a long hospitalization and recovery period, and can still use our help. You can hear it in Tom’s own words at the HERO INITIATIVE website, where I hope you’ll make a donation to help Tom and other comics greats like him.
We’re scrambling to get everything packed and ready for this week’s New York Comic-Con, where we’ll be offering two specials to attendees:
1) We’ll be continuing our webstore’s current 40% off sale on magazines at our booth (#2839, just outside Artists’ Alley), and
2) We’ll have a limited number of pre-release copies of THE STAN LEE UNIVERSE (which doesn’t official ship till November 9).
So if you’re at the con, stop by!
Our own Joe Meno, editor of BrickJournal, took time out to talk to our local news crew about his lifelong passion for things LEGO.
(Our pal, and BACK ISSUE editor, Michael Eury, was just featured on the cover of Hearing Loss magazine! The official PR is below. Gotta love that cover; great work, ME!)
CONCORD RESIDENT COVER-FEATURED ON NATIONAL MAGAZINE
Concord native Michael Eury, executive director of Historic Cabarrus Association and author of the recent book Images of America: Concord, is cover-featured in the Sept.–Oct. 2011 issue of Hearing Loss Magazine. The bimonthly publication is produced for members of the Hearing Loss Association of America, the nation’s foremost membership and advocacy organization for people with hearing loss.
Featured in the issue is an article written by Eury, “How My Hearing Loss Made Me a Superhero.” A former editor and writer for DC Comics and Dark Horse Comics, Eury describes how his adult-onset progressive hearing loss contributed to his loss of his self-confidence and career and led him into depression. After being inspired by movie Superman Christopher Reeve, who became paralyzed after a horseback-riding accident, Eury eventually took ownership of his disability and became an advocate and spokesperson for people with hearing loss and later, a community servant—a “superhero.”
“Sharing my failures and weaknesses in print was the most difficult thing I’ve ever written,” Eury said. “I hope that others are motivated by my story.”
People with hearing loss often face numerous challenges with personal and professional relationships. Eury’s message to them is to never give up, no matter how insurmountable the odds, and to seek guidance and resources to help them communicate and participate in life.
His article can be read online on Hearing Loss Magazine designer Cindy Dyer’s blog, at http://cindydyer.wordpress.com/2011/09/06/michael-eury-superhero/.
An estimated 36 million (17 percent of) Americans suffer from hearing loss. To learn more about the condition and how to deal with it, visit the Hearing Loss Association of America’s website at www.hearingloss.org.
Why the long delay between issue #15 and #16 of BrickJournal, our mondo mag for LEGO fans? Well, editor Joe Meno’s not to blame, as he had #16 completed right on time, so it’d ship last July. Unfortunately, our good friends at LEGO went through some major personnel changes in their ordering department, resulting is a really long lag time before they could finally place their order for issue #16 (and without their order, we didn’t know how many copies to print).
I’m delighted to annouce that we just got their order on #16, and it’s off to the printer, and will be shipping November 16. A free preview (it’s an awesome LEGO STEAMPUNK theme; wait’ll you see the Rocketeer minifigure!) is available HERE.
Plus: A big THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to our buddy Tom (The Comics Savant) Stewart, for again this year manning our table at BrickCon in Seattle, Washington last weekend.
Now through October 31, ALL TWOMORROWS MAGAZINES are 40% OFF for the Print Edition, and 10% OFF Digital Editions!
This offer applies to all in-stock print magazines (and get the free Digital Edition included) or the Digital Edition alone! (The discount will be reflected after you add each item to your shopping cart.)
This offer is for MAGAZINES ONLY (not books), and does not include new and upcoming issues that ship after the start of the sale.
Some print issues are in low stock, so go get ’em before they’re gone!