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COMIC–CON INTERNATIONAL 2015

Comic–Con International: San Diego 2015 has come and gone (after it arrived early this year!). Lovely Wife Jackie and I had a great time . . . as usual! It was nice to see old friends and meet and greet our readers. Jackie debuted her new book, Comic Book People 2 and basked in the…

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Comic Book Creator: Batton Lash Interview, Part Deux!

Part Two of Jon B. Cooke​’s career-spanning interview with me is in the latest issue of Comic Book Creator #8. I’m in august company, too– CBC #8 features far-reaching interviews with Madman’s Mike Allred and Flaming Carrot’s Bob Burden​ as well as articles on Harvey Kurtzman, Stan Lee, and Vernon Grant. Published by Two Morrows,…

Featured at the Madrid Book Fair

Supernatural Law at Madrid Book Fair!

Exhibit A Press’s Spanish publisher, Tyrannosaurus Books, is at the Madrid Book Fair this week and their edition of Tales of Supernatural Law has made RTVE’s (the Spanish public television official website) list of recommended comics– and check out who Senorita Wolff and Senor Byrd, Asesores de lo Macabro, share that list with! To see…

Featured at the Madrid Book Fair

Viva Supernatural Law- ahora en Espanol!

Leer Wolff y Byrd, ahora en español! Yes, our Counselors of the Macabre become Asesores de lo Macabro in a beautiful edition published by Tyrannosaurus Books of Spain. Head honcho Marc Gras and his crew have translated and reprinted Exhibit A Press’s Tales of Supernatural Law and did a wonderful job! I’m proud that Supernatural…

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Batton Gets The Comic Book Creator Treatment

ON SALE NOW: Comic Book Creator #7, Jon Cooke’s acclaimed magazine about, well, comic books and its creators! The current issue, published by Two Morrows, features career-spanning interviews with Bernie Wrightson, Bill Morrison, Richard Bruning, Gabriel Hardman & Corinna Bechko . . . and me! Yes, if you want the inside dirt on who I…

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Nixon in China

Once again, thanks to the good graces of the San Diego Opera, I (along with cartoonist Eric Shanower) was invited to sit in and sketch an opera’s dress rehearsal. This time, the opera was a 20th Century one: John Adams’s Nixon in China. I have to confess that I approached this one with some trepidation…

SPIRITED LIFE

Mr. Lash meets Mr. Media

On the occasion of Will Eisner Week, Bob Andelman (aka Mr. Media) sat down with me (via Skype) to discuss the legendary cartoonist and “godfather of the graphic novel.”. Topics include Eisner as teacher, Harvey Kurtzman, John Holmstrom, and Supernatural Law! Bob is the author of Will Eisner: A Spirited Life, now in a new…

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Don Giovanni

Once again, thanks to the good graces of the San Diego Opera (now celebrating it’s 50th season, thank you very much!), I was invited to do sketches of Mozart’s opera, Don Giovanni. This opera has long been a favorite of mine (I even parodied it– along with Geo. Bernard Shaw’s “sequel,” Don Juan in Hell– in…

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Je Suis Charlie

“We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.” -Benjamin Franklin Jackie and I were horrified, saddened and outraged by the events in France this past week. The key tenent of free speech is that it is not as important to say things that everyone agrees with, but to be…