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A Few Thoughts on Comic-Con 2014

Well, another Comic-Con International: San Diego has come and gone. This year not only marks twenty-five years since I first attended Comic-Con, but I was honored to be a guest at this year’s soiree! Still, my main duty was to helm the Exhibit A Press booth where the new Wolff & Byrd trade paperback, Zombie Wife…

1. DON QUIXOTE & SANCHO

Don Quixote

Here are some sketches I did as a result of watching the dress rehearsal of the San Diego Opera’s production of Don Quixote. Thanks to a brainstorm from SD Opera’s ace PR Director, Ed Wilensky, I got the gig along with several other cartoonists in the San Diego area. Ed’s a longtime comics fan and thought…

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David Brenner and Me

Comedian David Brenner’s passing had me reflecting on years past, not only because he was a very funny man, but that I once had an odd peripheral connection to him. Of course, the news of the comedian’s death was sad to hear; once a ubiquitous presence on television (there was a point where it seemed…

3. A MASKED BALL- Page & Fortune Teller

A Masked Ball

I recently had the pleasure of being invited to sketch a dress rehearsal for the San Diego Opera’s production of Verdi’s “A Masked Ball.” Also sketching were comic book artists and Eric Shanower and Scott Benefiel and concept artist and illustrator Joe Sanabria. Thanks to SD Opera’s Ed Willensky for the opportunity. You can see more sketches…

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FEBRUARY ’64′s FAB FOUR

“The Golden Age of Comics is ten.” I originally heard the adage as “The Golden Age of Comics is twelve” as well as “The Golden Age of Comics is when you discover them.” As far as I was concerned, it’s ten. That’s how old I was in 1964, where every month seemed to burst with…

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Bhob Stewart, RIP

Sad to hear of the passing of Bhob Stewart. One of the first comics “pundits” (for lack of a better term) I ever read. Among his many astute articles on comics, my favorite might be Stewart’s essay on the work of Howard Nostrand and his subsequent interview with the artist (if you can find Graphic…

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Charlton Comics Gives You More!

I loved Charlton Comics! There. I said it. During the 1960’s and 70’s, Charlton Comics was, to me, “the little comics company that could.” While DC and Marvel comics could boast a slicker package featuring more iconic characters and art, Charlton hung in there with their own superheroes, romance, war, and western titles. In fact,…

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Personal Moments

After doing Supernatural Law for decades (2014 marks 35 years, thank you very much!), people assume that I’m a lawyer or at least have a legal background. The only background I had in the law when I started SLaw was a literal one: Court Street, where Brookyn’s legal and municipal buildings are located, was only…

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So, What Took You Away from Wolff & Byrd?

Several commitments kept me away from SLaw toward the end of last year, not the least which were family matters that needed my attention. Professionally, there was a comics project I was hired to write that consumed a lot of my time. Unfortunately, I’m not at liberty to discuss the details and, even more unfortunately,…

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Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

Happy New Year, everyone! And with 2014, there’s a spanking new, updated Exhibit A Press website . . . and this here blog, as well! I hope you will refer to this site and my blog as a way to keep updated on all things Wolff & Byrd and other projects I’ve been working on.…