Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Comic Con...

Yeah, I'm finally going. After who knows how many years I've been waiting for this, but yeah, I'm going to the Big Con on the West Coast. Just finished printing my registration pass. I'm so stoked!

Friday, May 25, 2007

Planet Kill...

Now is the spring of my waiting. I've got no choice. My synopsis went off into the ether that is the net and lays somewhere in a digital pile of words. But, it is probably the closest I've been to the Black Library in quite some time. I had joined the forums ages ago and rejoined tonight. Hopefully I'll hear from the Library, and if not, well, I won't hold my breath, just keep plugging along.
On the brighter side I've finally got the FELL trade. Sadly it did not come with the backmatter which I was looking forward to reading. Damn Ellis and his having to buy the singles. I know why the did it, but I don't agree with it, especially when I'm working my butt off as a teacher and don't have the time or money to do the single issue thing anymore. But I still wanted the book and bought the hardcover. And I'm taking it have it signed, Hopefully by both Ellis and Templesmith.
That would be soo damn cool. I'll be buyin' me ticket this week before the presale ends.

Saturday, May 19, 2007


It was an insanely long yet fast week and I'm beat. Just finished submitting a synopsis to the Black Library for the Planetkill contest. Fingers are crossed. Also, I've got a shit load of homework to do tomorrow aside from other errands that need to be done. But, on the bright side, at least There's Live Journal, which has been a boon for my own personal teaching notes which help a helluva lot for writing my logs for the week. I basically say what's working in my classes and what needed to be tweaked or gotten rid of. more on that later.
Tired now. think I'll get some shut eye with the Mrs.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Ye Old Ancient Grudge...

Ninjas versus Pirates freakin' rocks!

Go pick it up and see.


Sunday, May 06, 2007


Free comic book day was awesome. We got there early and there was still a line to get in. But, having taken company, my brother-in-law, his girlfriend and one of his best friends, it wasn't that bad waiting in line. I got a really cool Heroclix BATMAN i'll put up on my desk when I actually get my own classroom, and I've got some pretty interesting books to read for quite some time. I was able to pick up The Umbrella Academy by Mr. Gerard Way of MCR fame, as well as Robert Kirkman's Werewolf book (interesting), Owly(For my wife, she likes comics with cute creatures in them), as well as Justice League 0, the Legion of Superheroes based on the cartoon, and White Out by Greg Rucka, to name a few. In the comics shop was Tone Rodriguez, of Violent Messiahs and The Snake Plissken Chronicles. He was cool and talked with anyone who wanted to talk, as well as sketched pretty much anything anyone wanted. There was another artist who was promoting her book, I think it was called Magic 3, or something of the sort, but it turns out she is a professor at Otis, College of Design. I'll have to look her up and see what her name actually is, just been busy with doing research on the Ultramarines and which Battle Company I Couldn't use, after realizing that Mr. Graham Mcneill has the 4th Company belonging to Captain Uriel Ventris. I should have realized this sooner, but I had only begun the Ultramarines Omnibus on the plane to Maui on my honeymoon, my mind was on the flight and staying in the air, not on what company I was reading about.
Anywho, that pretty much sums up yesterday's highlights, today I'll see Spiderman 3 and will hopefully not be disappointed.
I'm also feeling a little scared by the prospect of sounding like a complete dolt in front of 21 high school freshmen on monday morning for the first time ever. It is not like presenting a project to these students, the point is to hit upon the California State Standards and make sure they at least attempt to learn. We'll see what happens with me and them and The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet.
I wish I knew where Mr. Marc Rasic was so I could tell him that almost 13 years Later I'd be teaching high schoolers what he taught me in 8th grade.
God bless you Mr. Rasic, where ever you are.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Superman and Doomsday...

yeah, uhm, you just need to see it to know...


Wednesday, May 02, 2007

This Just In...

This is from Newsarama...


Press Release
ATTENTION ALL SEQUENTIAL ARTISTS: Boom! Studios is launching an artist search for their expanding line of comic book projects based on Games Workshop’s immensely popular Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 games.

“Boom! Studios is happy and proud to be working with Games Workshop to create great, high-quality comics set in the Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 universes” says Boom! publisher Ross Richie. “Fan reaction to our current series, Warhammer 40,000: Damnation Crusade, has been enormous, and we’re excited about expanding our line of Warhammer and Warhammer: 40,000 titles. At the moment, our growth is outpacing our ability to find suitable artists for the books.”

“The universes of Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 provide a vast, rich source of great story material, and we need more books to tell those stories,” Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 editor Joe Abraham says. “We’re working closely with Games Workshop to ensure that we produce high quality stories that are true to the details and spirit of the Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 universes, and it’s important that we find the right artists for these projects.”

Artists should submit via email 3-5 pages of sequential artwork, along with contact information, to boom.artist.search@gmail.com.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Only one thing to say...

8th graders suck.
I don't ever want to teach them if they are as disrespectful as they were today. We had to sub an 8th grade class and they were horrible little monsters from the ancient depths of the black abyss that was there before Hell was created.