Some pop culture vultures write about what they love!
One day of FCBD not enough for you? -- - Check this out . . . . . . .
EDITOR’S NOTE: Wish the day could be just a little longer, and I would visit all these places in addition to helping at my local comic shop. Sigh. I shouldn’t complain — I’ve been enjoying these events for years.
THE COMIC BOOK SHOP at 1855 MARSH ROAD in WILMINGTON, DE also does a bang-up job with FCBD — and they extend it into Sunday for those who can’t get enough!
Comic book writer, letter, editor, publisher, and sometimes animator. Inaugural class of DC Talent Development Workshop.
Writing includes: Charmed(Dynamite, ongoing 2017), Hawkgirl:Weapons of War (DC Talent Showcase), Revenge: Secret Origin of Emily Thorne (Marvel/ABC), The Unofficial Biography of Winston Churchill: a Documentary (Vices Press), and M3(Vices Press).
Cartoonist, Illustrator, Graphic Designer. Definitely an 80s kid!
When she’s not updating the design for Superpretzel, Icee, and other Philly-area favorite snacks, Dawn can be found at almost every comic con in the region, introducing kids to the world of comics and entertaining adults with her spunky, stylized comics & wares.
Dawn also is a cover artist and contributing illustrator to the RISE: Comics Against Bullying Kickstarter project. The comic was distributed free to national schools and libraries. Proceeds benefit organizations including GLAAD, Prism Comics, and Stand For The Silent. Copies are available at The Comic Book Shop!
Playwright, comic book writer, director, amateur mixologist, and sometimes-actor in the Philadelphia area. Dave is a member of The Dramatist Guild and has had his plays produced around the country.
Co-creator and writer of DASH, an ongoing comic book series published by Northwest Press. In 2015 he began a horror anthology series ONE SHOT HORROR with artist Sam Fryer. THE CASKET GIRLS is their first book.
– Off-beat mini comics. Writer and artist of Here: a Sci-fi Epic, the mini series Black Eyes, Down with the Ship: a collection of Comics, The Long Year, and Bird Song. – Artist on the series Animals, written by Eric Grissom, and The Unauthorized Biography of Winston Churchill: a Documentary, written by Erica Schultz. – Illustrator for several short stories for mini comics and anthologies. – Artist on several covers and pin-ups for comics floating the comic-verse.
Illustrator & character designer from Asbury Park N.J., specializing in graphite drawings and digital illustrations. Her work can be seen in RPG game magazine Wayfinderand in the gallery of Dungeon and Dragon’s Against the Slave Lord book reprint.
Paige’s first sketchbook Songs of Fablewood was successfully Kickstarted of 2015.
A super geek through and through, she is an enthusiastic fan of many things including comics, video games, RPGs, fantasy, science fiction, social studies and world history.
Aside from Hero Cats, Briana leads the design and development for an upcoming tabletop RPG, Waracle: Ancient Adventures. Her work has been featured at the San Francisco Cartoon Art Museum and in Knights of the Dinner Table.
SANDMAN Vol. 1: PRELUDES & NOCTURNES TPB: Sandman Vol. 1 Writer: Neil Gaiman Artist: Sam Kieth, Mike Dringenberg
With Neil Gaiman revisiting the Sandman universe with his new mini, Sandman: Overture, this seemed like a good time to review his original masterpiece. In the first volume, the Sandman is captured by a rich occultist who endeavors to capture Death and make it do his bidding. Instead, he captures the Sandman whom he imprisons for 70 years. Eventually escaping, he learns that the symbols of his office have since been turned into powerful relics used by the mystical community. On a search for the symbols of his station from which he draws power, the Sandman must deal with Constantine, go through Hell itself, and stop a deranged inmate of Arkham who suddenly has power and the sick mind to put it to use. Neil Gaiman likely needs no introduction if you’re familiar with Sandman. It’s his best known work and one of the few graphic novels ever to make the New York Times Bestselle…
SINK #3 (Comix Tribe, December 20, 2017 release date) “A Head Full Of Wasps”. Story by John Lees. Art and Colours by Alex Cormack. Letters by Shawn Lee. Logo by Tim Daniel. Sink #3 will make you see red. Blood red. It’s splashed all over the pages of this story, seeping into each and every panel, even before the violence begins. “A Head Full Of Wasps” speaks to the buzzing that occurs in so many brainpans in these troubled and violent times - - and the red that is visualized when some of us experience injustice, brutality, cruelty, or abuse and then seek retribution, revenge, and bloody justice. If only everyone could read this story, and then remember it whenever their cheeks flush with anger - - and think before they act. Yeah, I’m a pipe dreamer. I also just set out to write a review. Don’t know why I’m treating SINK #3 like this is a morality fable. Have you ever read a simple but well-written story that leads to your thinking outside the box about oth…
I’m not going to dwell on the real world here (not my expertise), just share some high points of 2017 from the BC Refugees blog . . . . . .It was a busy year for BC Refugees, with 383 articles posted to the site in 2017. The big majority of those were news releases and special previews from various publishers, as detailed below. We don’t post every single press release received, just the ones I believe will be of interest to my readers. Of course, some publishers send me more content than others. Some send me nothing. These included:Valiant Entertainment (70 posts), IDW Publishing (69), Papercutz (11), Alterna (9), Comixology (7), Aazurn/Gary Scott Beatty (6), Amigo (5), ComixTribe (4), Tidal Wave (3), Pro Se Press (3), Sequart Org (3), Marvel (3), Aftershock (2), Devils Due (2), Tinto Press (1), Ramon Gil (1), Chapterhouse (1), Red Stylo Media (1), American Mythology (1), Starwarp Concepts (1), and Lotus Enterprises (1). I also covered several c…