Thursday, December 05, 2013

The Amazing Spider-Man Trailer

Well, here it is kids, the new Amazing Spider-Man 2 Trailer.



Then, if you missed all of the Easter Eggs in the trailer, here they are again. 


Personally, I'’m really getting excited about this film!

The curious case of John Carter of Mars

I was just writing a review of Dark Horse's collection of DC Comics' of John Carter comics, when I came across this article about Disney (which produced the 2012 John Carter film) talking about how Disney is suing Dynamite Entertainment because the covers of the company’s John Carter comics are too lurid and sensual:
ERB Inc. takes specific issue with some of the covers and interior art for "Warlord of Mars: Dejah Thoris," insisting they "border on (and in some cases are) pornographic": "On some covers -- covers which defendants refer to as "Risque Nude" exclusive covers — Dejah Thoris appears topless."
Something that we find thoroughly entertaining as in the original ERB novels, John Carter and the various Martian tribes were described as nude. Further, on ERB’s own web site there exists a full John Carter Novel (Edgar Rice Burroughs’ A Princess of Mars) shows all of the various characters in numerous full frontal nude illustrations).

As for their ‘case’ against Dynamite. I”m not entirely sure what they are talking about.




Personally, I’m voting for this last cover to be the best comicbook cover of all times!

The coming of Spider-Pig!


And here is an orchestrated version of the song...


Friday, November 22, 2013

Here's what I've been doing

Over the past several months, I’ve been quite busy working on a number of comicbook -related projects. Here is just a small portion of what I¹ve been doing...

First up, JGM Comics (published by Joe Martino — Shadowflame, Ripperman, The Mighty Titan) and Red Anvil Comics (Published by Dave Ryan — The War of the Independents) have merged, becoming the New and Improved Red Anvil Comics., and they have engaged my services as both an editor and a writer.

Here are a couple of titles I’ve worked on with them, withmore are to follow!


I’ve also been hard at work doing production and layout for Jim Main’s publishing empire Main Enterprises, and here are just a few titles that I’ve helped Jim assemble over the past few months. To acquire these or any of Jim’s other fine puiblications, reach out to him at jmain44@aol.com.


Oh, yea, and of course I’m still writing. I recently penned a article (about comicbook legend, Bill Everett) for Rusty Gilligan’s new mag Recollections.


Needless to say, there is more on the immediate horizon, but this should hold all you kids for now!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Simson Superheroes

Well it appeared that there was recently a set of Simpson characters that appeared at Burger King posing as Superheroes. I did manage to score two of them...



The rest of the characters looked like this...





I believe that there was an earlier set that actually looked cooler. I have to check that out...

Friday, November 08, 2013

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Did you miss the exclusive Thor: THE DARK WORLD sneak peek from Tuesday’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? Here’s an extended look at the scene.



DC comics is moving...


Spidey & Batman


Thursday, November 07, 2013

Monday, October 07, 2013

I'm Batman (McDonald's style)!

Look who is hanging out with Ronald McDonald these days...




You think that Batman knows that Ronald is the first cousin of the Joker?

I'm just sayin'...

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Don’t be Thor...

Or you know, you can ignore the pun that’s coming up and prepare for the upcoming Thor flick that is due to hit the theaters on November 8th, like we are doing by acquiring an official Thor drink cup from participating Bow-Tie Cinemas.



Hey, who’s Thor now? 

Sunday, September 22, 2013

More publications from Main Enterprises

 As you all should know by now, I've been doing production and editorial work on several of Jim Main's very fine Main Enterprises publications. Most recently these have included Main Enterprises #10, Rock On: The art of Rock Baker, and Under Western Skies (there are more, but they aren't available as of yet).

MEP #10 is an anthology comic featuring the work of Roger Keel (Words) and John Lambert (Art, Letters and Colors) in Jack Banyon in City of the Winged Serpent, (part three).

Kid Psychodelic: Al Limacher (Story & Art) Rick Pilotte and the Limacher Twins (Inks) and everything else, Rick Pilotte.

A Man Called Buckthorne in Devils Tail: (Pt. 3), by Earl Martin.

Princess of the Trees (Chapter 2): again by Roger Keel (writer), and illustrated, lettered, and colored by Maya Andre.

With Betsy The Book Writer in Paget’s Island: which was written and penciled by Rock Baker, and inked and Colored by Jeff Austin.

Next up Was Rock On, an art book featuring the incomparable work of the amazing Rock Baker, This is a magazine-sized 80-page giant serving up some very special art from Rock. This volume offers up several selected pieces of inked works of Rock’s, most notably with his long-time associate Jeff Austin, along with a hoast of others, including Rusty Gilligan, Ken McFarlane, Scott Shriver, Dan Taylor, Jamie Chase, and Mike Kennedy. There are several never seen before pieces of art that are the illustrations of the TV show, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 

The book also features material from another Rock Baker project, entitled Crissy Carrots that was to have been a Main Enterprises comicbook featuring Rock’s character. Unfortunately that project just naver quite came together, but here in this volume are some character sketches as well as the first finished strip by Baker and Kennedy, previously unpublished.

Finally is the Magazine-sized art book Under Western Skies which features the stunning Western Art of John Lambert. This is a 12-page B&W book that shows off the amazing talent of John.

I hope that you all reach out to Jim (jmain44@aol.com) if you were interested in ordering one of more of these fine publications.

A selection of Jim’s books can be found online at the Main Enterprises website, but your best bet is to reach out directly to Jim and chat him up.

OK, now that this is all done, I’m going to go back and work on The Del & Gold Key Collector #2 for Jim before he Gibb’s-Smacks me for goofing off.

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Mission Accomplished: Owlgirls fully funded!


Well kids we did it! That’s right the Owlgirls comic that I'm writing (which was created by Rachele Aragno and art-directed by Dave Ryan), is a go!

We were looking for a mere $3,463.00 but what we managed to raise was a whopping $4,000.00! So as you can guess, I’m wicked excited that managed to squeeze in at least one stretch goal!

This was my first time running a Kickstarter campaign, and man, did I have fun...It made me a total nervous wreck, but yep I totally had fun creating and posting all the Memes that I did (I’ll have to repost ‘em here for you fine folks who didn’t get to see them on my Facebook page.)

I said it elsewhere but I’ll say it again, Thanks to both Rachele who let both Dave and I participate in her dream, and thanks to Dave for thinking of me that I would be able to rise to the task of actually bringing life to Rachele’s characters.

Also I would like to thank Joe Martino for all of his invaluable suggestions and advice as well as for his unflagging support as I started to unravel towards the end of the program.

The first issue is all done, Rachel and Dave are working on issue #2 (which I already wrote), and now I’m moving forward on scripting issue #3. Seriously kids, the best part of this ride is yet to come!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Owlgirls: People are talking.

Well, you all know that we love Owlgirls (and not just because we are the writer of the series), but we have begun to notice that other folks are talking about Owlgirls as well, these include our very good friend Bill Baker, who wrote about them in The Morton Report, but a couple of other bloggers who report on Kickstarter campaigns.

Nick Ahlhelm wrote about them in his Super Powered Fiction blog, and than Den of Geek talktalked about us in one of their Crowd Funding Friday reports as well. 

Of course there was also Amy Wood (the Interactive News Anchor in the Carolinas at WSPA-TV News Channel 7 in Greenville, SC) who did a brief video interview with us a couple of days ago on her Spreecast, and of course our project coordinator Dave Ryan was interviewed by Slamfest Media about the Owlgirls. 

We even got a mention on our local Norwalk Patch site, plus we know that many of our friends have been re-tweeting and re-posting our links, and we totally love you all for that.

Still, kids, we are not quite there yet, we are still shy some $670.00, so we could still use your help, if you have already pledged, thanks much, you have our undying gratitude, If you haven't, now would be a great time to do so, every little bit helps. 

In any case, if you could please pass our link around we are certain that there are people out there that would love to help us out, but haven't yet gotten the word. 

Thanks again, and see you in the funny papers!

Owlgirls: A quick snapshot

Owlgirls -- Kicktraq Mini

OK folks here we are in the final stretch of the Owlgirls Kickstarter campaign, and we are almost there.

With just 4 days to go we are $670.00 shy of our goal. We so totally don't want to miss out on producing this wonderfully eclectic comic for what amounts to just a few bucks.

Please dig down deep and help us reach our goal!

Thanks!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Owlgirls are going Viral!

No really, it is very cool that the Owlgirls are starting to catch on with other folks.

First off, our good pal and fellow Journalist, William (“Bill”) Baker just posted an article about the Owlgirls in his column in the Morton Report.

Then there is a short announcement that was posted by our hometown website The Norwalk Patch.

Yep. All the world is in love with the Owlgirls, and we’d totally love it if you, gentle reader, could find your way to help us fund our project (I’m the writer).

Please check out our Kickstarter page to find out more about the Owlgirls project and to learn how to donate to help out our very worthy cause to launch this very entertaining comicbook.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Owlgirls are going viral in Greenville, SC

Yeps, here how it goes. My cousin, Amy Wood is the Interactive News Anchor in the Carolinas at WSPA-TV News Channel 7 (Greenville, SC).

Tonight she talked to me about the Owlgirls, and some of the other projects that I'm working on these days. that interview can be found here where I occupy the first five minutes or so of the interactive portion of the show. She also put the Owlgirls kickstarter link on the chat page (thanks Amy).

Amy also made a pledge to our cause (thanks again!), and hopefully it will bring some more attention to our Kickstarter and help us reach our goal (we only have 11 days left to the campaign.

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

The Cinema Couch

A couple of weeks back, while I was attending Ray Felix’s Superhero comic con (once again in the Bronx) I was interviewed by Dana Gallagher from The Cinema Couch. here is that interview.



Truthfully, this was a tad odd for me, as I am usually the one doing the interviewing, not being interviewed (as you can probably tell from the clip).

Bronx Superheroes Comic Con Robert Sodaro

I recently attended one of Ray Felix's comicbook shows, and was interviewed. How cool is this?



http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/DaveRyan/owlgirls

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Mutts


Don't do this at home!


The OwlgirlsKickstarter is running hot!

Hey Kids, just wanted you all to know about the Owlgirls Kickstarter event that is currently going on.

Owlgirls are the creation of Rachele Aragno who developed this very engaging story of  a trio of Italian sisters who are living in the SoHo district of New York City and operate as sort of a team of psychic  private detectives during the 1940s. The girls have mystical powers and heads of owls. While they are trying to live a normal life, that just isn't going to happen.

The Project is being Art-Directed by Dave Ryan (The War of the Independents) and written by myself (Wülf Girlz). We are looking to crowd-source fund this project, and really could use your help in gettig that done. Please click over to our Kickstarter page check us out, and then make your pledge, You'll be glad you did (and so will we).

 Owlgirls -- Kicktraq Mini
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