TO SEE STATEN ISLAND AND…

I’ll let you write the rest of the sentence. But I’m pretty confident most of you guys would write “…and Die”. Actually, don’t (die). Please go to Comic Book Jones, a comic shop located on Staten Island where Will and I had the pleasure of holding a signing-marathon on June 21st.  Will Torres likes toContinue reading “TO SEE STATEN ISLAND AND…”

REVISITING 1987 (1)

I often talk about the future. For once I’m going to talk about the past. 30 years before our time. Wow. 1987 was an interesting year for me. I started doing fanzines. Wore glasses for the first time and switched to reading comics in English! I never made any mysteries that I love soul, funk,Continue reading “REVISITING 1987 (1)”

MISLED BY THE CON: THE GARDEN STATE MEGA FEST REVIEW

Oh, I know. “Misled” is a strong word. But my experience at the Garden State Mega Fest deserves a strong reaction. Or maybe should we call it “Garden State Mini Fest”? Everything there was below average, that’s for sure. Here’s the skinny… I took a lot of pictures at the Garden State Mega Fest. IfContinue reading “MISLED BY THE CON: THE GARDEN STATE MEGA FEST REVIEW”

“WE WANT IT NOW!”: How I ended up producing a magazine from scratch, almost all by myself, in 15 days

I have a strong customer satisfaction culture. Always had. I rarely say no to a project. Even on a shoe-string budget, I try to create the best possible product. And when you’ve been working in the publishing business for 25+ years, you think you’ve seen it all. Wrong! Very recently, my motivation, skills and professionalismContinue reading ““WE WANT IT NOW!”: How I ended up producing a magazine from scratch, almost all by myself, in 15 days”

RAVISHED BY THE CONS? THE CONVENTION BUSINESS PART N+3

Since April 8th, I’ve been touring every single weekend (always with my sparring partner Will Torres, and occasionally with William Olmo). I won’t deny it, it’s exhausting. BUT, when you brave rain, distance and fatigue to get to a show like the Phillipsburg Comic Con… You’re rewarded. This show was all about love. I won’tContinue reading “RAVISHED BY THE CONS? THE CONVENTION BUSINESS PART N+3”

STUNNED BY THE CONS? THE CONVENTION BUSINESS PART N+2

Even with Comic Book Conventions, there’s a Yang to the Yin, light to darkness. In just a month, Will Torres and myself have been featured at three different cons. I described in detail what happened at the Great Philly Expo (here). Then, two weeks later, we were at the Flemington Comic Show, a tiny con in the middleContinue reading “STUNNED BY THE CONS? THE CONVENTION BUSINESS PART N+2”

FIXING COMICS WITH SIMPLE IDEAS — Part 1

This is Tuesday. It’s 7 am and I’m tired. But hey, let’s share my two cents on the comics industry. As everyone knows, every comic book fan, every comic book creator and every retailer, knows better. We all know how to fix things, right? Except… We don’t. Because we’re not in charge. Because there’s aContinue reading “FIXING COMICS WITH SIMPLE IDEAS — Part 1”