Thursday, September 18, 2014

Remembering Jim Aparo

Comics writer Paul Kupperberg (the guy who recently killed Archie), shares both his first encounter with classic Batman artist Jim Aparo and MY encounter with him, all over at the spanking new CHARLTON NEO blog!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Cincy Comic Expo Online Program Book Now

This weekend marks the 5th Annual Cincinnati Comic Expo. It's now a 3 day affair filled with comics legends and pop culture greats and timed to coincide with Cincinnati's Oktoberfest. So if you're anywhere in the area and you aren't going. why not? 

Realizing that there's too much happening to actually read a con program book during the con, the clever gents behind this event have today posted the entire contents of their program book online, complete with maps and panel schedules. Why, I'M even thanked in the book!

Current plans call for me to leave my deep, dark cave at least a couple of times this weekend to attend, even though I have no money to spend. Hope to see you there!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Cartoonists For Betty Grable-1942

Those are some lovely mainstream posters for one of Betty Grable's blockbuster wartime musicals but even better were the trade ads which used the tagline, "All This and Grable, Too!" The reason for their interest is that they were done by famous cartoonists of the day!

Below: Dr. Seuss

Below: Jay Irving 

Below: Can't quite ID this one.

Below: Otto Soglow

Below: Peter Arno