Friday, December 29, 2006

Christmas 2006

For those who don't know Moon Knight he originally appeared as a villain in the 70s series Werewolf By Night. His 80s spin off series "MOON KNIGHT" (Not 'Marc Spector - Moon Knight'- or 'Moon Knight - The Fist of Konshu') was my ALL TIME favorite comic book run. In fact if you're ever in a comic shop looking for a really good - cheap read, pick up any of those original Moon Knight issues between 1-30 that had art by Bill Sienkiewicz - especially 11, 12, 15, 24, 25, 26.

I'd been looking for his first appearance in WBN 32 for quite a while with no luck. At Mid Ohio Con last month I was asking around and one dealer told me, "That book doesn't exist on this entire floor."

My dear wife heard me grumbling in frustration as I browsed through auction prices. Days later she apparently called a comic shop and said, "I'm looking for a Moon Knight comic that has something to do with... a wolf-man?" I don't know how she pulled it off, but she ended up surprising me at Christmas with a really nice copy.

This is right up there with the year she scored an actual 35mm print of the first Spider-Man trailer that was pulled because it featured the World Trade Center.

Thanks Diane.


Wednesday, December 20, 2006

2 Awards at North Texas Festival

Hero Tomorrow won for best Cinematography, and Perren Hedderson won for best actor at the North Texas Film Festival IFFYNTX. We're in great company with Purgatory House and Ten Til Noon. Both films have played and won awards in many major fests this past year.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Report from Columbus

Mid Ohio Con was a blast - great people - great comics -- a terrific screening of our brand new cut -- the best projection and sound system yet. I even found the killer deal on some bronze age issues of Amazing Spider-Man. Thanks so much to all who attended, to all who made it happen, and to all who stopped by to say hello at the HT booth.

I also shared many laughs with writer Chris Yambar and his Mucho Grande Posse who informed me that I'm a dead ringer for some Helix comic book character named Spider-Jeruselum.

Well... maybe a little bit.

or a lot - yeesh.