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The Absolute 100% Indisputable TRUTH About STAN LEE

Article and above poster photo ©2018 Mike Pascale. All other photos copyright their respective owners. In the wake of Stan Lee’s recent passing, there was a flood of tributes and remembrances from friends and fans and peers. And, sadly, several negative posts and articles from those without any semblance of propriety, respect or shame. (There’s nothing wrong with presenting both sides of a celebrity’s life or achievements, but during mourning is hardly the time to…

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Goodbye, Batman. Thank you, Adam West.

*sigh* Goodbye, Batman. I was ecstatic when it was announced that Adam West and Burt Ward (Robin) would be guests at this year’s Silicon Valley Comic-Con, then equally disheartened when I never found them. I wish I could have met both, especially now. Adam West and his show literally influenced the rest of my life from the time I was three years old. (Yeah, I know it’s deemed goofy and silly by today’s standards, but…

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BERNIE WRIGHTSON: ANOTHER MASTER TO MISS

©2017 By Mike Pascale Bernie Wrightson, one of the greatest fantasy artists, comic-book artists, ink artists and creature creators in history (and one of my favorite artists of all time) left the world today to join the ranks of his influences like Frank Frazetta, Graham Ingels and Franklin Booth. More than just a “Master of the Macabre,” he was a master artist.

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FIRST SILICON VALLEY COMIC CON IS A WONDERFUL WRAP! Part 2: Cosplay and Everything Else

  Second part of the Steve Wozniak/Stan Lee Silicon Valley Comic Con wrap up. Last one was about the artists and my experience. This one is about everything else! I saw Woz himself on the floor Friday, chatting with people (I didn’t get to meet him). My wife attended a few panels (those for Nathan Fillion, Jeremy Renner and the writers of THE BIG BANG THEORY) and while crowded, she enjoyed them all and found…

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BEHIND THE COVER: COMIC BOOK BABYLON

  Written by and ©2014 Mike Pascale     I was honored to be chosen to pen the covers for Clifford Meth’s delightful, fascinating, frustrating, entertaining, educational, biographical and autobiographical COMIC BOOK BABYLON published by Aardwolf Publishing. Here’s more than you’d ever want to know about how it came together.

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FRANK FRAZETTA Part 3B: THE MAGICAL MUSEUM AND MEETING THE MASTER (continued)

Written content and museum photos ©2014 Mike Pascale. Artwork and personal photos © Frank Frazetta and/or their respective owners.   (Continued from Part 3A.)   Welcome back. To refresh: it’s over a couple decades ago, and my friend and former classmate, future cover-artist Dean Armstrong, and I have driven from Michigan to Pennsylvania during a weekend to the Frank Frazetta Museum. We met Mrs. Ellie Frazetta who had asked us to bring in our work.

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FRANK FRAZETTA Part 3A of 3: THE FANTASTIC FRAZETTA MUSEUM AND THE MAGNIFICENT MRS.

Written content and museum photos ©2014 Mike Pascale. Artwork and personal photos © Frank Frazetta and/or their respective owners.   How many artists get to meet their aesthetic heroes? The ones who helped shape their art, inspired their awe, and brought countless hours of joy as well as education to their personal and professional lives? I hope it’s many but I’m guessing it’s few. Thankfully I was one of them, and this is my tale.…

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