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Artists I’d Love (And Hate) To Meet

Contents ©2012 Mike Pascale  (All art/photos © their respective owners.) I had planned on reviewing the John Carter film here, but my wife and I got a late start and never made it to the matinee. (Sorry, I’m too cheap to pay full price. We could have made it to the 3-D version but again, too cheap. And frankly, I’ve seen maybe three 3-D films that I thought were worth the extra dough and hassle.)

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Archie’s Gay Pal Kevin Gets Married And Ticks Off A Few Angry One Million Moms

Contents ©2012 Mike Pascale. All pictures copyright their respective owners. For some people, wedding bells can be synonymous with Hell’s bells. That’s the impression I got after reading the recent “BleedingCool” article about Archie Comics’ Kevin Keller character’s recent marriage. (In case you haven’t heard, he’s their first gay character and he’s shown on the cover of Life With Archie #16 alongside his groom under a “Just Married” banner–see below. Full story is here.)

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GHOST RIDER movie review, crazy Nic Cage, Gary Friedrich creator/artist controversy and Marvel Nazis

Contents ©2012 Mike Pascale. Pictures copyright their respective owners. I know I teased last week the second part of my Trip To Hollywood with the Warner Brothers Studio tour, but I gotta be timely with these things and Ghost Rider is all the rage. (Literally, as in causing lots of rage in and out of the comics industry.) So let’s go over several things as briefly as possible so I can get back to the…

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Trip To Hollywood Part 1 of 2: BloodMoon Movie Premiere

By Mike Pascale ©2012. All photos ©2012 Mike Pascale. Other pics ©2012 their respective owners.   Last week my wife and I took a drive down south to the entertainment–and traffic–capital of the world, the planet Hollywood. Not the restaurant, but the city. If you’ve been there, you know it’s really a world unto its own (like its east coast counterpart NYC), unlike anywhere else. Except that the traffic in LA-la Land is worse than…

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Ordering From Web Sites and Frank Reade. Or: “The Difference Between Read and Reade”

Another bit of fodder for my relationship of ambivalence (re: love-hate) toward Internet communication. I saw a mention of an beautiful and exciting new art book on Facebook, with a link to a news article. I clicked on the news article, fell in love with the book and decided to immediately pre-order one, as it was being released this week. (While it can be bought in shops, neither of the two sorry excuses for comic…

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Digital Comics–Not Going Green With Or Without Envy

A Picture’s Worth #64 – Contents ©2012 Mike Pascale All pictures copyright their respective owners. Here’s another angle to digital comics that I think has been ignored or under-explored. While everyone else explores the economic factor ad nauseum, there’s a bigger consideration. One of the big themes lately is “going green”, or reducing one’s use of energy and environmental resources to make them last longer. (I refuse to use the absurd phrase, “saving the planet”–that’s…

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Digital Comic Sales–Can’t Buy The Numbers

Contents ©2012 Mike Pascale. All pictures copyright their respective owners. I’m neck-deep in storyboards for the next couple weeks, so the next few columns will be short. Appropriate for any discussion of a new year is new formats. Comics are no stranger to this, as there are not only Web comics and Kindle comic editions that have been available for years, but the iPad and even iPhone are also allowing users to get their monthly…

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Happy 2000-Plus-A-Dozen: Part 2 of 2

Okay, welcome to part two of two regarding the new/leap year. While last week we focused on last year, this week is for this year (how grammatically synergistic can ya get?) We’ve all been bombarded with plenty of Mayan calendar/Nostril-damn-us boom ‘n’ doom overkill as well as the upcoming Prez election, so I won’t bother. Besides, depending on your political views, this year may just as well be the end of the world. Or that…

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