Long Beach Comic Con – Saturday update

Phew!  It’s been a long time since I’ve done a con.  That’s a lot of work!  One day down, one to go!  Here’s a look at some of today’s fun.

“What’s In A Name…Or Is It ‘Nah-MAY?”

One of the few negatives about comics (and indeed, the literary field) is that readers never get a guide to pronunciation for creators’ names. (Same for characters but that’s another column. I’m such a tease.) And of the dozens of books I have on comics and their creators, not a single one has a pronunciation […]

A Year of Thanks

Every morning for the last couple years, I have written down three things for which I’m thankful. I keep a pad and pen next to the bed and write them immediately upon waking, so I begin the day in a grateful mood. They can range from the specific and self-focused (finding a great deal on […]