“Computers and Hair Dryers”–or “Bite the Big One, Apple!”

Wow, it’s been a few weeks AGAIN since I last posted…blame it this time on Apple! Since Labor Day weekend, every time I want to use my Mac, I’ve had to sit down on the floor, open it up, and aim a HAIR DRYER at its guts for five to seven minutes just to get […]

“Learning From BooBoos ” or “Yes, My Crap Stinks!”

Wow, it’s been a few weeks since I last posted–blame it on PTSDSD (Post-Traumatic San Diego Stress Disorder). Or procrastination. Anyway, I was going thru some of my previous work to send to a kind fellow promoting a charity called WeAreCHAMPS (WeAreChamps.org). Going thru your work often gives you a nice perspective, as well as […]

Comic-Con Art and Artists Report – Part 2 of 2

Welcome to the second of two wrap-ups for art and artists encountered at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. (To find the first, click on the “Blogs” link and scroll down.) More photos this time around. Let’s go!

Comic-Con Art and Artists Report-Part 1 of 2

Well, I survived year 15 or 16 of the show and am back to report on things artistic. You get to read about it here for free, without paying four bucks for a cold pretzel and eight bucks for a plastic salad–and no rubbing elbows with 125,000 sweaty, smelly fans either! To make things easier […]

Comic-Con Commission Common Sense

Hey, it’s that time of year again! The fanboys’/art collectors’ Super Bowl, Oscars, Grammys and World Cup all rolled into one heaping, overpriced, overcrowded, smelly mess. I’m talking, of course, about Comic-Con International in San Diego, taking place from July 24 through the 27th. (Though it will seem like a month long by the time […]

“Remembering Adrienne”

The last couple months have not been kind to the world of comics and artists. We’ve lost Frank Frazetta, Al Williamson, Dick Giordano, Steven Perry, Vic Dowd and Rik Levins (if not others). Some have been within the same week. And this week was a different kind of loss, that of a Great Woman “behind” […]

“Art Fight! Quality vs. Nostalgia”

Last week we had a great discussion regarding “grails”–your one or few most-ever-desired pieces. (To read and join in, just click .) Everyone who posted theirs (including me) had one or two things in common: the grail piece was either something by a favorite/greatest artist and/or something from our cherished past. Some recalled their very […]

“Shipping and Handling: How Do I Send What I Sold?”

[IMPORTANT NOTE FROM MIKE: As I was writing this, I found out about the passing of one of my artistic idols and personal heroes, the great Frank Frazetta. In order to do justice to his influence (and because I’m too upset now) I’m going to wait till next time to do a proper tribute. Thank […]