Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Hot for SDCC...

IMG_0062.jpgThis is it... the biggie. Picked up a Mustang in LA, drove down with Tom Taylor and Wayne Nichols on Monday afternoon, and this afternoon we pick up our credentials for the big one.

And to no-ones surprise, it hot here in San Diego. Not Melbourne hot.... humid, sticky Brisbane hot. It's going to make the Con interesting, and so obviously we've had to top up all our precious bodily fluids....

Thursday, July 16, 2009

SDCC 2009

It's that time of the year again. With SW: Invasion #1 in all good comic shops, Tom Taylor are off to San Diego next week to brave the behemoth previously known as the San Diego Comic Con.

This will be my first visit in 15 years, and Tom and I, along with Wolfgang (Gestalt) and Wayne Nichols, have rented a house for the full Con experience. Tom and I will be appearing at Dark Horse Comics (Booth #2615) from 3 - 4pm on Friday afternoon, and again on Sunday morning from 11 - 12am, so everyone is welcome to call past and have a chat. I will be also handling a limited commissions list while I'm at the Con, so grab us while you can as this will be our first, and only, US appearance for the year.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

GFC and all that...

Hunter S. Thompson may be gone, but a lot of his acerbic, junk-yard dog attitude lives on in the work of my favorite US Journalist Matt Taibbi. I first discovered his semi-regular columns in US Rolling Stone, and I now follow the regular posting on his always-interesting blog.

Recently, he's been doing battle with Goldman-Sachs, and these bruising encounters have done a lot to shed some light on the bizarre global financial meltdown that we've all been infected with over the last 12 months. And will continue to be for the foreseeable future. His latest RS article- The Great American Bubble Machine - is now online, and if 7 pages of financial forensic surgery doesn't sound like your thing, here's just one little gem I bet you didn't know:

"By 2008, a barrel of oil was traded 27 times, on average, before it was actually delivered and consumed."

I never knew that, and if this sort of financial chicanery leaves you stunned, not to say paying a hell of a lot more for the petrol you shovel into your car every week - remember how petrol prices suddenly spiked last year? - get over and read Matt Taibbi. It might reinforce the sensation that big business has both hands in your pocket and won't stop until it fillets your wallet, but at least you'll have a better understanding of just how they are doing it.....

Saturday, July 04, 2009


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After 14 years of maintaining a website, I've finally got myself a domain name. With my old ISP cutting me off a lot quicker than expected, thanks to Wolfgang at Gestalt my comic work, in all its glory, can now be found here. Who knows, I might even have the time to update the site one day....

But with SW: Invasion #1 now in the shops, thoughts turn to San Diego. It's been 15 years since I last braved an SDCC and everyone warns me to expect the worst.... bigger, busier, louder... But I'm really looking forward to being there this year, initial reaction to Invasion has been terrific, and this will be my first ever US Comic Con as an author.

So if you are attending, pass by the Dark Horse stand and say hi.......