Posted 14 hours ago

I’m pretty sure this page is inspired by/dedicated to me in my friend @gracehelbig’s new book.
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Posted 2 days ago

Comic News Insider Episode 573 - NYCC: Sleepy Hollow w/ Orlando Jones/Lyndie Greenwood/Sakina Jaffrey/Mark Goffman/Len Wiseman/Raven Metzner

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Comic News Insider: Episode 573 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Jimmy sat in on the roundtables for the TV show Sleepy Hollow. He chatted with Orlando Jones, Lyndie Greenwood, Sakina Jaffrey, Mark Goffman, Len Wiseman, and Raven Metzner. SO MANY SECRETS WERE REVEALED! Okay, maybe not, but one of the producers may have let slip something about a certain character. OOH CRYPTIC! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Posted 2 days ago

Goddamn! A 540? (Some are saying it’s a 720…fucking amazing either way). Slater still rules it! This makes me miss surfing.*

*Granted I could barely do a 180 in my day on those teeny 3’ swells in Jacksonville Beach. :) 

Posted 3 days ago

Look what @gracehelbig sent me! Whee! Can’t wait to get to the chapter she dedicated to me as the inspiration for all of her success. Thx, Gracie! It’s been a privilege being your friend and watching you take over the world. Keep rockin it! I know you will.
#GracesGuide #ItsGrace

Posted 4 days ago

Comic News Insider Episode 572 - NYCC: Gotham w/ Ben McKenzie/Donal Logue/Sean Pertwee & The Following w/ Shawn Ashmore/Marcos Siega

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Comic News Insider: Episode 572 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Jimmy sat in on the roundtables for the TV shows Gotham and The Following. For Gotham, he chatted with Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue and Sean Pertwee. For The Following, he talked with Shawn Ashmore and producer Marcos Siego. Some interesting info on both shows was revealed so check it out! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Posted 6 days ago

Holy crap! Dreams do come true! :) Had the privilege of interviewing Darryl McDaniels at New York Comic Con on Sunday about his new comic book line. Run-DMC was part of my very first concert (The NYC Fresh Festival Tour) in my youth. I won 2 tickets and 2 Swatch watches! Saw them probably 3 more times after that. Never ever thought I’d speak to one of them in person let alone interview them! Got a great picture of us as well (scroll through my feed to find it).
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Posted 6 days ago

Comic News Insider Episode 571 - NYCC w/ DMC/Ben Templesmith/Brian Pulido/Babs Tarr & Cameron Stewart!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 571 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Avengers & X-Men: Axis #1, Batgirl #35, Sabrina Vol 3 #1, The Flash, Arrow, The Walking Dead

Jimmy recruits Producer Joe to sit in for the big and lengthy New York Comic Con recap. Great interviews included with DMC (Darryl Makes Comics), Ben Templesmith (Gotham By Midnight/The Squidder), Brian Pulido (Lady Death) and Babs Tarr/Cameron Stewart (Batgirl)! The boys share their NYCC stories with all the good, bad and the ugly. (Mostly good!). News bits include: Archie will meet Predator, Marvel will bring back Secret Wars and tease an Age of Ultron vs Marvel Zombies, also new Ant-ManHawkeye and Spider-Gwen series coming, Captain America 3 will follow Civil War storyline from comics, Lego Batman movie starring Will Arnett coming in 2017, 2 new Vertigo books are on the way, ReedPop announces Paris Comic Con, Ghostbusters 3 will reboot with an all female cast and so much more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Posted 6 days ago

A Late NYCC Recap!

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I’m trying to not be too loquacious with my recap this year, but you know how that goes. You’ll hear all of this in the podcast as well up later! Enjoy. 

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Weird not having a table this year but less responsibility and more freedom. Whee! Arrived Thursday around 4 and did the complete run-through to see the whole floor and finished it by 7! Basically just setting my plan of attack for the weekend. I skipped Friday due to work but went to the Image party late after to hang. Mad props to CB of Marvel for the drinks and good to see/catch up with some of my Brit cartoonist pals like Jamie McKelvie, Antony Johnston and Kieron Gillen. Hung with Ben Hennessy all weekend too. Good guy. Look out for his work. Cab got rear-ended on way home causing neck strife for a couple of days. GREAT WAY TO END EVENING AND I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT.
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Saturday started later and I got some great floor interviews. Ran around artist alley to say hi to a bunch of friends. Ran over to the Archie booth to interview Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Could have chatted for hours. Got into the Powers press room thanks to Mike Oeming. Thanks Mike! Meanwhile, correspondent Keka was doing the Mike Tyson Mysteries room. Rushed out of Powers to do the unorganized Constantine press room. Saw UK journalist pal Joel Meadows and we agreed about the annoying/pushy girl who rudely asked me to take pictures for her while the talent was talking. Back home for disco nap and then hit the CBLDF party for a bit where I hung w/ pals Dean Haspiel and Paul Pope before heading off to Marvel party where I drank w/ so many like my buddy Cass, Jen G, Frank, etc. I called it early around 2:30. 
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Sunday started later as well. Ran late to Gotham/The Following room and almost didnt get in. Missed a couple of folks but still got some good stuff. Then it was the Sleepy Hollow room and back on the floor for final interviews. I took the last hour to walk the main floor just to see all the nooks/crannies I may have missed. Which I’m glad I did as I found a few spots I missed! Found a great booth called Super Sox Shop and I will be ordering all of their products. Didn’t take many pictures as I was always rushing off to interviews but got some good stuff. 
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Separate artist alley was once again a big hit and felt like it’s own con. It’s where I spent most of the con since that was where most of my friends were located and it wasn’t as maddening as the main floor. Everyone seemed to do well in sales and all said it was busier than previous years which we found out later was true. Glad to see people coming to a Comic Con for COMICS! They still matter! 
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Overall, it was a ridiculously crowded show. Apparently 150k attended making it bigger than SDCC. Which means some of the TV/film stuff will start paying more attention and not blow it off. Which means I’ll be even busier w/ it next year! Lots of fun and exhausting as usual. Saw many friends yet still managed to miss quite a few due to schedules. 
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Sunday evening ended with the now annual Dead Dog Bash that I throw. Think it’s the 3rd or 4th year I’ve been doing it now and always a great turnout. The UK crowd say it’s their favorite party! Take that other parties! So many awesome peeps came like Jen Grunwald, Robbi Rodriguez, Jamie McKelvie, Kieron Gillen, Al Ewing, John Cassaday, Katelan Foisy, Enrica Jang, Heidi MacDonald, Rafael Kayanan and many others. Cute moment when a group of French people came in and I asked if they were here for the party. The one girl said “Yes” and then asked if Dan Didio was there! Ha! Don’t even think he knows I exist but who knows?
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Anyway, the idea of the party is for it to be a chill spot to hang out after a long and exhausting weekend. Unfortunately, this year…it got a bit crazy but in a good way. The cast of the Broadway musical Motown showed up. At first I was annnoyed but their energy was so infectious and fun. Plus, recent Emmy award winner Uzo Aduba (“Crazy Eyes” from ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK) showed up as well and I bought her a drink. I’ll make sure next year it’s either in a quieter spot or check to see if any other parties are showing up. Quite a few folks didn’t show that previously said they were gonna make it and many of them hit me up with apologies. True to the party name, they were already dead dogs and went out to dinner and back to their hotels or homes to rest. Totally understand but next time go take that disco nap and come to the party later! 
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Want to give some shoutouts to folks I met and to whom gave me books to check out: Enrica Jang (Killer Queen), Greg Pak (Make Comics Like the Pros), Ramon Gil (Scifies), Heather Antos/Zakk Saam (Unlawful Good), Fred Van Lente (The Complete Silencers), Trepidation Comics (The Bible 2), Amy Chu (Girls Night Out), Bobby Timony (vampire lady print), and others. And just a quick shout to old interviewees/friends that I chatted with and whom’s work you should check out including Erica Schultz, Sarah Wilkinson, Alice (Destiny Blue), Paige Pumphrey, Anthony del Col, Becky Cloonan, Vera Greentea, Gary Erskine, Andy Belanger, Matt Miner, Robbi Rodriguez, Agnes Garbowska, Heidi MacDonald, Al Ewing, Nick Abadzis and more. Sorry to leave anyone out. Not intentional! Exhausted…now sleep for a week if I could! See you all next year!
Posted 1 week ago

More NYCC swag I got from nice folks like DMC, Fred Van Lente, Ramon Gil, Heather Antos, and more! Thanks to all! #NYCC #ComicNewsInsider

Posted 1 week ago

Pretty dope Harley Quinn Transformer. Wish I had taken more pics of cosplayers but was always in a rush to get to an interview. #NYCC #ComicNewsInsider #LaterGram