Photos from Comic-Con 2012

Photos from Comic-Con 2012

39 photos of dubious merit, shot with my crappy phone-cam at the latest San Diego comics and what-have-you entertainmenty get-together clusterflock. Suitably annotated. Enjoy. See them all on thee flickr.

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Uncle Marc Goes To The Toy Store

Uncle Marc Goes To The Toy Store

The grandparents were in town to spoil the Wow Cool kids. They got off easy on the tab when we found a ton of Jay Steven’s Secret Saturdays action figures on clearance. The show is currently in reruns on the Cartoon Network’s Boomerang cable channel and is some enjoyable stuff in a...

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Support the S. Clay Wilson Trust

Support the S. Clay Wilson Trust

Original Art Created for S. Clay Wilson Trust – The Checkered Demon Juke Pox: An Audiophile’s Eardeath. UPDATE June 11: Second chance! This fine artwork has been relisted (reserve wasn’t met) – anti-music jukepox with artistic contributions by Chuck Sperry, Pete von Petrin /...

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What About Doiby?

What About Doiby?

What would have been really cool is if DC Comics had showed Alan Scott’s love for this man: His long time companion, Mister good wrench himself – Doiby Dickles. You know, instead of the hair-gelled boy toy they gave...

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Regards From Harvey Kurtzman

Regards From Harvey Kurtzman

It’s the last weekday of spring break. My family stopped by the office with smoothies after their trip to San Jose’s Happy Hollow. Shortly after recovering from the discovery that there was broken glass in mine, I notice my son flipping through an old issue of Mad Magazine. He loves...

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The Casual Comic Shop Customer

I wrote this in the comments to an article on The Beat about Image Comics‘ response to questions about the high frequency of their recent titles going back for second and even third printings (they’re not the only ones, other recent examples include Superbia, the first two issues of...

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Cine-Madness At The Roxie In San Francisco

Cine-Madness At The Roxie In San Francisco

Git yr ass down to the Roxie in SF this weekend for the Mission-style glory that is Cine-Madness! Friday, March 23 – Sunday, March 25, the Roxie teams up with L.A.’s Cinefamily and Austin’s Alamo Draft House to present three nights of wrong and twisted viewing pleasures. Get all the...

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Jeffrey Lewis Anxiety Attack

One of my favorite jokes on the original Muppet Show series is a throw-away comment by one of the Statler and Waldorf duo about how the only papers he reads are the New York Times and the Manchester Guardian. It works on several levels, and seems to have been likely constructed thus. On the...

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Mike Kelley: Hero 1954-2012

Mike Kelley, a sure godfather figure to many who have followed, including the likes of Fort Thunder and Brown Cuts Neighbors, has left this world. He will be much missed. I just wanted to share a few images and link to some words about the man… LA Times Obit | Pictures | Culture Monster |...

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We Lost Dara Greenwald

Media artist Dara Greenwald has been a close friend to many of the people involved in Wow Cool on both coasts for many, many years. I am sad to report that she lost her fight with cancer on Monday, January 9th, 2012. Although I have never met Dara in person, I feel her loss greatly

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Kid Kameleon in The Mix

Kid Kameleon in The Mix

It’s always really nice when a thing leads to another thing and you discover a whole other world of awesome music and art that you did not previously know existed. The art and science of discovery is something that drives the marketers wild and makes us passionate ones crazy. Today saw a...

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Susie Cagle is my Hero

I’ve been wanting to write something here about Susie Cagle’s coverage of Occupy Oakland for a couple weeks now. But, given the occupation’s escalating nature and Susie’s work on it being ongoing observation and documentation for an eventual full report, there was not an...

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Mary Blair Centennial

Mary Blair Centennial

Mary Blair was born 100 years ago today. Even Google noticed. Her shapes and colors still fascinate. Below are a few photos I took earlier this year at the Disneyland Gallery show “The Colors of Mary Blair“. Clicking will make them twice the size. It’s...

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Meet The Artists of Adventure Time

Meet The Artists of Adventure Time

In October 2011 a whole crew of comic book artists descended on APE, The Alternative Press Expo in San Francisco. I bring you a tour of the art crew among them that designed the mad world of Finn and Jake. APE 2011 – The Alternative Press Expo – took place on October 1-2, 2011 at...

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Occupy Wall Street: The General Assembly

I was just sent this by Scott Beibin, who worked on it, and am sharing it. I’m a little behind on what is going on in New York at the moment, so playing catchup now. Whatever your view, this is pretty major and you should stay informed. This video makes an interesting gateway into the

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Andys Chair #4 Video Zine 1993

From 1993. Never before seen! Punk zine goes video with live performances by Doc Hopper, Nuisance, Drop Dead, Slave State and Lumpen Proletariat (Ottawa)! Pay a visit to Reconstruction Records with Peter Ventantonio of Sticks & Stones! Tour Albany, New York’s Tulip Fest with Andy, Paul...

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R.I.P. George Kuchar – Godfather of Gubble

R.I.P. George Kuchar – Godfather of Gubble

Long before YouTube, there were the brilliantly insane, no-budget movies of underground, filmmaking twins George and Mike Kuchar. Creating stars out of their friends and family with just consumer-grade cameras, the teenage Kuchar brothers went from the 1960’s New York City underground...

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Radio Free Blissville Redux

Just posted a couple days ago is this version of the short film Radio Free Blissville. The soundtrack features a brief, but significant contribution by nickname: Rebel. I have not seen this version before and am guessing it is, if not the definitive version, then, possibly, the final one...

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Books, Books, Books!

Books, Books, Books!

So, here we are, at long last, with the sequel to the “Lost Awesome Book Cover Designs” post. Unlike that previous posting, I can thoroughly endorse these ten covers as being very awesome. I’ve been collecting these in the last several months. You will quickly noticed that...

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The Beauty of Urban Decay 2

As documented earlier, we continue to build with either no real purpose to the buildings themselves or no realistic plan to sustainably maintain these buildings. There is much glorious decay that remains to be explored by the intrepid and the foolish. Infiltration zine has done a great deal to...

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Pandora’s Box Part 6: A is For Atom

And then it all went to hell. A week ago we were locked inside here on the west coast of America dreading the radioactive plume that had drifted our way from Japan. It was a cold rainy day that did, truly feel odd. Like the radiation made your bones ache and your thyroid twitch a

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