WHAT’S ON MY BRAIN October 16, 2008
Well once again it has been quite some since I last got the chance to get up here to chat with you all, there has been way to much going on—all good, just a lot of it. Wanted to let you know starting with this new “What’s On My Brain” I’m committing to getting back up here at least three to four times a month so I can keep in touch with you all, and let you in on so many of the cool things we have been working on. I think I have finally gotten a proper handle on my schedule to do that, and I will be surfing answering posts in the forum at least once a week as well.
The last time I was here was just before or right after the San Diego Comic Con (which is always a manic hoot) and since then so much has happened—I’ll just give you a few broad strokes, then revisit some of the fun points in later updates;
One of the highlight at the San Diego Comic Con was I got to meet Zack Snyder, an amazing guy, huge talent—and I should have some pretty interesting news regarding Zack and the new HM film for you shortly…
The other was being part of a panel presentation for the film “Independents” –a wonderful documentary directed by Chris Brandt. I was lucky enough to join old friends like Erik Larson, Wendy Pini, Gary Groth, Shannon Wheeler to name just a few. Thanks again Chris for asking me to be part of it—and for any of you that would like to purchase the film (and I highly recommend it), see the AD below!
The bummer part of San Diego was finding out that many of the copies of the new release of “Bodycount” had a messed up page! The printer printed page 38 on page 36 as well—so there are two page 38’s—and this (below) is what should have been page 36. It doesn’t REALLY mess up the story, especially the way I write—but after so many years of being out of print I wanted it perfect. Once we settle up with the printer, who’s refusing to reprint it—we’ll find a way to square it with fans. Thanks for understanding, and at least you can see the missing page below for now.
After SD, was invited up to Toronto the end of August for the Fan Expo, and had a blast! Wonderful fans, great show, great hosts, and got to raise a little hell with my old pal Lloyd Kaufman and his Troma crew! Love those guys, the city of Toronto, and even got to pal around with some of my old buddies from Mirage Studios. Good time had by all.
Around the same time I was up North, my old buddy Bob Burden was down South at the Dragon Con. I’ve know Bob forever, we always get together when he get out to LA—and he always sends me the funniest e-mails! Case in point, below is the letter he sent me at the end of the show, and the photo to go with it. I love it! Keep them coming Bob, and look forward to seeing you soon!
CAPTAIN AMERICA IS REAL! (Dragon Con 08)
On out way to the car about 12:30 we spotted this dashing figure lurking in the parking lot next to the Hyatt. he might have been on patrol or on an important case, but actually looked lost.
We asked him for a picture anyways and he struck this stalwart pose. An incredible shot of a real hero and dreadnaught of danger ready for action and ever vigilent.
Good luck and Godspeed, Cap! Our hearts and prayers are with you old friend!!!
From Bob Burden
Pretty much through September to now, I have been reorganizing the entire HM editorial system, and trying to get back to all the folks that have submitted this year, and last year—as we often work nearly a year ahead of time, I've always felt bad about people/artists/creators waiting so long for a proper response from me, or know exactly when their work will be featured in the magazine. So—I’m nearly done, and should have it all sorted and have responded to all that have sent work to me by the end of October. Thanks for baring with me.
When I’m not doing that, I doing a wide variety of things for the new film, but I’m going to save those tid bits for some of the next notes.
I’m going to wrap up edition with a GREAT photo the lovely Pam tore out of a magazine for me because she thought it was a riot—so did I, had to share it with you all here. I guess it might be funnier to me because I have kids now—but I have also seen a lot of people out here with kids like this one! Genius!
Okay, I’m out of here—I’ll be back in a week, and hope you will be too!
Rock and Roll!