It’s scary stuff. Comics have finally stooped to exploitation of sexuality to sell books. A formerly kid friendly medium has now joined the ranks of porn to sell comics. Have they no shame? Do they not consider the other dangers of such imagery? Why, DC? You have such a strong track … Continue Reading An All New Low…?
I got a request from Snikt Ninja45 (his message board name) asking to write something for me. He feels it’s an issue that I should have touched on, but have not. It’s Tough Being a Guy Into Comics by Snikt Ninja45 Yeah, I see all the girls crying about no … Continue Reading Guest Editorial
I have to get this off my chest. I am continually frustrated by the lack of understanding from people. They continually use a word that is inappropriate and frankly, rather bigoted. I am a geek. Not a nerd. A GEEK. You think there is no difference? I beg to differ. … Continue Reading We Have to Talk
Well, kids…welcome to another “how to Installment”. In the past, I have guided you towards how to write effective super-hero books. I decided to broaden the focus. Today, we address writing indie comics. These can be the fast track to stardom, more than people think. But it requires a different … Continue Reading How To Write Indie Comics
I am part of the video team with my Church…the videos are usually some kind of satire, sometimes with a message and sometimes not. This one takes a look at an admittedly easy target. Religious radio. here it is… I think it would have been funny to record a few … Continue Reading New Rock TV
I did some research and found the original cover Metzler mentioned on his blog. It could have been worse.
You know…I miss the good old days of the 90’s. When comics were fun, there were no big crossovers, deaths of characters were not events and-what’s that you say? Zero Hour? Death of Superman? The Infinity Gauntlet? The Age of Apocalypse? Okay…you know what I miss? The good old days … Continue Reading The Good Old Days…
The advice for this one is real simple. Avoid it. Okay, you won’t listen? You say you want to include religion for a bit of “real world” flavor? Fine. If you refuse to accept my initial sage advice, here you go. You can always use these fine points for writing … Continue Reading Advice For Writers: Religion In Comic Books
So, I saw an ad on TV for “Vermont Bears” or something. They are plush Valentine’s Day dolls. And, if I am to believe the ad on TV? These plush bears will make women putty in the hands of men. Apparently, women are unable to control their sexual urges when … Continue Reading Bears Make Women Get Wild…
No, Frank…not breasts. Geez… Dark characters. Either good heroes gone bad or alternate universe “Dark Reflections” of good heroes. Can we ever have enough of that? Really? Where would we be without Dark Pheonix? In fact, we really need another Dark Pheonix Storyline, don’t you think? Joey Q, get on … Continue Reading You Know What We Need to See More of In Comics?
Now, lets talk about writing “race” for comics. As the comic book audience becomes more diverse, we see a greater call for a similair diversity in our comic books. It used to be that you could get away with just showing a black man on the street. But as with … Continue Reading Writing Minorities: Race
This is still a part of the “Advice” series. Last time we touched on how to get the attention of the elusive female reader, and we addressed how to write and draw women. This time, I am going to approach the sensitive topic of “Homosexual Characters In Super Hero Comic … Continue Reading Writing Minorities: How to Approach Gay Characters