It seems a Black Hole warped cyberspace and absorbed a lot of entries I posted long ago. They just vanished. However, the Amazing JayJay, Blog Elf Extraordinaire, has dragged them all out of oblivion. They’re ba-a-ack!
She can tell you what happened and how she fixed it if she wants. I prefer to believe it was Elf-magic.
The really annoying thing about the Black Hole was that it sucked up most of the How-to-Create-Comics posts! The wisdom of the Ancients! Things I learned from Stan Lee, Mort Weisinger and a string of other all-time greats that I humbly passed along. The really, really annoying thing is that for more than a year, I’ve been referring people to posts that weren’t there anymore.
You see, after a long hiatus, I’ve been appearing at conventions again during the last year or so. Last year was the 30th anniversary of Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars, there was suddenly a lot of interest, so agent Spencer Beck organized a “reunion tour” featuring super-penciler Mike Zeck, star-inker John Beatty and what’s left of me.
Honestly, at first, I went along with it mostly to hang out with those great guys again, having not seen them for years, but it turned out to be good fun in general. After not doing cons for years, it was all new again. So many people come in costumes these days! Don’tcha love the little kids in costume? Like micro-heroes from an alternate dimension.
Anyway, Mike, John and I did panels, signed books and told tales, etc. A lot of people showed me their work and asked for how-to advice. I’d tell them as much as I could, but at a busy con—all of them were busy—you don’t have much time. “Check out my blog,” I’d say. “You can find lots of info there.” Well, no they couldn’t and they probably all think I’m crazy. All right, all right, crazier.
Anyway, there’s still some re-organizing going on, but everything that ever appeared on the blog is there again. If you can’t find something immediately, poke around a little. It’s all there. Elfasaurus Rex made it so.
The Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars Reunion Tour
Standing, Mike Zeck and John Beatty; seated, Jim Shooter and Toronto Comic Con Volunteer Nicole