I can not tell you how de-lighted I am that my SPACE 2011 award plaque arrived in the mail today! Oh, where shall I hag it!? Perhaps I'll wear it around my neck as, as the kids say, "bling"! (Thanks to Robin (Cin' Sewer) Bougie for the photo!)
As a self-confessed comics elitist I've must admit when I turned my back on "childish" American superhero comics in favour of the more "sophistiated" European cartoonists Jack Kirby symbolised to me all that I had left behind. I mean, what... was the big deal about Kirby? So, I recently bought the coffee table "Kirby - King of Comics" by mark Evanier recently ($12.99 cheap, remaindered at Chapters) to educate myself. I was certainly impressed by Jack Kirbys hard work, creativity and most of all of the sheer power of his artwork. The wonderful, even goofy, exuberance of his art and stories whre it didn't matter much in the perspective or anatomy was off or the inking poor. I think Kirby had more of an impact on me than I might be aware of, when I think back to the comics I read as a kid it is his art that comes to mind. I think I saw him across the room at a San Diego con I was at in the ninties, but that might my mind playing tricks...
Hi. The Cloudscape kids and I are having a 24 hour jam fund-raiser on live web cast starting at 8 PM Friday (Pacific time). I'll be there for the first part at least. We're raising funds for our next graphic novel, of urban fantasy, "Giants of Main Street." Tune in, make requests from sleep deprived starving artists, pre-order books and support comics!
Did I mention this is happening at the end of the month, that I will have a table with new (and newish) mini-comics and you should go or terrible things will happen... I might not make my money back! Ah Hell, it's FREE!!!