Thursday, August 30, 2007

blog for the big red cheese

hey all,
i just wanted to first thank you for checkin' back here and enjoying the stuff that gets posted to this lil' blog.
i've gotten such a great response to the Shazam announcement. thank you all for being excited about it. it's gonna be fun!
and second, i wanted to let you know that we now have a fun new Shazam Blog for the new DC book . . . Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam.
here's the actual link written out. . .

along with having news and announcements and regular things like that . . . i'll try to sneak extra sketches, scribbles and behind the scenes stuff for the book toooo.
anyway, thanks again for visiting.

enjoy and all the best,
m . . .

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam!

well gang, it's official.
they announced my book DC this weekend at Chicago con.
wahooooo! i'm having sucha great time here and am so grateful to meet so many awesome people that are excited about the new Captain Marvel series... Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam! :) :) :)
i can't wait to share more. i'm hoping that you all like the new fun all ages take on it. finalllllly i can share what all the "slivers" were, so here ya go . . .

i hope you all like and enjoy the new series.
everyone has been very encouraging and i can't thank DC enough. they are excited to establish a very strong All Ages line. not just for kids but for the kids at heart toooo. :)
more to come soon.
take care and all the very best,
mike . . .

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Wizard World Chicago 2007


i'm heading off to Chicago Con this weekend.
it's my first time to this convention, heck, it's my first EVER to the windy city.
i'm anxious to check it all out!
i figure Saturday is always the busy day so i look forward to exploring the con and maybe even a panel or two.
in fact, i thiiiiiiink i might check out the DC Universe Panel on Saturday from 11:00 -12:00pm. i hear it might be a good one. so if anyone else is there, that might be a great panel to visit.
seeing as i haven't been to a con officially at a booth for nearly 3 years, i thought it would be great to get a chance to sign and visit. well, a friend has generously been able to work out a little bit of time for me at a table on Saturday. soooooooo if you get the chance to visit(after the DC panel) ;) ;) ;), please come by and visit and say hello between 2pm and 4pm on this coming Saturday, in Artists Alley table 4010.
i'll have some Herobear TPB's, some stuffed Herobears, some original artwork, and other fun stuff. :)

okay, enough o' my babbbling. i'll give ya the whole scoop of my adventure to the windy city when i get back.
who knows, maybe even an update while i'm there. i'll try for Saturday/Sunday.
all the best,
m . . . :)

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Back from Con

well, the family and i had a chance to sneak down to San Diego Comic Con last week and visit with some friends and have an important meeting or two.
very cool.
i have to admit though, i very much miss having a booth and getting to visit more with fans and friends. i can honestly do without all the hollywood hoopla, i just enjoy a con with fans and readers and other creators, and the excitment that all the books bring.
now, the con is usually a big blur to me, so please forgive me if i can't remember everyone, but there were a number of new and old friends/creators that i was especially thankful to run into and visit and meet and on occasion hang with in person at the con . . . art baltazar, bobby chiu, david colman, stephen silver, courtney huddleston, scott zirkel, scott sava, mike bullock, kevin grevioux, pascal campion, donnachada daly, christian slade, chris sanders, tony bancroft, jann jones, dan didio, jeph loeb, terry moore, tom beland, charles vess, and many more my brain has forgotten but that i am blessed and thankful to know.
it was fun and wonderful to see you all. :)
now back to work and seeing what the future holds.
hey, i had someone ask me about those darn "slivers" that snuck onto my blog there for a while.
was i gonna find anymore?
was i gonna explain 'em?
whoa, whoa, slow down, i said . . . then i quickly had to use the jedi mind trick and change the subject to something else of course...anyone ever been to Chicago Con? i hear goood things about it and i'm curious to see what it's about.
maybe this is a good year to learn more.

how's that for random?
well that's it for now.
more random thoughts and fun scribbles to be posted soon.
all the best,
mike . . .