I would like to personally thank Laura for maintaining proper storage of her comics. She bags and boards her books and keeps them in a longbox, not scattered on a bed that she will then roll all over.
However, don’t let that discourage you from covering your naked body with your favorite funnybooks and sending me photos. What good is Near Mint anyway when you can be Very Fine?
There’s a lot of great things you could say about writer Kieron Gillen. But what I’m going to say about him is that he’s a damn fine dresser.
When I turned around to take a photo of the other (not nearly as debonair) half of the Phonogram team, Jamie McKelvie, he had disappeared. Want a picture of him? Perhaps you should write to him and let him know!
Dark fantasy author Caitlin Kittredge is well-known for writing about werewolves in her Nocturne City book series. But at the San Diego Comic-Con, she took a break from her work to read about a very different … and much less hairy … type of magic in Phonogram.
Also magical is how Phonogram artist Jamie McKelvie managed to constantly evade my camera. I suggest you all write to him and demand he submit a photo to the site. I bet he’d love that.
Kelly has spent the last six years working at Comics Archives in Michigan, where she gets to spend her days reading comics, like the excellent Creepy #2 pictured here.
She writes: “This might not be the best picture, but it shows what I do best.”
… no comment.
Rupa struck a very serious pose when I asked for her picture with a Kabuki book, but I thought this candid shot was way more adorable. Besides, I managed to slip a little David Mack action in there, too, because I’m sneaky like that … like, say, a Noh agent.
Just don’t expect me to bite off my own finger.
Jim Mahfood is an amazing artist. Even if you’ve never read any of his comics or been to any of his live art performances, you can see his talent just by looking at the incredible painting behind him in this picture.
But I’m pretty sure the best thing he’s ever done is about to go on sale in September … because Mahfood is making Kickpuncher a reality! I haven’t been this excited since Archie Meets the Punisher.
I bet you didn’t think it was possible for Amanda Conner to be as cute as the characters she draws … but she’s actually even cuter! She’s also extremely humble, so rather than reading one of her own comics, she’s showing off a book of Phil Noto’s paintings (also lovely, but I’d still rather look at Amanda).
I promise there will be photos of hot nerds reading comics … at Comic Con.
But right now I’m too busy running around the con to post.
Two dashing Dennys: our hot nerd reader, and the Spirit, Denny Colt, as seen here in Darwyn Cooke’s run.
Just keep enjoying those comics, Denny, and pretend that movie never happened.
Project: God Loves Batman
Hey, folks. Let me take a minute of your time for a good cause. As some of you may have heard, Fred Phelps and his Westboro Baptist Church are planning to protest the San Diego Comic Con. Rather than heckle them or otherwise give them the attention they so desperately crave, writer Kelly Sue DeConnick has devised Project: God Loves Batman to deal with the problem in a constructive way.
So please, take a look, and give if you can.