Columbus, Ohio is incredibly fortunate to be home to an amazing comics infrastructure, not the least of which is the twice-Eisner Award-nominated Columbus Scribbler newspaper. The latest edition hit my mailbox this morning, and look what got a mention in the “Scribbler Shout-Outs” section! Thank you, guys! You can learn more about the Scribbler andContinue reading “Columbus Scribbler liked HEROIC: HEROES PAST”
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Accelerator Artist Edition pre-orders open through Sept. 15
Phoenix Productions and Teri Sue Wood invite you to celebrate her return to comic sequential art after 20 years with a special Artist Edition package containing the forthcoming “Accelerator” story in Phoenix’s Heroes Now #2 and signed/numbered Accelerator bookmark. Teri Sue Wood is the creator, author and illustrator of the acclaimed 21-issue “The Wandering Star”Continue reading “Accelerator Artist Edition pre-orders open through Sept. 15”
What’s happening at Phoenix Prods?
Hello, everyone! Been a few weeks since I last wrote, so I thought I’d update everyone on where things are at. As predicted, summer has had a bit of a slowdown in production. The kids have been home for summer break, Dad Taxi has been in full swing, we’ve skipped town a couple of timesContinue reading “What’s happening at Phoenix Prods?”
A brief and overdue update
Hey comics-world! It feels like it’s been forever and a day since I had the flurry of activity concluding with the enjoyable S.P.A.C.E. show here in Columbus. Pro tip: The 2023 date and location are set! Mark your calendars! So while I am not blessed with time, I’ll do a quick and dirty rundown ofContinue reading “A brief and overdue update”
Calling for Submissions: Strange Times #2
“Who Are You?” That’s the theme for the second issue of Strange Times, our “anything goes” anthology. The idea of “Who Are You” is tied up in the conversations of our day about identity. Red and blue. Rich and poor. Fat and slim. Black and white and red and orange and purple. It seems thatContinue reading “Calling for Submissions: Strange Times #2”
SPACE 2020 interview on PVDCast podcast
John Orlando was so kind as to include me in a big interview podcast with a number of creators at SPACE 2022 and asked me to succinctly explain the Phoenix Productions lineup. You can listen to it here. My interview starts at 24:57. Enjoy!
“Talking Small Press Comics” reviews HEROES NOW #1
Larned Justin and Steve Keeter took a look at HEROES NOW #1 in their latest round of video reviews. Here’s the video, all cued up for you. Thank you for the kind words, guys. I’ll probably do something about burying the title page in future issues. Bigger picture, I can’t express how grateful I amContinue reading ““Talking Small Press Comics” reviews HEROES NOW #1″
First fan art!
Keith Newsome picked up HEROIC: HEROES PAST at SPACE 2022 and was inspired to draw what I believe is the first piece of fan art in my 35-ish years of self publishing. And what a piece it is – a full body shot of The Light… Pretty cool, and a great way to kick offContinue reading “First fan art!”
The SPACE 2022 haul!
Priorities are priorities, and my top goals of SPACE 2022 were to 1. Finally meet lots of small press acquaintances in person, some after over 30 years; 2. Introduce a lot of people to Phoenix Productions books and 3. Have some quality time with my daughter. Not necessarily in that order. And on all threeContinue reading “The SPACE 2022 haul!”
Post-SPACE wrapup – First show since ’87!
The 22nd Small Press & Alternative Comics Expo, aka SPACE, was held on May 21-22 at the Rhodes Center on the grounds of the Ohio State Fairgrounds. That’s the top-line explanation, but then there’s what happened inside. I’ll try to share what little I could see from my vantage point, as well as my personalContinue reading “Post-SPACE wrapup – First show since ’87!”