FCBD 2013 was a blast! I managed to hit three comic book stores this time around: Magnum Comics & Cards, Jim Hanley Comic Books, and Midtown Comics! You can check out my adventures and top picks this year in the vlog:
While at Jim Hanley’s, I actually ran into some of the folks from Wayward Raven and did my first on-the-street interview! They have some free digital goodies available for you to download on their site, too.
At New York Comic Con this year, I had the chance to sit down with Janet Lee, illustrator for the Eisner-award-winning Dapper Men! She talked about what’s coming up in Dapper Men, her work on Marvel’s Emma adaptation, her future projects, and her process for creating every elaborate comic page. There’s even a sneak peek of next year’s work! She was such a sweetheart.
I had the wonderful opportunity to interview Stan Lee at the Animazing Gallery in New York City (which, by the way, is a great place, so you should definitely check it out if you’re in the neighborhood). He talked to me about many of his upcoming projects, including his company POW! Entertainment and his collaborations with Boom Studios and Archie Comics. It was a real honor meeting him! Such a sweet man.
Also, if you get the chance, be sure to look up artist Jorge Burtin. He had a number of truly amazing pixaic works (including two incredible ones of Thor and Iron Man) for sale at the gallery. All profits went to the Stan Lee Foundation, which I thought was fantastic. I think we should be highly supportive of artists that use their talents for such selfless causes!
A while ago, I sat down and talked comics with Dan Slott (known for his work on Avengers: Initiative, She-Hulk, and The Amazing Spider-Man) for a few hours. It’s taken this long for the video to finally be put up in its completion, but here you have it! In 8 glorious parts. Check out the playlist right here!
Hey there! I'm Marlene, an NYU graduate, former Marvel intern, and personality on MTV's "My Life as Liz" TV show. I love comic books and writing about 'em - so here you'll find my reviews, creator interviews, indie suggestions, and more!