I'm not much of an original art collector, but getting a sketch from an awesome artist is one of my favorite things to do at a convention. For someone who can't draw at all, watching artists at work is like seeing actual magic happen, and at the end of it, you have a picture of Batman. It's basically the best thing.
This week on the War Rocket Ajax podcast, it's the special live Q&A that co-hosts Chris Sims and Matt Wilson did at HeroesCon this year! They deal with everything from questions about Jason Statham to -- in Chris's case -- the perils of food poisoning, and you can listen to the whole show, right here at ComicsAlliance!War Rocket Ajax #120: Live and Poisoned at HeroesCon 2012
(WARNING: Contains NSFW language)
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There are a lot of reasons why comic book conventions are great. Boxes of cheap back issues and the chance to chat with your favorite creators (or, if your standards are a bit lower, your third-favorite comic book critic) are great, but some of the real highlights come from the stuff. And on that front, la
That's right, everyone: After 70 episodes, Chris Sims and Matt Wilson's War Rocket Ajax has become the official podcast of ComicsAlliance! And in order to celebrate, we're doing what comics always do when there's a big change: Relaunch with a new #1!
And you can listen to the entire show right here at ComicsAlliance!War Rocket Ajax v.2, #1: Please Allow Us To Reintroduce Ourselves with
Every week, I sit down to answer your questions in ComicsAlliance's "Ask Chris" column, and since Laura Hudson, Caleb Goellner and I were all in Charlotte this past weekend for HeroesCon, we decided to do it live and in person! It was a blast, but if you weren't at the convention and missed out on seeing it, don't fret: thanks to my pal Dr. K, we recorded the entire hour-long pa
For the ComicsAlliance staff, HeroesCon was a weekend of highlights, but one of our favorite moments of the show was when Editor-in-Chief Laura Hudson, Assistant Editor Caleb Goellner and Senior Writer Chris Sims got their picture taken with none other than Rob Liefeld:
For the record, Liefeld was as nice in person as you've probably heard, and was totally cool with three people running up to grab a picture when he was picking up a package at the front desk. We imagine he gets that a lot.
Still, as great as
HeroesCon 2010 was nothing short of amazing for the ComicsAlliance staff -- the highlight of the convention season, hands down -- and we'll have lots of content coming from our time at the event, but even among the rich store of wonderful moments the convention provided, one thing stands out as a shining jewel: Colleen Coover's drawing of Tarot,
The first day of HeroesCon 2010 is underway, and ComicsAlliance has been roaming the floors, taking photos. Here's a smattering of what's been going on in Charlotte!
The convention floor, from above
Kate Beaton displays her Indie Island poster at her booth in Indie Island
A J. Scott Campbell drawing of Black Wi
If you're heading to HeroesCon this weekend, we got good news: We're coming too! The entire senior staff -- Laura Hudson, Caleb Goellner, and Chris Sims -- is traveling to Charlotte, NC to cover the event, and as a special bonus feature, we'll have our own ComicsAlliance panel at 2 PM on Sunday in Room 206 where you can thrill to meeting us all in person!
We'll be doing a special live version of our "Ask Chris" feature, which we imagine will look a lot like the Rusty Shackles image above, where Chris and I brawl it out while Caleb quietly judges us from the sidelines. Mostly, though, we're going to need you to make the panel go round, so