Behind the Curtain: Comic Related Ignites

In 2008, I met a bunch of people and hit the convention circuit for the first time. I mentioned last time that my first ever convention was Wizard World Chicago of that year. The very second was Mid-Ohio-Con later that year, which is now also a Wizard show. At the 2008 show, Scott DM Simmons and I got tables for Wannabez, my comic. It was at that show I first met both John Wilson and Bill Gladman if I’m not mistaken. Mid-Ohio-Con took place in October that year, the first…

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Behind the Curtain: Silver Bullet Comics Part 3

I’ve told you how I got involved with Silver Bullet Comics (SBC), and the good things that came of it. I also told you how things started to sour because of the retail store attached to the site. Now, it’s time to talk about the conflict over trademarks, more issues with the retail side, and how I left the site. As I said before, things were going well for the press side. Our numbers were climbing, we had features with big comic stars, tons of original columns, many reviews, and…

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Behind the Curtain: Silver Bullet Comics Part 2

I was happy with a job for the first time in my life. When I was in college, I studied computers because they interested me, but I wasn’t sure what aspect. I picked one and ended up hating the profession it led me into. I don’t feel like college was a waste, though, because I also gained business degrees and found my love for writing while there. Still, I held crappy jobs that I hated until I started working for Silver Bullet Comics. Doing comic news, like lettering, was something…

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Behind the Curtain: Silver Bullet Comics Part 1

The details are a little foggy, but at some point, Comic Avalanche started to fade away into obscurity. Writers left for other sites, or to work on their comic projects, and I got very busy with my growing lettering work. Bryan had other interests he was tending to as well, and eventually the site just went dead and withered away. About mid 2006, I stumbled across an ad looking for an editor for another comic news site, a more prominent one. One that was offering a paid position for press…

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Behind the Curtain: Comic Avalanche

I had been trying to break into comics since about 2000-2001. I had dreamed of working in comics since 1989, but hadn’t really started pursuing it in any concrete way until then. From that time until 2004-2005, I sent in writing submissions to various companies, tried to sharpen my drawing skills, and began lettering comics. I also worked as an editor for a few small press companies, all at which I was developing projects of my own as well. I’ll save all the details of those experiences for a later…

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