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Bit of this and that:
- USA Today online has a preview of the Spider-Mom story I did with ChuckBB right here. I believe it is available for free tomorrow on the Marvel Comics app for iPhone and iPad, Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited and Marvel Comics on Chrome. (If you like Chuck’s work–and if you don’t, I might still love you, but I can’t pretend to understand you–you can pick up the CBGB collection he and I are in together for a mere $7 on Amazon.)
- Supergirl #67, This is Not My Life: Part 3 of 3 comes out on Wednesday, wrapping up not only our little yarn, but also this iteration of Supergirl. Pick it up at your local comic book shop, or order it online from one of these fine retailers.
- I’m pretty sure I haven’t posted a link to this yet: Parts 1 and 2 of an interview at Weekly Comic Book Review.
- Marvel.com has been putting up teasers for the upcoming CASTLE: DEADLY STORM graphic novel. The latest is here. Pre-order the book on Amazon for $12.
- Aaaaaaaaaand I’ve run out of time. I had a couple of other things to tell you, but they’ll have to wait.
Check it out, I look like I was drawn by Greg Tocchini!
Okay, so I dropped the ball on the 5 blog posts a week thing. Progress, not perfection, right?
- First off, FEAR ITSELF #2 is out today! Pick it up at your local comic book shop or order online from Midtown Comics!
- Big thanks to Marvel West for inviting us to the Thor premiere in Hollywood. The movie was gorgeous and we had a lot of fun. (Not for anything, but I have to say my husband was smoking hot in his suit.)
- Also also, I stood about 4 feet from Tadanobu Asano and I meeped.
- I’m starting to see the colors come in on Supergirl 65 and they’re pretty, pretty, pretty.
- MTV Geek News had some nice things to say about Osborn 5.
Well… so much for updating every day. All I can do is try, I guess. Mini post today:
- Osborn 5 preview! Last issue, folks. Out on Wednesday. Sniff.
- In other Osborn-related news, I trust you all saw this tweet from Mr. Brian M. Bendis?! Very, very exciting stuff.
- I have an Amazon Author Page.
- And a Good Reads Author Page.
- Both pages list the books I’ve adapted as well as the books I’ve authored as being “my books,” which is odd, but there doesn’t seem to be an alternative. Let me therefore state for the record that I am not laboring under some delusion that I am the “author” of Fruits Basket or Slam Dunk or Blue Spring, okay? I wrote the English adaptations. We cool? Sweet.
More when things slow down here a bit.
- First up–the Challengers signing in Chicago on May 25th has a Facebook event page! And–ha ha–the joke’s on me: all that nonsense I spewed in email about arm-wrestling and free cookies? They put it on the poster. So now I’m going to do my damnedest to follow through. To wit, I’m going to need help figuring out how to do the cookies. SOMEONE must make an Iron Man helmet cookie cutter that I can adapt for Rescue, yeah? I figure Osborn should be round and stenciled…?
- Speaking of Chicago, I can’t believe Portland doesn’t have Derby Lite. I don’t know where I’d find the time, but I’m still jealous.
- Matt Fraction answers your questions about Fear Itself!
- Mike_FTW’s F*CK YOU, PAY ME. Video. A must for all creative professionals.
- American readers, are you all signed up for the Weekly MegaVote Emails? Know how your representatives are voting on your behalf. Non-partisan, informational emails from Congress.org.
- Mick Ebeling does the impossible. Mick and his family are friends from back when Fraction was with MK12. What they’ve been able to accomplish brought tears to my eyes, humbled and inspired me. I hope it does the same for you. The Not Impossible Foundation.
- Is it me, or is the Colbert greenroom designed by Jonathan Adler?
- Aaand back to work. Mwah.
- That ice cream up there was last night’s dessert. Don’t believe a word of what J. Torres says–it was delicious.
- Ariana Osborne and Christopher Sebela are the kind of dinner guests who entertain your kids and clear the table for you. Ariana even loads the dishwasher! A++++ WOULD DO BUSINESS AGAIN.
- Speaking of Christopher Sebela, the man’s got some comics coming out that you should be aware of. Watch his Twitter feed for pre-order codes and whatnot.
- HUGE congratulations to Uncle Warren on his book deal! Can’t wait to read GUN MACHINE. Details here.
- Saw my first SUPERGIRL pages this morning–they look faaaaaaantastic. Makes it very clear how ChrisCross has been able to stay in the business for 16 years. The man delivers.
- Speaking of artists who deliver, Emma Rios is doing a book with Nick Spencer! Confession: I AM HORRIBLY JEALOUS. Nick and I may have to rumble.
- Okay. I’m trying to keep up my effort to post something here every week day, but I’ve got to script at least 3 pages a day on Project A this week and 4 pages a day on Project B next week in order to meet my deadlines, aaaaand we’ve got a family wedding smack in the middle that requires a trip to Ohio… so I need to get back to it. [Note to self: figure out what to pack for Ohio Spring.]
- Oh! The Green Gablin sent me this link after last week’s post: her professional tumblr.
Busy day today and off to a late start, but here’s a bit of this and that:
- During the month of April, when we have two trips coming up, a baby’s birthday, an estimated tax payment and we’re still smarting from a “catastrophic data loss” event, I have ABSOLUTELY NO BUDGET FOR PRETTIES. So of course, my beloved Kate Spade is having a 25% off Sale today and tomorrow. Bitch. Here’s hoping you can take advantage of it in my stead.
- Via the profoundly awesome Making It Lovely blog, this bit on a box-themed boys’ birthday party. I haven’t the time nor the energy for such things and I am stunned and amazed that any mother of twins does. Is it wrong that I kind of hope she’s on speed? Anyway, it’s an awesome party.
- Also from Making It Lovely, the Chuck Close “Inspiration is for Amateurs” quote. I want that done up as some kind of pretty Etsy print for my office. Needle point, maybe…
- I am not the worst mother in the world. We had a family dinosaur dance party last night [dinosaurs love to dance to PANAMA, fyi] and we baked chocolate elephant cookies for dessert. I want credit for that, dammit.
- Behold my new favorite pen. I want to try the needle tip version before I order a case, though. Might like that better.
- Fraction just sent me a link to this– Ms. Marvel: the dress. (He found it here.)
- Everyone’s seen this by now, yeah? Girls Love Superheroes tumblr. I’m not kidding when I say that puts a lump in my throat. (I wish I had pictures of me in my aluminum foil Wonder Woman bracelets. Or playing Almighty Isis in a crudely-fashioned bedsheet dress.)
- Finally, I wish I had time to comment in depth on the budget stand-off w/r/t Planned Parenthood. The Hyde Amendment already makes it illegal to use federal funds to pay for abortions, so defunding Planned Parenthood in the name of keeping tax dollars anti-choice is a bit off. This is such a difficult issue. I believe that the staunchly anti-choice individuals really do believe they’re doing the right thing–that by pulling monies out of Planned Parenthood, even when those monies do not directly fund the procedure, they’re saving lives. I believe they’re wrong. I believe they’re *costing* lives, by valuing potential life over actual life. Planned Parenthood isn’t some front operation for an abortion factory. It’s a healthcare clinic. I’ve been poor in my life and I’ve needed their services and they were there for me and countless other women who couldn’t afford to go to a private OB/GYN or didn’t know how to find one. We’re talking about yearly exams, cancer screenings, birth control, UTIs, yeast infections–regular issues in the care and feeding of your average vagina that are not and should not be hot button issues. I understand that money is tight. Believe me, I know from money being tight. But I don’t think this is about the money at all–I think this is about politics in the most literal sense of the term. This is about the struggle for power. And I am once again disappointed to see this nation’s girls being used as props and pawns. Okay. Enough. I have to get back to work now.