Comics journalism: carrots, sticks, threats, and spankings

If you’re interested in comics journalism, you need to listen to this podcast episode from one of the panels held at the recent Heroes Con in North Carolina. The panel was entitled, “Covering Comics: Criticism, Reportage, and Gossip“. It was moderated by Tom Spurgeon of the Comics Reporter. The panel was comprised of Johanna Draper … Continue Reading “Comics journalism: carrots, sticks, threats, and spankings”

Brian Bolland and his Chicago real estate lawyer

This morning I found yet another email from comic book artist Brian Bolland concerning the whole issue surrounding my blog post over two months ago about a sketch he did at the 2007 New York City Comic Con. The email basically contradicts everything he has said about this matter up until now. He is now … Continue Reading “Brian Bolland and his Chicago real estate lawyer”

Brian Bolland threatens me with legal action

This morning I found an email in my inbox from an attorney claiming to represent comic book artist Brain Bolland. The return email address along with his signature shows that he is from the Chicago law firm Klafter & Burke. Their website shows that they specialize in real estate and taxes. Evidently they are expanding … Continue Reading “Brian Bolland threatens me with legal action”

Brian Bolland rips off fan for $150

A guy goes to the recent New York City Comic-Con and commissions comic book artist Brian Bolland to do an old school Batwoman sketch. Brian Bolland charged his own fan $150 dollars. The actual sketch only measures four by three inches. Update #1: Brian Bolland and his lawyer Chris Caira threatened me with legal action … Continue Reading “Brian Bolland rips off fan for $150”