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Wednesday, April 20, 2011
My Take On: The Secret History Omnibus Vol 2
Mood:  caffeinated
Topic: Comic Books - New

                                        

The SECRET HISTORY OMNIBUS
Volume Two: From 1918 - 1945  

From Archaia Entertainment!

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TODAY'S FEATURE - Blog #3394:

The hardcover book being reviewed today is a compilation of the comic books published by Archaia Entertainment in a series that I called 'the best limited series of 2010', when proclaiming my year end review of 2010 at my own Facebook Fan Page, 'Michael D Hamersky On Comics'!

I had started reading with issue number ten and found it so fascinating that I starting adding it to my series of review blogs.

Here is my review blog #3259 of Book Ten & Book Eleven.

Here is Tina LoSasso's review blog #3277 on Book Twelve.

I picked up the reviews again with blog #3318 On Book Thirteen.

Then my blog #3336 reviewed Book Fourteen.

So, I'm not going to go through each chapter of this Omnibus again, as it collects Books Eight through Book Fourteen.

I will mention that the chapters that I missed reviewing in earlier blogs, Eight & Nine, which are fine additions to this Volume 2 of the Omnibus format.

Chapter Eight, (Book Eight), titled 'Seven Pillars of Wisdom' takes place in 1918 A.D.  I still haven't read the earlier books so this added to my knowledge of the series, and was quite entertaining.

Chapter Nine, (Book Nine), titled 'The Thule Society', brought in even more conventional historical knowledge and tied it to this 'Secret History'.  As I've stated before, I loved 'history' in high school, and find the way the creators of this series intertwine what we 'know' with their 'Secret History' to be mind boggling!  Great series... and deserving of this Omnibus 'format'!

For those of you that missed my earlier review blogs, and are reading this blog before checking out the links above...

Here's the publisher's promo blurb on this Omnibus:

The series that gives historical fiction an occult bent! In this sequel volume to the first SECRET HISTORY OMNIBUS, past rivalries amongst the original four Archons must be put aside as a fifth unnatural Archon, William of Lecce, tries to either bring the world under his rule or watch as it burns. William’s plots and puppets drive the nations and people of the world into the Second World War, and the Archons and their Players risk their lives to stop his hideous plans. Whatever the outcome may be, history will belong to the victor. Collects books #8-14 of THE SECRET HISTORY.

Mature Readers (series contains Nudity, Graphic Violence and Adult Content).

I can't give this series enough credit in making what a lot of people this is a very 'dry' subject, (history), into a fascinating one!

My Review Rating for this Omnibus Volume 2 is a NEAR MINT (NM) 9.4 out of a possible 10.0 comic book grading scale. 

This Omnibus went on sale: February 9th at your LCBS - and February 15th wherever books are sold.  The reason I'm review blogging this a little late is that Tina grabbed this Omnibus to read it first, and I just got it back!

Retail Price $34.95 - Page count: 336 pages

Format: hardcover book with dust jacket, 6.875" x 10.25", full color.

Mature Readers (series contains Nudity, Graphic Violence and Adult Content).

If you don't buy at your LCBS... Here is a link so that YOU can purchase the Omnibus Volume Two online:     The Secret History Omnibus Volume 2 - Purchase Online.

I haven't read the Omnibus Volume One yet, but here's the link to where you can purchase it online:   The Secret History Volume 1 (The Secret History Omnibus) .

Here is the Facebook Fan Page for Archaia Entertainment, which I suggest YOU 'like' also to keep up with what this publisher is presenting next.


My thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts, now at 3,394 total posts in number!  I do appreciate your continued reading and support of this Blog!

BTW, You can 'follow' this Blog by clicking the 'Follow' Button at this NetworkedBlogs app!  We currently have over 2,380 'Followers'!  Thanks to ALL of YOU that have already clicked that button! 

And for those of YOU that haven't yet... I would appreciate it if YOU would!!!

~ Michael D Hamersky

 

Note:  My online 'Local' Comic Book Shop (LCBS), carries many different genres of comics, magazines, graphic novels, and comic con promotional items. Possibly even copies of the item that was reviewed here today...!

If I have it... You can find it 'Under The Big Top Of Comics' at:  

http://www.ComicBooksCircus.com/ 

Web Page Note:  This blog post is written for the IE Browser standards.  Chrome, Safari, Netscape, Firefox and the other browsers serve the page up differently, sorry about that!

The screen display resolution is best seen at the setting of 1024 x 768 on your laptop or desktop computer.

NOTE: All images and characters within this blog post are copyright and trademark their respective owners.

Comics Creators: If you are breaking into, or already work in the comic book industry or other pop culture productions, you are welcome to email or mail us press releases, news items, and updates that you feel would be of interest to our blog readers. Including YOUR own works!

To mail printed items to us for possible review, send to:

Make It So Marketing Inc., PO Box 130653, Carlsbad, CA 92013

 Also, if you are a Facebook member, I would have liked you to send me a 'Friend Request'. However, I have reached the maximum limit of 5,000 Facebook Friends and Fan pages already, so I've added a New 'Facebook Fan Page' so that even more of YOU can 'Like' what I am doing, and be interactive with me and others there.  Here is the link to that 'Facebook Fan Page': Michael D Hamersky On Comics! Please click the 'Like' button on that page! 
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Posted by makeitsomarketing at 4:39 AM PDT
Updated: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 5:31 AM PDT
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Tuesday, April 19, 2011
My Take On: Rob Hanes Adventures!
Mood:  caffeinated
Topic: Comic Books - New

                                        

Michael D Hamersky On Comics Reviews:

Rob Hanes Adventures!

In Print & Online - From WCG Comics - Randy Reynaldo, Publisher!

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Above: Publisher / Writer / Cartoonist - Randy Reynaldo At His 2010 SDCC Booth!
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TODAY'S FEATURE - Blog #3393:

I held off on reading the issues that Publisher Randy Reynaldo gave me at the previous Comic-Con International: San Diego, thinking that since I didn't have all the issues in order, that I should wait to read the series when I had a more complete run.  So I set them aside until I could fill in the gap...  

My mistake!  I just read the last of the issues I received, and found that I've missed reading a really good adventures series comic book run!

The issues were #1 - 4 (published 2000 - 2001), and then issues #9 - 12 (published 2006 - 2009).

I found that even though the individual stories would keep referencing earlier issues, (like Stan Lee did back in the 1960's when first introducing other Marvel titles, as well as the title I was then reading), that each of the issues were stand alone stories.

The history of this series goes back several years. I'm not going to tell all of the storyline, but this series started in Adventure Strip Digest, a fanzine that ran for five issues in the early 1990's before making the transition to a comic-book series of the same name.  The first comic book series ran for an additional four issues.

The early fanzine stories, which has since been collected into a 144 page trade paperback called the 'Rob Hanes Archives', was actually funded by a Xeric Foundation grant!

The current comic book series, (which I've read eight issues of so far), has grown to twelve total issues in print.

I found that I truly enjoyed reading the issues that I obtained, because of the 'adventure strip' background this series is based in.  The comparisons to Milton Caniff's 'Terry and the Pirates' can't help but be noticed, and Randy himself shows comparisons in the Letters Pages.

Indeed, the publisher recommends it to: "...readers who enjoy classic adventure strips like Terry and the Pirates, Steve Canyon, Mary Perkins on Stage, and The Spirit, or the work of cartoonists with a strong, retro visual style like Alex Toth and Darwyn Cooke".

In this case, I would have to agree with the above statement!  The enjoyment I received in reading these issues were on par with my enjoyment of those strips!

What's this series about? Here's just one of several promos from the publisher:

"High adventure is alive and well in the 21st century! Rob Hanes Adventures is an all-ages comic-book series about a globetrotting private eye and troubleshooter. (A fan recently aptly described it as "Tintin meets Indiana Jones!") Under the auspices of worldwide Justice International, Rob Hanes travels the world on assignment, facing adventure, intrigue and romance at every turn!"

There are several different formats that YOU can purchase from the publisher.  Either in 'floppy comic book format' or in trade paperback format, (TPB).  So there is a choice for those of you that prefer either of those formats more.

My review rating for this comic book series is a NEAR MINT  (NM) 9.4 out of a 10.0 possible comic book grading scale.

To see more on the different formats, including the online versions,  please see the following links:

WCGComics.com - the hard copy formats

RHAdventures.com - the webcomic

WCG Comics - Rob Hanes Adventures - the new Facebook Fan Page!

Again... My thanks to Randy Reynaldo for bringing his long running series to my attention!  Plus my apologies for taking so long to mention it here in my Blog!

~Michael D Hamersky


My thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts, now at 3,393 total posts in number!  I do appreciate your continued reading and support of this Blog!

BTW, You can 'follow' this Blog by clicking the 'Follow' Button at this NetworkedBlogs app!  We currently have over 2,383 'Followers'!  Thanks to ALL of YOU that have already clicked that button! 

And for those of YOU that haven't yet... I would appreciate it if YOU would!!!

~ Michael D Hamersky

 

Note:  My online 'Local' Comic Book Shop (LCBS), carries many different genres of comics, magazines, graphic novels, and comic con promotional items. Possibly even copies of the item that was reviewed here today...!

If I have it... You can find it 'Under The Big Top Of Comics' at:  

http://www.ComicBooksCircus.com/ 

Web Page Note:  This blog post is written for the IE Browser standards.  Chrome, Safari, Netscape, Firefox and the other browsers serve the page up differently, sorry about that!

The screen display resolution is best seen at the setting of 1024 x 768 on your laptop or desktop computer.

NOTE: All images and characters within this blog post are copyright and trademark their respective owners.

Comics Creators: If you are breaking into, or already work in the comic book industry or other pop culture productions, you are welcome to email or mail us press releases, news items, and updates that you feel would be of interest to our blog readers. Including YOUR own works!

To mail printed items to us for possible review, send to:

Make It So Marketing Inc., PO Box 130653, Carlsbad, CA 92013

 Also, if you are a Facebook member, I would have liked you to send me a 'Friend Request'. However, I have reached the maximum limit of 5,000 Facebook Friends and Fan pages already, so I've added a New 'Facebook Fan Page' so that even more of YOU can 'Like' what I am doing, and be interactive with me and others there.  Here is the link to that 'Facebook Fan Page': Michael D Hamersky On Comics! Please click the 'Like' button on that page! 
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Posted by makeitsomarketing at 5:35 AM PDT
Updated: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 8:34 AM PDT
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Monday, April 18, 2011
Semantink's Comic Savvy - April 17th, 2011 Meet-up In San Diego, CA!
Mood:  caffeinated
Topic: Other Cons

                                        

Michael D Hamersky On Comics Reports On:

Semantink's Comic Savvy - April 17th, 2011 Meet-up!

(San Diego, California) 

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Top Photo: (L-R) Sean Youtsey, Chris Henderson, Mei Ling, Helen Pegg, Matt Dunford, and Rich Kuhaupt, in the outside porch area of Milano Coffee Company in Mission Valley Area of San Diego, California.
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Lower Photo:  (Bottom center to left) GiGi Vo, Andrew Rakestraw, Kevin Warwick, and Jose.
Note:  The additional pics will be posted in the special photo album: April 2011 Semantink's Comic Savvy Meet-Up at my Facebook Fan Page, Michael D Hamersky On Comics.

 

 

TODAY'S FEATURE - Blog #3392:

Last night was the April 2011 meetup of Semantink's Comic Savvy at Milano Coffee Company in the Mission Valley area of San Diego, California.

Due to family illnesses in Los Angeles & San Diego that I had to attend, I had missed the March 2011 meet-up, so no, you didn't miss an earlier blog reporting on what happened at that meet-up!

(Here's the link to the February 20th, 2011 Meet-Up, that I attended.)

The fact that the nation had set their clocks forward an hour meant that we met in hours that were still light, which is good, because as usual we met outside in the porch area at 5 PM.  Actually several of us were there earlier.  The 'official hours' of the meet-up are 5PM to 7PM, but several, including myself  were having so much fun attending that we were there until 7:30 PM! 

I've included a couple of pics at the top right of this post, with names of those in attendance, (Sorry, not all are pictured... And please excuse any name misspellings!).  Because of the limitations of this blog format, I've built a 'special photo album' titled 'April 2011 Semantink's Comic Savvy Meet-Up' at my Facebook Fan Page for you to see all that were in attendance, if YOU weren't there!  And to 'tag' yourself if you attended!

Ben Glibert, Director of Publishing at Semantink Publishing, came in after the meet-up officially ended, due to a prior committment.  When James Michael Ninness, Writer / Creator at Semantink also, doesn't officiate as meet-up co-ordinator for the evening, Ben does... However last night night James was out of town.

So we had Chris(topher) Henderson, co-owner of SanBox, as the meet-up cordinator.  Chris kept the meetup on track with several different topics, and all that attended gave their input or opinions during the evening. Great job, Chris!

Several that were in attendance last night had been to the WonderCon that was held in San Francisco earlier in the month.  They stated their opinions of the con, and what they saw there.  The general consensus was that it was a 'grat con'!  The Green Lantern trailer that was specially shown there was impressive to those that saw it on the Big Screen in person!

The upcoming Free Comic Book Day for 2011 was discussed.  Several in attendance are carpooling to the Los Angeles Metro Area to attend a special gathering at a LCBS there.

Additional topics were discussed, and there were several sub-discussions going on at the same time. 

The meetup has grown in size so much, that there was a discussion about future avenues to 'meet-up' at.  I'll keep you posted on that.  I mentioned to my wife, Tina, last night that there was interest in meeting at a local wine bar, which I'm sure she would like to attend!  She's been working so hard on her book launches for clients that she needs a wine bar experience soon!

Before I close with this month's 'mini-report'... I, as usual, had a  question I wanted to hear opinions on from those also in attendance for this blog post.

Also, as customary, I brought a 'freebie' for those kind enough to answer my blog question.  This month it was a movie poster for the Priest in 3D Film that is being released on May 13th in the USA and Canada.

My question was formulated due to the special segment shown on the 'Showbiz Tonight' TV show last week.  That segment was on the superheroes comic book movies that are coming out soon... Green Lantern, Thor, Captain America, and the X-Men. 

I asked those in attendance which of the four just named they most wanted to see... And then what they thought 'mainstream' America would most likely turn out to see at the Big Screen.  Here's the results, which may surprise you!

Attendees at the Meet-Up as to what THEY wanted to see most:

Green Lantern   -  6%

Thor             - 12%

Captain America - 44%

X-Men           -  38%

As to what they thought mainstream America wanted to see most:

Green Lantern    - 19%

Thor              - 44%

Captain America  -  0%

X-Men            - 37%

The above statistics show that those know comics are more likely to view Captain America, while they understand that 'Mainstream America' is not likely to show up at all for this film.  Marvel has a BIG Job in promoting this film better... However I am one of those in the 44% attending that am making this my #1 'Must See' choice to see at the Big Screen!

And yes, although the 'buzz' at the WonderCon and on the internet since it was released, was on the Green Lantern film... It has been so long in coming to the Big Screen... That the interest in seeing this film has already peaked with those in attendance...!

Again, this is NOT a 'scientific' survey, as those attending are comic book fans and / or those that work in the industry... Thus they have a better 'clue' as to what those characters that are being featured in their own films are all about! 

My thanks once again to Semantink Publishing sponsoring this monthly meet-up.  Here's the Facebook link to the event that just occurred, and here's the link to Semantink's Facebook Fan Page, which I encourage YOU to 'Like'!  Plus check out their several comic book series that are online.  When they publish hard copies of those in TPBs, I'll be sure to review blog them here!

Semantink's Comic Savvy is normally the 3rd Sunday of every month, which has been held at the Milano Coffee Company in Mission Valley.  There has been a recent change in ownership there, and with the increasing number of persons in attendance in recent months, the meet-up may have outgrown this location.  If there is a change, I'll mention it  in my next wall post at my own Facebook Fan Page, 'Michael D Hamersky On Comics'.

Till then...Have Some Fun!  Oh, and don't forget to check out the rest of the pics that weren't shown here at the blog, in the special photo album just for THIS meet-up!     

~Michael D Hamersky


My thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and the archived blog posts, now at 3,392 total posts in number!  I do appreciate your continued reading and support of this Blog!

BTW, You can 'follow' this Blog by clicking the 'Follow' Button at this NetworkedBlogs app!  We currently have over 2,377 'Followers'!  Thanks to ALL of YOU that have already clicked that button!  And for those of YOU that haven't yet... I would appreciate it if YOU would!!!

~ Michael D Hamersky 

Note: My online 'Local' Comic Book Shop (LCBS), carries many different genres of comics, magazines, graphic novels, and comic con promotional items.  Possibly even copies of the item that was reviewed here today...!

If I have it... You can find it 'Under The Big Top Of Comics' at:   ComicBooksCircus.com 

Web Page Note:  This blog post is written for the IE Browser standards.  Chrome, Safari, Netscape, Firefox and the other browsers serve the page up differently, sorry about that!

The screen display resolution is best seen at the setting of 1024 x 768 on your laptop or desktop computer.

NOTE: All images and characters within this blog post are copyright and trademark their respective owners.

Comics Creators: If you are breaking into, or already work in the comic book industry or other pop culture productions, you are welcome to email or mail us press releases, news items, and updates that you feel would be of interest to our blog readers. Including YOUR own works!!  (Note:  I don't list my email address here, due to 'spambots' gathering it and 'spamming' me. 

To mail printed items to us for possible review, send to:

Make It So Marketing Inc., PO Box 130653, Carlsbad, CA 92013, USA

 Also, if you are a Facebook member, I would have liked you to have sent me a 'Friend Request'.
However, I have reached the maximum limit of 5,000 Facebook Friends and Fan pages in my network already, so I've added a New 'Facebook Fan Page' for myself so that even more of YOU can 'Like' what I am doing, and be interactive with me and others there. 
Here is the link to that 'Facebook Fan Page': Michael D Hamersky On Comics! Please click the 'Like' button on that page! 
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Posted by makeitsomarketing at 6:35 AM PDT
Updated: Monday, April 18, 2011 8:53 AM PDT
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Friday, April 15, 2011
Welcome to the World of Make It So Marketing Inc.!
Mood:  caffeinated
Topic: Other Non Comics Works

                                        

Michael D Hamersky On Comics Welcomes YOU To:

The 'World' of

Make It So Marketing Inc.!

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Tina & Michael at the 2010 Adventures of Captain Rochester Artists Appreciation Dinner!

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Our 'virtual' table at the 'virtual' Facebook Comic Con can trace its 'roots' back to Michael D Hamersky selling at the 1972 San Diego Comic Con!
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Tina incorporated 'Make It So Marketing Inc. back in 2004.  The Logo was designed by Joe (JoepeP) Pepitone!

 

 

TODAY'S FEATURE - Blog #3391:

Click here for our eBay Store listings!

Welcome to the 'World' of Make It So Marketing Inc.!

I thought I would post a 'road map / site map' for those of YOU that are either newcomers to one of our websites which referred you here, or a long time 'fan' who wasn't aware of all the operations that are currently happening for Tina LoSasso & myself, (Michael D Hamersky).

Back in 1972 I started selling at what was called the 'San Diego's West Coast Comic Convention... Which in 1973 ( as seen in the photo at the top right), evolved into the 'San Diego Comic Con', which today is known as 'Comic-Con International: San Diego'.   So you see, I do know a little bit about comics, LOL!

This blog you are reading right now is known as the 'ComicBookCollectorsBlog', and when adding the dot com to the name, is the name for the web site.  I started blogging back on June 7th of 2006 when I entered the first of my blogs into a 'contest' that eBay was promoting to introduce their eBay Blogs platform.  My 'un-named blog' at that time won a $100 prize, which motivated me even more, LOL!  Unfortunately back on October 31st of 2009, eBay grew tired of policing their blog platform, which had turned into a 'free-for-all chat room', IMO. 

Fortunately I had already started this new blog platform in February of 2007 at a different host site, and decided to call it ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com, as eBay would not allow me to have any off-eBay links in their blogging platform.  Very restrictive, which led me to do this on my own.  You wouldn't believe the number of views my 'little' eBay blog had in its 3+ years of exposure on eBay... What a shame that others transformed it into a 'chat room' that couldn't be policed properly... Oh well...!

I don't want to make this too long of a blog today... As I have other projects that need attending to.  Suffice to say, things have really expanded since 1972 when I first set up as a dealer at a small local comic con. 

Tina has gone full time into her side of the business, with her own Facebook Fan Page for Make It So Marketing, (a.k.a. MarketingTina.com), as well as the main web site for her book promotions & book launches!

Here is the actual 'site map' for Make It So Marketing, which will be updated in the months to follow:

Business Card for Michael D Hamersky - Thanks to JoepeP again for the logo I am using!

ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com on Google - Now with about 18,300 entries!

ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com - Which you are now reading!

Comic Book Collectors Blog at Blogspot - A 'backup' blogging format, in case my current blog platform site does an 'eBay' on me. This page is not updated, just reserved if needed for usage, as the html doesn't work properly there...

ComicBooksCircus.com - The eBay Store that Michael uses to sell comics & other collectibles!

Facebook Comic Con | Make It So Marketing - Michael was pleased to be one of the earliest members of this first 'virtual comic con', started by Michael Netzer!  The FBCC has its main group page at:  Facebook Comic Con!

LinkedIn for Michael D Hamersky -  Michael's LinkedIn presence. I invite you to link in with me if you are in the industry.

LinkedIn for Tina LoSasso - Tina's LinkedIn presence.

Make It So Marketing Inc. - Mainly used as a 'brochure' mentioning the corporation and what it does for authors and other creators, that Tina set up back in 2004.

Make It So Marketing on Digg - Blogs & other sites submitted by Michael to Digg.

Make It So Marketing Inc. on Google - Now with about 10,500 entries!

MarketingTina.com - The Facebook Fan Page for Make It So Marketing Inc., that is administered by Tina.

Michael D Hamersky On Comics - The Facebook Fan Page for Michael's wall posts, photos, notes, etc. on Facebook.  (a.k.a. Hamersky.com)

NetworkedBlogs app for ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com - Where YOU can click the 'follow' button to follow this blog, which is the #1 'followed' blog on Facebook for comics / comic books / graphic novels using this app on Facebook!

Photo Albums from Past Comic Cons, Sci-Fi Cons, Fantasy Cons, Anime Cons, and other Pop Culture Cons - Going back to 1973, with thousands more pics to upload when time permits...!

RomanceComicBooks.com - This used to have its own web site... Now it re-directs to our romance comics aisle in our eBay store...

WarComicBooks.com - This used to have its own web site.. Now it re-directs to our war comics aisle in our eBay store...

WesternComicBooks.com  - This used to have its own web site also.  Now it re-directs to our western comics and magazines aisle in our eBay store...

That should do it for now... Thanks for reading this blog today... I invite to check out the links shown above for additional info and fun reading!

~Michael D Hamersky


My thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts, now at 3,391 total posts in number!  I do appreciate your continued reading and support of this Blog!

BTW, You can 'follow' this Blog by clicking the 'Follow' Button at this NetworkedBlogs app!  We currently have over 2,375 'Followers'!  Thanks to ALL of YOU that have already clicked that button! 

And for those of YOU that haven't yet... I would appreciate it if YOU would!!!

~ Michael D Hamersky

 

Note:  My online 'Local' Comic Book Shop (LCBS), carries many different genres of comics, magazines, graphic novels, and comic con promotional items. Possibly even copies of the item that was reviewed here today...!

If I have it... You can find it 'Under The Big Top Of Comics' at:  

http://www.ComicBooksCircus.com/ 

Web Page Note:  This blog post is written for the IE Browser standards.  Chrome, Safari, Netscape, Firefox and the other browsers serve the page up differently, sorry about that!

The screen display resolution is best seen at the setting of 1024 x 768 on your laptop or desktop computer.

NOTE: All images and characters within this blog post are copyright and trademark their respective owners.

Comics Creators: If you are breaking into, or already work in the comic book industry or other pop culture productions, you are welcome to email or mail us press releases, news items, and updates that you feel would be of interest to our blog readers. Including YOUR own works!

To mail printed items to us for possible review, send to:

Make It So Marketing Inc., PO Box 130653, Carlsbad, CA 92013

 Also, if you are a Facebook member, I would have liked you to send me a 'Friend Request'. However, I have reached the maximum limit of 5,000 Facebook Friends and Fan pages already, so I've added a New 'Facebook Fan Page' so that even more of YOU can 'Like' what I am doing, and be interactive with me and others there.  Here is the link to that 'Facebook Fan Page': Michael D Hamersky On Comics! Please click the 'Like' button on that page! 
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Posted by makeitsomarketing at 12:22 PM PDT
Updated: Friday, April 15, 2011 3:59 PM PDT
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Thursday, April 14, 2011
Entries Submitted During the 1st Annual Mini-Comics Day!
Mood:  caffeinated
Topic: Comic Cons

                                        

Michael D Hamersky On Comics Suggests That YOU Check Out:

Entries Submitted During the 1st Annual Mini-Comics Day!

That Was Held April 9th of 2011!

Click Here to Meet The Sellers at ComicBooksCircus!

Click Here to add This ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com to Your list of NetworkedBlogs!

 
 
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Above: The Mini-Comic submitted by April Nash, (a.k.a. Miss Nash), for the 1st Annual Mini-Comics Day!

 

 

TODAY'S FEATURE - Blog #3390:


Last Saturday was the 1st Annual Mini-Comics Day!

For those of you that are not aware of mini-comics, or what this event would be like... Here's the promo from the web site:

About Mini-Comics Day

April 9th, 2011 is the date for the first annual Mini-Comics Day, celebrating the art of cartooning and creating hand-made comic books.

On Mini-Comics Day, participating cartoonists from around the world will write, draw, and print copies of a mini-comic, completing the entire process from start to finish in a day or less. Anyone in the world can participate.

Mini-comics have been democratizing the art of making comic books since the 70′s or earlier… with the popularization of photocopiers, it became apparent that anyone with an inclination and some spare change could print a little comic book. Wildly varying in both form and content, mini-comics are a wonderful synthesis of cartooning and hand-made art objects.

Guidelines: To participate, create a mini-comic from start to finish on April 9th, 2011 (including writing, drawing and printing it). You can make your mini-comic by yourself or with other artists.

Format: Your mini-comic can be any size, length and format you desire. A standard mini-comics size would be eight 4.25″x5.5″ pages (which can be made from one 8.5×11 sheet of paper printed on both sides).

Here is the Facebook 'Event Page' where I first found the mention of this event:  MINI-COMICS DAY (1st Annual)

Here is the web site for: Mini-Comics Day

I'm not going to post additional links here, since I'm suggesting that you click on the above links and check out the multiple entries that are shown.  I just wanted to present here the fact that the 1st Annual Mini-Comics Day had quite a few entries, and was held world-wide, as seen here, in Brazil, Indonesia, the United Kingdom, and several states in the USA. Those areas actually had physical events, some including workshops! 

The top right photo is from the entry from April Nash, that caught my eyes. You can see the whole mini-comic by clicking here. There were multiple mini-comics presented, but I'm suggesting you check out the links I've shown above to see them.

BTW, I've blogged about mini-comics several times before in this blog, before seeing the Facebook Event Page for the 1st Annual Mini-Comics Day.

One of the creators of mini-comics for several years that I have reveiwed blogged about is Matt Levin, who has had several different mini-comics titles self-published. 

I recently received 'Walking Man Comics Presents: Special #75' which featured 'Super-Hero Frog'! 

The mini-comic is printed on color paper, which doesn't reproduce well here.  So I'm showing a link to where you can see the original artwork for previous Super-Hero Frog issues here, including a full sized photo of the front cover of WMCP: Special #75, as shown here.  I recommend looking at, (and buying!), Matt's mini-comics as an example of a good self-published series of mini-comics!

I don't want to close without also mentioning a Small Press Publisher, Jim Main of Main Enterprises, who has published many mini-comics as well as full-sized comics and magazines during the years. You can see those that are still in print at this link to his website

One that grabbed my attention was the 'All Nukes' issue spotlighting the illustrations of Dale Coovert, aka Andy Nukes.  Check it out!

This is just one of the many mini-comics that are worthwhile reading... And are available for purchase at the links shown to Jim's web site!

In conclusion, I want to congratulate the promoters of this one-day world-wide event, and those comics creators that submitted their comics online for all to view!

Again, there were too many to mention here, and I thought it best that YOU take a look for yourself via the links provided above!

For those of you that find those mini-comics fascinating, and want to try your hand at creating them, you can start now... Getting a handle on how to create them, and then enter next year's 'Mini-Comics Day' with your mini-comic created in just one day!

~Michael D Hamersky


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Note:  My online 'Local' Comic Book Shop (LCBS), carries many different genres of comics, magazines, graphic novels, and comic con promotional items. Possibly even copies of the item that was reviewed here today...!

If I have it... You can find it 'Under The Big Top Of Comics' at:  

http://www.ComicBooksCircus.com/ 

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Posted by makeitsomarketing at 6:22 AM PDT
Updated: Thursday, April 14, 2011 7:33 AM PDT
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