TODAY'S 'MAIN FEATURE':
First of all... I want to thank Bob Bretall, who invited me join him via phone to be a guest on the Comic Book Page's "Round Table Discussion"!
The topic was "The Long Beach Comic Expo" and can be heard at the following link: (Click here for Podcast)!
Description of the podcast as follows:
Bob Bretall and Michael Hamersky (of MakeItSoMarketing.com) discuss the recent Long Beach Comic Expo which occurred on February 20th, 2010. A great smaller show with a plethora of creators, including Steve Niles, Mike Mignola, Stan Sakai, Bernie Wrightson, Whilce Portacio, Richard Starkings, and many more…
I have known Bob for a while via Facebook and meeting him at a few cons, including the 2008 Comic Con International: San Diego, where I blogged about him and his partner, John Mayo, who were guests on a panel on podcasters. (Click here for that 2008 SDCC post.)!
John wasn't available to attend the February 20th, 2010 one day LBCC Expo, So Bob asked me when we ran into each other there if I would like to participate in lieu of John.
"Sure!" I replied. It sounded like fun!
And it was! Bob and I conversed about 35 minutes via the phone. You'll have to pardon my voice, as Tina and I no longer have 'land lines' to call from. Actually the sound is not bad coming from me via Bluetooth & cell phone. And Bob sounded Great as usual!
Each of us went over aspects of the LBCC Expo, and although we both liked several things in common, there were other aspects of the Expo that the other of us didn't see.
It wasn't that big of a show, but Tina and I spent from Opening Time at 10 AM to 6:15 PM on the exhibit floor!
Plus Bob was there till just about closing time at 7 PM!
So between us, this Expo is definitely covered in this podcast!
So give it a 'listen' if You would, and let me know via my Facebook Group Page what You thought of our podcast! We both gave 'Shout Outs' to several creators and comic dealers that attended this show, but couldn't cover them all in this half hour podcast.
For other links to Bob and John's podcast web site, just click the following: http://www.ComicBookPage.com. There's loads of great podcasts covering all aspects of comics!BTW, If YOU are a Facebook member, be sure to join Comic Book Page's Facebook Fan Page, so YOU can be interactive with them and other fans of this Podcast Show. You can do by clicking here!
Again, thanks Bob... I did "Have Sum Fun" doing this podcast with You!
AND...My thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts!
Join us again soon, as we publish another 'Main Feature'. And don't forget to check out the 'Featurette' shown below this 'Main Feature' article at the bottom right!
~ Michael D Hamersky @ ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com
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The Lutheran (Magazine) - February 2010 Issue:
Okay... First this ISN'T a proselytizing blog featurette. Heck, I'm NOT even Lutheran!
BUT... I always like to point out articles that are in the 'mainstream world' that those in the comics industry could adopt for their own purposes.
So this is my 'pointing out' that the cover feature to this issue starts on page 20 of the magazine and ends at page 26.
What's the 'cover feature'? The cover is pictured below:
In those six pages you'll find updated info on Social Media / Facebook / Twitter. Info that YOU could use to help build awareness of YOUR works in the all important social media.
I keep seeing comics / graphic novel creators jumping into social media because everyone else is doing so, or being told to do so by their friends and then see them floundering, or giving up, because they don't have the background nor inclination to utilize the social media the ways it could be...
You wouldn't believe the numbers of 'invites' I receive to Facebook group pages or fan pages that are a 'page' in name only. There is a limit of 300 Group Pages a Facebook member can belong to. I only want to keep those that are actually actively using their Group Pages!
Here is the link where you can read those pages for yourself.
And I want to thank Pastor Shel at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Monterey Park for making this magazine available for reading! Tina and I were up in the LA area visiting my Great Uncle Howard after attending the LBCC Expo that is mentioned above in the "Main Feature" today!
If this blog's "Main Feature" and "Featurette" appear to be centered around our recent trip to the Long Beach Comic Expo, well that would be true!
Tina and I are looking forward to the upcoming 2nd Annual Long Beach Comic Con. That's the 3 day event at the end of October 2010.
Here's a link to the Con's Facebook Fan Page, so you can be interactive with them between now and October:
There you can also find out who's going to be there as guests, and links to where YOU can purchase advance tickets!
Tina and I are definitely booking October 29th thru the 31st! I suggest that if YOU are in SoCal area during that time, that You should drop in at Least ONE of those Days!
Talking about comics and comic cons: if YOU are a comics creator, (writer, penciler, inker, colorist, letterer, etc.), OR even a Comics / Magazine Publisher, feel free to contact me regarding YOUR works for a possible mention / review!
I've made a special blog post about: "How To Best Submit YOUR Publication For Possible Review!" for those creators / publishers that would like to possibly have their publications mentioned or reviewed, which could either be published in the 'Main Feature' or 'Featurette' sections.
~Michael @ ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com