Posts by Cameron Hatheway

D23 Expo '15: Reflections On The Convention

The bi-yearly D23 Expo returned to the Anaheim Convention Center this past weekend, and made a huge splash with the plethora of movie announcements that soon followed. While I've been attending and covering comic, anime, and even cat conventions for several years now, this was my first time experiencing the Disney magic that is D23 […]

I Am Awesome Encourages Self-Discovery Through Imagination

I remember when I was younger, I would feel awesome some days, and not-so-hot others. It really depended on the day or the people I surrounded myself with. It's just part of being a kid. But sometimes kids don't feel special whatsoever, and at that age you shouldn't be feeling sad and depressed, you should […]

SDCC '15: The Adventures Of Being A Cosplay Boyfriend

I've personally only cosplayed maybe once or twice during conventions, and I was comfortable the entire time because my outfits were relatively simple. I was the Tenth Doctor during the Long Beach Comic-Con one year (and another time at a Renaissance Faire, which some people were not amused), and Lobster Johnson another. Both my outfits […]

SDCC '15: Building A Fun Interview With Lego Brickumentary Artist Nathan Sawaya

At the end of July, A Lego Brickumentary will be released in theaters, on iTunes, and On Demand. Directed by filmmakers Daniel Junge and Kief Davidson, this fun documentary explores the history of the toy, as well as the vast amount of different uses for the Lego bricks, including in engineering, medicine, and even architecture. […]

SDCC '15: Shannon Watters Talks The Future Of Lumberjanes

When the comic Lumberjanes debuted back in 2014, it was originally meant to be an 8-issue mini-series from BOOM!, created by Shannon Watters, Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, and Brooke A. Allen that was aimed at younger female readers. After the first issue, it became apparent that it was a tremendous success, capturing the attention of […]

Countdown To The Eisners 2015 – Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism

When it comes to comics journalism, there are plenty of options available to the reader in this day and age. Websites dominate in this fast-paced new world, publishing articles and exclusive interviews with creators and publishers alike in mere minutes. Nowadays people are less likely to have meltdowns over social media in fear of making […]

Countdown To The Eisners 2015 – Best Publication Design

Looking at my own graphic novel library, some books definitely stand out because of the quality of their design. Size doesn't matter, despite what your girlfriend tells you, for you can produce the biggest Artist's Edition in the world, but if the design is unattractive, then no one wants to display it in their library […]

Countdown To The Eisners 2015- Best Lettering

If you don't even realize you're reading the word balloons or sound effects in a comic, then the letterer is doing a fantastic job leading you throughout the story by an invisible hand. The only time you really notice bad lettering is if it doesn't fit inside the balloon properly, the font is something similar […]

Countdown To The Eisners 2015 – Best Coloring

When coloring, it's always a good idea to use a scheme that appropriately matches the tone of the comic. One does not color Batman in rainbow attire (unless written that way by Morrison), but rather in the traditional black, dark blues, and grays. Color can make or break a comic, and really helps make the […]

Countdown To The Eisners 2015 – Best Cover Artist

For a few years, I covered (pun intended) my favorite comic book covers each week for Bleeding Cool. I enjoyed browsing the new release section at my local shop because it was a bombardment of different colors, shapes, and stylings to the eyes, making me "Ooooh!" and "Ahhhhh!" in delight. In the industry, sometimes the […]

Countdown To The Eisners 2015 – Best Penciller/Inker

I recently got back into sketching after an extremely long hiatus, and it feels good creating something from nothing. Am I any good? Hardly, but I'm not looking to get paid to do it for a living. It's very gratifying to sketch, and takes some practice to get certain shapes and figures to form. I […]

Countdown To The Eisners 2015 – Best Writer/Artist

It's hard being the best at something. Some people struggle for years to be the best artist or writer, putting in countless hours of work for little or no results. But to be the best at writing and illustration? It's a balancing act making sure one doesn't outshine the other, while keeping things entertaining for […]

Countdown To The Eisners 2015 – Best Writer

Today's category is for Best Writer, one of the major categories of the Eisners. Stories and series start with an idea, and a talented writer is capable of taking something simple and running with it, expanding upon it and making it something earth-shattering and memorable. It's not just the story that's important, it's the collaboration […]