Posts by Michele Brittany


SDCC 15: Magnetic Press Studio Discusses Current And Upcoming Releases

SDCC '15: Magnetic Press Studio Discusses Current And Upcoming Releases

By Michele Brittany, West Coast Correspondent Magnetic Press Publisher Mike Kennedy opened up the panel announcing to the audience that the independent publisher has just celebrated their one-year anniversary and it has been a successful one. Kennedy related that in their first year they have published twelve books, forty-four digital releases and two Eisner Award […]

SDCC 15: Industry Editors Provide An Insider View And Advice On Editing

SDCC '15: Industry Editors Provide An Insider View And Advice On Editing

By Michele Brittany, West Coast Correspondent Aspen Comics' Editor-in-Chief and VP Vince Hernandez moderated the panel Comic Industry Editorial Panel – 2015 and gathered together several editors together for an hour's opportunity where the audience could ask questions about the editorial process. Making up the panel of experts included Chris Ryall, IDW's Editor-in-Chief; Barbara Kesel, […]

Legendary Carlos Ezquerra Awarded Comic-Con Inkpot Achievement in Comics Arts

Legendary Carlos Ezquerra Awarded Comic-Con Inkpot Achievement in Comics Arts

By Michele Brittany, West Coast Correspondent At the top of the hour for the Saturday panel titled "Spotlight on Carlos Ezquerra," a Comic-Con organizer announced that he had the honor to present Ezquerra with the Inkpot Award for Achievement in Comics Arts. The acknowledgement reaffirmed the artist's involvement in comics for 45 years. After the […]

SDCC 15: Indie Publisher Drawn And Quarterly Marks 25 Years With Anniversary Book

SDCC '15: Indie Publisher Drawn And Quarterly Marks 25 Years With Anniversary Book

Julia Pohl-Miranda, Marketing Director, and Tracy Hurren, Managing Editor, along with creators Michael DeForge (Ant Colony, First Year Healthy), Andres Nilsen (Big Questions, Rage of Poseidon) and Marc Bell (Stroppy, Pure Pajamas) gathered for a panel to present Drawn & Quarterly's new anthology that commemorates 25 years as an independent publisher of comics. Their book […]

SDCC 15: Horror Creators Talk Inspiration In Reinventing Horror For Comics And Film Panel

SDCC '15: Horror Creators Talk Inspiration In 'Reinventing Horror For Comics And Film' Panel

Mark L. Miller (Pirouette, Ain't It Cool News editor) moderated a panel titled Reinventing Horror for Comics and Film. He gathered together a well-rounded group of comics and film creators for the evening to talk about horror. His panelists included Aaron Moorhead (writer/director of Spring and Resolution), Justin Benson (writer/director of Spring and Resolution), Matt […]

SDCC 15: Breaking Down Romantic Relationships In Science Fiction And Fantasy

SDCC '15: Breaking Down Romantic Relationships In Science Fiction And Fantasy

Bright and early at the San Diego Convention Center, one of the first panels of the day was called Romantic Adventures, moderated by S.J. Harper (Reckoning). Harper assembled an impressive group of science fiction fantasy writers that included Sam Sykes (The City Stained Red), Chloe Neil (The Devil's Isle series), Suzanne Young (The Remedy), Beth […]

SDCC 15: How to Break Into TV Animation As A Story Editor Or Head Writer

SDCC '15: How to Break Into TV Animation As A Story Editor Or Head Writer

Neo Edmund (Red Riding Werewolf Huntress, Kaijudo Clash of the Duel Masters) hosted a panel Thursday afternoon titled The TV Animation Story Editors/Head Writers panel. His panelists included Craig Miller (Transformers, Curious George), Eugene Son (Ultimate Spider-Man, Marvel's Avengers Assemble), Charlotte Fullerton (Ben 10 Omniverse, My Little Pony Friendship is Magic), Jim Krieg (Green Lantern: […]

SDCC 15: Significance of Historical Comics and Graphic Novels &#8211 The Pros Talk Shop

SDCC '15: Significance of Historical Comics and Graphic Novels – The Pros Talk Shop

By Michele Brittany, West Coast Correspondent Douglas Wolk (Reading Comics) hosted the Historical Comics and Graphic Novels panel Thursday afternoon at San Diego Comic Con International. He was joined by writers and artists publishing historical oriented stories and biographies, which include Lora Innes (The Dreamer), Sara Ryan (Escape From Alcatraz), Matt Phelan (The Storm in […]

SDCC 15: 2000ADs Carlos Ezquerra Andy Diggle And Jock Talk Shop About Judge Dredd

SDCC '15: 2000AD's Carlos Ezquerra, Andy Diggle And Jock Talk Shop About Judge Dredd

By Michele Brittany, West Coast Correspondent Thursday afternoon's panel, From Dredd to Zenith: This is 2000AD, was hosted by charismatic PR & Marketing Director Michael Molcher. He was joined by Carlos Ezquerra, co-creator of the series Judge Dredd, Andy Diggle, writer and former editor of 2000AD and the artist Jock. Molcher led off the hour […]

SDCC 15: Omnibus Program Promoted By Dark Horse Manga With Soft Announcement

SDCC '15: Omnibus Program Promoted By Dark Horse Manga, With Soft Announcement

By Michele Brittany, West Coast Correspondent Dark Horse Manga Publicity Coordinator Steve Sunu introduced editors Brendan Wright and Philip Simon and Director of Asian Licensing Michael Gombos to discuss upcoming manga series in the Dark Horse Manga panel held Thursday evening. The panel started the hour with introducing the audience to Hiroaki Samura's Blade the […]

Be Kind. Be Kind. Be Kind. &#8211 Indie Publisher Fanboy Comics Celebrates 5 Years At SDCC

'Be Kind. Be Kind. Be Kind.' – Indie Publisher Fanboy Comics Celebrates 5 Years At SDCC

By Michele Brittany, West Coast Correspondent Recognizable by their straightforward clean logo and an eagerness to help others, the Los Angeles based independent publisher Fanboy Comics (FBC) is celebrating their fifth year anniversary this summer with their first small press area booth at the San Diego International Comic Con. Three college friends – Bryant Dillon, […]

Anime Expo Celebrates Video Game And Cosplay Culture

Anime Expo Celebrates Video Game And Cosplay Culture

By Michele Brittany, West Coast Correspondent This past weekend at the Los Angeles Convention Center, the 24th annual Anime Expo was in full swing. One of the gems I found was the Entertainment Hall, which centered on gaming and cosplay. In comparison to the main Exhibition Hall where the vendors, artists and small press was […]

Cosplayers Strike A Pose At Anime Expo: A Photo Gallery

Cosplayers Strike A Pose At Anime Expo: A Photo Gallery

By Michele Brittany, West Coast Correspondent I am continually impressed by the costumes that I see each year at Anime Expo, held at the Los Angeles Convention Center the first weekend of July. This year was no exception: funny, serious, beautiful, and elaborate designs inspired by homegrown imagination to the familiar famous anime and manga […]

Los Angeles: The Site Of The Largest North American Anime Expo (Photogallery)

Los Angeles: The Site Of The Largest North American Anime Expo (Photogallery)

By Michele Brittany, West Coast Correspondent North America's largest Anime Expo was back in Los Angeles this weekend for its 24th year. Taking up the entire Los Angeles Convention Center, talent from around the world come each year the first week of July to celebrate all things anime, manga and popular Japanese culture. The Anime […]

One-Panel Humorist Lonnie Millsap Launches 5th Book At Los Angeles Speakeasy

One-Panel Humorist Lonnie Millsap Launches 5th Book At Los Angeles Speakeasy

By Michele Brittany, West Coast Correspondent As dusk was settling on an early June Saturday evening, humorist Lonnie Millsap was putting out his t-shirts, prints, and his latest book, I Asked for a Fork, on a table set up in the side room of speakeasy bar named The Copper Still Bar located in Los Angeles' […]

Daniel Cooney Creates 1920s Simmering Noir In The Tommy Gun Dolls

Daniel Cooney Creates 1920s Simmering Noir In The Tommy Gun Dolls

By Michele Brittany, West Coast Bleeding Cool Correspondent Around the country, flapper gals and dapper fellows crowded into the smoke filled speakeasies serving illegal alcohol to tantalizing jazz tunes that came to represent the Roaring 20s. Mobsters, murder, and mayhem permeated the modern landscape of American cities during era that could be described as the […]

Superhero Psychology Podcast The Arkham Sessions Extends Its Reach

Superhero Psychology Podcast 'The Arkham Sessions' Extends Its Reach

By Michele Brittany, West Coast Bleeding Cool Correspondent This week, comic book publisher Fanboy Comics (FBC), announced the addition of The Arkham Sessions podcast hosted by Clinical Psychologist Dr. Andrea Letamendi and Writer/Director Brian Ward. Letamendi has presented at San Diego Comic-Con International, New York Comic Con and was a featured commentator on Necessary Evil: […]


Home Home On The Zombie Ranch: Husband-Wife Team Clint &#038 Dawn Wolf Talk Shop

Home, Home On The Zombie Ranch: Husband-Wife Team Clint & Dawn Wolf Talk Shop

By Michele Brittany, West Coast Bleeding Cool Correspondent Walking around Artists Alley, it is unusual to come across husband and wife creative teams that are able to blend their creative talents into a cohesive project. I met Clint and Dawn Wolf in early 2011 at the last Wizard World Anaheim show and chatted with them […]