Crystal Skillman Archives

King Kirby, The Jack Kirby Play – Now Released As Podcast
Husband and wife team, Fred Van Lente and Crystal Skillman are launching a four-episode mini-series audio drama King Kirby based on their play of the same name, telling the story of Jack Kirby. King Kirby, The Jack Kirby Play Featuring original music composed by award-winning Bobby Cronin, the podcast premiered yesterday from the Broadway Podcast Network.  Heroes aren't[...]
Dark Horse Publishes Margaret Atwood's Second Comic, For The Secret Loves Of Geek Girls
Frey, Trina Robbins, Twiggy Tallant, Rachel Deering, Hope Nicholson, Crystal Skillman, Marguerite Bennett, Soraya Roberts, Emma Woolley, Gita Jackson, Renee Nejo, Natalie Zina Walschots, Alicia Contestabile, Tini Howard, Cara Ellison, Jessica Oliver Proulx and Erin Cossar. And there's a Toronto launch of the Kickstarter version of the comic at Page and Panel: The TCAF Store's Secret Loves of[...]
Why The Women In Comics Roundtable Was About Us And Not DCC (FULL AUDIO)
The event was a flashmob organized into a roundtable discussion. Here's what actually happened: On Sunday afternoon, playwright Crystal Skillman, who was attending DCC in Artists Valley with her husband Fred Van Lente, hearing about the Women in Comics panel issue, began talking with Trina Robbins about it, who was also attending in Artists Valley[...]
King Kirby – An Artist And Jack Kirby Expert Reviews The Play
After the play we were invited out by the co-playwriter, Crystal Skillman and she asked me as kind of a Kirby expert what parts surprised me or was there anything that I had learned Well, I was familiar with every story told throughout the play, but that didn't matter What did impress the hell of[...]
King Kirby – Back The Project, See The Play, Celebrate The Man Behind The Art
I've often heard people comment that there should have been more done already to celebrate his life and work. Multi-faceted writer and comics creator Fred Van Lente (Brain Boy, Project Black Sky, Archer and Armstrong, Comic Book History of Comics, Cowboys & Aliens, Action Philosophers) and award-winning playwright Crystal Skillman have thrown down the gauntlet in[...]
Things To Do In New York This Week If You Like Comics
Come early to make sure you can snag all 5 of these amazing books!".  You can find more details here. Friday, June 20th "King Kirby", a play by Crystal Skillman and Fred Van Lente, directed by John Hurley, will be performed as part of the Comic Book Theater Festival at The Brick Theater in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, at[...]