Welcome to the first episode of ESO’s spotlight on Dragon*Con 2013! Preparing for one of the biggest and best cons of the year is very nearly a year-long process and we’re here to help every step of the way. ESO co-hosts Mike and Mike are joined by Darren Nowell, Mary Lou Who, and Nikki Rau-Baker for the latest news and tips to help make this year the best one ever!
We want to hear from you! If you are part of Dragon*Con in any way (including just attending the show), we want to know about your weekend! Drop us a line at line at http://www.esopodcast.com, at the ESO Facebook Group, email us at email@example.com, or call us at 404-963-9057 with your comments. We just might air yours on the show!
Posted in Conventions, Dragon*Con, Earth Station One, ESO Dragon*Khan Report, ESO_Podcast, Podcast, Reviews, Sci-fi
Tagged Darren Nowell, Dragon Con, Dragon*Con, Dragon*Khan, Earth Station One, ESO Dragon*Con Khan 2013 Report ep 01, Mary Lou Who, Mike Faber, Mike Gordon, New Legend, Nikki Rau-Baker, Time Gate
by Mike Gordon
Amidst the chaos comes a comic! Things are busy here in the New Legend offices as we are preparing for the San Diego Comic Con (we’ll be in Small Press table L-14), but I had to pause for a moment when a comic I recently purchased on eBay arrived in the mail. I was introduced to the character of Russell Stamm’s Invisible Scarlet O’Neil six years ago and she has become a very important character in my life. I have been searching for a decent copy of her first appearance in comics and finally pulled the trigger. Famous Funnies #81 marks the debut of the newspaper reprints starting with Scarlet’s origin. Dated April 1941, it is an important and historical issue and now the oldest in my collection. Perhaps even more than that, it features an absolutely gorgeous cover by H.G. Peter, who would go on to illustrate Wonder Woman. As I complete the final proofs for the new Invisible Scarlet O’Neil graphic novel, it is fitting to take a moment to remember where she came from. It is my hope that her re-introduction is as exciting as her comic debut 71 years ago. In a few days, I’ll be posting the cover to the new graphic novel and you can judge for yourselves.
I’ve been raving about comic book covers almost as longs as I’ve been collecting them (which is a long time). However, only recently did I start blogging about them! All the covers I write about are scanned from my collection. I’m happy to share my raves with y’all at ESO. If you’d like to see some of my past entries, visit my Step Up to the Mike blog.
Posted in Art, Blog, Comic Books, Comics
Tagged Cover Raves, Ebay, Famous Funnies, Golden Age of Comics, HG Peter, Invisible Scarlet O'Neil, Mike Gordon, New Legend, Russell Stamm
This weekend, the Charlotte, NC show celebrates its 30th anniversary and promises to be better than ever! Mike Gordon will be at Artist Alley table #451, which is near “Indie Island,” so if you’re touring the island, keep an eye out for the tiki! Alongside Mike will be Friend-of-the-Station Peter Cutler, artist of Tiki Zombie, who will be available for sketches all weekend. ESO listeners will get a special discount on anything available on the table, so be sure to stop by and say “Howdy!”
Posted in Blog, Comic Books, Comics, Conventions, Earth Station One
Tagged Charlotte, Conventions, Earth Station One, Earth Station Who, HeoresCon, Mike Gordon, New Legend, Peter Cutler, Tiki Zombie