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R.I.P. Dylan Williams

By | September 12th, 2011|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: |

Jason Shiga Guest Stars on the new Mythomania!

By | August 18th, 2011|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: |

If you haven't been watching Derek Kirk Kim's Mythomania web TV series, your life has sucked and you didn't even know it.  This episode's the perfect jumping on point because it guest starts genius cartoonist/mathematician Jason Shiga! Andy calls Jason a "skinny Asian Drew Carey." Hahaha. So true.

The Xeric Grant is Ending

By | August 15th, 2011|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: |

In a very real sense, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles catapulted me into the comics industry.  My very first comics work as an adult was funded by a grant from the Xeric Foundation, the non-profit organization that Turtles co-creator Peter Laird started.  Because of Xeric backing, I was able to get into the Diamond Previews catalog [...]

R.I.P. Comic Relief

By | February 17th, 2011|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: |

Berkeley's Comic Relief, one of the best comic book stores in the country for the last couple of decades, closed its doors for good earlier this week.  Rory Root, the shop's long-time owner, passed away in 2008 and the shop has struggled along ever since. Comic Relief is the only store to have carried every single [...]