Monthly Archives: October 2012

Help support the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and the “Be Counted campaign”

Blog entry by Jeff

Our friends over at the Comic Book Legal Defense fund are having a membership drive.

Please take a look and consider becoming a member. The work they are doing is as important and timely as ever, because with the growing popularity of graphic novels, the art form has caught the attention of people who think they know better than the rest of us what we should read. Not every attempt to restrict or challenge a book is the result of bad intentions, but when BONE is one of the most challenged graphic novels of the last couple of years, you have to wonder if folks are at least a little misinformed or confused. In any case, it behooves comics as a community to be aware and be prepared.

For as little as $25 a year, you can be an essential part of their mission to protect comics.  They’ve prepared some exclusive items to thank everyone who joins the Fund by November 2, including some specifically created by comics creators. Here is a link to mine:

Jeff will offer a signed BE FREE TO READ print featuring Fone Bone for members who join at the Supporter ($50) level.

A personalized hand-drawn postcard sketch of BONE to members who join the CBLDF at the Defender ($250) level.

Please consider becoming a member to this very worthy organization.


Old Man’s Cave, even in the rain!

Blog entry by Jeff

Yesterday I talked some friends of mine into hiking Old Man’s Cave in the freezing rain. Yes, it was a bit cold, but waterfalls flowed down all around us! Rain or shine, Hocking hills is one of my favorite places on the planet. Of course, it helped that I promised we would end the day at a local brewery called Rockmill that not only brews great beers, but has a roaring fire in the tasting room!

As my pal Doug put it, it was Science Sunday; first we studied erosion, then fermentation!

Top pic (taken by Rebbeca Kerewski) L to R: Doug Fisher, Vijaya, Nikki Jaworski, yours truly, & David Filipi. Bottom pic (taken by David F.), L to R in front of the Rockmill hearth: Dana Ranga, Nikki, & Vijaya.

Junot Diaz has a new book out…and he has great taste in comics! UPDATED

Blog entry by Jeff

Since this was posted, Junot has been awarded a MacArthur Foundation genius grant! Congratulations, friend! You deserve it!

Junot Diaz, the Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, has a new book out called This is How You Lose Her.

Oscar Wao, which I loved, is filled with references to comics. Ten seconds after I saw this video, I downloaded the new one! I’ve only read the first chapter so far, but it’s a page turner. The man can write!

Check out the video, then check out the book: This is How You Lose Her!