You bet! We can also walk the walk. But that’s not what we’re talking about today. We’re talking “talk”... and not just talking to talk! Documentaries are famously known as "those talking head films”, which may sound dry, but it isn’t always a bad thing. Because this time, those talking heads are the comic creators we all know and love! I mean, who wouldn't want to listen to Denny O'Neil talk all day? Here's a phone book Denny, we're all ears! But getting back on track, we've
It is with a heavy heart that we have to say goodbye to a legend, a real visionary, and hell of a good guy, George Wildman. A true renaissance man through and through, George's career was something that few can boast about. Here was a cartoonist who took his background in advertising and molded it to suit the needs of a comic book company that few others saw potential in. His rebranding of the Charlton Comic's logo undoubtedly breathed new life into a fading empire. Interview
Do you know how to hustle? George Wildman sure knew how.... and we're not talking about that disco dance craze, but we will travel back to 1970's.
George. Got. Stuff. Done.
B.C. (that's Before Charlton) George was an Ad Man, and if you happen to be a fan of AMC's Mad Men you know that in the world of advertising, slow and steady definitely does NOT win the race.
It's funny how things can change, because although advertising was George's chosen profession, when times g
On a bitter sub-zero Saturday, February 13, Keith & Jackie set out as a skeleton crew of two with an SUV packed to the gills with equipment to interview Gary McInnis for the movie. Who's Gary McInnis you ask? Well, scour comicbookdb, WikiPedia and every other resource online and you'll not find a thing about Gary. So who is this guy and how did we find him? He found us. Gary was attending the TerrifiCON (then CT ComiCONN) at Mohegan Sun this past August and he stopped to
The final weekend in August brought us to the campus of the renowned Paier Art College in Hamden, Connecticut to talk with the illustrious Frank McLaughlin (get it? He illustrates and...yeah). Dean of The College Francis R. Cooley and Vice-President Dan Paier were on hand with some of their students to witness the interview session upon arrival. Paier was most gracious and very excited to have us there at Frank's suggestion as he instructs there part-time to this day. Fran
What can you say about spending a weekend at Connecticut ComiCONN (re-branded next year as CT TerrifiCON) except that "real life is drag". Mitch Hallock, family and crew worked tirelessly all weekend to provide a first class experience and Mohegan Sun Hotel & Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut proved to be an AMAZING venue for the expo. If you get a chance to attend next year, take the opportunity. Our weekend started with a bang as we bumped into Neal Adams during load-in a
Few people know or realize that comic book legend Dennis "Denny" O'Neil got his start at Charlton Comics under the pen name of Sergius O'Shaughnessy. That's right gang, check your backstock of Charlton titles and see if you have any with that name as the writer. The alias came from the writings of one of Denny's favorite writers and inspirations, Norman Mailer. When Denny took the gig writing for Dick Giordano at Charlton, he decided to pay homage to his muse and use the nom
4th of July weekend brought us to Newtown, Connecticut and into the infamous Cave Comics to interview the man behind TerrifiCon, Mitch Hallock. Mitch is the CEO of Big Fedora Marketing and recently found a new home for TerrifiCon - Mohegan Sun Casino & Hotel in Uncasville, Connecticut! Mitch's knowledge of comic books is astounding and his infectious personality made him a no-brainer to include in the ensemble cast of the documentary. We also did a quick interview with Cave
Production on Charlton Comics: The Movie kicked off in late November on a blustery Sunday morning on the grounds of the old Charlton Press site on Division Street in Derby, Connecticut. Paul Kupperberg, famous from his amazing body work at DC Comics, and most recently known for being the "man who killed Archie Andrews" joined us for a solid hour of all things Charlton. Paul told us tales of his days writing at Charlton, and also spoke at length about the all-new Charlton Com