I’ve had a request to do some vehicles —
I’ve mentioned before that I’m an extra in the upcoming film, Carol, starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara.
Here is some Behind-the-Scenes footage of the party scene in which I appear (I’m the foxtrotter dancing with the woman in the yellow gown with the fur thingy). The movie, directed by Todd Haynes, opens in time for Christmas 2015.
That’s where I’ll be this weekend. Great show! CLICK FOR DETAILS
Come visit me this weekend at Cincinnati’s Eastgate Mall’s COMIC BOOK SHOW, Friday, October 30 – Sunday, November 1. I’ll be chatting with fans and shoppers, doing caricatures and selling books and art. More info at THIS LINK.
I’m saddened to hear about the passing of Murphy Anderson, at the age of 89. He was one of those artists whose work was so perfect that, when I was a young kid and reading my first comics, it never dawned on me that a human hand could be behind those pictures. They just had to magically roll off of a printing press somehow.
Eventually I got to meet Murphy and saw him once in a while, back when I was doing a few Superman stories for our mutual editor, Julius Schwartz. I never saw him without a coat and tie, and he was one of the more soft-spoken and unassuming giants I’ve met.
When Murphy learned I was from Cincinnati, he got as excited as I’d ever expect to find him. He recalled for me his past visits to Cincinnati, and in particular to the Ohio Book Store on Main Street, his area destination for buying vintage cartooning and art books.
At the time that I met him, Murphy was currently doing a series of stories featuring Golden Age characters for DC’s Secret Origins title, an assignment he said he really enjoyed.
Murphy inked one cover (pencils by Howard Bender) for a story I wrote, an Action Comics issue. That was a big fat checkmark on my bucket list, to be able to count him among my collaborators, but more importantly, to have been able to get to know him even just a bit.
This weekend, Saturday, October 17, I’ll be doing my thing at Suburbicon 2015 in Kettering, Ohio (near Dayton). This is the second year for this great, family and comics creator-oriented show. Free admission, lots of activities. I’ll have my books, prints, art, and will be doing caricatures. See you there!