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#463: That One Time When

April 15, 2010

Notes from the Manager

Happy Tax Day to everybody. (Especially my accountants at Rockstar CPA.)

In case you don't pay attention to the little "Upcoming Events" sidebar on the left side of the front page, I will be appearing at C2E2 in Chicago (April 16–18th) at table WC B in the Webcomics Pavilion, alongside Joel Watson of Hijinks Ensue!

I'll also be in the Iron Artist competition in the 6:50pm time slot on Friday, and on the "Marketing Comics to Women and Minorities" panel, Sunday at 4:15–5:15pm, finishing out the show.

I've have a few T-shirts, Memento mini-posters, a VERY LIMITED NUMBER of the now-and-forever out-of-print Multiplex: Chapter 1 print comic, and a lot of small prints in tow (plus like three or four large prints) — and I'll be doing sketches and smiling and nodding and schmoozing and generally feeling awkward around people I don't know, so come say hi!

I'm excited to get to see my former Triple Feature mates Tom Brazelton (Theater Hopper) and Joe Dunn (Joe Loves Crappy Movies, Another Videogame Webcomic), and to get to meet a ton of other webcomics luminaries I've previously only tweeted or forumed with. (I have made "forum" a verb.)


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Leonard Nimoy (1931–2015)

Sunday, March 1, 2015

I was never a huge Star Trek fan, exactly. I love some of the early episodes, and I think Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is one of the greatest science fiction movies of all time. I enjoyed Star Trek III and IV, too, for what they were. I read a bunch of the DC Comics Star Trek stuff at that time, because my brother bought them. And I watched a bit of the Next Generation and then fell off the wagon. Kirk and Spock were my Star Trek, and the Star Trek 2–4 “era” was its peak for me, warts and all, because that’s the “era” that really hooked me. And really, for me, it was all about Wrath of Khan.

In addition to playing Mr. Spock, of course, Leonard Nimoy did a lot of other things. He was on Mission: Impossible. He directed a few movies (Three Men and a Baby!). He was a photographer. He was the voice of Civilization IV. But one thing I really loved of his was Standby: Lights, Camera, Action, on Nickelodeon from 1982–1987, which provided a behind the scenes look at movies like Star Trek III, Return of the Jedi, 2010, and more. Nimoy hosted and occasionally interviewed guests like George Lucas. As a budding film nerd in the pre-Internet Dark Ages, behind the scenes specials like Standby: Lights, Camera, Action were hard to come by. I ate that show up.

Anyway, as you’re undoubtedly aware by now, Leonard Nimoy passed away on the 27th. As cartoonists do when they’re sad about these kinds of things, I drew a picture:

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