Friday, February 21, 2014

When Will People Start Dropping *My* Name?

Adam-Troy Castro, the excellent writer of numerous Hugo-, Nebula- and Stoker-nominated SF and horror tales (to say nothing of four Spider-Man novels) has a review of my ComicBook Babylon in the forthcoming issue of SCI FI (out in about 60 days). He was kind enough to share the generous review with me which said, among other things:

Much of [Meth's book] deals with the shameful neglect many of the four-color field’s most important creators experienced when health or fashion no longer smiled on them… There are many illustrations by Michael Netzer, who manages to capture not just the physical appearances, but also the personalities, of the luminaries under discussion.

Meth… doesn’t mince words. If he admires somebody, he is unsparing in his praise; if he considers somebody a jackass or a momser or a shnorrer, he puts his mockery on the page.
If you haven't ordered the book yet, Aardwolf Publishing now has signed physical copies. And Amazon is still giving away selling the digital version for just 99-cents so there's no excuse not to read it. And someone whispered to me that Marvel is none to happy about it.

In other news, Michael Netzer and I are teaming up again for a 5-page story in the forthcoming Jewish Comix Anthology. The project will also include work from Robert Crumb, Joe Kubert, Harvey Pekar, Art Spiegelman, and Will Eisner. It was a genuine honor to be invited into this prestigious collection. If you’d like to take a look at or participate in their Kickstarter (and I hope you do), click here.