Thursday, July 6, 2017

Kenneth Johnson, Man of Legends

Kenneth Johnson, surrounded by his works.
It says "Kenneth Johnson" on the cover of his new novel, The Man of Legends, but he's just "Kenny."

You may not know the name, but you DEFINITELY know the work. Johnson is the creator and/or producer and/or director and/or writer of famed TV shows and movies such as The Six Million Dollar Man, The Bionic Woman, The Incredible Hulk, V, Short Circuit, and more. And he does a spot-on Lee Majors impression.

Johnson reveals a little peek into his new novel and a DEEP dive into his amazing memorabilia collection over at Newsarama. Give it a peep; you'll be glad you did.

Jim McLauchlin

Foot. Comparison. Andre the Giant was BIG.

Crazy-cool memorabilia from a long career.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Why asking Why is important, with Joe Quesada

Joe Quesada, courtesy Joe Quesada

Joe Quesada has been an award-winning artist, a self-publisher, editor in chief of Marvel Comics, and now the chief creative officer of Marvel Entertainment. Along the way, he's learned a lot, in particular, why asking "Why?" is one of the most important things you can do.

Read all about it over at icv2.

Jim McLauchlin

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Chuck Klosterman, Cultural Observer of our Time

Chuck Klosterman's tenth book, Chuck Klosterman X, is out. It's a collection of his recent articles from GQ, Billboard, Grantland, and more. You can get a taste and read the interview with Klosterman at the mighty Los Angeles Times.

Jim McLauchlin

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

After 14 years of dinner, a store

Photo courtesy Rob Young
It took Rob Young at Borderlands Comics and Games 14 years of buying a man dinner to finally get a shot at owning his own store. He's made the most of it, and says his REAL job is "creating a memory" for customers, his staff, and himself. Read all about it at icv2.

Jim McLauchlin

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Bill Willingham goes sword-and-sorcery again with Lark's Killer

Art from Lark's Killer #1
Bill Willingham, a longtime Dungeons & Dragons and comic book vet, is returning to those sword-and-sorcery roots with Lark's Killer, the story off a teenage runaway who mysteriously winds up in a violent, medieval world.

You can read all about it over at Newsarama.

Jim McLauchlin

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

30 Years as the Dark Horse

Mike Richardson, courtesy Dark Horse Comics
It started with a teddy bear from his wife, wound through some lunch meetings, and ended up at a multi-million dollar publisher. Mike Richardson has seen a LOT since founding Dark Horse Comics 30 years ago and you can read all about it at icv2 here.


Jim McLauchlin

Monday, March 20, 2017

Blazing a Trail with a New Venture

Mike Marts, courtesy Aftershock Comics

Mike Marts has been around the block in the comics biz as an editor with Marvel (three times!), DC, Acclaim, and even a stint at Wizard. He left he warm embrace of the known for something new and different at Aftershock Comics and you can read all about it at

Jim McLauchlin