Friday, August 15, 2014

The Behind-the-Curtain Economics of Comic Cons





Someone way more B.I.G than me once elucidated that "mo' money, mo' problems."

Well, they're happy problems to have, but when carpet runs you $40,000, that's a problem! Find out the behind-the-curtain economics of comic cons (and why cons are the new spinner racks) over at Newsarama.com.

Jim McLauchlin

photo: Zach Pennington

Thursday, July 31, 2014

TWO Todd McFarlane anecdotes you've never heard before






Todd McFarlane is an original. He's brash, always interesting, hyper-intelligent, and a wickedly successful businessman as well.

He'll also tell you exactly what he thinks, with occasional flourishes that involve F-bombs. Two Todd McFarlane anecdotes that I can pretty much gurantee you never heard are over at Newsarama. Enjoy!

Jim McLauchlin

Monday, July 21, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy is left-of-center in the Marvel Cinematic Universe


Guardians of the Galaxy hits theaters on August 1, and is a bit of palate-cleansing sherbert in the diet of Marvel movies. The cast and crew talk about what makes it different over at Newsarama.

Jim McLauchlin

photos: Marvel Studios

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Is Wonder Woman the gayest character ever?


How is it that a va-va-voom bombshell is somehow the perfectly articulated character for…gay men? We take a look at what must be called "the queer aspect" of Wonder Woman over at the mighty Newsarama.

Enjoy!

Jim McLauchlin

Photo by Dan Wickline; © D! Productions

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The best thing about event travel? Getting OUT of the event!

Above: Three Rob Roys at San Diego's Bayfront Hilton. Yay!

Sometimes the best thing you can do when you travel to an event is get away from the event. What happens when you're away is called "life." More at the mighty Berkshire Hathaway Travel Blog.

Jim McLauchlin

Thursday, June 26, 2014

How the money flows in the comics biz


Contracts! Royalties! Reversions! Working for The Man! And where's my Elementals, dammit? All this and more stands revealed in the latest "Panel Discussions" column at Newsarama.com, which deals with one of the two most important things in life—money!

Enjoy! And polish your pennies!

Jim McLauchlin

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

DC Comics' new creator participation plan


For people in the comics business, it's big news: DC Comics is changing its creator participation plan and adding some wrinkles to be more in tune with today's market.

The all-important reaction from the pros whose skin is in the game HERE, and the text of DC's letter ALSO.

Enjoy.

Jim McLauchlin