Thursday, October 9, 2014

The "mourning" after the death of Canary on Arrow

Writer and executive producer Marc Guggenheim said, "We start the year in a way we typically end a year." He's talking about the shocking death of Canary in the season premiere of Arrow on The CW network last night.

Go read the whole deal over at

Jim McLauchlin

photo: The CW / Cate Cameron

Preview The Flash TV show from CW

The CW network's new The Flash is off to a running start—bwah!—and you can get the inside scoop from the show's writers and producers over at

Enjoy, and take a good close look at these pics of Barry Allen's "evidence board" as he tries to find the Reverse-Flash, the man who killed his mother, leaving his fater falsely accused.

Jim McLauchlin

photos: Jim McLauchlin

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Arrow TV season 3 Preview

Arrow season 3 starts Wed. Oct. 8 on the CW Network, and Executive Producer Marc Guggenheim spills (some of) the beans over at

Give it a peek! More to come!

Jim McLauchlin

photo courtesy The CW / Cate Cameron

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Travelogues, graphically

There's travel writing, and then there's travel writing and drawing.

And so it comes to pass that Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection (yes, Warren Buffett and the boys) has started "Graphic Journeys," travel stories done in easy-and-fun-to-read comic format. First outta the gate is a L.A.-to-San Diego trip by Yours Truly, ably aided and abetted by artist Tone Rodriguez, colorist Tom Ziuko, and letterer Troy Peteri.

You can read the whole sheebang HERE, and look for more at the mighty Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection blog!

Jim McLauchlin

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

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