Wednesday, September 20, 2006

What I did on my Summer "vacation"

Well, quite a lot, actually, when I think about it...

-Interviewed Alan Moore for the new book, and set up the volume on George Pérez which will follow that as part of the "Bill Baker Presents..." series from Airwave Publishing.

-Attended both the Motor City and Wizard World-Chicago conventions, and ended up getting incredibly ill after both experiences. [I gave Book Expo and San Diego a pass this year. Too draining and expensive on several levels. I'll be at Book Expo in '07, when it's back in NYC. No decision on San Diego '07 yet.]

-Worked on a number of projects which either haven't been published yet, or are still in the development or negotiation stages.

-Found myself with a little time off while watching a friend's house in a rural area outside of Marquette, Michigan.

-Worked up and prepped the next book for publication.

-Started this blog, and continued doing periodic interviews for Baker's Dozen, and reviews here and elsewhere. Updated blog, built the links section [still under construction, and likely to be longer still] and continued to tweak things there and elsewhere. And, finally...

-I even managed to read a few books, a small mountain of graphic novels, and even somehow worked in a viewing of a recently re-released anime classic.

Unfortunately, I only took notes for my reviews of these I'll begin doing short reviews of one or two of them and posting those here in the next few weeks, along with any newer material I might add to this list:

"What's Bill seen lately?"


Lupin the III: The Castle of Cagliostro
a film by Hayao Miyazaki
Anchor Bay Entertainment & Manga Video

"What's BB been reading lately?"

[covering the dates 7-12-06 through 9-20-06]

The Dark is Rising sequence, volumes 1 through 4 [of 5]
by Susan Cooper
Simon & Schuster [US]

Over Sea, Under Stone

The Dark is Rising

Green Witch

The Grey King

Badger's Moon
by Peter Tremayne
Signet Mystery

The Gist Hunter and other stories
by Matthew Hughes
Nightshade Books

Superman/Batman: Vengeance [or vol. 4]
by Jeph Loeb and ...
DC Comics

Essential Defenders vol. 1
Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, Sal Buscema, Gene Colan, et. al.
Marvel Comics

Octopus Girl vol. 2
by Toru Yamazaki
Dark Horse Manga

Green Lantern/Green Arrow

by Denny O'Neil and Neal Adams
DC Comics

by Gilbert Hernandez

The Batman: Dynamic Duo Archives vol. 2
by Bob Kane, Bill Finger, et. al.
DC Comics

Plastic Man Archives vol. 7
by Jack Cole
DC Comics

The Complete Alan Moore Future Shocks
by Alan Moore and various

Walking Dead vol. 1 hardcover
by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard
Image Comics

Jordi Bernet's Clara
by Jordi Bernet, et. al.
Auad Publishing/Big Wow

Innocence and Seduction: The Art of Dan DeCarlo
by Bill Morrison

Marvel Masterworks: Rawhide Kid vol. 1
by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Dick Ayers, et. al.
Marvel Comics

Night Trippers
by Mark Ricketts and Micah Farritor
Image Comics

Sight Unseen
by Robert Tinnell and Bo Hampton
Image Comics

The Living and the Dead
by Todd Livingston, Robert Tinnell and Micah Farritor

Tales of Woodsman Pete with Full Particulars
by Lilli Carré
Top Shelf Productions

Absolute Kingdom Come
by Mark Waid, Alex Ross, et. al.
DC Comics

Golden Age Hawkman Archives vol. 1
by Bill Finger, Shelly Moldoff, et. al.
DC Comics

Marvel Masterworks: Invincible Iron Man vol. 3
by Stan Lee, Don Heck & Gene Colan, et. al.
Marvel Comics

Nick Fury, Agent of Shield

Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Jim Steranko, et. al.
Marvel Comics

Look for reviews of all of these titles to start appearing here in days to come. And more links, along with some other small tweaks, too.

Now it's time to go outside and marvel at the Fall colors. Enjoy!


Blogger Christopher Mills said...

Just wanted you to know, I put a link here from my blog.

Stay busy!

2:00 PM  
Blogger Bill Baker said...

Hey Chris,

Great to hear from you, and thanks for the link.

I'll be adding your web info to my links listings in the next few days.

Bill Baker

2:37 PM  

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