Monday, February 27, 2012
The 2012 ballot for the Rondo Hatton Awards honoring classic horror across a wide range of media is now available and among the nominees is XOMBI, the critically acclaimed comic book series that I wrote and Frazer Irving illustrated last year (and which is now available in a trade paperback collection), for Best Horror Comic Book series.
What I find most exciting, and challenging, each year while reviewing the ballot is how many great nominees there are in each category making it very difficult to select who I think is most deserving to take home the award in each category. This year is no exception.
For anyone who loves classic horror the Rondo Awards are not only the most esteemed awards given to those who have excelled in enlivening the genre, but a way to make your voice heard regarding what you feel is best in the field. Anyone can vote and there is no expectation that everyone will have enough knowledge to vote in ever single category.
Generally speaking I'm pretty indifferent to awards, but I'd love to have a Rondo, so if you've had the opportunity to read Xombi and found it to your liking, please take the opportunity to vote. If you didn't read Xombi, then you should still vote for whichever categories you feel you can make an informed decision.
You can vote by going here.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
I have a cut paper collage portrait that will be featured in the forthcoming "Is This Thing On? 2" show at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles which runs from March 9, 2012 - March 31, 2012.
I will preview my piece closer to the opening.
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Tuesday, February 07, 2012
For those of you without a local comic book shop, Xombi, the trade paperback collecting the critically acclaimed comic book series by me and Frazer Irving (as well as an issue of Brave and the Bold featuring Xombi's David Kim along with the Spectre by me and Scott Hampton) is now available through general book sellers.
I encourage everyone to support their independent local bookstore or comic book store, but, if like me, your community doesn't have one, the book can also be ordered through Amazon.com via the link below.
T find out more about this series just click on "xombi" in the labels accompanying this post, or to the right, or take a peak at this brief examination of the Xombi trade paperback collection.
Monday, February 06, 2012
It's time once again for "Ask Me Anything." This feature runs on the first Monday of every month and gives you the opportunity to ask me anything you might be wondering about me, my work, movies I've watched, books I've read, food I've eaten, or anything at all.
Head down to the comment section and post your question. I'll either post my answer in the comment section as well, or answer it in a special post all its own sometime later in the month.
Please take the time to view the previous questions so that we don't wind up with a lot of repetition. I've been asked a lot of good, thought provoking questions in the past as well as some really banal ones. all of which I tried to answer. You can see the previous questions by visiting Ask Me Anything #1, #2 , #3, #4, #5, #6 , #7 , #8, #9, #10, #11, #12 , #13, #14, #15 and #16. Answers not found following the questions can be found in the archives section for each associated month.
Now ask away.
Wednesday, February 01, 2012
Available from DC Comics at a comic book store near you, or online, is the trade paperback of Xombi which collects all six issues of the critically acclaimed comic book series written by me with fantastic art by Frazer Irving and lettering by Dave Sharpe. The book also includes an issue of Brave and the Bold which featured Xombi's main character, David Kim and the Spectre. This was also written by me with art by Scott Hampton. Xombi retails for $14.99.
Here's the DC Comics solicitation info:
Written by JOHN ROZUM; Art by FRAZER IRVING and SCOTT HAMPTON; Cover by FRAZER IRVINGAs an undying Xombi, David Kim watches the world burn while humanity grows increasingly isolated. What would a Xombi do just to feel change again? And where will he ever be able to find a kindred soul? Find out in this title collecting XOMBI #1-6 and BRAVE AND THE BOLD #26, featuring a team-up with The Spectre.
On Sale February 1, 2012
Here's a look at the back cover and some interior page spreads. The book is really beautifully put together and really shows off Frazer's art to full advantage.
i09 has an interview with me and the first seven pages of the story here. If, like me, you don't have a nearby comic book store Xombi will be available in book stores a week from now. You can preorder a copy from Amazon.com via the link below.