Saturday, March 29, 2008

Sean Patty's New Video Log. Check it out!



Please check out Sean Patty's new video log. Sean is an amzing artisit and his speciality are viking and barabrian fantasy comics and stories. He is working on some new hand painted projects that look fantastic and you get a peek of them the video. If you like what you see make sure you contact him to find out about getting some of his previous work.

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Thanks,
The Comicnaut

Friday, March 28, 2008

Dark Wraith of Shannara


For those who are fans of Terry Brooks' Shannara books or just fans of fantasy in general there is a new graphic novel set in the Shannara universe.

You can check out my complete review of it at Playback:STL.com

Thanks,
The Comicnaut

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Sunday, March 23, 2008

Music Review: Haale


For those who don't know, I also write for an online magazine called Playback:STL. My latest music review is now up. It is a review of the album No Ceiling by Haale. You can review the article here. >>>>> Haale Review

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

"One Family" Sir Arthur C. Clarke dead at 90.


Well, another great one has left us. Sir Arthur C. Clarke has died at age 90 in his long time home of Sri Lanka.

Clarke's death hits close to my heart. It was Clarke's 2001: A Space Odyssey books and films that really took my geekness about Sci-Fi and outer space from a superficial Star Wars level and made me start thinking of things in a big picture sort of way.

Clarke's ability to take known science and evolve or advance it just enough to make unbelievable fiction believable has inspired people and scientist to approach the unapproachable challenges of the universe. At the same time he managed to keep it entertaining and readable to a mass audience.

It was through Clarke's books that I began to try seeing the world in a different way. I wanted to know things on a deeper level and learn to appreciate other peoples opinions and viewpoints better. He showed me that a man or woman can be more than one thing and be good at all those things. He also showed that sometimes an individual is put into remarkable situations that are well beyond their normal capabilities. It is how people respond to these challenges that truly define them. Most importantly Clarke showed us that quite often there is no other way to go than forward.

Rest in peace dear Sir and thank you.

The Comicnaut

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Bushi Tales “Great In ‘08” According To Wizard Edge


This is a great book that is self published by it's creators and originated right here in the midwest. If you like beautiful, female samurai fighting it out in a supernatural Japan then this is the book for you. If you have not checked it out yet I highly recommend it. - The Comicnaut


Memphis, TN and Prescott Valley, AZ: March 2, 2008-

This week when the Bushi Tales creative team opened issue #198 of Wizard magazine they found out that
their comic was considered to be one of the “Great In ‘08”. Something they were grateful to read about
their self-published comic series.

Wizard is the comic industry’s leading trade magazine and featured Bushi Tales in the April Wizard Edge
special supplement, “The 50 things you need to know about indie comics in 2008”.

Wizard staff writer Rachel Molino said, “This book may be black and white but the atmosphere is vibrant
and expansive, fusing feudal-era flavor with heavy mythology.”

Bushi Tales has been a labor of love by friends who now live over 1400 miles apart. The creative team uses
the internet to send pages and sketches back and forth to each other, as well as running an online store and
Bushi Tales websites, including a special website for retailers- http://www.bushitalesretail.com/ . The Bushi
Tales crew has also been making appearances at comic book and fantasy/sci-fi conventions across the country
promoting this popular online title, and meeting their fans from around the world. The BT trio will be making a
return trip to the San Diego Comic Con this summer.

Copies of Bushi Tales #1 and #2 have been solicited in Diamond’s Previews and available worldwide. Issue #3
hits stores this month and will wrap up this first storyline. Instead of the normal 32 pages, Bushi Tales #3 will be
a 48 page comic with black-and-white interiors, a full-color painted front cover by Beaty and Workman, extras
such as 2 back up stories and 3 new character bio pages, pin-up illustrations by Emmy award winning artist Bret
Blevins, syndicated cartoonist Greg Cravens (The Buckets), and HEOES web contest winning artist Andrew
Chandler- and no price increase! Cover price will continue to be $3.95.

Plans for a one shot spin-off title and Bushi Tales trade paperbacks are in the works to be released later in 2008.