Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The Story so far. .

So, I was thinking. There is 8 months left before the SDCC (That's the San Diego Comic-con to you who don't know) and that means that I have less than 8 months to get my book out, go to The two biggest comic book conventions, and figure out a way to turn this company into everything I know it can be.

To that extent, I'm looking for someone to sit in for Pete during his hiatus on the radio show, I placed a full page ad in Wizard magazine (due out in November), I even got a new webmaster to keep the site updated (and beyond, he has his own ideas to bring traffic to the site). Also, I'm putting the pressure to make sure I have all my pages ready to go for my book (better to have it sooner than later I say).

There are a few more minor things I am doing, and I hope to have them ready for the next Big Apple con.

rememebr, it only takes 9 months to have a child....not much time at all......

Thursday, October 25, 2007

10/25 giveaway show

Tonight (LIVE!) on "The Comic Book Novice" radio show, Join Belkis, Hassan, and yours truly as we discuss the evolution of the comic book cover. In the past few episodes we have touched on this subject and I felt we should dedicate a whole show to it! Also, we will be giving away 2 FREE 3-day passes to the Wizardworld Texas con! 9pm EST


archives @

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


Here's the thing.....and keep this rule as a constant reminder....You will always do the exact same thing under the exact same circumstances. Not similar EXACT. You could argue that there really is no way to test that theory. Because it never will be the EXACT same circumstances. But you can be "close" and with all the other information, logic dictates that my theory (at least) holds some water.

So lets begin with the simple stuff...What did you eat today? whatever the answer, follow it up with this: Why did you eat that? and finally, why would you have eaten anything different? Now here is the trick: you are not allowed to use the word "if" when you answer that last question (or any words which would change the situation). and really the answer is no you would not have eaten anything but what you did eat because of the reasons you gave in your second answer. To go one step further one can argue that at the same point in time you would have always ate what you ate because there is no reason why you wouldn't. Think about it.

lets take bob here (some guy i made up) he's at his job and he's hungry. Now it's 10AM and his lunch break is at 11AM. he could go on an early lunch and eat. and this decision to go early is already decided before he makes it. See everything that led up to that decision will make him choose a certain path. Watch this: "IF" he had taken an early lunch previously and his boss told him to never do it again or he's fired, then he's not gonna do it, unless he wants to get fired. "IF" his is at a job where he can take an early lunch then he might do just that. or "IF" the lunch place doesn't open till 11AM. I could go on but as you can see there are tons of "IFs" one can think of to either have him go to lunch early or not.

Bob doesn't go to lunch early. For whatever reason he doesn't and on that day at that time he will never go to lunch early. why would he? and remember, you can't use the word "IF"

I hope that makes some sort of sense (I tend to find that my theories sound better when I explain them person to person) My mind goes at least 100 times faster than my fingers as i type!)

Thursday, October 18, 2007

10/18 show

Tonight (Live!) on "The Comic Book Novice" radio program, Join
Belkis and yours truly as we have our rescheduled interview with Comic Book writer Michael Kingston (www.visionarycomics.com). 9pm EST

afterwards leave your comments here

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Need a fourth

So looks like I'm going to need another person for the show. The requirements are as follows:

1) The person MUST either have a car OR live near West Babylon, NY
2) The person must be able to not only do the show on a weekly basis, but also be able to attend conventions and other CBN functions.
3) The person must be able to read live copy on the air
4) The person must like comics.

anyone interested send me an e-mail mfc_studios@hotmail.com

Thursday, October 11, 2007

10/11 show

Tonight (LIVE) on "The Comic Book Novice" radio show Join Hassan, Belkis, and yours truly as we interview comic book artist Chris Torres. 9pm est www.am1240wgbb.com

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

The only one you know

Something happened the other day. I was talking to this girl about Star Wars. She was young (18) and she said something that just blew my mind. She asked "If the second set of movies were made before the first set, how did they manage to get the guy's face in the last movie?". She was referring to the fact that in the (as I like to call it) "enhanced" version of The Return of the Jedi (only released on DVD) at the end there is the actor who played Vader (in episode II and III) standing along with Ben and Yoda.

It occurred to me that she hadn't seen the original version of Jedi and all she knew was that one. In the original version, there was a completely different actor playing Anakin at the end of the movie (for those who didn't know).

Now I don't know about you, but that is very interesting. It's history changed right in front of your eyes. There is a whole generation (and more to come) that will believe that the Star Wars saga as it is seen now is the only way it was. They do say that the history of a war is written by the winners and I can see an odd comparison to that in this case. I mean if that's all you know then that is your history.

If you go to the video store (or any place that sells DVDs) you may notice that the three Indiana Jones movies are all together. The first one has been renamed Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. Now it's just a name, and this didn't get as much play as the whole Star Wars thing, but it's the same thing. The history is changed.

Makes more sense (now that one thinks about it) for remakes. People say "why remake something?", The answer is now pretty obvious. This current version may be the only one the audience knows.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

10/4 show

Tonoght (Live!) on "The Comic Book Novice" radio program, Join Hassan, Belkis, Peter Palmiotti, and yours truly as we interview Comic Book writer Michael Kingston (www.visionarycomics.com). 9pm EST www.am1240wgbb.com

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Forces II

This past weekend (besides being my birthday, well, not both days, but you get the picture) we went to The Kohler Kon3, a little collectibles show in Long Island City, New York. I had originally planned to do a live video show there but circumstances made me downsize the idea to just a special episode (live on tape) of "The Comic Book Novice".

I forgot to mention that we were actually invited guests. Mark Mazz (of CAG fame, and he did a show with us) asked us to come and host a panel.

So anyway, we were the... event (I guess you could say). Friday, I get a call from my webmaster (who also happens to be my computer guy/camera man etc...) and he tells me that his computer died and we may have trouble doing the show at the con. But he still had his back up computer and would download all the programs so we can still do the show and panel.

Sunday comes along (the convention is from 10-5pm) and I have to get up extra early to pick up hassan and I needed extra time to stop by my mechanics to fix a broken headlight. So I'm running a bit late (about 20-30 minutes behind schedule, but we werent to start the panel until 11am) and I get a call. It's Pete. Turns out that (althought it was a little after 10) he hadn't even left his place yet! Now to put things in perspective, Pete has to take a ferry and a train to get to the con (estimated 2 hour trip), and he was still home! Then it turns out that the (train) directions (as told to me by not only my webmaster, but every one else who came by train) were really off. so if you were going to come by train, you had a good 20 minute walk ahead of you (and that's factoring in that you know where you are going!). Then (yes there is more) the turn out is very light, (most likely because of hard to find nature of the place). Now despite all that, Belkis, Hassan, myself and my webmaster manage to get there and set up at a decent time.

Here is where the "forces" come into play (as if they weren't already making things difficult). The back up computer started to act up and it was impossible to do any audio recording at all! Because of the light turn out as well as the fact that we couldnt record anything, Mark Mazz decided to cancel the panel. So to recap: We, the invited guests (one of which was super late) and "special event" didn't do a damn thing. Good thing this was just a dry run fr the Big Apple Con in November.

At least I got to see Belkis on another day besides Thursday (she's such a sweetie)....