Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A year ago today

It was exactly one year ago that I was flying back from a crazy week at the SDCC. So many comic companies have come and gone. So much has changed, yet alot of things still stayed the same. I didn't get to go this year, and I probably won't go next year, but to those of you out there considering it...it is something you have to do at least once. It's kinda werid when I see the coverage of the con. I guess it's like when you visit somewhere and then see it on tv (or the Internet) you're like, "Hey I was standing right there!".

While I have never been, I guess the SDCC is like the Superbowl of comics with all the celebs and media hype.

On a side note, things are looking promising for the show re-launch this month. So everything is still going according to plan.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Deal of the Art

I was talking with Lindsay Kramer of C.A.G. and the subject of "What not to do" came up. Now throughout the years, I have made plenty of mistakes the biggest of which is making "hadshake deals". Don't get me wrong, handshake deals can be very good and is common practice in many places. It'sjust that some of the ones I made werent too helpful.

For those of you that don't know, hadnshake deals are agreements between two people in lieu of a written contract. Most bets are done in this way.

Anyways, I have given time (and in most cases money) in return for services that I never got. this is no way to run a buisness (well, a sucessful one at any rate). So I want all of you aspiring comic book guys to GET A WRITTEN CONTRACT. Of course the saying goes that you can't get blood from a stone. So even with a written contract, you may still be (or in some cases, may not be) getting screwed over. After all, if you do work (or pay for work) and the other party does not deliver on their end and the have no money (or go bankrupt) you get nothing by taking them to court (which is really what you do with contracts). Well, that isn't entirely true. If it's small claims you might be lucky (or unlucky enough) to be contacted by a Judge show (it still hasn't aired).

So what does this mean? Should I not make handshake deals anymore and spend hours writing and then convincing people to sign contracts? No. I should be more careful who I do buisness with. Sometimes I feel that everyone wants the same thing, but turns out not as much as I (or have different wasys of going about it).

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Internal Affairs 4

Alot of things has been happening this week, but Most importantly (company wise) is that it looks like we finally got an intern. I have spoken to someone who is interested is working with me at the radio station as an intern. If she works out, I may extend her duties. The way things are looking we should be back on the air mid August.

The web site has been updated at an incredible rate. There are new (well, new to you) video and audio interviews posted. The videos are on the YouTube page. at this rate everything should (finally) be up by the time we o back on the air...now only if the intern knew about computers......

Finally, some sad news. My second dog Nikki died. I wasn't there, but I'm told that her hind legs gave out and there was nothing the vet could do. she was 15 and I will miss her dearly.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

the last Hurrah

So, once again I am without a webmaster. The good news is that before he quit, he is (finally) getting up all the video interviews and audio interviews that I did over the CBN's second run. It is a huge task (made...er, more huge with each additional interview I did), but it is making it's way to cyberspace. So go to our You Tube channel and see what I was doing during the cons. Hopefully (at this rate) the audio stuff will be up on my regular site shortly.