Superhero nostalgia. The time Stan Lee married off Spider-Man and Mary Jane at Shea Stadium. (1987)
Stan Sakai is everything admirable about the last 35 years of independent comic books, and if he needs help making up a homecare insurance shortfall for his beloved wife Sharon, I say we all try to help him.
Direct donations link here: http://garageartstudio.blogspot.com/2013/11/help-stan-sakai.html
Stan Lee and John Buscema’s “How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way” might be one of, if not the number 1 most mentioned book by artists that I have met at conventions. Art is kinda like music. You can be as creative as you want, provided that you know the chords to play and how to play them well. Learn the basics, and elaborate from there.
And remember: Picasso did not start his career painting in the cubist style. He did portraits, landscapes, sketches, he did his now-famous “Blue Period” of paintings, and THEN he did his cubist paintings. You have to know the why and the how before you turn the art world upside down. In any art form, any medium, any venue, or anything creative.
San Francisco Batkid is the best thing to happen this week
And maybe even the best thing ever. Who could say no to a young boy who’s celebrating beating his cancer into remission?
Downtown San Francisco, thanks to the Make-a-Wish Greater Bay Area Foundation, city officials and the work of thousands of volunteers, turned into a Gotham City today, complete with villains like the Riddler and Penguin, just waiting for a tiny caped crusader to swoop in.
The San Francisco Chronicle even published a limited-edition “Batkid Saves City” issue.
Read more on young Miles’ struggle, and his eventual superheroics, over at L.A. Now and Share It Now. And if you’re so inspired, head over to the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s site and perhaps help make more dreams come true (once their site is done being swamped by bat-traffic).
Photo: Jeff Chiu / Associated Press, San Francisco Chronicle
Here is El Verde creator, Anthony Aguilar, being interviewed by Justin Garcia of Raging Nerds. So, if you are unfamiliar with El Verde, here’s your chance to find out what it’s all about. Special thank you to Alejandra Cisneros, Luke Lizalde, Ricardo Padilla, Javier Hernandez, Gabriela Martinez, and everyone who came to visit us at last month’s Latino Comics Expo.
And be sure to check out Raging Nerds to see more Expo coverage.
Get ready boys and girls because El Verde is heading to the Latino Comics Expo!
That’s right, for the first time ever, the Latino themed comics convention is making its way from San Francisco to Southern California. So, come on down to the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, August 17th & 18th,11am-5pm. And don’t forget to say hello to the El Verde crew. We’ll also have some free stuff, while supplies last.
For full details check out LatinoComicsExpo.com