November 9, 2001ALL THE CRAP THAT'S FIT TO PRINT...
In answer to last weeks Sprue, I received this rebuttal from Anthony Taylor on Friday...
Anthony is correct on one item! I fucked up!! I broke one of my own commandments... check both sides of the story before saying a goddamn thing!! And I know better than that!! ...it's not like I didn't have ample opportunity during CHILLER to ask for his side! I was right next to him at least three times on Friday!
Diceman reports Model Maniacs #3 sales: "...548 copies sold at the desk, and on Sunday I sold a case to Village Comics (92 copies). That totals 640 copies that went at Chiller alone and I have about 300 that I have to dropship to stores! Am waiting to hear from the distributors yet! Looks like even with the increase print run, this issue won't last long either!"
Way to go, Dice!! And for those folks who haven't gotten a copy of MM#3, or AFM's newest Swimsuit issue, I highly recommend you get out and grab both!! You won't regret it!
Wylie Reed & Mark VanTine were kind enough to pass me photos of Wayne 'The Dane' Hansen's Swimming Creech! It was on
sale at Alternative Images table... and Mark tells me they sold like hotcakes! ...still can't figure out how I missed seeing this!!
If you haven't seen Alina Chu's CHILLER photo's, make sure you drop by her site!! Once again, she did a great job printing up all the winning tags for each of the categories this year, so it would be easier for everyone to know who won what!! It's amazing that while you're at the show you miss a lot of things!! There was one kit on the Youth table that I didn't remember seeing until I saw it in a photo I, myself, took!!! Sheesh!! That damn slave driver is working us far too hard!!!
Tony Wootson also has a great CHILLER write-up with accompanying photo's on his site! Three full pages worth!!
Drop by one of your local Toys R Us sometime in the near future! Polar Lights' 16" GODZILLA should be hitting the shelves any day now.
R.I.P.s... Josh Kirby (1928-2001), SF/Fantasy artist famously responsible for many Discworld covers and a great deal of other memorable genre artwork going back to 1954, died unexpectedly on 23 October. He was 72. (Source: Ansible 172) and...
Gray Morrow (born Dwight Graydon Morrow, 1934) passed away at his home in central Pennsylvania during the day on Tuesday, November 6th. Although he had suffered with health problems the last few years, his death was unexpected.
Another of the fantastic 'realistic' science-fiction/horror artists, Gray Morrow did many stories (and covers) for Warren's 'Creepy' & 'Eerie'. He also drew for the Atlas line (1950's Marvel imprint) as well as Classics illustrated, Marvel, DC, plus illustrations for Galaxy, IF, and other SF-type digests. He did many paperback cover paintings and independent-type comics projects, and up til recently, illustrated the 'Tarzan' Sunday comic strip! One of his greatest works is the 'trade paperback', "The Illustrated Roger Zelazny."
Both will be missed!
Til next week...