Author Archives: Brian Gardes

Thoughts on Warren Ellis Joining Dynamite

I am a huge fan of Warren Ellis.  If his name is on a book, there is a good chance I will at least give it the once-over and check it out.  So it was with great interest that I … Continue reading

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Indie Comic Review: Kingdom/Order part one

A few months ago I reviewed the preview of Reid Psaltis’ Kingdom/Order.  It left me with a haunted feeling which I could not shake.  It was moody.  It was disturbing.  It left me with more questions than answers.  In short, … Continue reading

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If Coffee Were Like Comic Con

One of the best parts of any comic convention is the creative energy which permeates everything.  Everywhere one wanders there is a sense of excitement as new ideas are explored and new concepts are brought to fruition.  One cannot help … Continue reading

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Put This On Your Calendar: An Evening with Molly Crabapple and Warren Ellis

If you are in New York City I can think of no better thing to do than go hang out with Molly Crabapple and Warren Ellis.  Does anyone have an airline voucher the can spare?  I would love to see … Continue reading

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Things I learned Moderating My First Panel

The phrase, “This seemed like a good idea at the time” echoed through my head as I stood in front of the crowd at Seattle’s Emerald City Comicon.  Next to me on the stage were some of the biggest names … Continue reading

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Emerald City Comicon Day 3

Day three was a half-day for us.  We rolled in around eleven-thirty after checking out of the hotel and gorging ourselves on crumpets (a Seattle tradition).  With the stress of moderating the panel behind me, I found the final day … Continue reading

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Emerald City Comicon Day 2

It is safe to say that, as amazing as Friday was, Saturday at Emerald City Comic Comicon was even more spectacular. The aisles were crowded and booths were doing brisk business. By the end of the day, many of the … Continue reading

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