Because I read A LOT of types of books, and people are often surprised when I tell them you are one of my all-time favorite writers. You seem to reference a lot of books in your publications. Have you ever written short stories, longer prose, and/or articles? Do you have plans to write any (more) in the future, and perhaps even self-publish a compilation as an ebook? -- You're #1 Fan, Annie (haha, just kidding)
I’ve written a handful of essays over the years but nothing worth digging up and never fiction. It’s funny that you bring it up, though, because I’ve been thinking about trying my hand at a proper novel or at least short story once I finish Our Expanding Universe. We’ll see.
I love comics, of course, but there are some things you can do with prose that you can’t do with comics (and vice versa) (at least not as easily).
Hi Alex! Are you gonna be at Moccafest this weekend? I'm tabling with my friend Jason Poland. I wanted to say hi at spx but I missed you. I drew a title card a long while ago for ink panthers. Hope you're well and hope to meet you sometime.
Since I don’t have a new book out I won’t be tabling but I’ll be walking around the latter half of Saturday. If you see me come up and say hello!
Today the Star Wars Minute podcast ran the first of my wine recommendations! It’s right at the top of the show, but stick around to hear Dan McCoy and Elliott Kalan from the Daily Show talk about The Empire Strikes Back!
Hi! I bought your "Tricked" collection before Christmas and am slowly reading it. Don't get me wrong. It's an excellent book! I'm just pathetically slow at reading so I only do a section at a time. I realize I'll finish it faster than you took to write it. I've found it to be a wonderful book but was disappointed that it didn't say anything about you in the book itself. There were so many questions I wanted answered. ... Continuing next msg
I’m glad you’re enjoying the book and I’m happy to hear any questions you have (I can’t promise I’ll answer but I’m happy to hear them!).
It’s been a while since I’ve had the chance to post a few Next Week in NYC! strips. Here are a few from last fall. I’ll try and keep them coming on a more regular basis. For a while anyway. As always, thanks for reading!
Holy what now? The last show? Sadly, yes. We’ve decided to call it a day, and are joined by Tony Consiglio, The Desert Panther, one last time to discuss some very important things.
Why is the show ending, you ask? Fret not, it’s not a case of bad blood or some dispute. We just decided that this little thing here in Panther’s Lair had just run it’s course, and rather than let it continue to dribble and limp along, it felt better to end things cleanly and swiftly, as Alex says in the episode, like taking the show out back and shooting it in the head.
You can continue to follow the Panthers at their respective websites, here’s Alex’s and here’s Mike’s, and follow us on twitter too (Alex and Mike). Alex of course can still be heard on the podcast airwaves five days a week at Star Wars Minute. Mike is taking a break from podcasting for a little bit, but his new book, ANGIE BONGIOLATTI, will be published by Secret Acres on April 15th of this year. Look to snag an early copy at the MoCCA Festival, or at his Book Release Party, on March 28th at Bergen Street Comics. Again, follow the boys on twitter if you really want to be kept up to date with all the goings-ons.
So… that’s a wrap. Thankyou for listening all this time. It’s been an amazing experience!
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We have two illustrations of Inky the Domesticated Panther to close out the show. Thankyou to Adrienne Tilley and Howell Murray for these fantastic final creations!!