May 1st is Free Comic Book Day in comic book stores nationwide, and there are going to be some very cool books available - Shrek, Superman, Iron Man, Toy Story, Owly, Arche, G.I. Joe and the Simpsons are among the fan favorites you can grab for free at your local comic shop!
And we're getting in on the act as well, offering all of the first issues of our iPhone comic book apps for free! The Argyle Sweater, Basic Instructions, Pibgorn and Bone are just a few of the titles you'll find for free when you search "UCLICK" in the App Store.
Click here to check out our comic book app selections (clicking the link launches iTunes).
Another Pab's Blue Ribbon reference in two days! Yes!
Isn't that old beer ad C-R-E-E-P-Y?
See this and many more even creepier curiosities in the new book "Creepiosity" from our friends at Andrews McMeel Publishing.
Speaking of creepy, I had my car club meeting last night and this guy we call "Rhubarb" brought in a scale model of a 1957 Chevy made out of cheddar cheese. I thought he was going to cry when I ate the windshield. I couldn't help it! I love cheese.
The creators of "Baldo," Hector Cantu and Carlos Castellanos, are having a live web call-in tomorrow (Thurs. April 29th, 8 PM EST) to celebrate 10 years of syndication! Go here to sign up to participate in the call.
As one of the top 250 syndicate editors in the world, I'm often queried about what makes for good writing. My short answer? Make it funny and humorous and also meaningful and funny and relatable and identifiable and use words or icons and don't get bogged down on subplots and allegory or trying to appeal to people.
On the other hand, one thing that can reflect poorly on good writing is bad grammar. Why? you ask. Good question. Let's dive in.
If I'm reading a comic submission and the author uses the word BACKWARDS instead of the correct BACKWARD I know that I'm probably not dealing with a person who went to an Ivy League school. And I, frankly, want no part of that.
So in closing,
BACKWARDS = NO
BACKWARD = YES
FORWARDS = NO
FORWARD = YES
SELAWARD = Attractive brunette actress from NBC’s "Sisters" (1991-1996)