November 2012

Hey guys — just had a great week subbing again for Whitney Matheson at Pop Candy!  Here’s all the posts I did in once easy-to-find place, day by day!


zack smith drive

Early Buzz!

Alison Bechdel

Special Guest Essay by the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Charles Brownstein!

kirk hammett metallica

Gift Suggestions from Mondo’s Justin Ishmael, The Four Horsemen, and Mark Rein of Epic Games (GEARS OF WAR!)


Boy Meets World

Early Buzz!


TV Critic Alan Sepinwall talks his new book THE REVOLUTION WAS TELEVISED, which talks with the stars and creators of THE SOPRANOS, LOST and more!

Hulk Beats the Devil

CARTER BEATS THE DEVIL and SUNNYSIDE author Glen David Gold discusses the thrills and perils of collecting original comic book art!


Special Super-Sized Early Buzz (Nearly 50 Items!) with a special guest-logo by teen cartoonist Emma Capps!


“How to Write a Comic Book” — I team up with Chris Roberson (Monkeybrain Comics, MASKS, MEMORIAL) to show would-be writers the resources that can help them!

Lev Grossman

“Two Grown Men and a Seven-Year-Old Discuss ADVENTURE TIME:” THE MAGICIANS author and TIME magazine writer Lev Grossman (and his daughter Lily) chat with me about our obsession with Cartoon Network’s hit show!



Early Buzz with EXCLUSIVE News about some bizarre-sounding KFC cookies!


Turner Classic Movies’ Robert Osborne chats with me about his favorite holiday films!


My friend Chris Shy chats about his new graphic novel THE NORTH END OF THE WORLD, about the famed photographer of Native Americans, Edward Curtis — and his own journey to tribal lands to research the book!


Early Buzz: A 'Regular Show' Exclusive

Last Early Buzz — with an exclusive preview clip of Cartoon Network’s REGULAR SHOW and a special award for SHERLOCK’s Benedict Cumberbatch!

Dean Haspiel

Emmy-Winning Cartoonist Dean Haspiel talks his Trip City comics salon and his efforts at Hurricane Sandy relief!

Alamo Draft House: Summer of 1982

And finally — I talk with people from the Alamo Drafthouse and the Carolina Theatre of Durham about our favorite years in film!



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From Newsarama: I provided readers with our pick for US President  and even got the candidate endorsed by Ed Brubaker and Neil Gaiman!  Who did we pick?

The answer…WILL SHOCK  YOU!

Good news!  I’ve been asked back to guest at Pop Candy again for the week of Nov.26!  For convenience’s (and self-promotion’s) sake, here’s a post grouping all my posts for last week into one big turbo-post.



Guest-blogging introduction!

Early Buzz!


Jeffrey Brown Guest Logo!

First-Person Videos of Discontinued Amuesment Park Rides from Disney World, Cedar Point and More!

Interview with the Actors of the Audiobook of Gillian Flynn’s GONE GIRL!


Early Buzz!

pc guest logo

Guest Logo by Lucy Knisley!


John Hodgman Talks His Love of Comics’  Legion of Super-Heroes!

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Jeffrey Brown Talks About His Favorite Weird Children’s Book, SMALL IN THE SADDLE!



Halloween Early Buzz!


Guest Logo by SAGA’s Fiona Staples!


Crazy Halloween Specials You Can View Online!


JG Quintel of Cartoon Network’s REGULAR SHOW names his favorite 1980s pop culture!


SUPERNATURAL’s Writers Reveal What Scares Them!


buffy the vampire slayer

Post-Halloween Early Buzz!


OWLY Guest Logo by Andy Runton!


UNBORED and SIGNIFICANT OBJECTS Author Joshua Glenn Talks About MATTHEW LOONEY and Gahan Wilson!

Help Out Indy Bookstore Books of Wonder!

Interview with the Head of The Movie Spoiler and Moviepooper!


Interview with He-Man Contest Winner Daniel Benedict on Castle Grayskullman!


ADVENTURE TIME Creator Pendleton Ward Talks the 1980s!


Last Early Buzz!

Pop Candy by Bone's Jeff Smith

Last Guest Logo: ALL-NEW Bone Illustration by Jeff Smith!


The Carolina Theatre’s Jim Carl Shares His Amazing Movie Ad Collection!

Shout! Factory presents 'All in the Family'

Shout! Factory’s Brian Blum Talks Making DVD Sets!

'Get A Life' Complete Series

SIMPSONS Writer David Mirkin Talks About Making GET A LIFE with Chris Elliott!

Patton Oswalt, Halloween Ready

Patton Oswalt, Brad Meltzer, Jodi Picoult and More Recommend Children’s Books to New Mother Whitney Matheson!

'The Stars Below' by Zack Smith

My Goodbye Post, with More Links!

Ladies Love James

My last Early Buzz, super-sized as I go out in a BLAZE OF GLORY!

Pop Candy by Bone's Jeff Smith

Jeff Smith of BONE fame does a special Pop Candy guest logo!


I talk to Jim Carl of the Carolina Theatre of Durham about his amazing collection of classic movie ads!

Shout! Factory presents 'All in the Family'

Shout! Factory DVD Producer Brian Blum talks how they put their DVD sets together and make special features!

'Get A Life' Complete Series

Simpsons Writer David Mirkin talks Co-Creating GET A LIFE with Chris Elliott and More!

Patton Oswalt, Halloween Ready

Super-Sized Post with Patton Oswalt, Jodi Picoult, Brad Meltzer, Kate DiCamillo and more recommending children’s books for new mother Whitney Matheson!

'The Stars Below' by Zack Smith

And finally, my goodbye with more shilling for my comic THE STARS BELOW!

Here’s the next-to-last batch of my Pop Candy posts — I’ll do another post after this with Friday, and then one with every single post compiled.


buffy the vampire slayer

Post-Halloween Early Buzz!


Special guest logo from OWLY’s Andy Runton!

Help Save Children’s Bookstore Books of Wonder!


An interview with Daniel Benedict, winner of the “Create a He-Man Figure” contest with his character Castle Grayskullman!

A talk with the head of and! 

An interview with ADVENTURE TIME creator Pendleton Ward about his favorite 1980s pop culture!

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