Besides teaching animation and writing this book on G.I. Joe, I also own a comic book store. G.I. Joe isn’t a big seller, to my dismay. I enjoy giving away comics on Free Comic Book Day, and to neighbor-kids from my home on Halloween. It was just a matter of time before these two things came together, plus I wanted an excuse to order an unreasonable quantity of the special anniversary. Say, ten times our normal order. (And not for the variant covers, as those are a bogus business model.) Continue reading
Category Archives: Hub Comics
Sorry for my absence, readers. The end of school, several events at my comic book store, and the finishing and printing of my new comic have pulled away my attention from the blog. I’ll start posting regularly very soon. In the meantime, please enjoy this commission of Flint and the Incredible Hulk I drew Saturday at Boston Comic Con.
Photos of Larry Hama’s signing at Hub Comics in Somerville, MA, 07 April 2012, are now up here. No log-in required. Lots of shots of Hama sketching G.I. Joe characters.
Larry Hama may now be an annual fixture at the Official G.I. Joe Collector’s Convention, and has attended more and more conventions in the last few years what with G.I. Joe back in the spotlight, but did you know he’s never signed in Boston? Hama’s visit to Hub Comics (19 Bow St.) this Saturday April 7th will be his first-ever Boston-area appearance! (Somerville isn’t technically in Boston, but it’s 2 miles from Boston, and borders Charlestown and Cambridge, which both border Boston.) The signing is from 11am to 4pm, and Hama will be sketching as well. Bring your Wolverine, Generation, Batman, Marvel Premiere, Daredevil, and Mort the Dead Teenager comics to get signed! And Hub Comics will have every in-print IDW collection for sale:
Not much touted here is the fact that I own a comic book store. It’s a recent development, and with our renovations still ongoing (shelves, paint, lights, awning, website), it’s a little harder to blog and write. On the plus side, our customers always have IDW’s full line of G.I. Joe comics and graphic novels to choose from. Both myself and the store are in this week’s issue of DigBoston, a free arts and nightlife newspaper, and I manage to give some attention to Real American Hero.
A longer version should be online in a week. Thanks to interviewer Corey Estlund, photographer Jamie Meditz, and art director Scott Murray for the kind coverage.