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The comic I penciled and inked for Bluewater Comics came out last week and I forgot to mention it here. This is from Bluewater's press release:

Fame: Tyler Perry cover by Mario Gully photo TylerPerrycoverMarioGully.jpg

Bluewater Productions announced plans to release a new comic book biography on the life of Tyler Perry who will be part of the popular Fame series.

Fame: Tyler Perry is released on April 2nd. The 32-page comic book will be available in print & digital.

Tyler Perry is known for wearing many different hats and wigs, such as actor, director, screenwriter, playwright, producer, author, and now comic book character. His inspiring life story has had dramatic highs and lows that have launched him to super stardom. Perry ’s signature Madea character continues to entertain and break box office records.

Written by CR Ward with art by Steven Wilcox. The comic book features two unique covers illustrated by famed comic book artist Mario Gully and Jaume Font.

Interior page from FAME: Tyler Perry photo Page3.jpg

“There are some celebrities we have done that are just media sensations, then you have someone like Tyler Perry who is a major inspiration to so many people. I have such respect for him and his story after working on this comic book”, said Bluewater publisher Darren G. Davis.

Print copies of FAME Tyler Perry can be ordered for $3.99 at Comic Flea Market here: bit.ly/XKXzyo

You can download this title on Wowio, ComiXology, DriveThru Comics, Google Play, My Digital Comics, Overdrive, Iverse, iTunes, Kindle, Biblioboard, ComicBin, Nook, Kobo and wherever eBooks are sold.

Bluewater has focused on other celebrities in the past such as Jennifer Lawrence, Beyonce, Oprah, 50 Cent and more.

Bluewater Comics biography comic book series has been featured on CNN, The Today Show and in Billboard, Rolling Stone, BET, People Magazine as well as many other publication and media outlets.


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I wanted to share the news with the few of you who actually read my journals here and aren't friends over on Facebook... A book that I provided interior illustrations for, Sinbad ~ the New Voyages: vol 2, is available now to purchase from AMAZON and also for download via Kindle. I'd love to hear what any of you who buy it think. Here's the link to the page where you can order it: www.amazon.com/Sinbad-The-New-…

 

Also, in other news, I'm currently 4 pages in on a book for Bluewater Comics. I can't say what the project is just yet, but I can say that it is a biography comic for their FAME line of books.

  • Listening to: Love Lust Faith + Dreams by 30 Seconds to Mars
  • Reading: The letters as I type them... because I can't
  • Watching: The laptop screen as I hunt & peck...
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  • Eating: Nothing...
  • Drinking: Mt Dew
For those of my friends here that also have a Facebook account, please follow the link here to my Art Page there. (And be sure to LIKE the page and say hi there. :)

www.facebook.com/ArtistStevenA…
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I recently had the chance to interiew comic book artist Rahsan Ekedal, artist on ECHOES and the 2011 Top Cow Pilot Season entry, The Test - both written by Joshua Fialkov. The interview spans his entire career, from his beginings at BOOM! Studios to hints at what lies ahead.

Please check it out and let me know what you think...

www.comicsbulletin.com/main/in…
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Not too long ago I had the chance to ask one of my favorite comic book creators, Joshua Hale Fialkov, a few questions. Most questions were about his recently released ECHOES hardcover but he does answer a couple questions regarding his work on Doctor Who 2011 Annual as well as his DC book I, Vampire and his upcoming Image book: The Last of the Greats.

www.comicsbulletin.com/feature…

Let me know what you think.
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Hey, Friends

Just wanted to let anyone who actually reads my Journals here know that I have my first SOLO article up over at ComicsBulletin.Com

I'm a regular contributor to their Tuesday Top 10 but this week I get to fly solo as the topic was one I was very familiar with...

www.comicsbulletin.com/topten/…

Let me know what you think. :)
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...I'm not sure how many people read my journals - but I just wanted to let everyone who did know I would be taking a break from DA and anywhere else my online presence is known. (Which at this time only includes MySpace and Facebook since I ditched my Twitter a few weeks back...)

Going to be taking a much needed look at certain things I have going on and spending a lot of time... thinking. I have a few art projects here and there that have been on the back-burner, so I hope to get to those in the next couple of weeks.

Everyone have a good Easter, spring break or whatever you believe in. Type to you later.

Regards,
Steven Wilcox
  • Listening to: Snuff by Slipknot
  • Reading: Breakout by Richard Stark/Donald Westlake
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I'll be heading down to Los Angeles from Thursday, Dec 10, to Monday, Dec 14, with a slight detour to San Diego on Sunday to see 30 Seconds to Mars in concert with Rise Against, Anberlin, AFI, and many more in the annual 91X radio station's Wreck the Halls Christmas Concert.

Be back next week...
  • Listening to: This Is War by 30 Seconds To Mars
  • Reading: Noir a crime anthology published by Dark Horse
  • Watching: myself type to avoid typos...
  • Playing: Nothing...
  • Eating: Nothing...
  • Drinking: soda
In case you've been hiding under a rock this morning, the news of the day in the comic community is the recent announcement that Disny has bought Marvel Comics, and it's catalog of 5,000 characters, for 4 Billion Dollars. Marvel EIC, Joe Quesada has said that this WILL NOT effect any of the Marvel books.

Here's the link to Newsarama's story - but you can google the story and find every major news outlet, from USA Today to The Wall Street Journal reporting on it: www.newsarama.com/comics/09083…
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  • Reading: The Darkness/PITT by Jenkins and Keown
  • Watching: myself type to avoid typos...
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As some of you may know, my step-mom was in the hospital. She checked into Kaiser Hospital, where she was also an employee, on July 4th after unsuccessfully getting in to see her doctor on July 3rd. She went into the emergency room with pnuemonia-like symtoms and quickly declined. She was placed in a medically induced coma on the 6th and emerged from it on the 13th of July. She was sitting up in bed and gesturing to everyone. She slipped back into a coma within the next day or so. the doctors were unable to find out what was wrong with her and she continued to decline.

The doctors had told us that even if a miracle were to happen and they were able to find out what was wrong with her, she wouldn't be the Karen we knew and loved and the family knew Karen wouldn't want to be here if she weren't 'herself' anymore.

The family, which included her parents, my dad, her two boys, my wife and three boys, her sister-in-law,and one of her son's girl-friends, made the unanimous decision to remove her from her ventaltor in a meeting at 2:30 on July 22. She was given morphine to make her comfortable and at 5:42pm they removed her form life-support. We were told she would pass within an hour of this. Stubborn until the very end, she passed at about midnight, six hours and 18 minutes of spunk and fight left in her.

While we were at the hospital, she had so many visitors from different departments around the hospital. She touched a great number of lives and was deeply loved by all who knew her.

She will be missed...
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Karl Altstaetter is a comic book artist who started in the industry working for Jim Lee's Aegis Entertainment, (i.e. Homage Studios), before moving over to Rob Liefeld's comic company, Extreme Studios, where he produced some of his more high profile work, including a stint on the title Bloodstrike. www.comicvine.com/bloodstrike/…
Karl has since moved into toy development but still dabbles in the production of comics book work, most notably on the graphic novel Rostam and the manga-influenced series Diety. www.comicvine.com/deity-vol-1-…

Karl is also my friend. His guidance and advice has been very generous. His knowledge and experience in the comic industry and in the "creative world" has been invaluable.

He recently his over 50K views on his DeviantArt page, komickarl.deviantart.com/, and with good reason. If you haven't already seen his work - go check it out. You will not be sorry. Add him to your DeviantWatch. Tell his Steve Wilcox sent you...
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  • Reading: RED tpb by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner
  • Watching: Burn Notice on the DVR
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My oldest son, Jordan, is in a remix contest and needs votes! The song he remixed was Somebody by Julient K - mixed with live vocals by Chester Bennington from Linkin Park. The song's really cool and if he wins, one of the prozes is that his remix will be available for download on Julient K's website and their MySpace pages. Oh, and he would get a new guitar as well...

Please follow the link and vote for "Somebody" by MaggotTheory
remixwizard.mixmatchmusic.com/…
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  • Reading: The Spirit by Darwyn Cooke (vol 1)
  • Watching: Angel re-runs on TNT
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The following is taken from E! Online.

Andy Hallett, who starred as Lorne ("the Host") on the TV series Angel, died of heart failure last night at age 33, according to his longtime agent and friend Pat Brady. The actor passed away at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles after a five-year battle with heart disease, with his father Dave Hallett by his side.

Hallett, from the Cape Cod village of Osterville, Mass., appeared on more than 70 episodes of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer spinoff, Angel, between 2000 and 2004. The accomplished actor was also a musician and sang two songs ("Lady Marmalade" and "It's Not Easy Being Green") on the Angel: Live Fast, Die Never soundtrack, released in 2005.

The actor's character on Angel was Krevlornswath of the Deathwok Clan, or Lorne for short. Hallett's Lorne was a friendly demon, who, when not assisting Angel and his team in the investigation of various and sundry underworld mysteries, served as the host and headliner at a demon bar.

Back in 2001, Hallett told our own Jen Godwin that despite constant flirtation with David Boreanaz' character Angel, and the occasional sly Elton John reference, "We don't really know if he's gay. I don't really know. It's funny, because sometimes he's right in Angel's face, and that's when I feel it the most. And viewers would probably think, hmm, what's going on here? This guy's pretty curvy."

Hallett has spent his post-Angel years working on his music career, playing shows around the country. He had been admitted to the hospital three or four times in the past few years for his heart condition, according to Pat.

Another Angel castmember, Glenn Quinn, who played Doyle in season one, passed away in 2002.

A private funeral service will be held for family and close friends in Cape Cod, most likely over this weekend.
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I've been asked a lot about whether or not I sell my work on ebay or some other place. Until recently, I've always said no... I'm thinking about it, though. With the constant encouragement of my wife and some close friends, I'm researching as I type this prices to charge for original commisions and art prints.

Any thoughts?

-Steve
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  • Watching: 24
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I just read from Ed Brubaker's blog on MySpace that Donald Westlake, (AKA Richard Stark), died New Year's Eve in Mexico. Anyone who's read my past journals here will know I was a fan of Westlake's, if only recently.

Westlake was set to adapt his Parker novels with Darwyn Cooke for IDW - starting later this year...
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  • Reading: Darwyn Cooke - Solo
  • Watching: Leverage on TNT.
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With so much attention on yesterday's elections, I almost missed the news of best-selling author Michael Crichton passing away Tuesday, after a long, private battle with cancer.

He was the author of The Andromeda Strain, Jurassic Park, Congo and Timeline, to name but a few. In 1994 he created the hit-television show ER. Many of his books have been made into movies as well, including "Rising Sun" which starred Wesley Snipes and Sean Connery, the previously mentioned "Jurassic Park" which starred Jeff Goldblumm and Sam Neil.

His passing will leave a void in science-fiction books for years to come...
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  • Reading: The Nocturnals Collection by Dan Brereton
  • Watching: Raising The Bar on TNT.
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***The following text was originally posted on Newsarama.***

The opening minutes of Comic-Con 2008 saw perhaps the most exciting announcement for fans of crime fiction in months; Darwyn (JLA: The New Frontier) Cooke will adapt the first four Parker novels by Richard Stark (Donald Westlake) as a series of graphic novels for publisher IDW. The titles, which have a "mild continuity;" as Cooke explained, will be: The Hunter (aka Point Blank), The Man with the Getaway Face, The Outfit, and The Mourner. The first title, according to Cooke, is targeted for a late 2009 release, with the successive three titles coming out in two year-intervals after that.

***The Hunter was adapted into a movie and renamed Point Blank, (1967). It was recently re-made as Payback,(1999), starring Mel Gibson and written and directed by Brian Helgeland, (Writer of Conspiracy Theory, LA Confidential and writer and director of A Knight's Tale & The Order). Friends of mine here will note that I recently posted a tribute to Payback in my gallery, so these graphic novel adaptions are on my "must have" list...***

Cooke explained that this will be his first work outside the mainstream, and is something that he had pursued on his own and tried to make happen for years prior to this. The break came thanks to Cooke's former The Spirit editor at DC Comics/Wildstorm, Scott Dunbier, now Special Projects Editor at IDW. "I don't really read book series," Cooke said, "But this is the only one I read through to completion."

Cooke said that he sees bringing the novels to full graphic novels as a challenge, both in adapting, the stories, and bringing new readers to the comic book/graphic novel format. "Nothing is more important right now," he added.

The graphic novels will be fully endorsed and approved by Westlake, as Cooke has been in contact with the author, and referred to the process between himself and the original author as a collaboration that will reflect the tone of the original novels.

In regards to his art style, Cooke said that Parker graphic novels will be similar to his usual style, but will be "choppier and grittier" a far "rawer look" than his mainstream superhero work. The art will be in black and white with one color.

Explaining his appeal for the character, Cooke said that the character is compelling largely because he's completely amoral. "The way Westlake described it to me is: imagine he's a plumber. All he's concerned with is doing the job right, and if that means killing client...that's what he'll do." He's amoral in the sense that he'll kill you or he won't, and it will never have anything to do with an emotional response. If you're in the way, or you create a problem for him, he'll put you out of the picture.

"He's a wonderful character because his emotions are all internal, and you never get to know what he was thinking. When Westlake was writing the books, he said that he tried an experiment where he would not show any actual emotion I the character, just let it manifest itself through physical action. So you get this portrait of a guy who's so completely in control of himself, but so reprehensible on one level, that he's completely compelling. You can't help but to...not necessarily like him, but you have to admire the fact that he's cut out his own process in the world, and goes out in his own way. And [Westlake] puts so much detail in about how he's able to manage to live outside of the law, it's part of what's so fascinating about him. I hope I can get that across."

As for the format of the graphic novels, Cooke said that he and IDW are still fine-tuning, but are looking at a trim that's just a little smaller than a traditional comic book size, in order to make the graphic novels friendlier to the bookstore market. "We want to make sure we have a format that's going to turn on a book reader," Cooke said.
  • Listening to: 10 Years, Saving Abel, & Foo Fighters
  • Reading: The Nocturnals Collection by Dan Brereton
  • Watching: The Lookout
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No, this isn't a journal about one of my favorite comic books...

SO, yesterday, I was gettig ready to go to this comic book class, taught by Derek Fridolfs: dfridolfs.deviantart.com/
and I notice that my portfolio is missing.

All my original art that I've posted here, with the exception of the stuff from the last month or so, was in that portfolio.

My stuff.

My art.

Stuff that was very personal to me.

If any of you see something that looks like my work - posted on ebay, please check with me.
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  • Reading: Hellboy Vol 1 Library Edition
  • Watching: What's Eating Gilbert Grape
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Hey, I just noticed I hit 5,000 page views. Wow! I never thought I'd have 5 views of my stuff - let alone FIVE THOUSAND...!

Thank you. To all who've been watching and be-friending me, keep watching. The best is yet to come, (I hope...)

Regards,

Steve
  • Listening to: Nirvana
  • Reading: Hellboy Vol 1 Library Edition
  • Watching: Supernatural Season 2 DVD's
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Orange Sherbert
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So, my wife needs help getting some things from her car yesterday, so I go down to the garage to grab what's left in the trunk and as I'm waking out I notice it.

My comic book collection. Over half of it - MISSING! A lifetime of collecting. We're talking John Byrne's X-Men, Frank Miller's Daredevil and Batman, all my trades... Gone.

Someone had stolen from me. An autographed Art of Hellboy with an original HB headshot drawn by Mignola. All my autographed books, a lot of which were personalized to me - like my Judas Contract Teen Titan issues signed by Marv Wolfman, Star Trek comics signed by Majel Barret Rodenberry.

The icing on the crap cake? My renter's insurace ony wants to cover $2,500. And, get this, we get to pay a $500 deductabe for this coverage, to boot. Mind you, we informed them that there was about $7,000 or more in comics.

Damn, my Alan Moore Miracleman issues.

Jim Lee signed books.

Joe Quesada signed books from his Valiant days and early DC work. Some original art.

I want to cry and scream and hit something.

People suck... why would someone do this..?
  • Listening to: Little voices that are telling me to kill...
  • Reading: Ins. policy.There's no 'screw you' section...
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  • Drinking: Coke