Just a note to say what a grand time I had talking about comics, science fiction, the frequency of dirty jokes in Shakespeare and all sorts of things with my friends Trade Loeffler and Jim Salicrup at Dempsey's Pub last night while my wife played some traditional Irish music (with about 20 other musicians).
We talked about the old KIDS magazine, where Jim was first published -- as was CURTIS cartoonist Ray Billingsley and SIMPSONS producer Tom Gammill. We talked about 1970s Marvel and Mike Ploog and Jim Mooney and Ross Andru and Mike Esposito and then-art director John Romita. We talked about reimagined stuff. We are living in a time when old stuff is "reimagined" and some turns out good (BATTLESTAR GALACTICA) and some not so good (our take on the upcoming STAR TREK XI). We talked about Jim's upcoming TALES FROM THE CRYPT that will be out soon. Trade and I drank beer, but Jim, recovering from a slight cold, drank Diet Coke.
A fun night, which ended late (and that explains why I'm late in posting this AM). Thanks for dropping by guys!