Monday, November 26, 2012

Cartoon Themed Products at Zazzle

I was contacted by Zazzle to make a post about some of the stuff they sell on their site. I chose the category cartoons and below is some of the merchandise they offer. In exchange for my time they will provide me with a gift certificate (hopefully).

Gus and Jaq Shirt
Gus and Jaq Shirt
See another cinderella t-shirt at Zazzle

Friday, November 23, 2012

Larry Hagman, R.I.P.

From Dallas News --

Larry Hagman, the North Texas native who played the conniving and mischievous J.R. Ewing on the TV show Dallas, died Friday at a Dallas hospital. He was 81.

Mr. Hagman died at 4:20 p.m. Friday at Medical City Dallas Hospital from complications of his recent battle with cancer, members of his family said.

“Larry was back in his beloved Dallas, re-enacting the iconic role he loved most,” the family said in a statement. “Larry’s family and close friends had joined him in Dallas for the Thanksgiving holiday. When he passed, he was surrounded by loved ones. It was a peaceful passing, just as he had wished for. The family requests privacy at this time.”

The iconic role of J.R. Ewing metamorphosed Mr. Hagman’s life. He rocketed from being a merely well-known TV actor on I Dream of Jeannie and the son of Broadway legend Mary Martin, to the kind of transnational fame known only by the likes of the Beatles and Muhammad Ali.

Mr. Hagman made his home in California with his wife of nearly 60 years, the former Maj Axelsson. Despite obvious physical frailty, he gamely returned to Dallas to film season one of TNT’s Dallas reboot and part of season two.

Linda Gray's agent, Jeffrey Lane, said the actress was at Mr. Hagman's bedside when he died, according to The Sun in London. He said another co-star, Patrick Duffy, was also present. “They had been friends for 35 years and they had worked together for many years, so obviously it is devastating," Mr. Lane told The Sun.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Akron Comicon Review - Part 3

Finally, the final installment of my review of the Akron Comicon. Here's some of the vendors and stuff that I bought.

Local Star Trek group USS LaGrange

The Mighty Marvel Bicentennial Calendar and a cel from the 1990s Hulk cartoon

The Hulk 100 Project, Stan's Soapbox and Popeye Picnic autographed by Chris Yambar

Akron Comicon coffee mug, a Hulk eraser and a Thor movie placard

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Akron Comicon Review - Part 1

Wow! What a great show. The first ever Akron Comicon was a huge success. I would like to thank the organizers, vendors, guests and fans for making this happen. I was there to cover the con for the Akron Empire blog. But, I was also there as a fan. I'm splitting this review in three parts. Part 1 will cover some of the guests. Part 2 will cover all the great cosplayers that were there. And part 3 will cover some of the vendors and stuff I bought. I'm already looking forward to next year.

Mike W. Barr

Bob Ingersoll

Tom Batiuk

Chris Yambar

Gerry Conway

Joe Staton

Norm Breyfogle

Q & A with Gerry Conway

Here's a short video I took of Gerry Conway answering some questions.