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About Rich

Howdy!

I'm a high school English Teacher/Technology Coach in rural NW Pennsylvania.
I've been reading comics since I was old enough to realize the squiggles in the white boxes above the Flash's head actually meant something.

While still aspiring to be a comic book writer, I've managed to scratch one item off his bucket list when I succeeded in getting published in a national magazine. I wrote for Wizard for nearly a year for their "dot comics" column, starting with issue #110.

My first article had the Shakespearean title "Comic Book Babes Brought To Life."

I've got a couple of projects in the works right now. I've got what I believe is a superhero book with a lot of potential in the works with several issues completely scripted and waiting for an equally aspiring artist willing to work with a guy who's supporting two kids in college on a teacher's salary. I've got another project in the works with Atomic Pop Art which will probably see the light of day before the first one does.

I started a group here called "The Scribes" for comics writers both professional and aspiring. If you fit the bill, come on in and pull up a keyboard!

Comment Wall (4 comments)

At 10:32pm on May 21, 2009, Mike Parnell said…
I think it is really nice. It may add some new dimensions to what is the "board." Nice work!
At 11:14am on May 25, 2009, Commander Benson said…
I've only started to play with the features, Rich. Like most new boards, all the new toys to play with are slightly overwhelming, and since I'm not a techno-phile, it will take some time for me to explore them all. (I don't know a bloody thing about Facebook or MySpace or any of that.)

Naturally, there is a certain reluctance to leave the comfort of the established board, but life has taught me that, once the new becomes the way of life, within a few months, it will feel like it has always been that way.

In sum, I see no downside to this board.
At 4:02pm on May 27, 2009, Joan Carr said…
This site is very impressive!!!
At 4:11pm on June 15, 2009, Cat Beechler said…
I had a great flight...but slept 12 hours when I got back. Crazy!

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Pittsburgh Comicon 2013 Cosplay

The official cosplay video for the 2013 Pittsburgh Comicon brought to you by Nerdburgh! For anyone who didn't make it into the video, fear not. We have the e...
Oct 17, 2013
Wandering Sensei: Moderator Man replied to Rich Lane's discussion Avengers Arena
"Aaggh! With issue 14, we get the first part of Cullen Bloodstone's story as he tells it to Hazmat, but we will have to wait for the next issue to hear the rest of it. By the way, I really hate Nara. I hope she gets harpooned."
Sep 2, 2013
Figserello replied to Rich Lane's discussion Man, I should have picked that up.
"  Well, I've already praised Chronos to the heavens in my DC One Million posts, but next up will be a little appraisal of Hourman in the final installment, as it was a follow-up of sorts to DC 1m.   At least Hourman and Journey Into…"
Jun 26, 2013
Figserello replied to Rich Lane's discussion Man, I should have picked that up.
"The concept and writing was good too, I thought.  Nice, fairly original use of the Swamp Thing mythos.  The problem, I think, was the 64 page Graphic Novel format, which is a bugbear of mine.  You pay that much money for something…"
Jun 26, 2013
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Rich Lane's discussion Man, I should have picked that up.
"I re-read it recently, and you can read my take on it at http://mrvertigocomics.wordpress.com/2011/10/09/vertigo-miniseries-tour-part-12-swamp-thing-roots-toxic-gumbo-gangland-tomahawk-doctor-13/ It's beautiful to look at, but the story…"
Jun 26, 2013
Wandering Sensei: Moderator Man replied to Rich Lane's discussion Man, I should have picked that up.
"There was a prestige issue of Swamp Thing written and illustrated by Jon. J. Muth called Swamp Thing: Roots. It took place in Indiana along the Wabash River. I was in college at the time and couldn't really afford it back then, so I had to skip…"
Jun 25, 2013
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Rich Lane's discussion Man, I should have picked that up.
"As predicted, DC has gotten around to collecting the Brian K. Vaughn run: Swamp Thing by Brian K. Vaughan Vol. 1 Release date: January 14, 2014 | Series: Swamp Thing In this series from 2000, writer Brian K. Vaughan kicked off a new SWAMP THING…"
Jun 25, 2013
Travis Herrick (Modular Mod) replied to Rich Lane's discussion Man, I should have picked that up.
"Yeah I remember even mentioning seeing one of your letters in one of those Comic a Day threads. "
Jun 25, 2013
Philip Portelli replied to Rich Lane's discussion Man, I should have picked that up.
"I did get Hourman and had a bunch of letters printed, too! But I regret not getting The Walking Dead. Who know? Also The Lone Ranger when it was first revived."
Jun 25, 2013
Travis Herrick (Modular Mod) replied to Rich Lane's discussion Man, I should have picked that up.
"I'd second Hourman. Also, I read most of the 90s Black Condor series a few months back (also by Morales), and I thought that was pretty good myself. A couple others for me. District X, I thought was terrific. Before I didn't give a…"
Jun 25, 2013
John Moret replied to Rich Lane's discussion Man, I should have picked that up.
"Cavaliere said: "Chronos from DC. Man, that was good. I just wish that I (and a few thousand other people) had read it BEFORE it was canned." Ditto for Tom Peyer's Hourman. I am surprised, given Rags Morales' popularity that…"
Jun 25, 2013
Henry R. Kujawa replied to Rich Lane's discussion Man, I should have picked that up.
"I have all the originals (except as noted above).  Why buy reprints? "
Jun 25, 2013
PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod replied to Rich Lane's discussion Man, I should have picked that up.
"Me, too, and I read the original from the third B&W 'til past First's folding."
Jun 25, 2013
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Rich Lane's discussion Man, I should have picked that up.
"I've been eyeing those Nexus Omniboo, too. Great content for a terrific price!"
Jun 25, 2013
Wandering Sensei: Moderator Man replied to Rich Lane's discussion Man, I should have picked that up.
"You know, Henry, Dark Horse is publishing the complete Nexus in Omnibus form. The first two volumes are out now!"
Jun 25, 2013
Henry R. Kujawa replied to Rich Lane's discussion Man, I should have picked that up.
"I recall picking up NEXUS #1 (B&W magazine) because it had a Paul Gulacy cover.  Then I flipped it open, and the interior art looked SO amateurish I PUT IT BACK.  I was just buying way, way too many things at the time, and I think…"
Jun 25, 2013

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Posted on May 29, 2009 at 1:48pm 2 Comments

I put a survey in the tabs at the top of the page. Registered, non-registered, lurkers...all are invited to take part, but please do so only once.

This survey will be open for some time, so there's no rush. Wait until you've really solidified your opinion of the new site.

Thanks!

Why the Change to a New Site?

Posted on May 27, 2009 at 1:30pm 22 Comments

Lumbering Jack asked this on the old boards:



" In what respect(s) do you think this site's failure to "keep up" has hurt us, and how will the new site address these perceived problems?



{I'll admit my bias, here. My wife has recently become addicted to Facebook (mostly for purposes of playing Pet Society). All I can see from my exposure to that "social networking" site is a vast sea of people, bound together by nothing more than vague chains of acquaintance, twitteringTM…
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Well, what do you think?

Posted on May 25, 2009 at 11:11am 22 Comments

I guess another good way to test things out is to try out the comments section of this blog area. Cap, the Commander, Chris, heck, anybody we want can post a blog here and folks can comment right at the bottom of it. This would eliminate the need for separate forums for the comments to them on the board.

So let's give it a shot: What do you see as the benefits of using this site? What would be the disadvantages?

Discuss!

Welcome to the potential new site.

Posted on May 21, 2009 at 9:10pm 0 Comments

If you haven't registered, go ahead and get started. Look around, play with stuff, upload a few pictures. If you are at all used to Facebook, this will seem very comfortable to you.
 
 
 

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