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March 27, 2015 – 6:51 am |

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Phoenix Film Festival 2015: Day One

March 28, 2015 – 11:00 am |
Industry Night - Scott Harders, Gary Herkimer and your humble scribe

We screened five features and two sets of shorts on Friday, many of which were accompanied by Q&As from the filmmakers. Here are capsule reviews of what we saw.

Look Eastman, young man: Excerpts & inspirations from an interview with Kevin Eastman, part 4

March 28, 2015 – 7:00 am |

Eastman’s inspirations and process as an independent comic book artist

Review: It Follows – Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean ‘It’ isn’t out to get you

March 27, 2015 – 7:50 am |
It Follows

‘It Follows’ exemplifies low-budget horror filmmaking at its best and it is better (and creepier) than most of its hoity-toity high-budget cousins to boot.

Review: Get Hard – Hardly funny

March 27, 2015 – 7:45 am |
Get Hard

If you’ve seen the films Stir Crazy, Trading Places, Bringing Down the House or any other odd couple comedy flick then you’ve pretty much already seen Get Hard.

East Valley art events abound this weekend

March 27, 2015 – 6:51 am |

If you dig the arts, there’s plenty to do this Saturday and Sunday.

Review: Heir to the Jedi lost amid Star Wars’ literary legacy

March 25, 2015 – 9:00 am |

This is one adventure you can safely miss.

Blizzard Blitz: March 22nd – A Season Ends and a Beta Starts

March 22, 2015 – 9:35 pm |
Blizzard Blitz: March 22nd – A Season Ends and a Beta Starts

In a few weeks both the Beta for Legacy of the Void starts, and Season 2 for Diablo 3 ends!

When Exposing Myself Isn’t Enough: This Artist’s Thoughts

March 22, 2015 – 11:29 am |

This article on AdWeek got me thinking this week.
Basically, Showtime solicited a bunch of artists to join a contest to generate art for an upcoming boxing match.  One artist declined with a snarky letter that essentially …

Classic Comic Cover Corner – Detective Comics #371

March 22, 2015 – 7:45 am |
Detective Comics #371 – January, 1968

The recent controversy over artist Rafael Albuquerque’s Batgirl #41 variant cover has more to do with the victimization of comic fans than of Batgirl. Here’s why…

DevCon 2015: Saturday Photos

March 21, 2015 – 7:06 pm |
DevCon 2015 at ASU West

Saturday afternoon we took a trip over the hills and far away to that mystical place called northwest Glendale to check out ASU West’s DevCon fan convention.

Look Eastman, Young Man — Excerpts & Inspirations from an Interview with Kevin Eastman, part 3

March 21, 2015 – 1:03 pm |

During last month’s Amazing Arizona Comic Con, I had the pleasure of interviewing Kevin Eastman, co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. To celebrate Mini-Comic Book Day in March, I’ll be sharing excerpts from that interview.

Review: The Gunman – Sean Penn shoots, misses

March 20, 2015 – 7:45 am |
The Gunman

If Stallone had a pretentious brother, tweaked on steroids and cigarettes, who wanted to try his hand at an action movie, he might be Sean Penn in The Gunman.