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A Comic Origin For The Preacher On AMC

I have been a fan of the Preacher comic series since it debuted with the very promising cover (pictured right) back in 1995. Now that the series has debuted on AMC, we’ll be discussing the pilot on Episode #231 of the Charlie Tonic Hour. As a lead into that episode, I thought it would be an...

Contests And Anniversaries

Yesterday saw two big events with two big websites in my life! First over on ComicRelated.com I wrote a small story celebrating the Nine Year Anniversary of that site which I started in 2004. It’s been quite an evolution over the years and writing just those few notes convinced me that I have a longer story...

Comic Collecting Origins

My roots run deep with DC Comics. For much of my early life I was a DC Comics fanboy and it was only as I got older that Uncanny X-Men in the late 70′s and early 80′s transformer me and opened me up to the capes and tights of Marvel Comics. Late last week I posted a new article to Comic Related that summed...

Blogging Comic Reading

I’m back with a new video blog update and today I’m discussing the fine art of catching up on my comic reading. It’s a plan for reading while I’m sick which includes a mountain of DC Comics and the majesty of the Sixth Gun (Oni Press). Join me for a very comic focused (or should I...

Kickstarter and Creativity

This week on Episode 71, Charlie and I will discuss the ways that comic creators and other creative types are using Kickstarter to fund their projects and make a living. You can hear our thoughts on the subject on Wednesday but in the mean time here are a few of the projects we mentioned and one of them is...

Charlie Talks Comics

I simply can’t explain it. After a writing drought (with a few intermittent articles here on the Charlie Tonic site) over the last few months, I felt like my pen to digital paper muscles were getting a bit thin. I can’t say what happened but on February 4th everything suddenly changed. On that...

What It Means To Me

So, many of you heard about the recent purchase of Derby City Comic Con, but I thought I would take a few moments and put into words exactly what this acquisition means for me on a very personal level. I grew up with a life that has had comics at its core. I’ve told the story of how I first became a...

Derby City Comic Con

The second Derby City Comic Con went off very well this weekend. As you have probably heard, our company Pandora Promotions officially purchased Derby City this weekend. It was a huge step for our little group and we are honored that Eric Banister trusted us to continue the work he started when he realized...

Silent Shadow of the Bat

How about some cool comic related video? These three come to us by way of a pointer from the very talented Lexington, KY based comic creator and writer RD Hall. Here’s how the original creator of this video series explains the creation… Parts one and two are halves of a 12 minute short depicting...

C2E2 with Ginny and Charlie

Are you feeling tired? Lethargic? A creeping feeling of loss and dawning realization that your day to day life is dull and colorless? Congratulations, you probably just got back from a con weekend. Pandora Promotions and Comic Related just got back from a weekend at the midwest’s largest comic...

Sexy Superhero Costumes

Those of you that know me are probably not surprised to know that I have always been drawn to the sexy women of comics. But this admiration does not come easily at times, especially as it is clear from the way many of these women are drawn and are written that they are there to be escapist fantasy almost...

Gem City Comic Con

  Charlie and I had a great weekend at Gem City Comic Con with Aloysius Fox. Thanks again to Calamity Dawn and her lovely family for putting us up for the weekend and extra big thanks to John and Kim Wilson for running the Comic Related table all weekend. We couldn’t do it without all of you....

A Zombie Top 5

On this week’s episode, Ginny Tonic and I have a solid little discussion focused on zombies, zombie culture, zombie theory and zombie fandom. I’m not going to spoil that chat here, but I will say that I have a “guilty pleasure” level connection to these fine, feral, femur filleting,...

Collecting Comics

How did I start collecting comics?  Here’s some of my earliest memories of comic books and pictured within this post is a scan of the ONE BOOK that quite literally shaped a large period of my life and kicked off a hobby I still enjoy today. For those who don’t know, I grew up in a restaurant...

The God Machine by Chandra Free

Comic books and anime are relatively new to me but art is not and the art is what drew me to this book immediately. The pictures are well executed and intriguing, ranging from gorgeously rendered art nouveau to playful anime and back again, often within the same page. The pictures alone make it worth the...
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