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Hear Where It All Began!

Charlie here… For a little over a decade, I ran a comic book news website called Comic Related. That site first debuted on October 1st, 2004 at 12:01 AM. It would formally cease daily operations on June 29th, 2015, but during those years there was also a podcast. That show was my first podcast, The...

What It’s Like To Run A Comic Con?

This evening I returned to CompleteSet as a freelance writer contributing articles for the “Stories” section I helped start. Though I left the company in September of last year to join Gorilla Cinema, my old friends at CompleteSet recently reached out to me in the hope that I would return to...

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...

Recapping The Past

Charlie here… For a little over a decade, I ran a comic book news website called Comic Related. That site first debuted on October 1st, 2004 at 12:01 AM. It would formally cease daily operations on June 29th, 2015, but during those years there was also a podcast. That show was Charlie’s first...

Charlie’s San Diego Comic Con Photos

You heard some of Charlie’s San Diego Comic Con adventures on episode #186, but a picture is worth a thousand words. Here, Charlie shares 336 photos from the weekend. Enjoy all the geeky goodness from the nirvana of comic...

Get To Know CompleteSet

This is going to be a different kind of article with a unique perspective. As I type this story, I find myself penning an article from two distinct directions. You see, I created ComicRelated.com, the website you are currently visiting but I’ve recently joined the company I’m writing about. Here...

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...

Rising From The YouTube

As part of this whole social media centralization campaign I’ve been waging, yesterday I took a look at my history with YouTube and the many false starts I’ve made over the years bringing video into the various projects I manage. It’s embarrassing how many times I’ve started and...

Choose Your Name Wisely

Today, I’m working on a project that is surprising in its complexity. Today, I’m moving to a new gmail email address. Note, I’m not even changing services. I’m just moving to a new address within gmail. Should be simple, right? No, actually it’s staggeringly hard if your are tech-centric and email driven....

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...

Gary Gygax Remembered

He was the man with the name that stood out in a crowd and in grade school, high school and early college he was a kind of Jerry Garcia to me and those interested in role-playing games. I always wanted to meet him, but never had the chance and in 2008 I learned I never would. Hearing of his passing that...

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...

Robot Invades Mars!

  On Episode 35 of Charlie Tonic, Charlie and I geek out over the Mars Curiosity Rover and other amazing space facts. No matter how cynical and jaded our society has become, we can’t be too far gone if we can take the time to pause as a nation and celebrate landing a robot on Mars. The color...
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