#2016ComicBookRenaissance: Demi Marshall Staff Selections Spotlight

I came into the world of sequential art pretty late--I read Sandman just after I left college, but it took several months into Matt Fraction's run on Hawkeye to really get my engine going. In 2013, I attended HeroesCon in my hometown of Charlotte, NC, which helped--face to face conversations with comic book creators like … Continue reading #2016ComicBookRenaissance: Demi Marshall Staff Selections Spotlight

The Nightmare Factory Book Club Spirals Into Terror With UZUMAKI

For the month of March, the Nightmare Factory Book Club has been circling the city of Austin like a swarm of sharks hypnotized by a premonition of gore in the water. BookPeople, situated at the nexus of this vicious loop, has already begun to feel an ominous tugging at its periphery as the centrifugal force … Continue reading The Nightmare Factory Book Club Spirals Into Terror With UZUMAKI

Authors & Auteurs Book Club Watches The Wheels Go Round With Michael Chabon’s WONDER BOYS

Authors and Auteurs concluded our first six months in existence with Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence and one of our largest gatherings to date. The group is still in many ways carving out its identity, so come join us as we continue toiling and stumbling our way towards greatness. The next six months will … Continue reading Authors & Auteurs Book Club Watches The Wheels Go Round With Michael Chabon’s WONDER BOYS

#2016ComicBookRenaissance: Joe T’s March Pull List (3.02.16)

Here 's selection of titles that are coming out this month that I'm really excited about! Of course there are more than just these being released so keep your eyes and ears open for other books that might tickle your fancy. All text is from publisher copy except where notated. Enjoy! 3.01.16  Kill Your Boyfriend/Vimanarama … Continue reading #2016ComicBookRenaissance: Joe T’s March Pull List (3.02.16)

The Stand Up Sit Down Book Club Yells “It’s A Wrap!” With Patton Oswalt’s Silver Screen Fiend

There are an exceptional few performers who have elevated the craft of stand-up comedy to an honest to goodness art form. Infusing the formula with absurd honesty, surreal world building, or just a singleminded dedication to absolute, neurotic truth, these champions of the spoken word have devoted their lives and livelihoods to skirting the line … Continue reading The Stand Up Sit Down Book Club Yells “It’s A Wrap!” With Patton Oswalt’s Silver Screen Fiend

#2016ComicBookRenaissance Staff Selections (2.17.16)

Thomas W. Recommends: Suicide Squad by Tom Ostrander & Luke McDonnell I'm sure I'm one of only a few people who have ever asked the question what if the Dirty Dozen had superpowers? Luckily for me one of the people who asked that question was John Ostrander, who also answered that question in 1987 when … Continue reading #2016ComicBookRenaissance Staff Selections (2.17.16)

The Nightmare Factory Book Club Met The Mothman And Lived To Tell About It!

The skies over Austin are awash with phantasmagoria on the third Tuesday of every month. Like clockwork on some planet where clocks keep track only of the passage of Tuesdays, enigmatic shadows with burning, red eyes are seen floating in a most peculiar way before descending through the treetops to land at the entrance to … Continue reading The Nightmare Factory Book Club Met The Mothman And Lived To Tell About It!

The Nightmare Factory Experiences The 5th Great Awakening With Stephen King’s REVIVAL

Come one, come all!  Step right up into the healing spark of the Nightmare Factory Book Club!  No matter the malady, regardless of ailment, if you accept the infernal circuitry of the Nightmare Factory, your problems will be forgotten, and the pure vision that is unspeakable chaos will be granted unto you.  The secret electricity … Continue reading The Nightmare Factory Experiences The 5th Great Awakening With Stephen King’s REVIVAL

Joe Johnston Turner’s Favorite Books of 2015 in Alphabetical Order (Part 1)

Don't Suck, Don't Die: Giving Up Vic Chesnutt by Kristin Hersch Don't Suck, Don't Die. Truer words have never been spoken about the art of performance, especially so for Athens, Georgia based Vic Chesnutt. a paraplegic since the age of 18. Every show, every tour, every album he lived by that code. Constantly angry and … Continue reading Joe Johnston Turner’s Favorite Books of 2015 in Alphabetical Order (Part 1)