comic books

As many as 1,200 people are expected in Cincinnati this weekend to celebrate steampunk.  That’s a science fiction genre that celebrates a future that never was.  Enthusiasts are part of a growing community that is not unlike other fandoms.

Max Brooks, son of movie legend Mel Brooks, is the author of the book World War Z (which became a Brad Pitt movie) and is the mind behind an original horror series of comic books and a new subgenre of fiction: zombies vs. vampires with The Extinction Parade. He spends a few minutes talking with our Jim Nolan about this latest foray into sci-fi.

The 2014 Cincinnati Comicon returns to The Northern Kentucky Convention Center for another weekend of creative craziness.

Many amazing guests will be in attendance, including artists and creators from the world of comic books, graphic novels and illustration.  Some featured guests include Kelley Jones [Batman, Sandman], Hilary Barta [Spongebob, The Simpsons], Tony Millionaire [Maakies, Sock Monkey, God Hates Cartoons], Ryan Stegman [Amazing Spider-Man, Fantastic Four] and Tony Moore [The Walking Dead].

The Cincinnati Comicon will also showcase some amazing Lego constructions, that will impress kids of all ages.

To get better perspective on the world of a comic book creator, I met with Bruce Worden [Woodstalk, Good Night Keith Moon] and William Grapes [Girls of Ninja High School, Fyre Dragon].

In advance of May’s Free Comic Book Day, Jim Nolan talks to the proprietor of the area’s newest comic book store. James Hensley recently opened Astonishing Comics and Games in Sharonville and he talks about his love of comic books and his sponsorship of September’s Cincinnati Comic Expo.

Northern Kentucky resident and writer Bruce Worden, author of Goodnight Keith Moon, plus his popular blog Homophones, Weakly, talks by phone with Jim Nolan about his newest comic book series, Woodstalk: Three Days of Peace, Music and Zombies.

Comic book artist Tony Moore, one of the originators of the Walking Dead graphic novel series, sits down with Jim Nolan to discuss his work as well as the upcoming Cincinnati Comic Expo on September 22-23.