Howard Tayler's blog
Submitted by Howard Tayler on August 2, 2008 - 13:09
This week I saw The X-Files: I Want To Believe and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. My updated list of “Howard’s favorite summer films” is below, but you’ll have to scroll clear to the bottom to find these two:
Submitted by Howard Tayler on August 1, 2008 - 11:54
Tom Racine of Comics Coast to Coast interviewed me briefly at Comic-Con, and that interview is up as part of Episode 47 - Justin and Tom’s Comic Con Recap. I haven’t listened to it yet, but from the liner notes it looks like mine is the second segment in the show, around the 22:30 mark.
Follow the link above, and then click on the iTunes link on the right-hand side of the page. (I’m not sure how non-iTunes listeners get to the show. Sorry!)
Submitted by Howard Tayler on July 28, 2008 - 23:50
Comic-Con International, aka San Diego Comic-Con, was wonderful. It would have been better had I not lost my voice on Saturday, but on Sunday I decided to draw up a few signs allowing me to distribute flyers.
I would hold up a sign that said PLEASE TAKE A SAMPLE, and catch the attention of a passer-by.
He/she would usually look at me wondering why I was using a sign, at which point I would gesture at a sign propped up to my right that said I LOST MY VOICE.
Submitted by Howard Tayler on July 27, 2008 - 20:42
By Sandra Tayler
That whole post about potential problems with the schlock site is now moot. We made sure that Mr. Murphy and his rules couldn’t take the Schlock comic out of commission, so he instead opted for making me look like Chicken Little. The domain registration renewal went through mere hours after I ran around making posts anywhere and everywhere I could think that fans might go looking for information. Now I get to run around and spam every place again to say “Never mind.”
Submitted by Howard Tayler on July 27, 2008 - 14:53
Note from Sandra Tayler
If you have any difficulties reaching www.schlockmercenary.com over the next few days, please click over to www.schlocktroops.com. It has been set up as an alternate location for fans to get their daily Schlock fix. Please spread the word in the event of a problem. That is the important information. Like any good reporter, I’ve put it first in case people don’t care to read the rest of the story.
Submitted by Howard Tayler on July 26, 2008 - 12:26
Howard wanted me to post a message to let you all know that he’s sorry for not blogging more during the convention. He’s working on the convention floor for 8-10 hours per day. That is followed by dinner meetings with other creative professionals to talk shop and share tips for keeping the business rolling. By the time he hits his hotel room he’s too exhausted to think, let alone compose an amusing blog entry. In the mornings he has to hit the ground running and has no time for blogging.
Submitted by Howard Tayler on July 24, 2008 - 10:55
Did a brisk business once the doors finally opened. Met lots of fans, met lots of peers, met lots of friends. There’s a social aspect to this event that is easy to understate.
Submitted by Howard Tayler on July 22, 2008 - 23:20
If you’re coming to Comic-Con and you want to find me, Come through door B1/B2, head straight back through the rows of comic-book collector booths into the 1300 aisle, and look for the color orange on your right.
If you find yourself looking at orange and black pumpkins, you looked to the left. We’re behind you now. Turn around.
Submitted by Howard Tayler on July 22, 2008 - 23:07
… here is a picture I took last night as I drove towards Las Vegas. The crepuscular rays were much more pronounced in person. I blame the camera phone.
In order to get this photo onto the web I needed to 1) mail the picture to my gmail account, 2) upload it to LunaPic for cropping, 3) save it back to the local drive, 4) upload it to the blog.
Submitted by Howard Tayler on July 22, 2008 - 22:41
I’ve arrived in San Diego, safe and sound. All the Schlock stuff and booth stuff has been unloaded and spread around the Blank Label Comics booth (#1330) at the convention center, and I’ve checked into my hotel. I had a great dinner with my friends Jim and Stacey, and now I’m going to try to blog.
Oh, look. It worked.