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September 29, 2009

Bonny Bonham

Check out this ride that DHS did last Saturday with some friends for charity. All DHS'ers are invited for the ride next year!

September 16, 2009

Supergirl vs. Flamebird

"The Hunt for Reactron" starts here! Spilling out of the stunning finale of "Codename: Patriot," Supergirl and Flamebird find themselves at each other's throats! What's happened to these two childhood friends to put them at such odds, and can Nightwing calm them down before the situation escalates? And just what are they going to do about all of the guys who are surrounding them? You know, the guys in the tanks? Continued in SUPERGIRL #45!

Plus! James Robinson and Greg Rucka's Captain Atom co-feature continues! What is happening to Captain Atom, and more important, what's happening to his mind? Team Breach is on hand to lend some answers, but Atom probably isn't going to like them. Featuring the gorgeous art of CAFU!

September 15, 2009

A comic a day...

Greg Rucka and Drew Johnson's WONDER WOMAN is featured as one of CBR's Cool Comic Book Moments!

Summer school

This past July, DHS and his wife taught English at a summer school in Yakutsk, Russia. Their family had a fantastic time, meeting some wonderful people and learning about the local culture.

Check out this fun video that the students made as a parting gift:

Nutrient-loading on Today

September 14, 2009

Get high

Publishers Weekly praises MONDAY MORNING MOTIVATION:

"[David] Cottrell (Monday Morning Mentoring) continues his leadership series with this latest installment on generating positive energy at work. He identifies five key energy conductors leaders can utilize: synchronization, speed, communication, customer passion and integrity, and offers examples of how these concepts work together in an organization.

Cottrell explores why motivation flags and how effective leaders can keep energy and productivity high. He also includes suggestions on how to identify energizers and sappers, build a dynamic organization and keep it in sync, adjust organizational strategies and create a culture of integrity. Each chapter ends with a summary of key points, discussion questions and a to-do list. Practical and informative, this book will inspire leaders and give them tools essential for motivating their teams."

September 11, 2009

Whiteout weekend

It's opening weekend!

Here's an interview from Shock Till You Drop, with the stars of the movie that you must go see this weekend: has a special treat for you too -- a 35 page preview of the acclaimed graphic novel on which the movie is based.

On the ground in L.A.

Check out DHS' photos from the WHITEOUT premiere!

September 10, 2009

Stay pure

Busted Flush Press has posted the first chapter of Vicki Hendrick's critically acclaimed novel MIAMI PURITY.

Vicki lives in Hollywood, Florida, where she teaches English and creative writing. A fan of dangerous sports, she has completed 550 skydives, learned to dog sled in Finland, and has been birding in the jungles of Costa Rica!

Her most recent novel, CRUEL POETRY, was nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original.

September 9, 2009

Red carpet night

The fabulous and funny Kate Beckinsale was on Conan last night to promote WHITEOUT.

And, tonight is the Hollywood premiere! DHS is already in L.A. and will be walking the red carpet as part of writer and executive producer Greg Rucka's entourage.

September 8, 2009

The starred SEASON

"In [Tom] Piccirilli's brooding, character-driven chiller, former New York City cop Finn, recently blinded, wallows in his new role as an English teacher at a posh girls' boarding school. A storm looms as Finn and a skeleton staff remain to supervise a handful of girls staying at the school during winter break. Piccirilli (The Fever Kill) harps on his theme of isolation with palpable glee as Finn, surrounded by self-absorbed adolescents and mysterious, brutally violent attackers roaming the campus, grapples with blindness amid a sonar-dulling snowstorm in a remote area with no cellphone service.

Terrified of solitude and driven by his cop instincts, Finn embarks on a wrenching journey that exposes the raw emotion of a man nearly destroyed by disability and circumstance."

– Publishers Weekly's *starred review* of SHADOW SEASON

Rucka's recommendations

September 4, 2009

You've been Peppard

"Book agent David Hale Smith is Hollywood-bound. He sold Greg Rucka's graphic novel Whiteout to Matrix producer Joel Silver. Next week, David will walk the red carpet for the LA film premiere."

- Alan Peppard's column in the Dallas Morning News

September 2, 2009

From Go-go girls to go-going green

Just the thought of “going green” can make you feel blue. Trying to live sustainably sounds like a whole lot of work and a whole lot of deprivation.

Well, Josh Piven's THIS GREEN HOUSE aims to both shrink your carbon footprint and soothe your eco-anxiety. In a guidebook that’s as funny as it is practical, Piven shows you how to green every room of the house—and have a good time doing it.

It's a Go-Go world

...and we lurve it so!

"Vampire A Go-Go is Victor Gischler’s latest attempt to conquer all genres. Last year’s Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse was his unique spin on the post-apocalyptic science fiction genre and this year’s Vampire a Go-Go is Gischler Tasmanian Deviling all over the horror genre.

The bottom line is that Victor Gischler brings a breath of fresh air to whatever genre and medium he chooses to write in and it comes as no surprise that he has been successful in crime, science fiction, horror and comics. Go out today and buy a Victor Gischler book, your day will be brightened and you’ll have a new favorite author."
- BSC Reviews

Into the darkness

Cross-genre author Tom Piccirilli -- horror, western, and crime! -- breaks it down with Steven E. Wedel over at Horror World.

Those magic words

..."full-body condom"!

Duane guest blogs on today about how Sqweegel creeped into his heart (and home?!).

Also check out Anthony Zuiker's interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

Totally mondo, man

MONDO Magazine's August feature:

DETECTIVE COMICS gets the nod this month for a couple reasons. First, because I’ve really been excited about this series and I’ve yet to bestow it with Book of the Month; and, second, because it has the triumphant return of Maggie Sawyer! I’m sure most of you don’t know who that is, but she’s been a minor character hanging around the DCU for about 20 years and is most famous because she’s one of mainstream comics’ first lesbians. I first came into contact with her in the amazing Gotham Central, co-written by Rucka, and was really happy to see her here.

Detective Comics #856 has a seduction scene between Sawyer and Kate Kane (Batwoman) that is is so tasteful, so wonderful, so character-driven, and so perfect for what both characters needed. Scenes where one woman picks up another woman are rare in popular culture — extremely rare — so to see it done well makes me extremely happy.

A big part of why it lands so well is William’s fantastic art. This man is drawing the hell out of this book. The subtle style changes, the page compositions, the expressions — everything is working here and working well.

I’m glad my instincts were right on this one: Rucka and Williams are doing great work on this title and making a publicity stunt a narrative success.