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Jan. 20th, 2010

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ACT-I-VATE, HEROES 4 HAITI, AND YALSA 2010



The NEW installment of LOVIATHAN: Love Is The End Of The World Part Three is now online at ACT-I-VATE!

ONE WORLD ENDS. ANOTHER IS BORN. BUT LOVE AND BETRAYAL ENDURE. A TALE OF HIGH ADVENTURE SET AGAINST THE BRIGHT ABYSS OF ETERNITY!

THIS WEEK: Is there more to Ann Barnett than we know? She seems to think so!

Read this week's new episode here:
http://www.activatecomix.com/20-3-10.comic

Catch up on the previous episode here:
http://www.activatecomix.com/20-3-8.comic

Click here to read from the beginning:
http://www.activatecomix.com/20-1.comic

ALSO:

There's been quite a bit of coverage online regarding the HEROES 4 HAITI initiative. In short, this is a grassroots movement of mostly people in the comics and animation community in response to the horrible news that continues to come out of earthquake-stricken Haiti. There are a number of art and comics auctions underway, with more each day, from people like Dean Haspiel, Dave McKean, Greg Pak, Bentemplesmith, and others. All proceeds are going to a variety of charities at work in Haiti now. Check out the websites and please pitch-in to help somehow:
http://www.heroes4haiti.com
and
http://www.heroes4haiti-fb.com

Lastly:
I just received news that my graphic novel, "Parade (with fireworks)", has made the American Library Association's "Great Graphic Novels for Teens" List. This puts the book on a relatively short list that goes out to libraries across the country with a recommendation that they acquire the book for their regular collection.
Studiomate and fellow AIV'er Tim Hamilton is also on this year's list for his stellar adaptation of Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451".

Full list here: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/yalsa/booklistsawards/greatgraphicnovelsforteens/ggnt10.cfm

Jan. 15th, 2010

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HEROES 4 HAITI

We've all heard the horrible news coming from earthquake-stricken Haiti this week. There are a number of organizations offering to turn our donations into aid for the people who need it most. In an effort to respond to this tragedy in some helpful way, we're suggesting that artists, collectors, and others in the comics and animation communities, as well as other groups, put a piece of artwork or other collectible or service up for auction on eBay, with 100% of the proceeds going to your charity of choice via eBay's "Giving Works" option.

To help spread the word about this initiative, we've created an information webpage at:
http://www.heroes4haiti.com

and a Facebook page for easy sharing of recent updates at:
http://www.heroes4haiti-fb.com

If you have artwork you can sell, backissues, other collectibles, or if you can auction off an art lesson, etc., to raise money for the charitable organizations on the front lines of the relief efforts, please consider doing so.

Also, PLEASE do whatever you can to forward this message and spread the word to people both in and outside the comics and animation communities, post it to blogs and messageboards, etc., so that we can make our efforts as beneficial as possible.

From the HEROES 4 HAITI website:

Help The Victims of the Haitian Earthquake!

Heroes 4 Haiti is a grassroots movement of artists seeking to raise money for organizations helping victims of the recent Haitian earthquake. Heroes 4 Haiti is not an organization, it's a collective response to human tragedy. We're asking everyone to donate a little bit of their talent, money or time towards helping those in need.

Please join us in helping our fellow human beings by creating art and auctioning it off for charity by listing it yourself using eBay's Giving Works program, by bidding in these auctions, by donating to relief organizations, or by volunteering your time to helping rebuild Haiti in the wake of this catastrophe.

How You Can Help

Heroes 4 Haiti seeks to raise money for victims of the Haitian earthquake. You can help in one of the following ways:

Donate Art -- Using your own eBay account, please donate or create art to be listed on eBay with 100% of each auction's proceeds being donated to the Haitian relief organization of your choice via eBay Giving Works. Right now when you log in at eBay, there's a link to support Haitian relief that takes you to eBay Giving Works and that gives you the option to sell your art. Please choose the charity you prefer and let us know that you're doing it so we can list you here as part of the cause. Posting an auction? Please let us know by posting a link to it in the comments section of this post!

Donate Collectibles or Services -- Using your own eBay account, please donate collectibles or services to be listed on eBay with 100% of each auction's proceeds being donated to the Haitian relief organization of your choice via eBay Giving Works. Right now when you log in at eBay, there's a link to support Haitian relief that takes you to eBay Giving Works and that gives you the option to sell your art. Please choose the charity you prefer and let us know that you're doing it so we can list you here as part of the cause. Posting an auction? Please let us know by posting a link to it in the comments section of this post!

Bid On These Auctions -- Check the thank you section below for links to auctions for art, collectibles, and services connected to Heroes 4 Haiti. See something you like here? Please bid on these items! Check frequently in the days to come as we update with links to art offered for Haitian relief!

Spread The Word! -- Feel free to copy this post and email it to your friends or contacts, or please link to this blog! Heroes 4 Haiti isn't an organization, it's people helping people. Everyone can help in their own way! Please help us spread the word about these easy ways to support the Haitian people!

Please tweet us too! Here are some sample tweets to spread the word:

Comics creators auctioning art for Haiti relief http://heroes4haiti.com/ http://heroes4haiti-fb.com/ Please RT!

Calling all artists! Donate work to auction for Haiti relief http://heroes4haiti.com/ http://heroes4haiti-fb.com/ Please RT

Donate art & collectibles to help Haiti relief http://heroes4haiti.com/ http://heroes4haiti-fb.com/ Please RT!

Comics community comes together to help Haiti http://heroes4haiti.com/ http://heroes4haiti-fb.com/ Please RT!

Check out http://heroes4haiti.com/ - where artists (and non-artists with $$) can unite to help the the people of Haiti. (RT if you please)

Donate Money -- Charity Navigator has a list of organizations working to provide relief in Haiti, please support them with your direct donations.

Volunteer -- If you have technical skills in health or engineering, or prior disaster relief experience, you may be able to volunteer your time to help rebuild in Haiti. Information about registering your skills to help in Haiti can be found at the Center for International Disaster Information website.

For the latest developments on Heroes 4 Haiti, please join our Facebook page at http://heroes4haiti-fb.com/

Jan. 13th, 2010

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Today @ ACT-I-VATE.com: LOVIATHAN continues!




The NEW installment of LOVIATHAN: Love Is The End Of The World Part Three is now online at ACT-I-VATE!

ONE WORLD ENDS. ANOTHER IS BORN. BUT LOVE AND BETRAYAL ENDURE. A TALE OF HIGH ADVENTURE SET AGAINST THE BRIGHT ABYSS OF ETERNITY!

THIS WEEK: TWO new pages this week, as King Llyr's fury is unleashed!

Read this week's new episode here:
http://www.activatecomix.com/20-3-8.comic

Catch up on the previous episode here:
http://www.activatecomix.com/20-3-7.comic

Click here to read from the beginning:
http://www.activatecomix.com/20.comic

Jan. 2nd, 2010

Parade

2009, my mostly-comics year in review

2009 - my comics year in review

January - 2009 got off to a hectic start. I was penciling / inking THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SAVIOR 28 #1, my 5-issue series with J.M. DeMatteis through IDW Publishing, wrapping up penciling / inking / lettering / coloring FOILED, a 160-page graphic novel with Jane Yolen for First Second Books, starting a series of covers for BOOM! Studios’ TOY STORY comics, and penciling / inking / lettering / coloring a 10-page Flash Gorden Story for Ardenn Entertainment, written by the legendary Denny O’Neil. Ooof. Everything got done.
The PARADE (WITH FIREWORKS) trade paperback was released from Shadowline/Image Comics with spot-on, perfect book design by Scott Friedlander.
Review: http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/70710-parade-with-fireworks/


February - Hit the New York Comic Con, and had the pleasure of signing copies of the 75th Anniversary Hardcover FLASH GORDON anthology by Ardden Entertainment with EIC (and S28 co-conspirator J.M. DeMatteis). Also, overseeing the color on a 4-issue HERCULES mini series for Marvel Comics.

March - THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SAVIOR 28 begins its five-month run. I can’t say enough about how great working with J.M.D. was. Thanks to all the folks who contributed their talents to make this project special, including: Joe Sinnott, Sal Buscema, Kevin Maguire, Shawn McManus, Mike Ploog, Don Perlin, Dean Haspiel, Simon Fraser, Michel Fiffe, and Tim Hamilton. It’s gratifying now to see the series make CBR’s “Top 100 comics of 2009” list, and win a “gold” in a similar year-end roundup at Newsarama.

April - Tom and Amy Adams at Bergen Street Comics in Brooklyn host an ACT-I-VATE art exhibit / slideshow during Free Comic Book Day; a great turnout and a resounding success by all accounts.

May - S28 #2 hits the streets. Meanwhile, long hours at Deep 6 penciling and inking a monthly book.

June - The MOCCA Arts Festival arrives, and ACT-I-VATE is there with its first-ever official convention appearance, offering a surprise peek at the ACT-I-VATE PRIMER, a 160-page hardcover anthology of never-before-seen stories by members of the collective. My second BEN 10 ALIEN FORCE comic comes out in DC’s CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #38.


July - Dear July, I hardly knew ya. I taught an “Intro to Comic Book Art” class for kids a few years ago. At one point, a 10-year-old asked, “Mike, how come I have to spend so long drawing a page that someone will read in a minute?” I couldn’t answer that then, and I still can’t. I spent July mostly at the desk I’ve owned since my first year at the Joe Kubert School … in 1988 … working on various projects.

August - I helped organize Liz Baillie’s “Sing Along Forever” reading / signing at Bergen Street Comics, with a special acoustic set by The Bouncing Souls. Work, work, work.

September - The final issue of SAVIOR 28 drops. J.M.D. knocked it out of the park with another great story added to a career’s worth of great stories. ACT-I-VATE attends the Brooklyn Book Festival for the first time, with a panel discussion and slideshow. Also, started working on the BATMAN: THE BRAVE & THE BOLD cartoon, painting some of the backgrounds.

October - The ACT-I-VATE PRIMER debuts at the Baltimore Comic Con, with a large number of us AIV’ers in attendance. Got to hang with J.M.D. a bit. Also met up with old art school chum and artist extraordinaire Andy Smith. Said “hi” to Joe Kubert, and bought too much swag. Back in the ‘hood, Bergen Street Comics hosts the AIV PRIMER release party; a capacity crowd, whiskey, and we sold out of books! As the onslaught continues, the ACT-I-VATE SALON, a reading of 5 of the Primer’s stories, goes live at Brooklyn Book Court. My reading of LOVIATHAN is aided and abetted by Chris Irving and Tucker Stone. I got a first look at an advance copy of FOILED, which will be out in April, 2010, and I signed on for the sequel, CURSES, FOILED AGAIN!

November - LOVIATHAN returns to ACT-I-VATE after a long hiatus. My third BEN 10 ALIEN FORCE comic comes out in DC’s CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #43. ACT-I-VATE figures prominently at the King Con, Brooklyn’s first comic con at the historic Lyceum, where we helped organize the event, and participated in numerous panel discussions. PARADE (WITH FIREWORKS) was nominated for the American Library Association’s “Great Graphic Novels for Teens” list. The ACT-I-VATE PRIMER makes the New York Times 2009 Holiday Gift Guide.

December - THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SAVIOR 28 trade paperback is released by IDW Publishing, and my third TOY STORY cover comes out in BOOM! Studios’ TOY STORY #0.

Thanks to everyone who helped make 2009 a memorable year for me, especially J.M. DeMatteis, Jane Yolen, the folks at First Second Books, Deep 6, XOXO Studio, ACT-I-VATE, The Bouncing Souls family, Mom and Dad, and Lisa.

Looking forward to 2010!

Jul. 30th, 2009

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THE ACT-I-VATE PRIMER -- order yours NOW!



ACT-I-VATE is proud to announce THE ACT-I-VATE PRIMER.

16 original stories by the premier webcomix collective, ACT-I-VATE, with a foreword by Warren Ellis, coming this October from IDW Publishing.

With its roster of renowned creators serializing webcomix for free since 2006, ACT-I-VATE, has reached a comicbook critical mass. Now this funnybook big bang has birthed The Act-i-vate Primer, the very first collection of stand alone, never-before-seen stories. This tome is a lot bigger than it seems. Each of these stories extend way beyond the boundaries of mere paper and cardboard out into ACT-I-VATE.com where you’ll already be initiated to the worlds greatest webcomix collective.

The Act-i-vate Primer boasts original art and stories by Joe Infurnari, Roger Langridge, Mike Dawson, Nick Bertozzi, Tim Hamilton, Dean Haspiel, Simon Fraser, Molly Crabapple & John Leavitt, Mike Cavallaro, Pedro Camargo, Jim Dougan & Hyeondo Park, Ulises Farinas, Michel Fiffe, Maurice Fontenot, Jennifer Hayden, and Leland Purvis.

“ACT-I-VATE makes comics better.”
–Warren Ellis [from the ACT-I-VATE PRIMER foreword].

Diamond Item Code: AUG090968
ISBN: 978-1-60010-528-9

Jun. 3rd, 2009

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ACT-I-VATE AT THE MOCCA ART FESTIVAL 2009

Comics come home again to New York City this weekend with the annual Museum of Comics and Cartoon Art Festival 2009, and ACT-I-VATE will be there!

MoCCA Festival 2009 will be held June 6th & 7th at the 69th Regiment Armory at Lexington Avenue and 25th Street in New York City.
The Village Voice calls the MoCCA Festival "the best small-press nexus (anywhere!)" Now BIGGER than ever! An incredible weekend of comic and cartoon art exhibitors, panels, lectures, sketches, autographs, and more! Wired Magazine online calls ACT-I-VATE, "The premiere webcomics collective"!

Visit table 311 to meet the cartoonists of ACT-I-VATE. A wide variety of books by AIV'ers will be available for sale, including BRAWL (Dean Haspiel and Michel Fiffe), FREDDIE & ME (Mike Dawson), A HOUSE DIVIDED (Leland Purvis), SHOOTING WAR (Dan Goldman), THE SALON (Nick Bertozzi), SHUTTERBUG FOLLIES (Jason Little), THE VAGABONDS (Josh Neufeld), JERSEY GODS (Joe Infurnari), NIKOLAI DANTE (Simon Fraser), THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SAVIOR 28 (Mike Cavallaro), and more!

Also, get a glimpse at a special upcoming ACT-I-VATE project!

Current scheduled appearances are as follows, with more being added:


SATURDAY:

12 pm - 1pm JAH FURRY, AIV's "Minister of Hype" kicks things off, joined by TIM HAMILTON (Pet Sitter, Floating Elephant)
1pm - 2 pm MIKE CAVALLARO (Parade (with fireworks), Loviathan) & NATHAN SHREIBER (Power Out)
2 pm - 3 pm MOLLY CRABAPPLE (Backstage, and this year's MOCCA poster artist)
3 pm - 4 pm DAN GOLDMAN (Kelly) & KEVIN COLDEN (Fishtown)
4 pm - 5 pm JENNIFER HAYDEN (Underwire) and JIM DOUGAN (Sam & Lilah)

SUNDAY

11-12 pm NATHAN SHREIBER (Power Out)
12 pm -1 pm MIKE CAVALLARO (Parade (with fireworks), Loviathan) & TIM HAMILTON (Pet Sitter, Floating Elephant)
1 pm - 2 pm JIM DOUGAN (Sam & Lilah)
2 pm - 3 pm JENNIFER HAYDEN (Underwire)
3 pm - 4 pm JAH FURRY

THOMAS BAEHR (The End Is Here) will be manning his own table (#215), so be sure to visit him as well.

Where?
69th Regiment Armory
68 Lexington Avenue, between 25th and 26th Streets

When?
June 6th and 7th, 11am-6pm

Cost?
$10 per day
$15 per weekend
MoCCA Members: $10 per weekend

Website:
www.moccany.org


Be sure to check out http://WWW.ACT-I-VATE.COM -- where everyday is Free Comic Book Day!

Mar. 3rd, 2009

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Parade (with fireworks) trade paperback reviews

Here's a very flattering review of my recent graphic novel, PARADE (WITH FIREWORKS) by Ian Chant at PopMatters.com:

http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/70710-parade-with-fireworks/

Thanks, Ian!
You're too kind.

Mar. 2nd, 2009

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S28 Review and Interviews

Some interviews and a review of THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SAVIOR 28 #1:

J.M. talks with Drew Bittner of SF Revu HERE.

Drew Bittner's review of issue #1 HERE.

Russell Burlingame and I discuss the project HERE.

All this, and the SAVIOR 28 T-SHIRT!



THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SAVIOR 28
by J.M.DeMatteis, Mike Cavallaro and Andrew Covalt

"He is the first, and greatest, super hero: an American legend. But when tragedy forces Savior 28 to question the very beliefs that have guided him for seventy years, his life begins to unravel and his nation turns against him. "
March, 2009 FC 32pg $3.99 from IDW PUBLISHING
Diamond Previews Catalog Item Code: JAN094271

www.savior28.com

Feb. 13th, 2009

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new stuff...

Hi,
So, this past weekend's NY Comic Con saw the debut of Arrden Entertainment's FLASH GORDON 75th ANNIVERSARY HARDCOVER graphic novel, featuring all-new stories by J.M.DeMatteis, Joe Casey, Jim Krueger, Denny O'Neil, Len Wein, Tom DeFalco, Brendan Deneen, Shawn McManus, Omaha Perez, Pedro Delgado, Shanth Enjeti, Joe Staton, Paul Green, and of course myself.
Although it was meant as a con exclusive, I've seen it for sale around town. I'm told it'll be available as a softcover in a few months. You never know with these anthologies, but it's really a great read, with a wide variety of great artwork.



Also out is the PARADE (WITH FIREWORKS) trade paperback. This is a collection of the 2-issue mini series, with a new cover and added pages of artwork, notes and sketches. It's available from Amazon.



Lastly, don't forget about THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SAVIOR 28, issue #1, debuting from IDW in March!

Feb. 5th, 2009

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NYCC

The New York Comic Con comes to the Jacob Javits Center starting tomorrow, February 6th through Sunday Feb 8, and I'll be wandering around like a few thousand other people.

My latest book, the PARADE (WITH FIREWORKS) trade paperback, will be on sale at the Image Comics booth (1403).

I'll be signing copies of the brand new 75th Anniversary Hardcover FLASH GORDON anthology at the Ardden Entertainment booth (2441) on Friday, Feb 6th from 5 - 6 pm, and again on Saturday from 4 - 5 pm, when I'll be joined by famed comic book scribe and Ardden EIC, J.M. DeMatteis.

I suspect J.M. and I will also be doing a little promotion for our upcoming 6-issue series from IDW called "THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SAVIOR 28".

Other than that I'm looking forward to meeting Joe Sinnot and Al Plastino among others.

If you're going, drop by Ardden and say hi, and check out that hardcover book. I did a little 10-pager with the great Denny O'Neil, and I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone else contributed.

see ya,
Mike

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