Author: Michele Brittany


Parents Discuss the Growing Geek Community in Los Angeles

By Michele Brittany, SoCal Correspondent Last weekend at the Stan Lee’s Comikaze, held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, I attended a panel I would not have normally have chosen: Pop Culture Parenting with the Geeklings and Parental Units. Although I don’t have any kids of my own, I had heard that there are geek […]

Comikaze 2015: Indie Creators Share Self-Publishing Experience

By Michele Brittany, SoCal Correspondent Why is self publishing so important? On Saturday afternoon at Stan Lee’s Comikaze, the panel Indie Creators, Unite! A Guide to Self-Publishing explored that question. Moderator Fanboy Comics’ Managing Editor Barbra Dillon was joined by Siike Donnelly (Solestar, The King of Neverland); William Orr (Hunter Black); Kevin Bieber (Man vs. […]

Tucson Comic-Con Celebrates 8th Annual Con This Weekend

By Michele Brittany, While attending Stan Lee’s Comikaze last weekend, in several conversations I had with local writers and artists, I will typically ask what upcoming shows they are planning to attend. The Tucson Comic-Con being held this weekend, November 6 – 8 at the Tucson Convention Center. The doors open Friday afternoon at 4 […]

40 Photos And A Recap Of Day 3 Of Stan Lee’s Comikaze 2015

By Michele Brittany, SoCal Correspondent Sunday, November 1 marked the third and final day of Stan Lee’s Comikaze, held in the West and South Halls of the Los Angeles Convention Center. Parking on the third day proved challenging; many of the street parking lots have been bulldozed for new buildings, so more attendees were vying […]


45 Shots From The Saturday Of Stan Lee’s Comikaze 2015

By Michele Brittany, SoCal Correspondent The second day of Stan Lee’s Comikaze opened with a bit of confusion with respect to line management for West Hall where most attendees were waiting to pick up their badges and enter the main exhibition floor. Not wanting to spend several minutes standing in line, I headed over to […]

Comikaze 2015: Fifth Year of Stan Lee’s Con Opens This Halloween Weekend

By Michele Brittany, SoCal Correspondent There was patient anticipation in the air as I, along with a roomful con fans, waited Friday afternoon at the Los Angeles Convention Center, marking the fifth year of Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo. The crowd gave a cheer and then orderly lines filed into the main exhibition hall. Walking into […]

If In Los Angeles, An Evening of Horror Awaits You!

By Michele Brittany, SoCal Correspondent If Halloween is your favorite time of year and you live in the Los Angeles area, then be still your heart at the opportunity to listen to two phenomenal writers dish up some delicious scares this Wednesday evening October 28 at Meltdown Comics and Collectibles from 8:30 to 9:45 PM. […]

LBCC 2015: What I Took Home From the Show

By Michele Brittany, West Coast Correspondent I was not a big spender at the Long Beach Comic Con over the weekend of September 12 and 13. It is not because I could not find items to spend money, but more dependent upon the fact that I was taking photos (lots of them!), covering panels and […]

LBCC 2015: Indie Creators Talk Shop With Jody Houser, Josh Trujillo, Jacon Semahn, Gavin Hignight & Bryant Dillon

By Michele Brittany, West Coast Correspondent “It is one-hundred percent possible to self-publish,” said Fanboy Comics Managing Editor and Co-Founder Barbra Dillon as she opened the hour-long panel “Indie Creators, Unite! How to Make Self-Publishing a Reality” at last weekend’s Long Beach Comic Con. As moderator, she introduced the panelists: Jody Houser (Orphan Black, Cupcake […]

The Pageantry And Challenges Of Long Beach Comic Con, Plus Photogallery

By Michele Brittany, West Coast Correspondent Last weekend, September 12 and 13, tens of thousands geeks and geek supporters congregated at the Long Beach Convention Center for the annual Long Beach Comic Con. Organized by Executive Director Martha Donato and her MAD Event Entertainment team, attendees were treated to two full days activities that included […]

LBCC 2015 – Experts Discuss Ins and Outs of Animated Web Comics

By Michele Brittany, West Coast Correspondent YouTube has become a popular outlet for companies, large and small, and creative individuals to share original content with media consumers on a variety of platforms such as computers and mobile devices. It is a venue for creating new brands and finding new talent. Director, writer and producer Mike […]

LBCC 2015: Pros Discuss Independent Publishing And Social Media

By Michele Brittany, West Coast Correspondence Saturday afternoon at the Long Beach Comic Con, writer/illustrator Zack Morrissette and cartoonist Tony Donley sat down to discuss their experiences with independent publishing and using social media to market their respective projects. Morrissette co-wrote and illustrated the zombie apocalypse story The Other Side of the Fence that he […]

LBCC 2015 – Spotlighting Cosplay, Plus Photogallery

By Michele Brittany, West Coast Correspondent As I walked downstairs into the exhibition hall of the Long Beach Comic Con being held at the Long Beach Convention Center this weekend, September 12 and 13, one of the first cosplay characters I encountered was Baymax from Hero 6. It was rather amusing to watch as the […]

LBCC 2015 – Famous Cars On Display Plus Photogallery

By Michele Brittany, West Coast Correspondent Knight Rider, Speed Racer, Back to the Future, Supernatural, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and The Italian Job all had something in common: an easily recognizable car that became a supporting character in their respective television shows and feature films. A popular feature of Long Beach Comic Con, being held this […]

Checking Into Rehab – New Series Creator Explores His Ego

By Michele Brittany, West Coast Correspondent I met artist Dave Crosland at Long Beach Comic Con about three years ago when I was looking for spy related art. He had a fantastic Danger Mouse poster; colorful and in an urban gritty style akin to graffiti art. An affable fellow, we chatted for quite a while. […]

Celebrate The Release Of The Blu Ray/DVD Of Insurgent With A Behind-The-Scenes Still

By Michele Brittany, West Coast Correspondent If you are a fan of Veronica Roth’s Divergent trilogy, then you’ll be excited to grab the Blu-ray/DVD release of The Divergent Series: Insurgent (2015, Lionsgate Home Entertainment) available today. In the meantime, as a special exclusive that you will only see here at Bleeding Cool, here is a […]

Monster Mash Ups And Pop Culture Crossover King: Artist Mike Vasquez Talks Shop

By Michele Brittany, West Coast Correspondent If you live in SoCal and attending one of the many cons throughout the year, it is likely you have seen Mike Vasquez’s booth filled with impressive images of crossover monsters that he likes to “mash up” into brand new characters. However, he has and does work with several […]


SDCC ’15: Creating Comics The ComiXology Way With Cutting Edge Guided View

By Michele Brittany, West Coast Correspondent ComiXology Co-Founder and Director of Submit John D. Roberts began Sunday morning’s panel, Creating Comics the ComiXology Way, with an overview of the current French invasion of comic books and sales available at ComiXology. Roberts then introduced Alex DeCampi (Valentine, Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman), Reilly Brown (Power Play, […]