Things are happening… Can’t say much, but there’s stuff brewing… Because of that, Panel To Panel: Exploring Words & Pictures, the book I had a hand in creating and editing, is available in it’s current ebook format FOR ONLY TWO MORE DAYS!! After that, this book will be under going a super secret transformation into something very new and exciting. But for JUST TWO DAYS, you can still purchase this ebook in it’s current. Never again will it be available in this current size, shape, format, look, etc. So if you LOVE comics and haven’t picked this up yet, do it! Hell, if you HATE comics are are just curious what I’m always talking about, do it!! Only TWO DAYS LEFT. Only $2.99, or FREE to amazon prime subscribers!!

"An ace-looking book…"
- Neil Gaiman (The Sandman, American Gods, Coraline)

"John Rovnak’s Panel to Panel book is truly a wonderful collection of insightful interviews and thoughtful conversations, conducted with a completely original style and refreshing point of view—well worth its weight in historical depth and value."
- Kevin Eastman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Heavy Metal Magazine)

"A cornucopia of fascinating articles, interviews and strips that span the spectrum of the American comics industry, from the extraordinary inner worlds of storytelling giants such as Alan Moore and Dave Sim, through the writing of Jack Kirby and the art of such luminaries as David Mack, Rick Veitch, Jaime Hernandez and Jim Woodring, to topics as diverse as Archie Comics and Robert Crumb and indy stars like James Sturm and James Kochalka, in Panel to Panel, John Rovnak has produced an eclectic, intelligent, informative and thought-provoking book that is truly passionate about our medium."
- Bryan Talbot (Tale of One Bad Rat, Luther Arkwright, Grandville)

"Panel to Panel posed too imposing a brick to digest. But I poked into favorite creators: Moore, Woodring, Sakai and Hernandez. The insights forced further reading. Got a vicarious thrill seeing poetry and comics flirting and making out. Thought I knew Mark Bode well, but learned even more. I’m STILL reading it and will till no PANELS remain!"
- Denis Kitchen (Kitchen Sink Press)

"A wonderful collections of essays, interviews and art that provides an invaluable, eclectic view of the many facets of the comics medium."
- Christopher Golden (Baltimore: The Plague Ships)

“If we can’t get more John Rovnaks in this world, let’s all support the John Rovnak we’ve got…”
- Stephen R. Bissette (Tyrant, Saga of the Swamp Thing, Taboo)

"I think Panel To Panel is a sensational venture. One that I’m eager to lend my name and hand to!"
- Gene Colan (Tomb of Dracula, Iron Man, Daredevil, Howard the Duck)

“Panel to Panel looks totally Wahoolazuma to me. Thumbs up!”
- Larry Marder (Tales of the Beanworld)

"VERY interesting, informative, eye-opening book. So good that my ego wishes that I was in it."
- Michael Allred (Madman, X-Statix, Marvel NOW’s FF)

"It was a real charge to read this first issue - I think its amazingly interesting and well put together."
- Paul Jenkins (Wolverine: Origin, Hellblazer, The Sentry)

"It’s totally fantastic and unique as Hell. Pretty high-and-lowbrow book with no wishy washy middle! Can’t wait to get it in my hands!"
- Mort Todd (VEX, Cracked Magazine, Marvel Music)

“Panel to Panel brings back the glory days of people writing about comics seriously, but still celebrating it with wide eyed wonder.”
- G. Michael Dobbs (Escape! How Animation Broke into the Mainstream in the 1990s)

“Panel to Panel is an unusual beast…it is both eclectic and relevant for most of today’s audience. It is a great mosaic of how good and how interesting comics can be”
- Gary Reed (Caliber Comics)

“Panel to Panel looks terribly exciting and AMBITIOUS! It’s been so long since I’ve felt that about anything in comics. Comics, prose, and poetry all under one roof? I can’t wait!!!!” -Rob Walton (Ragmop)

"Panel to Panel is the best thing since the invention of the Penicillin and crêpes Suzette"
-Jean-Emmanuel Deluxe (Martyrs of Pop & writer for French pop magazines)

Judge Dredd #13 (Blank Subscription Variant) drawn on by Simon Bisley.

Judge Dredd #13 (Blank Subscription Variant) drawn on by Simon Bisley.

She-Hulk #1 Blank Variant by Glynnis Fawkes.

She-Hulk #1 Blank Variant by Glynnis Fawkes.

Wonder Woman #19 Blank Variant by Glynnis Fawkes.

Wonder Woman #19 Blank Variant by Glynnis Fawkes.

Swap Thing 2014

Panel to Panel is having a party next month, and you’re invited! Unless of course you’re not… And based on the small size of the guest list, I would say chances are indeed leaning towards you not being invited. (sorry…) But that doesn’t mean you still can’t get a really cool t-shirt out of the whole deal!!! Help us make our t-shirts over at teespring… We will be eternally grateful, and maybe even invite you next year! ;)

Exploring my shelves… (Part 16)

In 1979, Heavy Metal Magazine hired Stephen R. Bissette and Rick Veitch to produce a comic adaptation of Steven Spielberg’s newest film 1941. This is the letter from Spielberg, to the then-editor at Heavy Metal, responding to seeing the finished comic book. A hilarious piece of comic AND film history.

My Neighbor Totoro snowman… Snow-Toro!

Action Comics #18 Blank Variant drawn by Scott Roberts

Action Comics #18 Blank Variant drawn by Scott Roberts