Update #19 – August 1, 2017 – Comic-Con was a blast!!

Now that I’ve had a few days to recover, here are some thoughts after attending Comic-Con International 2017 in San Diego. It was everything I wanted it to be! My goals in going were specific:  first, to sign copies of my new book JOHN STANLEY, GIVING LIFE TO LITTLE LULU, to do two panels on the (…Read More)

Update #18 – July 15, 2017 – See you at Comic-Con in San Diego?

As you can see from the snippet of Comic-Con’s Saturday programming guide, I’ll be appearing with Gary Groth on the panel JOHN STANLEY, GIVING LIFE TO LITTLE LULU, on Saturday. I’ve worked up a slide show presentation of highlights of Stanley’s life, which will serve as a springboard for our comments, and of course we (…Read More)

Update #15 – July 22, 2016 – Eisner Award winner !!!

In a ceremony hosted by John Barrowman and others on Friday, June 22, my biography Harvey Kurtzman, The Man Who Created MAD and Revolutionized Humor in America won the Eisner Award for Best Comics-Related Book!  Since I wasn’t able to attend, I gave Fantagraphics publisher Gary Groth a message to read, if I won: “I’ve (…Read More)

Update #13: May 2, 2016 – An Eisner Nomination!!

Recently, the Eisner Award nominations were published, and (happy day!), my book Harvey Kurtzman, the Man Who Created Mad and Revolutionized Humor in America was among them, nominated for Best Comics-Related Book! Mad magazine was a game-changer in American popular culture in the 1950s, and the interest in this book has been tremendous. Those who (…Read More)

Update #12 – February 23, 2016

 I just had the experience that all author’s love: holding a copy of their next book in their hands, and seeing it in final form. A galley copy of Otto Binder: The Life and Work of a Comic Book and Science Fiction Visionary arrived in my mailbox, and I couldn’t be happier with the job (…Read More)

January 1, 2016 – Happy New Year!

Now that the “buzz” over my Harvey Kurtzman bio has died down, and we’re in the “lull” before the Otto Binder biography is re-issued on June 7, 2016, there hasn’t been a lot to write about here at billschelly.net…. but, I certainly don’t want to miss the chance to wish all of you a HAPPY (…Read More)