Friday, December 14, 2007

Friday's Fall Finale... concluded!

The last new column of 2007 is up and it's a doozy! Matt delivers a brand new FULL BLEED full of huge news: his book, STRANGEWAYS, will be in the new Previews! So pre-order that bad boy!

Also: the holiday hiatus announcement is now on the front page, along with links to those CWR writers who are blogging through the holiday... including ME!

/Mason
Friday's Fall Finale...

The main site will be shuttering for the holidays, but blogging will continue. However, before all that happens...

2007 IN REVIEW by yours truly, is now live, as I take a look at some of the year's better books... and a few you don't want anywhere near you...

Plus, Elliott ends 2007 by beginning his personal manifesto about comics and what they should mean to us all!

Go read, for Pete's sake!

/Mason

Monday, December 10, 2007

I just posted this bit of PR out to the news sites:

VIRGIN COMICS WRITER SAURAV MOHAPATRA JOINS THE
COMICS WAITING ROOM!


Up-and-Coming Talent is the Latest Addition to the Comics Columnist Community!

TEMPE, AZ, Monday, December 10, 2007-

The Comics Waiting Room (www.comicswaitingroom.com) is proud to announce the addition of comic book writer Saurav Mohapatra to the site. Mohapatra will be writing a column titled “NINE PANEL GRID” for the site and it will cover his trials and travails in making it in the comics business and the things he continues to learn along the way. Saurav is currently writing DEVI, THE SADHU, and DEEPAK CHOPRA PRESENTS: INDIA AUTHENTIC for the publisher, so you can see the results of his columns and the lessons he’s learned on the stands at your neighborhood comics shop!

“NINE PANEL GRID” begins today with an introductory and the first two lessons in scripting that he had to internalize in his early efforts. The column will then run on a bi-weekly to monthly basis as Mohapatra’s writing schedule allows. The column will be archived at www.comicswaitingroom.com/ninepanelgrid.html so that anyone who has missed an installment can easily catch up. Column one can be found at http://www.comicswaitingroom.com/ninepanelgrid1.html.

Comics Waiting Room owner and Editor-in-Chief Marc Mason had this to say about the addition of Mohapatra to the site: “Saurav is a terrific young talent, and I’m ecstatic to have him add The Waiting Room to his list of assignments. He brings a new, unique voice to the table, and his connection with Virgin Comics will help him see his work published across the world. I think he’s going to be able to help other writers trying to follow in his footsteps and give them the tools and the confidence they need to succeed.”

About The Comics Waiting Room:
Established by Marc Mason in July 2006, after working for a number of other comics-related websites, The Comics Waiting Room has consistently added new content five to six days a week. The site offers reviews of comics, graphic novels, and media, as well as occasional media and entertainment features. After producing 99.9% of the content himself in the first year, the second year has seen the addition of five new columnists to the site, with more to come!

Contact: Marc Mason
marc@comicswaitingroom.com
Manga Monday! Leading off the week, a review of the (now super-good) ES (ETERNAL SABBATH).

Plus a new columnist joins the site. Details to come shortly!

/Mason