to George Broderick.com! So, guess what...
YULE COMICS GO DIGITAL! CHRISTMAS EVE
NOW AVAILABLE FOR I-PAD FROM
CLOUD 9 COMIX
EVE, The First Lady Of Yuletide Cheer is now the First Lady of
Comics. In January of 2011, Cool Yule president and creator, George
Broderick, Jr. went into partnership with Cloud 9 Comix to bring all
his Cool Yule,
creator-owned comics into the twenty-first century by making them
available for digital download to I-pad, I-phone, Kindle and Droid
platforms for a meager 99 cents a download. The required app is FREE
from Cloud 9.
"Such a deal!" enthused Broderick, Jr. "It's
like having Christmas at your fingertips 365, 24/7."
"Eve is my flagship character," explained
Broderick, Jr. "it's only fitting that her origin adventure should be
the first Cool Yule comic to be made available throug Cloud 9... but,
not to worry, Winter Carnival, Spring Fling, Holly Jolly Christmas
Comics and Dill Gherkin will be following Eve onto your I-pad later on
in 2011. It's all VERY exciting!"
Cloud 9 Comix is a digital comic book publishing arm of
Spectrum Pacific Publishing which was founded by Benjamin Slabak in
1996, in Sydney, Australia. Having produced and published over 30
computer games, Spectrum Pacific Publishing moved towards print
publishing in 2009 and digital publishing in 2010, with Cloud 9 Comix.
2010: HUNDREDS WILL
ATTEND, THOUSANDS WILL LIE AND SAY THEY DID
YAMBAR'S LAWN-CON 2010
is a mini yard convention designed to build a
bridge between the general public who can't find comic books in stores
any more, fans who love the hobby and those who are actually working in
the industry. It is "grass roots" in nature and just a whole bunch of
fun. A Meet-n-Greet, if you will.
There will be limited-edition t-shirts, an event
print, photo opportunities, an art contest (images will be attached to
the side of the garage with tape), portfolio reviews and awards given
for best costumes throughout the day.
This event will be captured on film and turned into a documentary by
DIAMOND JOE PANGRAZIO from Rochester, NY. Those in attendance are
encouraged to dress as their favorite cartoon character and be
immortalized forever. Fans and pros will be interviewed and made
instantly famous when the final cut is released just in time for the
Christmas gift-giving season. Snippets will appear on YouTube.
There is FREE ADMISSION to
the general public for this event.
have access to all PRE-APPROVED comics professionals who "set up their
own table" in CHRIS YAMBAR'S front yard by 10:30 AM. Chairs will be
Comics and sketches are available for a fee. There is no charge for
autographs! FIRST BOOK Of MAHONING VALLEY will be our featured 501C3
charity for LAWN-CON 2010. They will be with us from 2-5 passing out
FREE brand new children's books to any child who wants one (while
supplies last). Every child should own their own books. Great literacy
outreach! Please make a donation if you are able.
No public restrooms. Street parking available where you can find it.
Jerks will get an escort off the property and a free Police car ride
downtown. Be nice.
LAWN-CON 2010 is a response to the increasing ridiculous separation of
art form and the general public. I'm personally sick and tired of
watching this classic American art form segregate itself from its
mainstream audience,” said CHRIS YAMBAR from his palatial Youngstown
estate. “Admission to this event is absolutely free.. It is open to
everyone who loves comics. Let's all have some fun!”
OFFICIALLY SANCTIONED GUESTS INCLUDE:
PROCTOR, from Erie, PA, is
the Grand Marshall Jr. of this event. He is also the creator of the
cult indie comics classic - Zombie Bob Gets a Job.
He also takes old comics without covers and does beautiful hand painted
original comic cover replacements that are truly gallery worthy. They
range from around $25-$50 each. Old kids comics (and the odd superhero
title) are his specialty.
KRAUSE, of Ypsilanti, MI, is
the co-creator of Spells and the brains behind Insanity is a Virtue /
World. He's worked with such characters as 40
Winks, ElfQuest, Faith
Warrior Princess and even the legendary Mr.
Beat. Craziest sketcher in the business!
Comics Legend, GEORGE
JR., is the co-creator of El Mucho
Grande, Suckulina, The Twerp and the Blue Baboon and Suicide Blonde, as
well as the talent behind a billion other comic projects
including Popeye, Lost In
Space, Speed Racer, Munsters, I Dream of Jeannie, Kolchak,Spider-Man:
Revenge of the Green
Goblin, Simpsons Super Spectacular #3 & #4 and ink assists on the
new Booster Gold #36 for DC
Comics (to mention a few).
HALL from Detroit,
Michigan! When he is not fighting off bears and backslidden Baptist
girls, Scott prints his own small press comics, paints and does
illustrations. He was once put in an iron clutch by the Iron Sheik
himself. He's just that tough!
WHEATON from Rochester, NY.
He will be signing copies of The Phantom, Popeye, Buckaroo Banzaii,
Jetta, I Dream of Jeannie, Simpsons Dead Man's Chest and much more!
International Filthy Little Angels
Records recording sensation SHI SHO from
Kent, OH. Yep! They
will be performing LIVE at LAWN-CON. Wild
and fun. These sisters mix it up with musical art punk sure to whack
the earhole! They will also be signing copies of Meow
Wow! #2 where they appeared as cartoon characters with Itsi Kitsi Happy
BRADLEY will be coming in
from Indiana. He is the
founder of Kingdom Comics and the writer/artist of The Anointed 7comic
We will have a special appearance from none other than DARRYL 'JULIO'
MCLAUGHLIN, who hangs his
hat in Youngstown, OH and toured with The RAMONES on bass during their
final World Tour for 3 1/2 years
!!! He will sign anything that you bring from the band.
Mini comic guru MATT
FEAZELL and JIM MACKEY
will be coming down from
MATT is creator of the legendary Cynicalman! MATT has
been a contributor to Disney Adventures and Nickelodeon Magazines, too.
He's currently directing a movie featuring his character even as you
read this update! Coolest sketches on the planet. JIM is a writer and
animator who has
contributed to Disney Adventures and MATT'S Cynicalman weekly comic. He
is also the starring lead in the new
The legendary RON
FRENZ will be
traveling from Pittsburgh, PA for LAWN-CON
2010! He's the man behind such Marvel and DC
Comics characters as Spider-Man, Thor, Superman, Thunderstrike,
Spider-Girl, Fantastic Four and many more! And he's donating
his comic sales during the event to support the work of First Book
Mahoning Valley! Now THAT is a
super-hero! Don't miss this opportunity to meet a true comic great and
pose with him and YAMBAR'S lawn mower for
And of course, Youngstown, OH's own, award winning,
independent/mainstream comic's godfather, CHRIS
CHRIS will be
signing copies of Bart Simpson's Comics, Tree House of Horror
(featuring work from ALICE COOPER and KISS bassist GENE SIMMONS),
Comics, Radioactive Man, Popeye, Edison's Frankenstein
1910, I Dream of Jeannie, Mr.
Magoo, the legendary Mr. Beat, El Mucho Grande: Wrestler for Hire,
Suckulina: Vampire Temp, The Twerp and the
Blue Baboon, Spells, Suicide
Blonde, Life Maxx and Faith
Warrior Princess (Spanish edition) comics, coffee mugs,
prints, and t-shirts; and giving out lots of inappropriate hugs. He
also be handing out a free recipe card for one of his famous Crock Pot
Additional guests will be announced closer to the date of the
LAWN-CON 2010: This is the one
event you'll tell your grand kids about! From the days when YOU were
Where: CHRIS YAMBAR'S House 23
South Hartford Avenue; Youngstown, Ohio 44509
When: October 9th 11 AM-5PM
SISTER SITE, COOL
YULE COMICS CREATES A FESTIVE HOLIDAY VIDEO WITH THE HIPWADERS
in time for the holidays! Kid's music giants, The Hipwaders, have
released a fresh yuletide CD, A KINDIE CHRISTMAS,
and they pegged George and his colorful cast of Cool Yule characters to
provide the visuals for their hip, happening harmonious Southern
California sounds. For more details on how this fantastic melding of
sounds came about, read all about it on this
blog by The Hipwader's frontman, Tito Uquillas. Like we always say over
at Cool Yule Comics... Yes! It's Christmas!
CELEBRATES 80 YEARS
WITH NEW PREMIUM
Popeye has been fighting to the finish and eating his
spinach in newspapers, on television, on the silver screen, in comic
books and on just about anything you can think of licensing since he
first appeared in Elzie Segar’s THIMBLE THEATER comic strip in 1929.
Although Popeye originally appeared as a rough-and-tumble secondary
sailor character, ten years into the strip’s run he became its favorite
son with readers of all ages. Since that time, Popeye, Olive Oyl,
Wimpy, and Swee’ Pea have become international sensations and symbols
of two-fisted fun and adventure.
This year everyone in Chester, Illinois,
rolled out the spinach-green carpet on September 11-13 with its 30th
annual Popeye Picnic celebration. It was here that EC Segar grew up and
created the strip which was based on some of the city’s more colorful
citizens. In addition to parades, games, historic lectures, costume
contests, radio plays and the unveiling of the latest life-size granite
character statue, the city offered visitors an all-new POPEYE PICNIC
comic book premium, the first such comic produced featuring Popeye and
his pals in over 30 years.
The new POPEYE PICNIC comic premium was
the brainchild of Chris Yambar and his company, PREMIUM POP, a division
of CLI 2.0 (formerly known as Comic Library International). The premium
features 32 pages of original material found nowhere else. Yambar, who
wrote the issue, was joined by fellow artists George Broderick, Jr.,
and Ken Wheaton. Popeye newspaper strip creator Hy Eisman and comic
book artist George Wildman contributed pin-ups for the project. The
book not only allows the Popeye cast to attend the actual picnic
celebration in Chester, it allows Popeye to travel back in history to
meet his creator, the citizens who inspired Olive and Wimpy, and Rocky
Feigle, the man who was the inspiration for Popeye himself.“
Popeye is a true
American icon,” Yambar stated from his studio in Youngstown, Ohio.
“Joining forces with the people of Chester to create a premium comic
honoring the character and his birthplace was a natural. Coming up with
a story line that allowed Popeye to celebrate his 80th birthday
face-to-face with himself…that was supernatural!”
right talent to birth the project was no problem for the award-winning
Yambar, who is recognized for his work on mainline titles such as Bart
Simpson Comics, Radioactive Man, Mister Magoo and
his own creation, Mr.Beat. He quickly enlisted the help of
Pittsburgh, PA’sGeorge Broderick, Jr., (Lost
In Space, I Dream of Jeannie, Speed Racer, The
Munsters) and Rochester, NY’s Ken Wheaton (Futurama, Kolchak,
Buckaroo Banzai), who are lifelong Popeye fans.
Ken would have killed me if I had asked anyone else to draw this
comic,” Yambar laughed. “Working on Popeye was their dream project.
Thanks to the city of Chester, Illinois, and the kind people over at
King Features Syndicate, that dream became a reality. It was an honor
for all of us at Premium Pop to work on such a time-honored property as
Popeye. What a benchmark way to begin our new premium comics division.”
September 11, Eisman and Wildman joined Yambar, Broderick, Jr., and
Wheaton (TEAM POPEYE) for a historic five-man POPEYE PICNIC comic
signing from 4 to 6 PM at the Chester Library. The event duplicated on
Saturday, September 12, from 3 to 4:30 PM.
“There are not enough words in the English language
to describe how thrilled we are with the new Popeye comic premium
produced by Chris Yambar, George Broderick, Jr., and Ken Wheaton,”
exclaimed Michael McClure, Chester’s Popeye Picnic Chairman since 2004.
“After an over-30-year hiatus, this is the first authentic and original
use of the traditional Popeye character in printed comic form. The
world of Popeye fans owes undying gratitude to Premium Pop for the
opportunity to add this tremendously fun premium to their collections.
Every comic enthusiast, whether a Popeye devotee or not, will want to
own a copy.”
"Chester is a wonderful
town," gushed Broderick, Jr., "everyone there is warm and friendly and
they treated us like ROCK STARS!"
Sailor and all related characters are TM & copyright King Features
Syndicate. All Rights Reserved. Popeye is the Registered Trademark of
King Features Inc. and TM Hearst Holdings Inc.
POPEYE PICNIC #1
PICNIC #1 BACK COVER
MEETING OF POPEYE, EC SEGAR AND FRANK "ROCKY" FEIGLE (POPEYE'S
REAL LIFE INSPIRATION) -- Art by GEORGE BRODERICK, JR.
THE MANY FACES OF POPEYE --
Art by GEORGE BRODERICK, JR.
Artist Comes To Town --
Strong To The Finish
Chris Yambar, Olive Oyl and Ken Wheaton ride in the Popeye Picnic Parade
Ken Wheaton and Chris Yambar
sign close to 2000 comics in two
the Chester Library
artist immortalized in marble --
A surprise Christmas gift for George from Chris Yambar, engraved into
the Castor Oyl statue
Out George's radio
from September 5, 2009 with Hugh, Sam and Lana from WQNA's Fly Over Zone program out of
Springfield, IL... they talked about The Popeye Picnic in Chester and
George's creator-owned Christmas
among other topics... the
actual interview starts four minutes and ten seconds
into the third
hour of the broadcast...
YULE COMICS NOW AVAILABLE AS 99 CENT E-BOOKS
Five of George's perennial Christmas
books are now available in the
"e-book" format on myebook.
"I've been trying for
several years to make Christmas Eve available for
fans outside the US and Canada," remarked Broderick, Jr., "but the
exorbatantly high overseas postal rates always seemed to stand in my
way. Sometimes, the postage was twice or three times that of the book
itself! Now, in e-book form,
all my overseas fans need to enjoy some holiday
goodness is a monitor screen and a willingness to read 'outside the
George's hope is, by
making his premiere holiday comics available to a
wider audience, it will
prompt them to seek out and buy his other Cool
Yule Comics products off line.
WHAT GEORGE IS
just finished work on SNOWY JOEY and
the CHRISTMAS DINOSAURS and it is
available NOW here. DILL GHERKIN and the
LEGEND OF THE CHRISTMAS PICKLE and CHRISTMAS EVE SPRING FLINGare stillavailable here
or at the Cool Yule
site. Holiday classics, all!
Christmas Eve books are STILL available for sale. You can buy them here or
at our sister site Cool Yule Comics.
Holly Jolly Christmas Comics is
available, as well! They Jingle Bell ROCK!
Dates for 2012 will be posted as they become available
are links to some pages of possible interest ...