Friday, July 15, 2016

Q&A With Blackholers Creator, Ben Templesmith

I had the pleasure of meeting my next interviewee at Emerald City Comic Con earlier this year. I'd been a fan of this guy's art since I first seen 30 Days Of Night, and have loved his stuff ever since. If you aren't familiar with Ben Templesmith, enjoy this little intro, then go out and check out as much of his stuff as possible. Enjoy my Q&A with Ben Templesmith!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Clallam Bay Comic Con recap links from Donna Barr and Dara Korra'ti

Though thestevestrout.com couldn't attend the Clallam Bay Comic Con, we'd appreciate if you would take a few minutes to check out CBCC recaps from our friends, Donna Barr and Dara Korra'ti.

Donna Barr is the host of the Clallam Bay Comic Con and a veteran in the comic book world, being known for such acclaimed titles as  Stinz and The Desert Peach. More info on Donna can be found on her site at www.donnabarr.blogspot.com/. Donna's Clallam Bay Comic Con report can be found here: Clallam Bay Comic Con Report

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Pretty Good Week


Before this next round of ramblings, I'd like to, unfortunately, mention the passing of Noel Neill. Noel Neill was known for her role as the original Lois Lane from the 50's era Adventures of Superman, alongside George Reeves. Some of my earliest television memories were of old re-runs of The Adventures of Superman. She'd make appearances in other incarnations of the Superman franchise, but will always be remembered for her role as Lois Lane. R.I.P. Noel Neill



On to lighter subjects...


As a geek and SciFi fan, I was excited for the sequel Independance Day. I assume many of you shae the sentiment. How could we not be excited? Did ou see the trailers? Big...flashy...aliens...battles...It looked to be of epic proportions. It SHOULD have, but it wasn't. It felt like a poorly acted, SyFy network original movie. I was not impressed by the cast. I found myself hoping the alien invasion would prevail and end humanity. No such luck. The earthlings prevailed in this predictable mess. I don't even think Will Smith could have made this film enjoyable. On a good note, It ws nice seeing the aliens on screen more than the first movie, though they were pretty generic looking...I wonder if they'll break even with their huge budget?



I also checked out the Spielberg and Disney film BFG. BFG is based on the childrens book of the same name by Roald Dahl. I managed to get a little more into this one. The story is about a giant from a hidden giant land who would sneak into population and give people dreams. He is seen in the act by little Sophie, so he brings her to the giant land where the story begins..This is a fun family fantasy full of humor and charm. It goes over well for Disney movie fans. I'm glad I watched it on the big screen.

What movies have you seen in the theaters lately? Come talk about it in the thread at www.facebook.com/groups/comicbookswapmeet. I'm thinking of seeing The Legend Of Tarzan and The Secret Life Of Pets this weekend...These trailers look great!





Working on some other conventions over the next couple months, We'll announce asap! Are you attending any conventions? Wan't to share your story about the show here? Get in touch and we'll work it out. 


One last thing, ICYMI: Our cosplayer friend, Haylee Troncone is going to be doing periodical posts about the who, what, when, where, and hows of cosplay.  Check out here first post about why she does it...Maybe even help her name the column! Be inspired!! Check it out HERE

Steve Strout is the media mastermind (haha) behind this site, host of the Comic Book Swap Meet, nerd, terrible artist, gamer, convention goer and comic book reader who spends more time rescuing toys from thrift shops than a normal adult should. He is also known around the northwest for his promotion of live music and stand-up comedy events and is the creator/producer of the Comic Book Swap Meet mini convention, and Olympic Peninsula Comedy Competition (which will make it's big return in 2015). Follow him on Instagram at http://instagram.com/thestevestrout, and  He can be reached for comments at ptcomedy@yahoo.com on twitter at @thestevestrout