David Kelly Was Killed

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UN weapons inspector Dr David Kelly, 59, was found dead near his Oxfordshire home in 2003, days after he was named as the source of a BBC story that claimed the Government had “sexed up” a dossier on Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction.

This from the BBC: “After being publicly named [Kelly] told MPs he did not believe he was the story’s main source – after admitting to his managers he had met the Today programme’s Andrew Gilligan. Two days after facing MPs he was found dead, after apparently taking his own life. The BBC confirmed on 20 July 2002 that the scientist was their principal contact.”

But now new evidence suggests he was murdered, according to the UK Mirror.

Read it here

But people have been calling this murder as far back as 2004, as witnessed by the Prison Planet article found here.

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Graphic taken from the website Codshit.com

My podcast interview about B.P.R.D. 1946 and UNKNOWN SOLDIER

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The awesome cover to B.P.R.D 1946 #3. Art by Mike Mignola, Coloring by Dave Stewart.

Click on FANBOY PLANET PODCAST to hear me rap about the upcoming B.P.R.D. mini written by Mike Mignola and myself, as well as the in-production UNKNOWN SOLDIER. My new on-going series from Vertigo which hits next year.

The podcast was recorded live at the Illusive Arts Comics and Games grand opening in Santa Clara, Ca. Rafael Navarro (Sonambulo, animator for The Batman and Scooby Doo cartoons), Mike Wellman (Mac Afro, Start Trek The Manga) and Mark Masterson (Dorothy) are interviewed as well.

I’m up first, but if you stay until the end you can hear me desperately trying, and failing, to create a plug bump for them. It’s kind of ridiculous how poor a carnival barker I really am.

You can browse or subscribe to the FANBOY PLANET PODCAST here

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Kick ass promtional Preview for Unknown Soldier. Art by Alberto Ponticelli. Coloring by Oscar Celestini.

Joshua Dysart Moderates David Mack, Jessica Able and Cecil Castellucci!

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This weekend is the West Los Angeles Book Fair!

It’s a god damned literary orgy! A pow wow of epic proportions for all the
little lost weekend Indians with nothing to do.

We’re talking live performances, readings, workshops and panels spread
across 12 stages with plenty of eclectic, independent publishers in
attendance to buy from and more than 300 writers and artists pimping
their wares and strutting their stuff.

Plus a wrestling match between Gore Vidal and Wil Wheaton! That’s
right, pony up your bets bitches!

There’s also little old me (for what that’s worth). I’ll be moderating a panel
for which I am grossly unprepared. Come watch me rely entirely on the
vivacity, charisma and intelligence of my panelists!

THE SPIRIT AND CRAFT OF THE GRAPHIC NOVEL
Time: 12:15-1:15pm
Featuring:

Jessica Abel (Art Babe): Creator of the phenomenal Art
Babe
, which ran for the better part of the 90’s and spawned two
collections, Jessica has used the medium in the service of fiction,
autobiography and journalism. She’s also set out to educate and
advocate in the name of comics! La Perdida is her newest graphic
novel.

David Mack (Kabuki, Daredevil, The Shy Creatures): Kabuki is now seven
collected trades strong and has won exactly one billion international
awards for its experimental graphic storytelling. The Shy Creatures is his
new children’s book. David Mack is 43 feet tall! You have to see it to
believe it!

And…

Cecil Castellucci (The Plain Janes): She’s the new blood in the
industry. Her first and only graphic novel is at the center of
DC/Vertigo’s new MINX line for teens. She’s also the author of three
highly acclaimed young adult novels, and is a produced musician and
filmmaker.

We’ll all be signing afterwards @ the Golden Apple booth in the
Comics/SciFi/Horror Pavilion!!

Come out and support!

And Spread the word!

Punch and Pie!

Click here for further information…

Or just check out the flyer…

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Thanks!!

(Warning: some of the above promotional promises were made in a state
of unchecked fervor and may indeed turn out to be absolute fiction)

Mars Attacks!!

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Fans of the Burton film (and I enjoy it myself), feast now upon what could have been. The following are highlights from the actual bubble gum trading card series…

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For all the cards and the full, true, story of mankind’s… strike that… America’s war with Mars, click here.

PS: To Burton’s credit he got a lot of it right. Some of the best cards I didn’t post because they are scenes in the film. Still, the march of the giant insects subplot and the counter strike on Mars… mmm… would’ve been sweet.

Artist Of The Week: David DeVries

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“It was then, at age 33, that I decided to take all the lessons about color, action and detail and apply them to little kid’s drawings.”

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David is taking the drawings of his neice, son and other children around him and turning them into stunning work.

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What a wonderful way to creatively empower children, by giving deep value to their visions and showing them what a further understanding of craft can achieve.

He’s touring schools with his program. Please visit his site and support his work.

He can be found at The Monster Engine.