Hope you all are beating down the summer heat with a baseball bat. Speaking of bats (though it's the animal and not the object), as the title of this email suggests I was on a friend's podcast last thursday evening discussing the 1966 Batman: The Movie starring Adam West and Burt Ward. Hosted by good friend Kinte Ferguson and featuring two other uber-caped crusader fans, we were sent the movie several days beforehand to watch so we could discuss it on the podcast later. While I watched a few episodes of the Batman TV series is reruns as a kid, I only watched parts of the film (which was going on during the run of the live action TV series). As a kid, I didn't appreciate or really understand the campy humor, and was upset that it wasn't taking itself seriously. As an adult, I feel the complete opposite, and am completely entertained by the over-the-top performances in the film-----especially the villans (Joker, Riddler, Penguin, and Catwoman). I was never a Batman fan, but I always respected the character and its story. However, I always enjoyed his rogues gallery-----unfortunately my favorite bat-villain Mr. Freeze was not included in this lineup.
In other comic related news, my next Cosmic Force Prequel "Just Imagine" keeps rolling along, but will still be completed in time for my vendor appearance at Open Arts and Music Festival Glendale on Saturday September 15th, from 3-10 pm on Brand Blvd between California and Wilson avenues. However, before that, I will be representing CAPS (Comic Arts Professional Society) at the Power Morphicon Convention next Saturday and Sunday August 18th and 19th at Anaheim Convention Center (Saturday 10-6, Sunday 10-5). I will have by books and art for sale at the show's CAPS booth just like I do at my usual comic conventions, as well as doing event themed sketches (as this is a show devoted strictly to Mighty Morphin Power Rangers). As a reminder, I will be winding down my convention appearances for the year at the remaining shows:
San Fernando Valley Comic Con - Sunday September 16th from 10 am to 4 pm at Granada Pavilion
Reseda Rising Artwalk and Night Market - Saturday September 29th from 5 pm to 10 pm on Sherman Way between Etiwanda and Lindley avenues.
Santa Clarita Comic and Toy Expo - Sunday September 30th from 10 am to 5 pm at College of the Canyons.
Well, that's it for this week. For more Carter Comics news (and some personal Allen Carter news), you can tune into my FB Live Audio Broadcast Sunday evenings that I like to call "AL's AUDIO AGENDA." Also for you online shoppers, my books are also available at the online store: http://www.indyplanet.us/carter-comics. In addition, customers who order physical copies of my books online can have them signed by me at any conventions or artwalks that I'm scheduled to appear at. Keep in mind, of course, that this highly depends on what area the convention is in, but I will post a reminder of this at least a month before any convention I'm doing in a particular city or state. So with that, you all have a great week and I'll see you back here in seven days!