I spent the better part of an afternoon hanging out at Forbidden Planet NYC fpnyc.com talking to shop patrons about their buying habits. A quick sampling of what it means to be a “comic book reader”.

Saying “Hello” To the Patrons of Forbidden Planet from The Comic Archive on Vimeo.

Dan Brereton shares a little time with us to go over his artistic process for creating painted comic books such as The Nocturnals and Batman: ThrillKiller. With such a singular style Dan has worked all over the comics industry and is a fan favorite. Topics include color reproduction, tools of the trade and using Photoshop to enhance his painted work.

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Dan Brereton Interview from The Comic Archive on Vimeo.

A few creators talk about the first time they saw their work in print. Spoiler, it is amazing. Check out comic book pros gushing about the awesome experience of their job. Featuring Steve Niles, Marc Deering, Dan Brereton, Tim Bradstreet, Joe Sinnott, Joe Kubert and Simon Fraser.

While waiting on line at Midtown Comics NYC to get my books signed by Brian Michael Bendis, Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction and Christos Gage I ran into to fellow fans, Darais Prince and Chris Nissen, who had bumped into Bendis a number of times before. They shared their stories of stalking, drinking with Geoff Johns and geeking out with Mark Brooks.

Waiting for Bendis from The Comic Archive on Vimeo.