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Celestial Attic Podcast – June 6, 2018

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512celestialatticThis week’s Celestial Pick is the Northern Oaken War Maneuvers. We’ll give you the details, and we are talking comics again with Josh Harlan, the co-owner of Imaginary Worlds Comics and Collectables at 13446 Cedar Road in Cleveland Heights. We look at the effect comic book movies are having on the local comic shop and generally geek out over our favorite films. And of course we have your geek calendar with all of Cleveland’s geeky goodness.

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Imaginary Worlds Comics and Collectables

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Celestial Attic Podcast – June 5, 2018

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512celestialatticThis week we are talking comics again with Josh Harlan, the co-owner of Imaginary Worlds Comics and Collectables at 13446 Cedar Road in Cleveland Heights. We look at the effect comic book movies are having on the local comic shop and generally geek out over our favorite films. And of course we have your geek calendar with all of Cleveland’s geeky goodness.

Imaginary Worlds Comics and Collectables

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Celestial Attic Podcast – June 4, 2018

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512celestialatticThis week we are talking comics again with Josh Harlan, the co-owner of Imaginary Worlds Comics and Collectables at 13446 Cedar Road in Cleveland Heights. We look at the effect comic book movies are having on the local comic shop and generally geek out over our favorite films. And of course we have your geek calendar with all of Cleveland’s geeky goodness.

Imaginary Worlds Comics and Collectables

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Subscribe through iTunes!

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Bring Back the Spinner Rack!

Jim Demonakos is on a quest to bring back the classic spinner rack. His Kickstarter campaign would bring solid, heavy duty spinner racks back onto the market. Thanks to Cleveland comic book fan Phil Gregory for the tip.

From the Kickstarter:

The Classic Spinner Rack was born from my desire to create something that evoked nostalgia while also being functional and cool!

Because of that idea, I made sure that The Classic Spinner Rack has amazing features:

  • Heavy Duty – Made in the USA from high grade steel which has been powder coated and is rust-free
  • Whisper Quiet – Extra large ball bearings help spin the rack smoothly and quietly
  • Large Pockets – Designed to hold comics that are Silver Age size, modern size, in or out of bags/boards, trade paperbacks, small hardcovers and more. The pockets are over 7″ wide and .75″ deep
  • Sturdy & Strong – The 12″ base makes for a small profile but a strong base that supports the weight of the comics, and won’t tip over
  • Classic Sign Topper – The innovative 4-sleeve topper includes retro inspired signs designed by JG Roshell of Comicraft
  • Color Choice – The rack is available in either black or white so you can choose what works best for your space

Larry F. Houston – Announced Guest at Cleveland Comicon

Cleveland Comicon announced director, producer and storyboard artist Larry F. Houston as guest at their convention this October 6th & 7th.

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They say:

We are thrilled to have Larry F. Houston attending this year’s Cleveland Comic Con! Larry is an Emmy-nominated animation director, producer & story board artist who has worked on 80s and 90s classic shows such as Thundarr, Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends, GI Joe, GI Joe The Movie Intro, Mr.T, Batman, Jonny Quest, Teenage mutant Ninja Turtles, Captain Planet, The Fantastic Four, Mighty Orbots, Bionic Six, ExoSquad, Bucky O’Hare, Jem, Galtar, C.O.P.S., Spawn, Ultimate Avengers II, Community and Kid N’ Play among others!

Larry F. Houston is the Emmy-nominated Producer/Director of The X-Men Animated series, the phenomenally successful 1990s series that was part of the foundation that helped launch Marvel’s multi-billion-dollar franchises.Hired by Filmation as the FIRST African American Saturday Morning Storyboard Artist, he storyborded and directed some of the favorite 80s and 90s classic shows such as Thundarr, Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends, GI Joe, GI Joe The Movie Intro, Mr.T, Batman, Jonny Quest, Teenage mutant Ninja Turtles, Captain Planet, The Fantastic Four, Mighty Orbots, Bionic Six, ExoSquad, Bucky O’Hare, Jem, Galtar, C.O.P.S., Spawn, Ultimate Avengers II, Community and Kid N’ Play. He pencilled the He-Man Mini-Comics that accompanied the toy figures, worked as an inker on DC’s All-Star Squadron, Captain Carrot and pencilled a TANK story for the DNAgents and FLARE story for Heroic Comics. He drew the Animated Series Intros to THE X-MEN, the GI JOE MOVIE, ROBOCOP: ALPHA COMMANDO, and THE KARATE KID. Reading Jack Kirby/Stan Lee comics in his youth and then working with them both as a professional was the ultimate peak of his career. Including the intangible quality of fun and action he read in his youth is what he has included into all his shows and his first priority always. Check out his website at https://www.larryhouston.com/ and http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0396860/

Cartoonist Dave Sheridan Discussion – Mac’s Backs

30707861_1398877336883561_2628186062164170798_nThere will be a discussion of underground comix artist Dave Sheridan at Mac’s Backs in Coventry at 7 pm Thursday, April 19.  Their site says:

Dave Sheridan was a cartoonist and underground comix artist from Cleveland who moved to California in the early 1970’s. He created Dealer McDope and Tales from the Leather Nun and collaborated on several issues of the iconic Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers comics. Dave died from cancer at the age of 38 in 1982. He was an integral part of a burgeoning underground comics scene that included Gilbert Shelton, Paul Mavrides, Robert Crumb, Trina Robbins and Fried Schrier and ground breaking publishers like Rip Off Press and Kitchen Sink Press.

Dave Sheridan: Life with Dealer McDope. Leather Nuns and the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers will be published in early April by Fantagraphic Books. The editor, Mark Burstein will be at Mac’s on Thursday, April 19th at 7 pm. to talk about Dave and the book which collects the best of the legendary underground cartoonist’s tripped-out comic strip hilarity. It includes Sheridan’s solo comics, many reprinted for the very first time, and his collaborations with Fred Schrier and Gilbert Shelton (who writes the foreword), along with his record covers, beer labels, and advertisements for more…cough, cough…organic products. The book includes a biography and reminiscences from fellow artists, friends, and family members.