When someone dies…especially when they leave this plane of existence far too soon, it is always a reminder to live life more boldly, to strive harder to find a way across our insecurities and connect with the world at large more. It’s a reminder that our regrets, should we choose to have them, should be for the failure of things that we’ve attempted and not for the things that we were too scared to even contemplate doing.
I didn’t know Stevie Dismie well. But I have a feeling that is what he would want us to do in the wake of his passing. Dismie, one of the sassy, fun forces behind the original Comic Book Queers Podcast, lost his battle with cancer on August 16th, 2018 and the world of fandom now is lacking an alternative force of nature.
Thankfully, Dismie, who also hosted many events in Chicago celebrating the queer connection to the superhero universe, will always have a legacy as one of the important voices in helping the world realize that the LGBTQ community was invaluable to the world of geekdom. With that in mind, let’s vow to laugh a bit more, live a bit more fearlessly and, of course, read some more damn graphic novels already!
May his double page spread float on forever.
Until the next time, SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!
(L-R) Michael Zapcic, Ming Chen, Kevin Smith, Walt Flanagan and Bryan Johnson – Comic Book Men – Season 2 – Gallery – Photo Credit: Ben Leuner/AMC
Forget the Red State. This is a red alert!
If you are a true blue collecting genius, director and writer Kevin Smith (Tusk) wants you! AMC is currently casting the 5th season of Smith’s Comic Book Men – and its the perfect time for you to apply!
Here are all the details from the exclusive press release:
“Calling Fanboys & Fangirls! Comic Book Men is looking for people to appear on Season 5 of the hit TV series on AMC! Are you a quirky comic geek with a supersized personality? Is there a comic related item or retro pop- culture collectible you’ve been longing to buy or sell? Then all your four-color dreams can come true at Executive Producer Kevin Smith’s comic shop, Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash!!! Here’s how you get started… Go to http://comicbookmencasting.com/ and apply ASAP!
**Must be 18 years or older to apply**
**Travel to Red Bank, NJ and batteries not included**”
Good luck – and until the next time…SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!
If there was a Wonder Woman among comic book enthusiasts, it would definitely be the amazing Wendi Freeman. She’s a dedicated, uber-friendly fan woman, a talented musician (with drumming gigs in a number of bands) and she’s the super skilled creator and host of the podcast Double Page Spread, which concentrates on comics and their creators and other pop culture goodies. Just what every cool mom would want her daughter to turn out to be, right?
Now, all thankful matriarchs can rejoice as Freeman has just unleashed the Halloween episode of Double Page Spread upon the world! Featuring interviews with the queen of screams, Linnea Quigley, and famed cult director Jim Wynorski, this offering is a spooky blast from start to finish!