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Life: Older 2014

Posted in 104, anniversary, awesomeness, bad ideas, blame society, comics, family, happiness, inspiration, life, relationships on January 20th, 2014 by Hannibal Tabu
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Once again, I stand poised on the precipice of change, winds of possibility buffeting me as I wonder at tomorrow.

The last year has been interesting, from my first health crisis to moving to winning the Top Cow Talent Hunt to a host of other opportunities, challenges, amusements and foibles. I got into Eccleston’s Doctor Who. I saw my wife’s design business expand. I got an iPad upgrade. I DJed the LA County Fair after parties again, plus a number of other fun private affairs. I had enormous challenges in my professional life. I got to see more of my little girls becoming little people, their personalities gelling and becoming what they will be. I cemented a new tradition of birthday karaoke, low stress, fun times, no drama.

I’m still standing. I’m still here. I’m grateful and determined and sleepy and moving forward.

I’m showing off art from an Eisner winner, made from my words. I’m in a long term partnership with a brilliant independent from my home town.

I’m not afraid, most of all. It feels good, especially since I spent most of my life believing I wouldn’t survive my 40th year, like Malcolm or Martin or many others.

On the other hand, Stan Lee allegedly created Spider-Man when he was 40, so let’s see what’s next, shall we?

Should be fun!

Playing (Music): “As” by Stevie Wonder

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Comics: Michael Avon Oeming Joins Hannibal Tabu & Nelson Blake 2 on Artifacts #35

Posted in 104, comics, creativity on January 14th, 2014 by Hannibal Tabu
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… and now, for my big secret …

MICHAEL AVON OEMING JOINS NELSON BLAKE ON FINAL TOP COW TALENT HUNT WINNER

Artifacts #35 is the last issue in Top Cow Productions 2012 Talent Hunt issues, and they’re making sure it goes out with a bang. Written by 2012 writing winner Hannibal Tabu (best known for his biting and relentless column The Buy Pile at Comic Book Resources), the book already had a cover from Nelson Blake 2 (Artifacts, Magdelena) and now Eisner and Eagle-Award winning artist Michael Avon Oeming (Powers, Bulletproof Monk) will be providing interior art.

“I am still floored by the idea that two artists of this caliber are bringing my words to life,” Tabu said. “I knew it was hard, with no Talent Hunt-winning arists left for me, but this, wow, this is the dream coming true!”

Artifacts #35 follows Irish gunrunner and lovable scoundrel Michael Finnegan as he navigates through a world of zealots, mercenaries and dangerous curves. The issue is slated to land on retail shelves February 26 from Top Cow Productions, an Image Comics imprint.

For more information on upcoming Hannibal Tabu releases — including the fantasy novella Waso: Will To Power from Stranger Comics and the superhero comic Project: Wildfire #9-12 from Legends Press — on Hannibal Tabu’s Twitter feed.

That’s the thing I can tell you. I’ve been sitting on it for a while. Michael freaking Avon Oeming sitting with my script somewhere, just … wow.

However, there’s so much I can’t tell you yet. So many cool things … well … I can tell you some things, I suppose. Quinn McGowan. Project: Wildfire

Okay. That’s kind of out of the bag … but here’s one more treat for you from Jason Reeves, one thing we’re not talking about yet

Okay … we’ll have more to discuss as time goes on. Yes, I’ll address Watson & Holmes in due time. Feel free to chat up the wonder of myself and Mr. Oeming, because that’s awesome.

Watching (Hulu): “The Empty Child,” Doctor Who

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