Sunday, August 29, 2010

Stuff... and more stuff.

So, somehow, I have completely ignored this blog for the entire year.


I can take the easy way out and say, "Oh, I've been swamped with work" and leave it at that... and since I have been swamped with work this year, I'm going to that. It has been a very busy year, after all.

The Spring saw our largest Emerald City Comicon ever, leading it to grow into a full 3 days for next year. Several books from Micro Brew Comics and Rorschach Entertainment were debuted at the show; Steve Lawlis: Zombieville USA #3, Doctor Zombie #3, and Dallas McCoy #00.

Spring beget Summer, and that brought on the preparations for the newest Seattle convention, the Jet City Comic Show. This new show is a companion piece to ECCC, focusing more on the local scene.

Still, a lot of work goes into putting these shows together, and putting these shows together at the same time running a small chain of retail shops... well, needless to say, it puts a damper on one's free time.

Oh, and on top of that, there's the family... Mackenzie and Trent have had birthdays, Mac has had another Kung Fu tournament (3rd Place is Sparring!), Anniversaries, Family Outings, and a whole lot more!

With all of this going on, it's been near impossible to be on top of this blog along with all of the other sites and social networking that needs to be done.

So, with that in mind, I'm going to try and refocus this blog... a separation of Church and State, so to speak. Updates for the cons and books will be on their respective sites, while I will use this blog just for the family updates.

I was just contemplating deleting this blog all together, but I like having the family stuff up here, available for friends and family that like to keep apprised. So, for the time being, we're going to try this out and see if it works...


Tuesday, January 05, 2010


I know... It's been way too long since I last made a post here...

In my defense, I have been swamped with work for Emerald City ComiCon, The Comic Stop, Micro Brew Comics, the newly formed Jet City Comic Show, and more. Still, excuses are excuses. So, let's catch us up, shall we?

Over at The Comic Stop, we are currently working towards our general growth as a company. We now have 3 successful locations, and we are considering opening a 4th shop in the next year or so. On top of this, we now have a "full staff". It is no longer just us owners/managers at the shops, but two full-time employees and two part-time employees.

The 8th Annual Emerald City ComiCon is nearly here, just a couple of months away. We've sold out of space again, our lineup of guests borders on the amazing, and we are well under way to have our best year ever. Expect this show to blow up, Big Time, in the near future.

Speaking of shows... Since I don't have enough work to do, I have created a companion show for ECCC called Jet City Comic Show. This new show is a local 1-day show coming up in the fall, a full 6 months after ECCC. This new show will focus on the creative local talents and publishers and organizations of the Pacific Northwest, and well as spotlighting several out of town Special Guests.

Following that, the comics biz has been busy. From Micro Brew Comics, I am looking to have Steve Lawlis: Zombieville #2 and Adventures of Doctor Zombie #3 ready for ECCC, as well as a couple of prints. From my old stomping grounds of Rorschach Entertainment and Modern Pulp Comics, I have the final issue of Sprecken: Kalabus Rex (issue #4) coming out, and it looks like we might even have Dallas McCoy #0 (a prologue issue) done, too. I'll have more on all of this in the next few weeks...

Over at the homestead, the only big event was the shared birthday (on December 11th) between Jack "Lucky" Meredith and myself. My little man is now 3 years old, and cleaned up with a fat pile of Ben 10 action figures and clothes, and a couple of Batman Brave and the Bold action figures. He's become quite the little super-geek.

Well, that's enough catching up... next time, I'll talk about beer...

-Brian M.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Quattro = One

I know it's been a bit quiet on the MBS front these past couple of months. We've been slowly working on getting stuff together, but nothing have progressed to the point that a "post" was warranted.

However, two things on the Home Front have taken place that are definitely worth mentioning:

1) Dana's Birthday!
The Littlest Man of the Clan, Dana (AKA Quattro, Moose) just turned the Big 1 Year Old last week... He's growing up fast, in size and skills. Walking, running, eating by himself, fighting in underground Baby Fight Clubs, etc., he's got it all covered!

2) Mackenzie's Kung Fu Tournament!
A couple of weeks ago, Mac entered her second Martial Arts Tournament, competing in Kata (style and technique) and Sparring (hitting other little girls). Last year, she pulled in 3rd place in Sparring, but this year, she brought home the Gold! Mac snagged 1st place, and against a larger group of competitors than last year.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Blue Shift Pages

One of the projects that I've been working on for a while now is Blue Shift, the sci-fi project I am co-writing with Gigi Edgley.Well, as with many projects, so many things can affect the progress of it being made. For this book, we've had a couple of "roadblocks" that have impeded said progress.

Well, hopefully, we should have a "convention" edition of the first issue by November. Sidney Lima is currently working on the first issue, and he is doing a great job of it. As proof of his awesomeness, here are the first 4 pages of the first issue...


Sunday, July 05, 2009

Doctor Zombie - The Song!

A few months ago, I got in touch with this incredibly talented "Band of The Future" called We Wrote The Book On Connectors, the creators of Mustache Rock! This local band offered a very interesting service; a song writing service. So, after a few emails with the guitarist/singer/heart-breaker Mike Votava, they got to work on what is the coolest comic book promo ever -- A Theme Song!

Yes, you heard me right, folks! WE came up with a theme song... for Doctor Zombie! No longer will you have to read your Doctor Zombie comics in silence!

This awesome song can be downloaded for free at their website, and while you are there, you can check out a TON of other free songs that they have to offer.

To listen to it, just press play on the embedded Quicktime player below...

-Brian M.