Friday, August 29, 2008


Above: Artwork from TALES FROM RIVERDALE DIGEST #31. Pencils by Fernando Ruiz and inks by Al Nickerson.

I finished inking ARCHIE AND FRIENDS #126 over a week ago. And two days ago, I finished inking the twelve-page lead story for TALES FROM RIVERDALE DIGEST #31. (Busy-busy.) TALES FROM RIVERDALE DIGEST #31 should be hitting comic book stores in November.


Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Joey B and HBO...

Above photo: A view from P.I.C. member Joey B’s New York City apartment.

Looks like HBO will be filming a scene on Joey B’s fire escape. As Joey B tells it:

HBO is filming on my block and will be sending up an actor and using my fire escape in one of the shots. Its an early 70’s cop show or movie called LAST OF THE NINTH. The photo is from my window this morning - the block is full of these cars from the 60’s and 70’s including these vintage cop cars. Pretty cool!


Saturday, August 9, 2008

ARCHIE AND FRIENDS #126 and some sad news...

Above: Artwork from ARCHIE AND FRIENDS #126 by (penciler) Fernando Ruiz and (inker) Al Nickerson.

I’ve been swamped with inking work of late. Besides inking some Jughead stories, I started my inking run on ARCHIE AND FRIENDS #126-129. ARCHIE AND FRIENDS #126 should arrive in comic book stores in December.

In other Archie Comics news, Archie Comics Publications Chairman, Michael Silberkleit, passed away on August 5th. Michael was a really nice guy. I spoke with him a few times. He was always very polite and cheerful when I had the opportunity to meet him. It’s so sad when one of the good guys leaves us. Please keep the Silberkleit family in your prayers.

The obituary sent out by Archie Comics Publications states in part:

Michael I. Silberkleit, the chairman of Archie Comic Publications, died August 5th in New York City at the age of 76, after a short battle with cancer.

For much of the 60 years he worked at Archie Comics, Silberkleit shared the leadership of the company with Richard Goldwater, whose father, John Goldwater, and his partner, Louis Silberkleit, Michael’s father, founded the company.