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Artist Stephen R. Bissette To Talk Swamp Thing and The Comics Authority

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I’ve recently become fairly obsessed with Swamp Thing. I blame two people. Kevin Smith for reading the Swamp Thing issues 52 and 53 on Fatman on Batman #45. Plus, Dan Slott making Spider-Man boring for a year. Anyways, I’m glad it happened because Swamp Thing, widely overlooked and under appreciated; is a phenomenal character to follow. This Tuesday, artist Stephen R. Bissette will be discussing his experience drawing Swamp Thing and more. Here is an article provided by ColumbusAlive.com:

One of comics’ most renowned artists visits Columbus for a retrospective on his celebrated career and its impact on the comics world.

Bissette is best known for his work on DC Comics’ “Saga of the Swamp Thing” from 1983 to 1987 with Alan Moore (Watchmen, V for Vendetta).

Bissette added some powerful art to Moore’s rebooting of Swamp Thing’s mythology and changed how both audiences and creators viewed the potential of storytelling and art within the medium.

“Saga of the Swamp Thing” was so powerful, dark and popular that many credit it with laying the groundwork for dismantling the Comics Code Authority, the mainstream comics industry’s self-regulatory institution.

The Comics Code was formed in response to social, commercial and Congressional pressure to eliminate graphic violence, horror and sexual situations — basically creative censorship at its worst.

The event is free and open to the public.

I envy those who can attend this FREE event.

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Metal Geeks 33: Matt Harvey of Exhumed Geekery

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Get ready to rock out with your geek out as we have returned from out of the darkness with a brand new episode of Metal Geeks Podcast, where we dive into the geeky mind Matt Harvey from the mighty Metal stalwarts, Exhumed! Join us as we discuss the band, touring, and get into lots of comic geekery before we lose Matt to the dark forces once again. Rest assured, Matt will return to the show to geek out once again!

Find out more about Matt Harvey and Exhumed over at the official Facebook page for the band at https://www.facebook.com/ExhumedOfficial and follow them on Twitter @exhumedofficial!

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