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With Further Ado #282: Here Come the CRANIACS!

With Further Ado #282: Here Come the CRANIACS!

I met Ira Friedman years ago when my friend Steve Rotterdam and I were working hard to build Bonfire Agency. Topps was just the type of company that was perfect for our emerging agency.

Ira had a vision and a plan for all his various projects, but I recognized him from the old Topps line of comics. I loved so many of their titles back then, Zorro, the Lone Ranger, Jurrasic Park, Mars Attacks, the Kirby titles… There were so many cool things going on.

Ira Friedman enjoyed a long and healthy career at Topps. Not many folks can boast that they “worked there for 30 years,” after all. Well, now Ira is getting ready for his new endeavors, and I think it looks like a lot of fun! Here’s the press release:

FORMER TOPPS SENIOR EXEC ANNOUNCES NEW IP: CRANIACS
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With Further Ado #255: Shout Out for Cool Stuff

With Further Ado #255: Shout Out for Cool Stuff

It’s that busy time of year – and so many of my cool friends have cool things going on! Let’s focus on two:

Ken Wheaton and his partners are throwing another Empire Comic Fest in Rochester. It’s hard to believe this is the 5th one. And you know what? They keep getting better and better. And it started out strong from the very first one.

And next weekend’s show, (July 7th & 8th) will spotlight one of my very favorite comic creators: Don McGregor. Don has an incredible gift for writing, a big heart and the most welcoming way of treating fans at shows. Is there a ranking beyond A++? If there is, that’s what Don McGregor should get.

More details here!


My pal Michael Polis works hard on so many projects. I’m not surprised he’s hard at work on both Garbage Pail Kids and Mars Attacks collectibles for San Diego Comic-Con. Here are the deets: Continue reading “With Further Ado #255: Shout Out for Cool Stuff”