Latest update news, June 3, 2008!
Spring has sprung and things are running along pretty smoothly. The Anthology is still waiting for the cover and some art from California. Finished article on Alan Hanley and will be making a plaque to give to Hanley family at Jam as the first official IF Fandom Hall of Fame recipient, this will hopefully be an annual event.
Speaking of The Jam, need to sell more tables and wrote to Red Cross for their participation. Liz Ortis did an awesome hjob updating the Jam flyer and Jam business cards. Thanks Lizaree!!!!
Latest update news, May 1, 2008!
With the Small Press Idol still happening, Lady DOC and I have been watching American Idol and we liked Brooke White, unfortunately she was voted off last night, BUT now her record company has released her new CD so hoping everyone can support her although not comic related she is still an indie artist with an Indie Record label. And INDIE is INDIE!!!
The Jam is still getting worked on, hope to be able to go to the local businesses to get some support through ads. I haven't heard from many folks from my last e-mail, but do have some out state creators coming. I really need you local Chicagoland folks to help support The Jam.
Latest update news, April 25, 2008! Latest update news, April 12, 2008! Latest update news, April 11, 2008! Latest update news, April 9, 2008! The shop (The Zone) is about a 5 minute drive from the hotel and there are plenty of shops and restaurants around. We will have a pre-Jam signing at the shop Friday for those who come. I will now send out an e-mail to see who is interested, We have tables for those who bought them for the canceled March show and OT has two artists interested, one of them being Doug Rice of Dynamo Joe fame. OT the manager gave me contact info from one of the Chicago radio stations and getting contact info on groups we can try to help in the area. Latest update news, April 3, 2008! Latest update news, March 20, 2008! Latest update news, February 20, 2008! Latest update news,
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With the Small Press Idol on the SPA site going full force, one of our supporters need your help and vote. Please go to
If you are not a member you will have to register to vote. You can only vote once a day and must post "yes" on the thread.
Please visit the IF Jam section for updates on the 2008 Jam in Homewood.
Almost forgot next weekend is the New York Comic Con, where Sean and Shawnti Therrie, Shawnti will be debuting SPA's Mysterious Visions Anthology #7 which contains her story "Am I Immortal" please click the logo for more info.
Also Liz Ortiz (who has a great story in the IF Anthology) and other members of the New York branch of CAG (Comicbook Artist Guild). Take photos Liz!!!!!
Posted photos of the Homewood Hotel The Jam and the area where we will be holding, including inside the room plus the outside of the hotel and some of the downtown area.
Please go to the IF Jam Section for more updates.
Well, one hurdle down, went to the hotel secured the room, don't need to bring deposit till next week. Got a pretty good deal for two days. Unfortunately he wouldn't budge on the room rates of $105.00 for a single and $115.00 for a double. A little high but you do get to use the pool they have there which is pretty nice. However, there are at least 5 other hotels around the Homewood so I will contact them and see what I can find out.
Well that is pretty much all for now more later.
Yeah, we had some more updates and issues with the site, but all is alright now. Today I sent in the non-profit paperwork and check for the fee to the IRS, so I am hoping to get the tax ID in a week or so ans in the mean time I am preparing an application for a grant.
I am also getting things together for The IF Jam in August in cooperation with The Comic Zone in Homewood, Il. Met with OT the manager and Steve Piscione of Kaosfield Studios and who also does the producing of The Comic Code a weekly show The zone does every Wednesday. Wally was also there as was Lady DOC, we are planning to have The jam on the weekend of August 15, maybe even two days if things go right. I just heard from Alex Nino that he and others from California may make a trip out. Speaking of The Jam I just downloaded all the pics taken from the 2007 show, so please take a look.
The INTER-FANthology book is coming along, looks like perhaps a 50 page book, Tim Tobolski is working inking the cover as we speak and still waiting for some more art to come in, deadline May 1, 2008 or there abouts.
Oh, the site will be going over a radical change soon, as we go into the Blog Era and folks will be able to actually comment within the different sections we have. Now some sections like the various history ones will be combined into one. As The Forum itself never really took off we thought this might be better. Thanks Nick!
Want to also thank Stacy and Kathy (Treasurer and Secretary, respectively), for putting up with my texts and e-mails while we try to get this non-profit status done.
Sorry been away so long the site was transferred to a new platform and could not access the Control Panel, but now I can.
SPACE was great and hope to have photos up soon. Now I am working on getting The Jam together and helping Jim Main with INTER-FANthology, more news soon.
Found out about another great comic con in Wisconsin from Terry Pavlet. Thanks Terry!
Here are two local cons in Ohio that are worth checking out.As you know we will be at SPACE helping out Grim Jim Main and main Enterprises as he will not be there but hope to see some IFer's show up!
First off The IF Jam 2008 has been moved to sometime in August so we can retool it and see what other ideas we can come up with. We have decided not to have it in Portage as nice the town is it was just too confusing for people to find the jam location. We will keep you updated with more information.
Still waiting on our non-profit application so hopefully we start assisting people.
Good news, IF will be going to SPACE (Small Press And Comics Expo) in Columbus Oh. More details to be posted.
Happy New Year! This seems to be the year of the Idol. There are actually two art contests running. as IF tries to be all inclusive, I have posted links to both, so you can decide which fits best with you.
First is Self Publisher Association (SPA) Small Press Idol 2008
Next is Estrada Media's in association with 209 Avenue Studios
Good news folks! "llinois has approved your filing In Progress 12/3/2007. Congratulations - your non-profit corporation has been officially approved. We are now preparing your final paperwork, which will be delivered to you shortly". For all those nay sayers over the years, nyah. IF will now be in a better position to help others who need it and do the type of Jams that need to be done to give an alternative to those pop culture cons who masquerade as Comic Conventions. History in the making. More later!!
Writer/Artist James Ritchey, III teams with premiere independent publisher AC Comics (Femforce) to bring a modern take on an old standard. The Green Lama debuted in December of 1940 as the brainchild of author Ken Cossen, with his emerald visage being drawn by the likes of legendary Mac Raboy etc, then gone onto star in his own radio serial , and eventually was resurrected by Bill Black�s AC Comics.
Latest update news, April 12, 2008! Latest update news, April 11, 2008! Latest update news, April 9, 2008! The shop (The Zone) is about a 5 minute drive from the hotel and there are plenty of shops and restaurants around. We will have a pre-Jam signing at the shop Friday for those who come. I will now send out an e-mail to see who is interested, We have tables for those who bought them for the canceled March show and OT has two artists interested, one of them being Doug Rice of Dynamo Joe fame. OT the manager gave me contact info from one of the Chicago radio stations and getting contact info on groups we can try to help in the area. Latest update news, April 3, 2008! Latest update news, March 20, 2008! Latest update news, February 20, 2008! Latest update news,
February 18, 2008! Latest update news, February 2, 2008! Latest update news, January 1, 2008! Latest update news, December 3, 2007! Latest update news, November 24, 2007!
Latest update news, April 11, 2008!
Latest update news, April 9, 2008!
The shop (The Zone) is about a 5 minute drive from the hotel and there are plenty of shops and restaurants around. We will have a pre-Jam signing at the shop Friday for those who come. I will now send out an e-mail to see who is interested, We have tables for those who bought them for the canceled March show and OT has two artists interested, one of them being Doug Rice of Dynamo Joe fame.
OT the manager gave me contact info from one of the Chicago radio stations and getting contact info on groups we can try to help in the area.
Latest update news, April 3, 2008!
Latest update news, March 20, 2008!
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February 18, 2008!
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Latest update news, November 17, 2007!
Congrats to Wally and Jessica Lowe as they added a new member to their family and IF's Simon Lowe.
We also now have a IF Jam Section now. I have 2007 info and photos and am working on 2008. So stay tuned!
Latest update news, November 14, 2007!
Sorry I haven't updated like I wanted too lots of personal stuff went on the last two months. But I will now hopefully be back on track. Tomorrow some kewl news.
Latest update news, September 7, 2007!
It's time for Jeff Watkins' Syracruse Heroes Expo the ONLY show that is worth going to in Upper New York. Good luck Jeff.
Latest update news, September 4, 2007!
We have now added Sam Catalino to our ever expanding line of article writers so I hope you enjoy what he has to say!
The 2008 IF JAM is in preparation, and is dedicated to the man below:
My father (Wilfred "Fred" Maurice Boucher) passed away the other day after a slight illness that seemed none of us saw coming. He was a great influence to me and my brothers (some good some bad) to me he was a great leader who always taught us the meaning of doing a job right.
He was a task master but for the right reasons. He used to have a look that when he was mad at you stared at you and you'd wish he would hit you instead of giving "the look".
He also taught us to help others when needed. He was a scout master for our Catholic based troop and would try to go to the darker side of town to recruit boys ho needed help. He also had the first black scout who became a good friend to me, which taught me color doesn't matter. When my dad retired from scouts his replacement was a Jewish scoutmaster which was quite unheard of but my dad liked pushing the envelope especially if it was for someone worthy. This is what I try to emulate with what I do with IF and when helping others at work.
He was also a bit of a rat pack and had a collection of 1000's of LPs (you youngsters would know them as long playing records), and '78 from the 30's and 40's. I spent the summer taping all those onto reel to reel tapes and was great listening, Jazz, blues, big bands. Still have the tapes but the recorder is broken so need to fix. He also had memorabilia from his war days, He had items he got while POW in Germany.
He also got me my first comic in 1966 as he used to take to The Corner Store for chocolate cokes. My dad though comics were fine as he used to read The Shadow pulps.
Over all he was a good man and I will miss him very much especially our summer talks at night when I was little. Not sure how to feel I am sad but I know he is in a good place, guess I will feel the affects soon.
Ciao Dad, you and Mom are now back altogether as a team. Enjoy heaven and hope to see you there soon.
Lance DOC Boucher
Latest update news, June 30, 2007!
The forums will not be accessable , sorry for any inconvenience.
Latest update news, March 14, 2007!
The Jam was the hit of the land A HUGE Success! More updates and photos to come. Now onto our next projects!!!
Now have the Jerry Bails Page up on the IF Fandom Hall of Fame Section!!
Latest update news, February 24, 2007!
Been a long time since we updated, but all is well here in the IF universe. The Jam is coming with in two weeks so please click the image down below for futher updates.
We also have Anthony's latest editorial up and it talks about The Jam and ComicCons in general.
Latest update news, December 13, 2006!
We are now listed in Comicspace. Please join. Click the icon below.
Latest update news, December 12, 2006!
Paypal option is now up in the Services and Products Section for those who like to pay for tables to The Jam that way, we will be putting up a snail mail address soon. Tables are $25.00 four tables or more will be lower. Look for further updates.
Latest update news, December 5, 2006!
Some good news is The Jam is being formed...look out for details soon!
Latest update news, November 27, 2006!
Another great Fandom and Pro creator passed away this weekend. Dave Cockrum besides his stellar pro carreer with DC and Marvel, he was an outstanding Fanzine Artist. I will be setting him up a page soon in the IF Fandom Hall of Fame. Please check the Forum for updates.
Latest update news, November 25, 2006!
It is with sad note that I report of Comic Fandom Founder Jerry Bails who passed away November 22, 2006, Please see updates on the IF Forum.
Latest update news, October 20, 2006!
Did update the Convention Pics Section with last weekend's Chicago Mini Con, great times. Please check them out. Hope to have more links up soon..
Latest update news, October 16, 2006!
Just updated the Robert Kline page on the Whatever Happened To... Section. Due to illness I will not be updating for a bit though I have some pics from this weekend's Chicago Mini Comic Convention at Dark Tower Comics and some new Hanley art samples.
Latest update news, October 9, 2006!
Found out from Wally who found out the the Gutterzombies Forum that theer will be a mini con in Chicago at Dark Tower Comics. Though we were not booked as guests at this time, Nino and I plan to be there. Please click the link for more info
Also a great new site for the Small Press fancier, like me. Check out the link below.
Latest update news, October 6, 2006!
Sam Gaford from Truefan Publications has a great zine called Small Press Extra, with articles, reviews and a great interview with Small Press legend Larry Blake. Please go to the link below and support this worthwhile endeavor.
Was at Steve Stanley's artforum and found out about this great con. Hope some of you can go. Click the link!
Latest update news, September 9, 2006!
I have just found out that three of our IF members (Estrada Media, Kaosfield Studios and Blnd Bat Press) are now listed on Indy Planet.com Check them out!
Also we have addedd Ultimate Comics Group as a member of our Forum amd group and will have more info on them later. Welcome UCG. They do have a site on myspace!
Latest update news, September 5, 2006!
We have now added the Jim Van Hise articles "The Williamson Collector" and "Days of Valor", please keep checking back as we update this section.
Check out Portland Oregon's top notch Small Press/Indie Comic Convention at the Oregon Convention Center, "Stumptown". Check the link below and if ya go say "hey" to Wade Busby.
Latest update news, August 27, 2006!
One of the main and original reasons IF is here is to help creators find publishers who need their skills, in that endeavor I am trying to help an artist named Scott Mcclung who is looking for work as he is between assignments. Please go to the link below and hopefully you will find his work as something that may fit a project of yours. If you need to contact him you may do so through his site or ours.
Latest update news, August 24, 2006!
New September Editorial By Anthony is in. More updates to come!!
Latest update news, August 13, 2006!
WW-Chicago pics are posted and just addred some great rememberences from Ron Kasman who I met at WW-C via Mark Innes, hope to get more soon.
Latest update news, August 10, 2006!
Just updated the History Section with more Fanzine cover scans, including all of Fred Hembeck's books. I also received correspondence from Authur Moore a former member who got our link from Jim McPherson who was pretty much at the birth of IF and was good friends with Steve Clement. I just posted on the INTER-FAN History Section what Jim had to say so I hope you all read it. Have photos from WW-Chicago and are now posted in the Convention Photo Section.
Might have found the first published piece of art of an IF related artist, so please check IF Happenings in the IF Forum
Latest update news, August 6, 2006!
Well WW-Chicago is over and was a pretty good show. Got a table at the last minute and we did OK. Met Mark Innes and others (more later).
In November we have the St.Charles show at the DuPage County Center. More details as they arrive.
Made lots of contacts and saw old friends as well so look for updates.
Latest update news, July 30, 2006!
Been scanning my collection of old skool Fanzines so to keep better track. Please go to the Fanzine History Section for a look see.
This is also WizardWorld-Chicago week, this Friday through Sunday! So come out and see our members at Artist Alley. Here is the link!.
Latest update news, July 24, 2006!
Looks like the Forum is gone..BUT I still had the link to the original Forum so let's see if we can keep this alive. If you are a member here after 2004 you will have to register! Any difficuties e-mail me.
Latest update news, July 23, 2006!
Well was informed by Wade and confirmed the Forum was hacked! Am trying to see if Provider can fix without losing everything. We may have to use the old Forum or not have one at all. Will keep you updated !
Latest update news, July 10, 2006!
Well it's almost that time of year again for WizardWorld -Chicago and so that we can all keep track I have installed a counter..Unfortunately due to family medical matters the INTER-FANology will probably not be out till early next year. I hope to get a Pro badge for Lady DOC and myself as we will not have tables there this year but hope to see all my friends!
Here is the link to WizardWorld-Chicago
*Lastly our site of the month is Fred Hembeck's Art site. Fred is a great cartoonist who always has his hand on the pulse of Comics so enjoy!!
Another old friend of IF Jeff Davis who I worked with at Child Development Resources in California back in the 80's has contacted me and will be sending some art he has been doing lately. Amazing what a small world the Internet makes..
Latest update news, May 11, 2006!
Nino sent me this an ad for his up coming art show, it's in Spanish but I think you'll get the drift! Click for larger view.
Latest update news, May 1, 2006!
I need to apologize for my lack of updating as of late but family and medical issues were first prioity and I hope things will be settleing down doon. No grandson yet as of this writing but soon. I am also going to start keepng the past updates up so new members can see what we have doe in the pats, so just scroll on down!
The Interfanthology is coming slowly and still hope for a June 2006 release, Joe Zierman sent in the first Chapter of Lunatic Lefgion and hope to have others do other chapters. Thanks Joe! and his inker Dave Zahn for a great job!
On another front Aaron Brigman is helping me create a IF Fandom Hall of Fame plaque for our inductees families and sfriends so hope to have one in timne for Wizard SWorld 2006.
We would like to welcome Danny Dononvan to our stable of Forums. He represenst Radio-Free Comicks and Mad Science Studios. Also want to welcome Turtel Onli of the Southside Community Art Center and the Black Age of Comics Convention held last February, there are pictures in our Convention Section, I am just sorry I could not make that..
Also please welcome Ed Savage to our Galleries and will be hoping to do some projects with this great talent!
*No new Editorial from Anthony but still have up the December/January Editorial, in which Anthony talks about the happening in IF and Inter-Fanthology.
*We do have though a new article from Gene Phillips. Please read!.
A THEORY ON THE THREE TYPES OF FANDOM
Nino and Ralph of MR Comics and 209 Ave Studios and Jake Estrada from Estrada Media will be in NY SUNDAY MAY 7th 2006 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 1 DAY ONLY!! This is at the NEW YORK CITY COMIC BOOK SPECTACULAR 2!!!!! If you are in the area go see them and say IF sent you. Here is the link below:
This month's Site of the Month is the most unique blog I have ever run across by Robby Reed. Let us know and him what you think!.
As Infinite Crisis is on its last month I though I would keep this site up!