Author Archives: Fan About Town, Richard Hamilton

Richard A. Hamilton is a Los Angeles resident for 12 years running the founder of Dial "C" for Comics and the writer/publisher of Return of the Super Pimps and Miserable Dastards. In his free time, he seeks out new Indie comics, local beers, and --on good days -- both.

FAN ABOUT TOWN – The Legacy of Digital Comics

Hey, Los Angelinos and other assorted comics fans! Everyone have a nice summer? Yeah, me, too. Anyway, I have often been accused of being backwards, so rather than hibernate for the winter, I have come out of my sequestering with some new columns and a hankering for Christmas ales. First up is a conversation with […]

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FAN ABOUT TOWN – The Sinking of Atlantis Studios

I have had the privilege to speak on a few Indie comics/self-publishing panels at Comic-Con over the years, one question invariably comes up: “What one piece of advice would you offer aspiring comics creators?” The other panelists usually share some very helpful and sage bit of insight on selecting an artist or creating a relatable […]

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FAN ABOUT TOWN – Interview with Mark Steger of Gearboxcomic.com

Hi, Los Angelenos and other assorted Indie Comics fans! We’re back from “Summer Break” with a new addition to our LA interview series, this time speaking with Mark Steger of Gearboxcomic.com. To be honest, I am floored by the level of artistry and sheer inventiveness at Gearbox. In an era where pundits debate the merits […]

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FAN ABOUT TOWN – Hitchcock/Truffaut Talk Comics… Sort Of…

We resume our series of local comics talent this week with a name that should be familiar to regular readers of BuyIndieComics.com:  our very own perpetrator of Cosmic Mutiny, Andre Q. Owens (I have no idea if “Q.” is his middle initial or not, but I added it for emphasis years ago during a rare […]

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FAN ABOUT TOWN – An Indie by Any Other Name Is Still an Indie… Or Is It?

Mark Andrew Smith, the co-creator and editor of the Image anthology, Popgun, instigated some online chatter Monday when he released an open letter decrying the use of the term “Indie Comics” as a perjorative. Smith, a onetime Californian (he attended UC Santa Barbara before moving to Phuket, Thailand) has been creating comics almost exclusively through […]

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FAN ABOUT TOWN – The Best Quarter Bins in Town Or How I Learned to Love Antiquing in South Pasadena

So here’s how I spent my Saturday afternoon: kicked out of my own house by my wife and baby boy, missing the crucial Game 7 of the East Coast NBA Finals, and babysitting my sleep deprived three-year-old in the middle of a claustrophobic antique shop in South Pasadena. Man, if my teenaged self could see […]

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FAN ABOUT TOWN – Walt Disney: The World’s Most Successful Indie Comics Creator

During a recent trip to Disneyland with my family (despite my previous vow never return to Anaheim – ever!), I was struck by a strange duality in the Happiest Place on Earth. Now, I am far from a Disney historian, although I do possess more than a passing familiarity with the parks’ histories and Imagineering […]

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