NOT “my” Almanac.
Will someone tell the person who has the ‘Neal Adams Almanac’ to remove my name from his backbiting and insulting masthead, and replace it with his own. IT is NOT “my” Almanac in any way shape or form! It is HIS.
A short response, perhaps a little known fact: Most people talk with their mouths OPEN. I have always drawn them so. When their mouths are closed, that, for “good” story-telling, means they are not talking!
Many comic book artists don’t know this little factoid. You may remind them.
Any questions? I will be at the Montreal Comic Con beginning Fri and going through the weekend.
Uh, last I checked, it SAYS, "Arlen Schumer's Neal Adams Almanack"–not "Neal Adams' Almanack"–an apostrophe makes a world of difference, Neal or Kris or Spyda or whomever is reading this. But then, proofreading was NEVER your strong suit, was it? "Backbiting and insulting"? You're welcome, Neal! NOT.
Since leaving Continuity in '86, I've created comic book history projects, essays, lectures, exhibits, articles and books that all seem to revolve around the groundbreaking work Neal did, that affected–and effected–us all (shameless plug for my Neal Adams Sketchbook and my Silver Age of Comic Book Art coffeetable book–which Neal opens and closes with his work). For me, it's an ongoing process, giving back to the man whose work gave us–and continues to give us–so much joy, awe and inspiration!
Arlen Schumer's Neal Adams Almanack still mostly features work by Neal Adams in a pretty good light and it is thereby appropriate that it should bear Neal Adams's name quite prominently indeed. Despite Mr. Adams's misgivings, this really useful page instead serves as a constant reminder of the lofty heights his ground-breaking, awe-inspiring, pan-generational work attained, positively touching the lives of thousands and driving hordes of artists at worst towards self- improvement and fulfilment in their chosen profession. I am now much more of a fan of Mr. Adams's work than I was before I discovered this page and any perceived "backbiting" must surely be rendered an irrelevance or at least occupy second place in level of importance when compared to all the goodwill and continuing admiration it generates towards Mr. Adams's work. Tough love it may be – but Neal Adams Almanack ultimately remains a labour of love – an unadulterated platform for serious discussion where good-natured and constructive criticism is dished out on a daily basis. The rest is much sound and fury signifying naught.