10 Things Americans Need To Know About Canada Before Moving Up Here

A humourous look at the 2016 U.S. Presidental Election from a Northern perspective.

Is Anybody Out There? One Writer on the Purgatory of Submission

Written for The Millions, this short piece is about waiting to hear back from editors and publishers.

(Spoiler Alert: it takes a long time.)

3,457 Miles and 14 Years Ago

As part of Comic-Con@Home, the 2020 Souvenir Book was made available online (as was the rest of the Con), and now you can read all about the time I met Ray Harryhausen!

(BTW, that's not Ray Harryhausen on the cover; it's his good friend, Ray Bradbury. Both men would have turned 100 years old this year. Ray Harryhausen is on the inside!)

An Ode to "Peanuts"

A retrospective on Charles Schulz and "Peanuts" for the twentieth anniversaries of the passing of the legendary cartoonist and the ending of his comic strip.

Glen Cadigan's Five Years of Yesterday

Early in 2019, I was approached by Jon B. Cooke about contributing to the TwoMorrows 25th anniversary book, The World of TwoMorrows. I wrote an essay about my time as an editor/author for the publisher, and was glad to be included in a volume that already contained the likes of John Morrow (of course), Roy Thomas, Michael Eury, George Khory, Eric Nolen-Weathington... and on and on and on.

My essay was originally titled "Five Years of Yesterday" and it was changed to the above. So you know it's worth picking up!

The Journey of a Thousand Miles

Originally published during the 50th Anniversary of the Legion of Super-Heroes in the (San Diego) Comic-Con International Souvenir Booklet, "The Journey of a Thousand Miles" recounts the Legion's publishing history from Adventure Comics through Action Comics to Superboy until they finally received their own title when Superboy And The Legion Of Super-Heroes became just The Legion Of Super-Heroes in 1979.

The saga of their publishing history continues through the rest of the 20th Century and into the 21st, where it ends during the Legion's Golden Anniversary. Ironically, given the attendance at Comic-Con International that year (125,000+), it remains my most widely read work. My only regret is that it wasn't called "The Journey of a Thousand Years" instead!

The Man Who Loved Comics

Written at the request of Alter Ego editor (and comic book legend) Roy Thomas after the passing of the co-creator and designer of the All-New, All-Different X-Men, "The Man Who Loved Comics" was a biographical essay about the life and career of Dave Cockrum. It covered his days as a letterhack before he graduated to an artist for fanzines, then followed him from his apprenticeship as an assistant to Murphy Anderson and Tony DeZungia through black & white work at Warren Publishing before he landed his first big break as the artist of "The Legion of Super-Heroes" at DC Comics.

From there his path took him to Marvel, where he co-launched the X-Men revival of the '70s, as well as the creator-owned Futurians in the '80s. In the '90s and '00s work was hard to come by, and declining health forced the entire industry to rally 'round him when he ended up near death in a VA hospital. His remaining years and legacy round out the life and times piece.

The Titans Companion Volume 1

Official Solicit:

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the New Teen Titans is The Titans Companion, a comprehensive look back at the best-selling DC series! The history of the definite teen team is covered through a series of interviews with fan-favorite creators Marv Wolfman, George Pérez, José Luis García-López, Len Wein, and others! Also included is a comprehensive Silver Age section featuring interviews with Neal Adams, Nick Cardy, Dick Giordano, and more! Plus: Chris Claremont and Walter Simonson on the X-Men/New Teen Titans crossover! Tom Grummett, Phil Jimenez and Terry Dodson on their ’90s Titans work! Rare and unpublished artwork by Cardy, Pérez, García-López, Grummett, Jimenez, and others! Featuring an all-new cover by Phil Jimenez and an introduction by Geoff Johns, The Titans Companion is a must-have for any Titans fan!

The Titans Companion Volume 2

Official Solicit:

Following in the footsteps of its predecessor, The Titans Companion Volume 2 picks up where Volume 1 left off, covering the return of the Teen Titans to the top of the sales charts! Featuring interviews with Geoff Johns, Mike McKone, Peter David, Phil Jimenez, and others, it also contains an in-depth section on the top-rated Cartoon Network series! Read what the producers and staff of the show have to say about adapting the Titans to the small screen! Plus Chuck Dixon, Mark Waid, Karl Kesel, and John Byrne on writing the current generation of Titans! More with Marv Wolfman and George Perez! Neal Adams on redesigning Robin! Artwork by Adams, Byrne, Jimenez, McKone, Perez and more! With an all-new cover by Mike McKone, The Titans Companion Volume 2 completes any Titans fan's collection!

The Legion Companion

Official Solicit:

The first book of its kind on the history of the Legion of Super-Heroes!

A complete look at the history of the 30th Century’s greatest heroes, through interviews with Dave Cockrum, Mike Grell, Jim Starlin, James Sherman, Paul Levitz, Keith Giffen, Steve Lightle, Mark Waid, Jim Shooter, Jim Mooney, Al Plastino, and more!

Rare and never-seen Legion art by the above, plus George Pérez, Neal Adams, Curt Swan, and others!

Features unused Cockrum character designs and pages from an unused Timber Wolf story!

New cover by Dave Cockrum and Joe Rubinstein, introduction by Jim Shooter, and more!

The Best Of The Legion Outpost

Official Solicit:

Originally published in 1972 as the official newsletter of the Legion Fan Club, The Legion Outpost soon became the premier Legion of Super-Heroes fanzine of the 1970s, featuring contributions by fans, pros, and soon-to-be pros. Launched at a time when the future of the Legion of Super-Heroes was in doubt, The Legion Outpost was at the center of fan-based efforts to revive the title, and was largely responsible for its rescue from obscurity, leading to it becoming a runaway best-seller! This trade paperback collects the best material from the hard-to-find fanzine, including rare interviews and articles from creators such as Dave Cockrum, Cary Bates, and Jim Shooter, plus never-before-seen artwork by Cockrum, Mike Grell, Jimmy Janes and others! It also features a previously unpublished interview with Keith Giffen originally intended for the never-published Legion Outpost #11, plus other new material! And it sports a rarely-seen classic 1970s cover by Legion fan favorite artist Dave Cockrum!