Archive for May, 2008

Memorial Day

May 27, 2008

I was lucky enough to be invited this year by Veterans for Peace to help set up their annual Memorial Mile display.  Although I am fervently against having troops in Iraq, I respect and appreciate those who participate in military service.

Video of the memorial

Read and see more about the memorial here: http://www.alligator.org/articles/2008/05/27/news/local/080527_veterans.txt

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Rich Tommaso starts blog for Miriam graphic novel “Filmography”

May 14, 2008

Rich Tommaso has just started a new blog where he will be posting pages for his Miriam graphic novel “Filmography”

Look here: http://miriamfilmography.blogspot.com

Rich Tomasso also has his own personal blog here: http://richtommaso.blogspot.com/

Comic book retailer moves to overdurn murder verdict

May 4, 2008

This news article popped up as I was doing web searches for comic book conventions. Comic book store owner Michael George, who has run the Pittsburgh Comicon for years and years, was recently convicted of the 1990 murder of Barbara George, who was then his wife. This news article describes the case and the beginning of the appeals process:

From the Macomb Daily, April 26, 2008:

Judge grants motion that may negate murder verdict

Michael George can ask for directed verdict, even though trial is over

By Jameson Cook
Macomb Daily Staff Writer

Still protesting the jury’s guilty verdict, defense attorneys for the man convicted of killing his wife in their comic book store nearly 18 years ago have gained a sliver of hope in the case… [click for the rest of the article]