Bill Corbett

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My comic book SUPER-POWERED REVENGE CHRISTMAS is available NOW!

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I am thrilled to announce that my comic book SUPER-POWERED REVENGE CHRISTMAS is now available!

Written by me and illustrated by the awesome Len Peralta, SUPER-POWERED REVENGE CHRISTMAS features the icons of pop-culture Christmas doing battle as superheroes and supervillains.  It is mostly a comedy, that being my thing, but I also hope it is a good story and a fun, engaging read.  Because I like those things, personally. 

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You can get SUPER-POWERED REVENGE CHRISTMAS in all sorts of ways, actual physical copy or digital, right HERE:

SUPER-POWERED REVENGE CHRISTMAS

It is available on ComiXology, ComicsFix, Kindle, Amazon, and CreateSpace.  More platforms may be coming soon.

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I’m calling it a “comic book,” but it could be called “graphic novel” depending on your taste, because it’s at 167 pages it’s pretty substantial.  But I think comic book better captures the spirit, since it doesn’t take itself all that seriously.  It’s silly, but smart-silly?…I hope?  FRIENDS, IT IS NOT FOR ME TO SAY.  I do know that I had a great time writing it and feel proud of what Len and I created together. 

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I would love for people to read it.  For YOU to read it.  Please consider getting it, for yourself or as a holiday gift for someone you love!  Or for someone you loathe! Whatever works.

Thank you kindly!

Bill Corbett

(of RiffTrax / MST3K kinda-fame)

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How I feel when I meet a writing deadline

How I feel when I meet a writing deadline

hodgman:

Come see @David_Rees and me rock it in DURHAM. 
TOMORROW TOMORROW TOMORROW 
Tickets HERE or at the box office. 
Then later in ATLANTA, BIRMINGHAM, LA, and TEXAS
That is all. 

See the brilliant John Hodgman and also-brilliant David Rees at the Carolina Theater TOMORROW NIGHT.  Your happiness and smartness will be greatly increased!

hodgman:

Come see @David_Rees and me rock it in DURHAM. 

TOMORROW TOMORROW TOMORROW 

Tickets HERE or at the box office. 

Then later in ATLANTA, BIRMINGHAM, LA, and TEXAS

That is all. 

See the brilliant John Hodgman and also-brilliant David Rees at the Carolina Theater TOMORROW NIGHT. Your happiness and smartness will be greatly increased!

rifftraxmike:

rifftrax:

Tension mounts in the RiffTrax Live: Godzilla war room

Thanks to all who attended our Rifftrax Live: Godzilla show. 
An anecdote, if you’ll permit me.This photo was at a script meeting that took place two days before the show and our rented room was adjacent to some sort of Real Estate meeting or something. Writer Sean Thomason and I ducked out for a coffee and saw, as it turned out, the keynote speaker yell at some poor hotel attendant carrying a tray, “WHERE’S THE BATHROOM?!?!” in a tone that suggested, “Where did you tricky, lesser people hide the facilities?” or “Why, when I, a man who owns cufflinks that cost more than your yearly rent, needs to urinate, does a urinal not appear before me, clad in gold leaf, you whelp?!”Anyway, we took a break about four hours later and passed the room in which he was STILL speaking; three hundred people who looked as though they could not endure another miserable second watched as this clown droned on about something that sounded to me like, “Business business business, circle back, drill down, business business, change our head-set, business, contract for deed, business!”So that’s the kind of guy who deserves to have bathrooms NOW in places he expects them to be, not in other places, damn it!

Very synergistic post.

rifftraxmike:

rifftrax:

Tension mounts in the RiffTrax Live: Godzilla war room

Thanks to all who attended our Rifftrax Live: Godzilla show. 

An anecdote, if you’ll permit me.

This photo was at a script meeting that took place two days before the show and our rented room was adjacent to some sort of Real Estate meeting or something. Writer Sean Thomason and I ducked out for a coffee and saw, as it turned out, the keynote speaker yell at some poor hotel attendant carrying a tray, “WHERE’S THE BATHROOM?!?!” in a tone that suggested, “Where did you tricky, lesser people hide the facilities?” or “Why, when I, a man who owns cufflinks that cost more than your yearly rent, needs to urinate, does a urinal not appear before me, clad in gold leaf, you whelp?!”

Anyway, we took a break about four hours later and passed the room in which he was STILL speaking; three hundred people who looked as though they could not endure another miserable second watched as this clown droned on about something that sounded to me like, “Business business business, circle back, drill down, business business, change our head-set, business, contract for deed, business!”

So that’s the kind of guy who deserves to have bathrooms NOW in places he expects them to be, not in other places, damn it!

Very synergistic post.

(Source: twitter.com)

I won’t be at Dragon Con this year

To anyone who might be going to Dragon Con and might be interested —

I’m on the roster and until a few weeks ago had planned to go, but I’m dealing with a weird health problem right now that would make being there for a few days difficult.  The details are not that interesting, but if anyone is curious:  in July I started wondering if I’d had a stroke or a brain tumor after a few weeks of not being able to see right, with a side of severe migraines / neck pain. I was diagnosed with a paralyzed nerve; cause mostly unknown.  It’s making me literally see double, so I have to wear an eye patch (not as cool as Snake Plissken made it look!) in private and strange wedged glasses when I don’t want to look like a lazy pirate cosplayer in public.  Neither quite do the trick, as I learned in our RiffTrax Live show a few days ago.  I made it through that show by keeping focused pretty hard on my script, which was printed in a ridiculous 18-pt. type.  But prepping for the show was an exhausting and uncomfortable few days of headaches, neck pain and straining to see, so it was difficult despite my awesome, friendly and understanding colleagues.

So I apologize to anyone who hoped to see me there, if such people exist!   Also very sorry to my host Ken Plume who was once again kind enough to invite me, and gracious when I told him I couldn’t make it.  I also feel sorry for myself (downright whiny, I fear) that I won’t be able to hang out with pals I don’t get to see anywhere but there during most years.

BUT if all goes well my weirdo eye problem will be gone in six months or so and I hope to make it to Dragon- and other -cons next year, especially since I’m excited to get my new comic book out into the world.  In the meantime I’ll be keeping a fairly low profile except for the RiffTrax Live show in October, where my onstage script will probably have one -and only one- word on each page.  Hopefully this is all part of me mutating into some new, highly-evolved form of life. That could happen, right?

zoekeating:

On May 13 an MRI found 20 tumors in my husbands brain. On May 15 he could barely breathe and was in a lot of pain. A CT scan that day revealed he had a softball-sized tumor in his lung, tumors in his other lung, his liver and possibly his bones. On our way home from the imaging center our primary…

Last year I had the pleasure of meeting and spending time with Zoe Keating and her family as fellow performers on the Jonathan Coulton cruise.  Zoe is a lovely person, and her live cello performance simply blew me away. I think it’s fair to say that I wasn’t alone in being floored by her music.  It filled the ship’s huge theater with palpable waves of emotion I rarely feel from live music, and at the same time it was geekily fascinating to watch her perform it.  Zoe uses live electronic sampling and repetition to create the sound of multiple cellos: it is all performed, recorded, and layered in live onstage. She is a true artist.  It was a privilege to spend time with her.

So it was heartbreaking to read recently that her husband Jeff (who I was also lucky enough to meet) had been diagnosed with cancer, and then INFURIATING to read just today that the insurance company is playing evil games with their family.  Details in Zoe’s blog, link above.

Zoe and her family could really use a break at this time.  One thing you can do to help is BUY SOME OF HER MUSIC.  You will not regret it!  Here’s her website: 

ZOE KEATING

And if, like me, you feel like letting Anthem Blue Cross / Wellpoint know what you think of them causing a suffering family EXTRA pain, I support your choice! 

ANTHEM BLUE CROSS

Thank you. 

 

uncalar:

X-Pew: Pepe as Gambit. Not a new idea but one I’ve been meaning to do for myself for a long time. Tonight just seemed to be the time for it :)

uncalar:

X-Pew: Pepe as Gambit. Not a new idea but one I’ve been meaning to do for myself for a long time. Tonight just seemed to be the time for it :)

Our live version will RESTORE 100% of the Matthew Broderick.  

rifftrax:

"Brilliant" via @AdamFrazier
RiffTrax Live: GODZILLA coming 8/14/14


"Godzilla - Now with 100% less Matthew Broderick"
Our live version will RESTORE 100% of the Matthew Broderick.

rifftrax:

"Brilliant" via @AdamFrazier

RiffTrax Live: GODZILLA coming 8/14/14

"Godzilla - Now with 100% less Matthew Broderick"

FAMILIAR

FAMILIAR

humansofnewyork:

"I’ve taken over five thousand portraits of people in New York, and I find out a little bit about everyone I photograph…""Well, you’re not finding out a thing about me!"

my hero

humansofnewyork:

"I’ve taken over five thousand portraits of people in New York, and I find out a little bit about everyone I photograph…"
"Well, you’re not finding out a thing about me!"

my hero

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