Tag Archives: Eisner Awards

Happy 125th Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson

Happy 125th Birthday to my grandfather Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson, soldier, writer of adventure stories and novels and founder of DC Comics. What does it mean to inherit the legacy of a man who lived a life of adventure and unbelievable … Continue reading

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The Writing Life

The Major was a prolific, creative writer, visionary, editor and publisher. In the process of putting together his story I am continually amazed at the scope and amount of work he produced in different genres over the course of his … Continue reading

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How I Spent My Summer–Part 2: Comic Con

In the spring everyone starts to ask–”Are you going to Comic Con?” Even if you don’t go, you have to talk about it because it’s so important to the industry. A lot of people have a love/hate relationship with San Diego … Continue reading

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Saint Nick’s Naughty and Nice List–a 4-part serial

Although there were a few family members who had grand visions that DC was going to canonize the Major in the recent documentary on the 75 years of DC, Secret Origin, yours truly was not among them. I’m just relieved … Continue reading

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Comic Con 2010 in San Diego

The Setting I’m glad to know that Comic Con is staying in San Diego. Although I’m new to the Comic Con scenario, I have come to love going out to San Diego. There’s just something about California—the sunshine, the palm … Continue reading

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Comic and Cartoon Art Come Alive

We’re doing a benefit tomorrow, Saturday, August 22nd for Storefront Artist Project from 3-5 pm at the gallery space at 124 Fenn St. in Pittsfield, MA. Since this month’s comics magazine, AlterEgo features Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson on the cover Lawrence … Continue reading

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Return to Planet Earth

After the grandiose heights of the Eisner Awards at Comic Con 2008 it was necessary to come back to planet earth. That Comic Con was scarily huge is oh, I don’t know—an understatement? The sheer numbers alone are daunting and for … Continue reading

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Post ComicCon

What an amazing time we have had. We came to Comic Con somewhat defensively given some of the negativity that we have encountered about The Major, especially on the web and what we found was, for the most part, people … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Creig Flessel (1912-2008)

The Wheeler-Nicholson family are very saddened to learn of the recent death of Creig Flessel, the legendary comic book artist who was one of the Major’s early hires back at New Fun Comics in the mid-’30s, and may have been … Continue reading

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The Major, no cartoon character, he.

Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson, our pater familias, known as “the Major” was the founder of DC Comics, created the first comic books with original scripts and original art and discovered Siegel and Shuster of Superman fame among just a few events … Continue reading

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