Posts Tagged ‘#graphicnovels’

By: JD Hardin

It’s been a long roller coaster of a year, but it’s almost over. Nerds the world over have lost a lot this year. From Jason Wingreen, the voice of Boba Fett, to Carrie Fisher, Princess Leia herself. Brace yourself, below is a partial list of those we’ve lost this year.

Jason Wingreen – Voice of Star Wars’ Boba Fett Dies at 95
Oscar-Winning Cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond Dead at 85
David Bowie – Legendary Entertainer Passes Away From Cancer at 69
Alan Rickman – ‘Harry Potter’ Actor Passes Away at 69
‘Grizzly Adams’ Star Dan Haggerty Dead at 74
Glenn Frey – Eagles Guitarist Passes Away at 67
Abe Vigoda – ‘The Godfather’ Actor Dies at 94
Jefferson Airplane’s Signe Toly Anderson Died the Same Day as Paul Kantner

Joe Alaskey – Famous Looney Tunes Voice Actor Dies at Age 63
Dave Mirra – BMX Star Dies of Apparent Suicide at 41
Katie May – Model & ‘Queen of Snapchat’ Dies at 34
George Gaynes – ‘Police Academy’ Actor Dies at 98
Harper Lee – ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Author Dies at 89
Tony Burton – ‘Rocky’ Actor Dies at 78
George Kennedy – ‘Cool Hand Luke’ Actor Dies at 91

Larry Drake – ‘L.A. Law’ Actor Dies at 66
Ken Howard – ’30 Rock’ Actor & SAG-AFTRA President at 71
Garry Shandling – ‘Larry Sanders Show’ Actor Dies at 66
David Smyrl – ‘Sesame Street’ Actor Dies at 80
Patty Duke – Oscar Winning Actress Dies at 69

Doris Roberts Dead – ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ & ‘Grandma’s Boy’ Actress Passes Away at 90
WWE Wrestler Joanie ‘Chyna’ Laurer Dead at 45
Prince – Legendary Singer Dies at 57
Billy Paul – ‘Me and Mrs. Jones’ Philly Soul Singer Passes Away at 80
John Berry – Original Beastie Boys Member Dies at 52
Alan Young – ‘Mr. Ed’ Star Dies at 96
Muhammad Ali – Boxing Legend Dies at 74
Kimbo Slice – MMA Fighter Dies at 42
Gordie Howe – Canadian Hockey Legend Dies At 88
Christina Grimmie – at 22 After Concert Shooting, Rep Confirms
Michu Meszaros – ‘Alf’ Star Dies at 76
Ron Lester – ‘Varsity Blues’ Billy Bob Actor Dies at 45
Anton Yelchin – ‘Star Trek’ Star Dead After Freak Accident
Miss Cleo – TV Psychic Dies After Cancer Battle at 53
David Huddleston – ‘Big Lebowski’ Actor Dies at 85
Kenny Baker – ‘Star Wars’ Actor Behind R2-D2 Dies at 83
Matt Roberts – 3 Doors Down Ex-Guitarist Dies at 38
Gene Wilder – ‘Willy Wonka’ Actor Dies at 83

Jon Polito – Coen Brothers Movie Actor Dies at 65
Kim McGuire – ‘Cry Baby’ Actress Dead at 60
Charmian Carr – ‘Sound of Music’ Actress Dead at 73
Shawty Lo – Rapper Killed in Car Accident at Age 40
Bill Nunn – ‘Do the Right Thing’ Actor Dies at 62
Gary Glasberg – ‘NCIS’ Showrunner Dead at 50
Tommy Ford – ‘Martin’ Actor Dies at Age 52
Dylan Rieder – Pro Skateboard Dead at 28
Kevin Meaney – Veteran Stand-Up Comedian Dies at 60
Steve Dillon – Comic Book Artist & ‘Preacher’ Creator Dies at 54
Leonard Cohen – ‘Hallelujah’ Singer & Poet Dies at 82
Robert Vaughn – ‘Man From U.N.C.L.E’ Star Dies at 83
Leon Russell  – Famed Rocker Passes Away at 74
Florence Henderson Dead – ‘Brady Bunch’ Mom Dies at 82
Ron Glass – ‘Barney Miller’ Star Dies at 71
Alice Drummond – Character Actress Passes Away at 88
Peter Vaughan – ‘Game of Thrones’ Actor Passes Away at 93
John Glenn – NASA Astronaut & Former Senator Dies At 95
Alan Thicke – ‘Growing Pains’ Actor Dies at 69
Bernard Fox – ‘Bewitched’ Actor  Dead at 89
Zsa Zsa Gabor – Hungarian Actress Dead at 99
Dick Latessa – ‘Hairspray’ Actor Dies at 87
George Michael – Musician at 53 – RIP
Ricky Harris – Comedian Passes Away at 54
Tricia Lynn McCauley Dead – ‘Step Up’ Actress Allegedly Murdered in Carjacking
Carrie Fisher Dead – Legendary ‘Star Wars’ Actress Passes Away at Age 60

 

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Matt Hawkins

By: JD Hardin

 

Regular fans of the show are no stranger to his name. Thanks to everyone who voted for The Nerdery’s Best of 2015 poll, he won in nearly every category he was nominated for. Putting pen to paper for nearly thirty years, he has published thousands of comics and created incredible titles such as The Tithe, Symmetry, Postal, Think Tank, and so much more. Unbeknownst to many of his fans, Matt’s intelligence extends far beyond the pages of the comics we know and love so much. Holding a Masters degree in physics from Cal Tech, he bears a great deal of resemblance to Dr. David Lorens, the main character from the recently returned Think Tank. It goes without saying, Matt is a very intelligent guy.

Normally accompanied in the back of each of his comics is a brief (sometimes very thorough) summary of his research.

We’ve had the pleasure of interviewing Matt Hawkins twice and have attended a few of his panels.  Take a look at an interview right here…

An extremely likable and talented individual, Matt Hawkins is one of the busiest guys in comic books. With more than a few ongoing titles for which he bears sole writing responsibility, it’s amazing the level of energy he exudes.

Known for:

Postal

Think Tank

Symmetry

The Tithe

Eden’s Fall

Witchblade

Aphrodite IX

and so much more!!

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