I am looking forward to New York Comic Con October 7-10. It'll be my first time there and I will be "On the Beat" covering all the fun.
Part of that fun will be catching up with artist, writer, creator and friend Franco. Also a teacher, Franco has done work for many companies and is compiling a lengthy resume.
I have had the pleasure of interviewing Franco a few times. The last time, Chicago entertainer extraordinaire Joey Roth handled the interview duties. He put a new spin on it, as a new fan of Franco. That interview can be found at On the Beat With Franco.
One of my favorite projects of Franco and Art is Arkhamaniacs. This is the story of an apartment building, owned by Wayne Industries and seemingly a place for lots of fun and excitement. A young Bruce Wayne is determined to find out why Arkham is full of so much laughter and merriment.
In addition to all of that, Franco also owns (with Art Baltazar) Aw Yeah Comics in New York and Skokie, Illinois. Aw Yeah is a fun comics shop. It's a bit old school with a modern feel. AA short walk from my place, I enjoy perusing their new arrivals.