Saturday, November 10, 2012



It’s time once again for the “Superheroes for Hospice” charity comic convention, taking place this Saturday, November 10th at the Barnabas Health Hospice and Palliative Care Center (BHHPCC).

This time we’ve added a special extra component to help victims of Hurricane Sandy. Attendees who bring non-perishable food items will receive a free comic book for each item (up to five food items per person with an expiration date not older than 2012).

The event takes place from 10AM to 6PM and benefits patients and families served by BHHPCC. I will be there autographing copies of my ARCHIE’S WEIRD MYSTERIES and VINCENT PRICE books along with various comic book projects.


Of course, I’m not the only attraction at this charity event. Several other comic industry pros will be on hand to autograph comics and do sketches and there will also be auctions for original murals and other items. As always there will also be plenty of comics for sale from all decades. More details on the event and the lectures can be found when you click on this link.

Midnight Marquee Actors Series Vincent Price

Established in 1981, Barnabas Health Hospice and Palliative Care Center provides comprehensive physical, emotional and spiritual care and support services to patients with advanced illness throughout ten counties in New Jersey. The program, which serves infants, children, adults and the elderly, honors the unique choices and values of patients and their families while offering full access to the broad array of services provided by the Barnabas Health. For more information, please visit

Now here’s a clip from the audio/video podcast, “Fever Keeps It Real” – the fine folks who run the show, Paul and Linda Wein dropped by the September, 2011 “Superheroes for Hospice<” convention and interviewed me about Archie’s Weird Mysteries and the charity starting at 3:46 – enjoy!

Friday, November 2, 2012


NOTE: This is a re-post of an entry from earlier this week talking about an event with which I am involved. Originally scheduled for Halloween but postponed in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the event is rescheduled to this Sunday, November 4th at 5PM.

Vincent Price cooking

So what's on your menu for Halloween? Broiled bat? Wolfbane stew? Seafood Lagoona?

This Wednesday Sunday at 5PM at the Orange Squirrel restaurant in Bloomfield, New Jersey patrons will be trick-or-treated to a special Halloween night menu consisting of entrees made from recipes out of Vincent (and his wife Mary) Price's cookbook!

Owner-chef Francesco Palmieri, a popular chef who has made appearances on such TV programs as The Today Show is also a big Vincent Price fan and decided to do something with a bit of a Translvanian twist this Halloween. He's encouraged fans to show up with their favorite Vincent Price memorabilia and remembrances and he's even enlisted little 'ol me to share my thoughts on the crown prince of horror. I'll be sharing some of the more interesting anecdotes about Price - not just the actor, but also the avid art collector, dog lover and gourmet chef (read more about Vincent's forays into cooking by clicking here).

(Photo): Vincent Price, Francesco Palmieri holding a copy of the cookbook "A Treasury of Great Recipes" by Vincent and Mary Price.

As you know, I'm a longtime Vincent fan (and if you don't know, just click here to read one of my posts about the iconic actor). I've also written a chapter in a book of essays on Vincent published by Midnight Marquee Press and I'll be giving away autographed copies of the book (as well as some copies of my Archie's Weird Mysteries book and perhaps some other surprises) to those lucky patrons who answer my trivia questions correctly.

Please click here for more information on the Halloween happening, and perhaps we'll see you there!

Now enjoy this clip of Vincent Price discussing fine cuisine with a panel of expert muppets... er, I mean chefs! Bone appetit!