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Autographed Ducky Boys books – now available

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

For those of you, who can’t make the release party on Sept 12th (see here for the invite), but wanted an autographed copy of “Lost Boys of the Bronx: The Oral History of the Ducky Boys Gang“, now you can get one…

Check out: http://lantern-media.com/signedbooks/ to get to the personalized book website..

If you just want a book, and don’t care about it being signed, you can go to Amazon , Barnes & Noble.com, or my publisher . Its even on Kindle!

Don’t forget to write a review!

Thanks a bunch
James

New website and Ducky Boys book release

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

Hey everyone,  everything is coming together nicely…  The website is revamped, the book is available, and theres even a book release party… Lots of information to give you all, so lets get started on the details without too much fluff…

Lantern-Media.com has been redone for a sleeker look.. It is still being tweaked a bit, so if you see anything weird for the next week or so, its probably “being worked on”, but it should be bug-free soon…   Play around with it – let me know if you like it or not…

Big news is that “Lost Boys of the Bronx: The Oral History of the Ducky Boys Gang” is now available for purchase online… Click here to purchase. It will also be on Amazon and Barnes & Noble websites, but it will be a bit more expensive there to cover the costs to sell it there… if you would like to purchase a signed copy of the book (hardcover or softcover ),  I am in the process of setting something up online..  However if you would like one sooner, that will bring me to my next point…

We’re having a release party for the book on Sept 12th 2010, and you are welcome to come…  It will be at the American Legion Bajart Post at 840 McLean Ave in Yonkers, NY between 1pm and 5pm…   Feel free to drop by during that timeframe and say hello.. I will be selling both the hardcover and softcover versions of the book, and if you would like me to sign them, I will gladly do it for you… The official invite with all the information is here Thats the big news going on right now…

Hope you can stop by the release party!
-=James

So whats going on with Lantern-Media.com?

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

So LOTS of things happening at Lantern-Media.com right now… Some things I can tell you about, some things I can’t…

I don’t have a lot of time to tell you, so let me just give you the highlights…

First and Foremost, the Ducky Boys book is now done!!!   I should have the first copy in my hand in about 2 weeks…  Its been a lonnnng time coming, and I hope you’ll love it…

That being said, we are now in the planning stages of the big book release party…  It will probably be in mid-August, and we are debating WHERE to have it…   The two top places right now we’re considering is Rory Dolans on McLean Avenue in Yonkers, and Maxwells in Hoboken…    If you have an opinion of either of those places, or have another alternative , pleas leave them in the comments…

Also big news is that the Lantern-Media.com website is being overhauled right now…  Which if you were there recently you got some lame message that sent you to this blog… Sorry about that – but it will be worth it in the long run…

Our designers are working round the clock now, and the new site should be up in the next couple of weeks…  Or less (crossing fingers) (more…)

Laying out the damn PennySaver

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

So I’m reading this book “Looking for Calvin & Hobbes” by Nevin Martell – which is a biography on the publicity-shy cartoonist Bill Watterson who wrote and drew the greatest comic strip of all time  (Umm Calvin & Hobbes)…

The introduction which is really good is about how the author tracked down, and eventually got an interview with the elusive Watterson…   Since the intro tho (I’m currently 85 pages in), the book has been pretty boring and dry.  And while Martell describes individual C&H strips which I remember, he doesn’t actually SHOW them…  I guess he couldn’t get the rights…

Either way, I’m intrigued to see what happens when he meets the cartoonist, so I’m reading on…   But this isn’t a book review blog, so I’m gonna stop there and be egotistical and show how this book involves “me”…

I was reading the part of the book where Bill Watterson quit his job doing layout for the local PennySaver magazine to take his shot at newspaper comic strip stardom…  The newspaper job wasn’t paying much, and the risks were huge, but the rewards were limitless..  In the book, one of Watterson’s contemporaries said that  “(Bill) wanted to give everything he had to Calvin and Hobbes. If it didn’t work out, it didn’t work out, but it wasn’t going to be because he had to spend eight hours a day laying out the damn Pennysaver.” (more…)