Comic Shops

Photos from Our FCBD 2024 Signing at TFAW

Saturday, June 1st, 2024

Rosie Knight, Nick Marino, and friends at TFAW

Rosie and I had a great time signing at Things from Another World in Universal City for Free Comic Book Day 2024. Lots of fantastic Godzilla fans stopped by and we had some great convos about the Big G. And to make it even better, our buddies Bianca Xunise, James F Wright, Amanda Meadows, Geoffrey Golden, and Esther Kim came out to visit. It's always a wonderful time when we're at TFAW and we can't wait to be back there again soon with Godzilla: Monster Island Summer Camp.

Rosie Knight at TFAW for FCBD 2024

Nick Marino at TFAW for FCBD 2024

Nick Marino Rosie Knight at TFAW for FCBD 2024

Rosie Knight, Nick Marino, and Esther Kim

Come Celebrate Free Comic Book Day With Me At Things From Another World

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2024

FCBD at Universal TFAW with Rosie Knight and Nick Marino

It's that special time of year again! Yep, Free Comic Book Day is just around the corner and this year I'll be at Things From Another World on Universal CityWalk here in Los Angeles with Rosie Knight on May 4th. We'll be signing our Godzilla comics and more from 11am to 1pm to kick off the festivities, so come say hi and celebrate Comic Book Christmas with us.

Is Nick Marino... Santa?

A Signing, A Podcast, A Convention, A Frog

Wednesday, April 10th, 2024

I've had a busy past few weeks and it all kicked off with a Godzilla Rivals signing at Dragon's Lair in Austin, Texas on Sunday, March 24th. Rosie Knight and I had a fantastic time with the wonderful customers and staff (and cat!) at the shop, not to mention some of our family who were also visiting Austin.

Rosie Knight and Nick Marino at Dragon's Lair Austin

Rosie Knight and Nick Marino at Dragon's Lair signing

Rosie Knight and Nick Marino signing at Dragon's Lair Austin

Ed Marino at Dragon's Lair Austin

Dragon's Lair Austin cat

Dragon's Lair Godzilla signing with Rosie Knight and Nick Marino

Back when I was just starting my comics career, I made the rounds at some comic shops on a visit to Texas. One of those was Dragon's Lair, where I left a copy of my self-published comic, Time Log. Weeks later I was surprised to receive an email from Robbie asking to order some copies of our rough and ready one-shot. This was the first order I ever received and it really felt like a milestone for me.

Dragon's Lair Time Log order from 2010

So I was pumped when I reached out to the shop earlier this year to inquire about a signing and it was none other than Robbie who replied to me! If you love comics and games, I highly recommend this awesome shop. Plus, they might still have a few copies of our signed Godzilla Rivals TPBs on hand if you pop into the store.

Ten Cent Takes podcast with Nick Marino

Shortly after the signing, my podcast with Ten Cent Takes dropped. The topic of discussion was a strange 80s crossover between Iron Man and a monster that was, for all intents and purposes, Godzilla. But Marvel's Godzilla license had lapsed at this point so Denny O'Neil and Luke McDonnell made up their own raging beast. Also, I can't talk about it just yet but this topic is especially relevant to me right now and hopefully you'll know why soon.

Nick Marino and Ron Lim at WonderCon

A few days later it was WonderCon, and of course Rosie and I were there to catch up with old pals and make new friends. One of those new friends is Ron Lim, legendary artist of Silver Surfer, Infinity Gauntlet, Infinity War, and so much more. My buddy Seb Stone, a terrific LA-based tattoo artist, gave me a fantastic tat of Ron's Silver Surfer last year and I was thrilled to stop by Ron's table at WonderCon and show it to him. I've had the great fortune to stay in touch with Ron since the convention and *fingers crossed* I might have much more to tell you about our current conversation in the near future.

Jimmy!

Jimmy the frog tattoo

Finally, Rosie and I went to see Seb Stone again shortly after WonderCon. That's where I got this snazzy new tattoo of Jimmy the frog from Heathcliff. Peter Gallagher has been doing some stupendously surreal cartooning in Heathcliff lately and Jimmy is my favorite recurring gag. I could explain it all to you but I think it's best if you just read it for yourself.

Rosie Knight, Nick Marino, and the Dragon's Lair cat

As for what's next, we have a Free Comic Book Day appearance set at one of our fave LA comic shops, and I'll be posting details about that in the next week or so. See ya then!