It’s been a busy few weeks – to say the least! Here’s a rundown of what’s been going on and what’s coming up.

In addition to trying to finish up revisions on the second Pete book, Down the Darkest Street, things have been pretty nonstop at the day job, in case you missed it: Archie died and we announced some of the superhero comics I’ll be editing, via Archie’s superhero imprint, Dark Circle Comics.

I had the honor of reading a chapter from Silent City at Noir at the Bar: New York on 7/13 – thanks to Thomas Pluck for the invite. Always a pleasure to participate in those! Nice to see Todd Robinson, Reed Farrel Coleman, Angel Colon, Vncent Zandri, Barry Lancet, Jen Conley, Sarah Weinman, Ben Lieberman and Suzanne Solomon!

Upcoming: Happy to announce that there will be a Noir at the Bar: Queens on 8/7 at ODradek’s Coffeehouse and Wine Bar, 6-9pm. More details to come. Mark your calendars, though!

I’ll be reading from Silent City at the great Casa Azul Bookstore in East Harlem, from 6-8pm on 8/14. Hope to see you there!

This week, I’ll be at the mother of all pop culture events, Comic-Con International: San Diego. If you’re at the show, feel free to swing by the Archie Comics booth – I’d be happy to sign any books (ARCHIE MEETS KISS, Silent City, Occupy Riverdale and more!) or chat for a bit.

Where can you find me, officially?

• I’ll be signing copies of ARCHIE MEETS KISS with artist Dan Parent on Friday from 12-1pm at the Archie Comics booth (#2842)

• I’ll be moderating the Archie Comics panel on Friday from 1-2pm in Room 4 – expect some fun reveals and $100 worth in free comics for all attendees! Expect a lot of Death of Archie, AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE and Dark Circle chatter!

• Last, but certainly not least, I’ll be participating in an amazing comics and music panel presented by Depth of Field Magazine on Saturday at 7pm. Formal PR below. DID I MENTION I WILL BE ON A PANEL WITH A RAMONE? Right. Panel description…:

Depth Of Field proudly presents “Comics And Pop Music!” at San Diego Comic-Con, July 26th at 7pm
this hour-long program brings together comic creators and musical innovators to discuss their work combining the worlds of music and comic books

On Saturday, July 26th, from 7:00-8:00pm, Depth Of Field Magazine is proud to present Comics And Pop Music!, a panel discussion at San Diego Comic-Con.  This program features an all-star selection of creators, publishers, and musicians discussing the historical ties between popular music and comics, the two forms’ shared passions and common inspirations, and how these two media continue to inform and impact each other in the 21st century.

Patrick Reed (editor of Depth Of Field Magazine) will moderate, and panelists include musical legend Marky Ramone (drummer of The Ramones, Grammy Award winner, Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductee, Star of IDW‘s ‘Killogy’ series), Vivek J. Tiwary (creator of the NY Times-bestselling, Eisner Award-nominated ‘The Fifth Beatle‘), Chynna Clugston-Flores (creator of ‘Blue Monday’ and ‘Scooter Girl’), Jennifer de Guzman (writer, director of trade book sales at Image Comics), Matthew Rosenberg (writer of Ghostface Killah’s ’12 Reasons To Die’), Alex Segura (VP of publicity for Archie Comics, author of ‘Archie Meets Kiss’), John Schork(director of publicity for Oni Press), and other special guests.

The panel runs one hour, and will be held in Room 28DE of the San Diego Convention Center.