BIO | COMICS | FILMS | CALENDAR | BUY | NEWS | LINKS | FilmHelp | Pakcast
  Batman/Superman | X-Treme X-Men | Dead Man's Run | Vision Machine | Hulk | Los Robos | Robot Stories
Twitter Google+ Tumblr Youtube RSS Newsletter
All Entries
 
05.21.13Give to Oklahoma relief, get "Code Monkey Save World" stickers
04.10.132013.04.10 - Greg Pak to guest with Howard Chen on ACV's "Joy Dunk Club" TONIGHT!
02.20.13Google Glass and "Vision Machine"
01.04.13Please help Peter David by buying his books
12.18.12Instagram fiasco: Hey, We Predicted That In VISION MACHINE!
12.11.12Donate to the family of subway victim Ki Suk Han and get a signed Greg Pak comic book
07.02.12Jonathan Coulton stole my cat
11.22.11Help get Yunah Hong's Anna May Wong documentary on public television!
11.12.11Read about Bill Mantlo's tragedy; donate to his ongoing care
03.16.11Donate $20 to Japan relief charity of your choice, get "Vision Machine" trade!
11.01.10VOTE.
09.13.10Support Pakistan flood relief by buying signed Greg Pak comics!
08.22.10Donate to Pakistan flood relief, get free signed comic book
05.24.10Real World News: Incredible video of LittleDog walking robot
02.01.10"Incredible Hercules" artist Reilly Brown auctions original art for Haiti
01.26.10IGN auctions every Hulk comic ever written by Greg Pak for Haiti relief!
01.21.10Heroes4Haiti auction: Last hour to bid on Greg Pak's "Planet Hulk" concept art
01.19.10If you live in Massachusetts, please vote!
01.17.10Heroes4Haiti auctions: Signed "Planet Hulk," "World War Hulk" and "Incredible Hercules" comics
01.17.10Heroes4Haiti auction: Greg Pak sells "Planet Hulk" concept art to benefit Doctors Without Borders
01.15.10Heroes 4 Haiti encourages comic book creators to use eBay to raise relief money
01.13.10Real World News: Donate to Haiti relief via text messages
01.10.10Real World News: Yotaro baby simulator!

PakBuzz > Real World News

Your one-stop shop for Real World News that may or may not relate in some way to a Greg Pak comic book or film project.

Give to Oklahoma relief, get "Code Monkey Save World" stickers

By Greg Pak

I've been horrified by the news coming out of Oklahoma. So here's a little something in hopes of encouraging folks to donate to relief efforts for the people suffering in the wake of the tornadoes.

If you give to the Red Cross or other relief organization of your choosing to help the folks in Oklahoma, I'll send some "Code Monkey Save World" stickers to your US mailing address. A very easy way to donate is to text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

We're working on the honor system here, friends. So just make your donation, then send your US mailing address to codemonkey at pakbuzz dot com and I'll hook you up. If you let me know how much you donated, I'll keep a running tally that might help inspire others to donate as well.

Many thanks and all the best!

05.21.13 - Comics > Code Monkey > This entry's link

2013.04.10 - Greg Pak to guest with Howard Chen on ACV's "Joy Dunk Club" TONIGHT!

This is a little crazy, but if you follow me on Twitter you know I'm a big Jeremy Lin fan.

So I've been invited to be a guest on the Joy Dunk Club live video cast TONIGHT at 10:30 pm Eastern!

Basically it's a Google hangout wherein the hosts and guests talk about basketball with a special emphasis on the Houston Rockets and Jeremy Lin. Tonight's other guest is the fantastic Howard Chen from Comcast Sportsnet, whom you might recognize if you watch the Rockets games.

Many thanks to Keith Chow who hooked me up. See ya tonight!

04.10.13 - Calendar > This entry's link

Google Glass and "Vision Machine"

Google and “Vision Machine” agree — in the future, people will rock their interactive augmented reality eyewear while wearing big earth tone hoodies!

Today Google released a new promotional video for Google Glass, a pair of glasses that provide the viewer with an interactive overlay on the real world.

If you're interested in how Google Glass might affect your life in the next few years, read "Vision Machine" today. "Vision Machine" is a FREE graphic novel and iPad app written by Greg Pak and drawn by R.B. Silva that explores what happens when Sprout Computers releases the iEye, a pair of glasses that lets you instantly record, edit, add special effects to, and share anything you can see or imagine.

It's a brand new world of insane creative opportunities -- and tremendous privacy and surveillance challenges.

The future is here. Prepare yourself.

02.20.13 - Comics > Vision Machine > This entry's link

Please help Peter David by buying his books

Photo credit: 5of7 on Flickr

The great writer Peter David suffered a stroke over the holidays and is now the beginning stages of recovery. His wonderful wife Kathleen has been posting updates at www.peterdavid.net, and her latest note touches on the financial strain that this event will have on the family.

The quickest way for folks like us to help out is to buy Peter's books, especially those published by Crazy 8 Books, which pay the most royalties the most quickly to Peter and his family.

Peter is a fantastic storyteller whose legendary Hulk work made a big impression on me and who has always been a fun companion at conventions and signings over the years. So of course I'm buying all these books as soon as I finish this post. Here are some quick links you can use to buy them yourself:

Pulling Up Stakes, Part 1

Pulling Up Stakes, Part 2

The Camelot Papers

Darkness of the Light

Heights of the Depths

All the best and thanks for your consideration!

01.04.13 - Comics > This entry's link

Instagram fiasco: Hey, We Predicted That In VISION MACHINE!

In honor of Instagram claiming the right to sell your pictures, I've launched the new "Hey, We Predicted That in VISION MACHINE" tumblr.

Check it out!

12.18.12 - Comics > Vision Machine > This entry's link

Donate to the family of subway victim Ki Suk Han and get a signed Greg Pak comic book

By Greg Pak

The amazing people at Korean Community Services have established a fund for the family of Ki Suk Han, the man who was murdered in the New York City subway last week.

In hopes of encouraging donations, I will send a signed comic book from any series I've written to anyone who donates more than $25 to the fund. We'll work on the honor system here -- send an email to vm at pakbuzz dot com answering the following questions and I'll hook you up:

1. Please include your Twitter handle if you'd like a shout out online for the donation. And please tell me how much you donated so I can keep track and inspire others to contribute.

2. Please specify a character or comic book series that I've written that you like so I can pick a good comic to send you. UPDATE: If there is a specific issue I've written that you're missing, let me know what it is and I'll see what I can do.

3. Please confirm that you're 18 or older.

4. Please include a US mailing address. (Sorry for not being able to ship overseas!)

Here's how to donate:
DONATIONS for the Han family can be sent to: Korean Community Services (KCS), 35-56 159th St., Flushing, N.Y. 11358. Checks should be made payable to “Korean Community Services” with the memo: “Community Fund for Mr. Han.”
via

Or you can donate ONLINE to the fund.

Linda Lee, Executive Director of Korean Community Services, tells me that donations by check may be preferable because there are no deductions by the credit card companies, etc. But if the online system works best for you, please go for it!

Please note that the offer is first come, first served, so please donate early!

12.11.12 - Real World News > This entry's link

Jonathan Coulton stole my cat

(Seriously, though, if you're a Coulton fan and haven't picked up the "Best. Concert. Ever." DVD and CD, I highly recommend it.)

07.02.12 - Real World News > This entry's link

Help get Yunah Hong's Anna May Wong documentary on public television!

By Greg Pak

My friend Yunah Hong is two-thirds of the way towards funding the film footage licensing fees necessary to distribute her documentary about Anna May Wong. Check out her Kickstarter pitch below, and feel free to donate if you see fit! Just seven days left!

11.22.11 - Real World News > This entry's link

Read about Bill Mantlo's tragedy; donate to his ongoing care

By Greg Pak

LifeHealthPro's Bill Coffin has written a tremendously moving article about the great comic book writer Bill Mantlo, who was struck by a hit-and-run driver in 1992 and suffered traumatic brain injury. Please, go read the article, then click the button below to send your donation to Bill's brother Mike for Bill's ongoing care.

Bill Mantlo has had a huge influence on me as a writer and reader. His "Micronauts" stories blew my mind as a kid and his "Incredible Hulk" run laid the groundwork for the themes I explored my five-and-a-half year run with the character. In the afterward to "Incredible Hulk" #635, I dedicated my run to Mantlo, and a couple of months ago devoted my Newsarama column to singing his praises and letting folks know how to donate to his ongoing care.

Thank you so much, Bill Coffin and LifeHealthPro, for shining a light on someone who brought so much joy to so many people.

And here's a note from Bill's brother Mike, reprinted from that Newsarama column:

First off, I send out a big THANK YOU to everyone that has helped support Bill over these past 19 years (!). Every donation, no matter how big or small, and every card or letter is greatly appreciated. Bill's condition remains the same (he suffers severe cognitive impairments, anger, and depression), and these factors keep him very much isolated from "the outside world." Aside from my visits, and the kindness of my beautiful wife and some of the attendants at the nursing home/rehabilitation facility he resides in, his contact with other human beings is virtually non-existent. But the support and encouragement of fans, and industry professionals like yourself, helps to bring a little ray of sunlight into his dark and dreary days. When I (or my wife) engage Bill in conversation, his spirit emerges and is as strong and pure as it ever was! So, once again, I can't thank ALL of you enough!! I strongly believe in the power of practicing random acts of kindness, and with that belief I hope that ALL of your kindnesses will be returned to you many, many times over!

Cards, letters or donations to Bill Mantlo can be sent to:

Mike Mantlo
26364 East Pintail Road
Long Neck, DE 19966

Please make out any checks to “Michael Mantlo” — Bill’s legal guardian.

11.12.11 - Comics > This entry's link

Donate $20 to Japan relief charity of your choice, get "Vision Machine" trade!

UPDATE 4/1/11 4:15 PM: The tally is now $4011 for Japanese relief. I'll keep sending "Vision Machine" trades for a while yet, so keep on donating!

UPDATE: Final Japan relief report: the original goal was $1000. We raised $3142. You are all amazing. I'm still giving out free trades to folks who donate, so keep it coming!

UPDATE: Friday, 10:31 am. We just hit $1786. Love you guys. New goal: $2500 by midnight. I DON'T THINK YOU CAN DO IT! PROVE ME WRONG!

UPDATE 5: Friday, 1 am - and we've hit $1502! New goal - $1750 by the end of Friday!

UPDATE 4: It's Thursday night and you've blown way past the $1250 goal -- we're up to $1417! Let's make a new goal of $1500 by the end of Friday!

UPDATE 3: You guys are amazing. We hit $1037 Thursday morning. New goal: $1250 by the end of Friday!

UPDATE 2: Up to $827!

UPDATE 1: We've raised $707 so far -- let's see if we can hit $1000 by the end of Friday!

By Greg Pak

After a few days of trying to figure out how to help raise some dollars for Japan, I've come up with what I hope is a simple plan. Here's how it works:

Donate $20 to any charity doing relief work in Japan.

Then send an email with your US mailing address to japan at pakbuzz dot com. In your email, tell me what charity you donated to and confirm that you are 18 or over. (And sorry for limiting it to US mailing addresses -- little to complicated for me to mail large numbers of packages overseas right now.)

And I'll send you a free "Vision Machine" trade paperback!

The charity is your choice. $20 minimum donation. If you tell me you donated, I'll believe you and send you a trade - honor system, folks!

Finally, please include your Twitter handle in your email if you'd like a shout out online!

Many thanks, all the best and happy donating!

03.16.11 - Comics > Vision Machine > This entry's link

VOTE.

VOTE.

11.01.10 - Real World News > This entry's link

Support Pakistan flood relief by buying signed Greg Pak comics!

By Greg Pak

According to the Daily Herald, the UN says the Pakistan flood is the largest humanitarian crisis ever.

Now you can help support Pakistan flood relief -- and get some signed comics! I'm auctioning off twenty grab bags of signed comics via eBay's Giving Works program for just $29.99 a pop. All proceeds go to Doctors Without Borders for Pakistan flood relief. You get five comics in each grab bag.

Please feel free to buy one today!

09.13.10 - Real World News > This entry's link

Donate to Pakistan flood relief, get free signed comic book

By Greg Pak

The Pakistan floods have killed thousands and put millions in danger. According to UNICEF, 3.5 million kids are in desperate need in Pakistan. Meanwhile, donations for Pakistan flood relief have totaled less than a third of what was raised for Haiti - for a crisis with ten times as many victims.

It's incredibly easy to help. If you have a cellphone, just text "FLOODS" to 864233 to donate $10. The money goes to UNICEF.

As an added incentive, once you've donated, just email pakistanhelp@pakbuzz.com with your mailing address and I'll send you a free signed comic book. (You must be 18 or over and I can only ship to the US.)

C'mon, superheroes. Let's see what you can do.

08.22.10 - Real World News > This entry's link

Real World News: Incredible video of LittleDog walking robot

Everything in "Robot Stories" will eventually come true. And it might start with a little walking dogbot.

05.24.10 - Real World News > This entry's link

"Incredible Hercules" artist Reilly Brown auctions original art for Haiti

The fantastic Reilly Brown, fan favorite penciller of the "Incredible Thorcules" storyline that ran in "Incredible Hercules" #132, 134, and 136, is auctioning off some original art as part of the Heroes4Haiti initiative to benefit the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund.

The auctions include the first appearance of Thorcules (Herc dressed as Thor, natch) from "Incredible Hercules" #132 and page 20 from "Cable & Deadpool" #50.

Click here to bid on the Hercules page.

Click here to bid on the Deadpool page.

And Reilly? You're awesome.

02.01.10 - Real World News > This entry's link

IGN auctions every Hulk comic ever written by Greg Pak for Haiti relief!

IGN has begun its eBay auctions for Haiti relief -- and Greg Pak has donated a signed copy of every comic book he's written that involves the Hulk! Click here to view the auction.

The bundle includes every "Planet Hulk" and "World War Hulk" issue, the "1602: New World" mini, all of Pak's "Skaar: Son of Hulk" comics, a few "Incredible Hercules" issues that feature the Hulk, and Pak's current run on "Incredible Hulk" up to issue #606. Here's the big list:

Every Hulk-related comic book ever written by "Planet Hulk" and "World War Hulk" writer Greg Pak -- signed, plus extras!

"1602: New World" #1-5 - featuring the 1602 Banner and Hulk
"Amazing Fantasy" v2 #15 - First appearance of Amadeus Cho
"Incredible Hulk" #92-105 and "Giant Size Hulk" #1 - the "Planet Hulk" epic
"Planet Hulk Gladiator Guidebook"
"World War Hulk" #1-5
"Incredible Hulk" #106-111 - tie-ins to "World War Hulk"
"World War Hulk: Aftersmash"
"What If Planet Hulk"
"Marvel Spotlight: World War Hulk"
"World War Hulk: Gamma Files"
"Warbound" #1-5
"Incredible Hulk" #112, "Incredible Hercules" #126, and "Hulk vs. Hercules: When Titans Collide" - "Incredible Hercules" issues involving the Hulk
"Skaar: Son of Hulk" #1-12
"Skaar: Son of Hulk: Savage World of Sakaar"
"Hulk Family: Green Genes" #1
"Planet Skaar Prologue" #1
"Incredible Hulk" #601-606 - Pak's current "Incredible Hulk" run, including the first installment of the "Fall of the Hulks" story
"Dark Reign: The List: The Hulk" #1

Extras include:

Black Bolt variant covers for "World War Hulk" #1
Sketch variant cover for "World War Hulk" #3
Frank 3rd printing variant for "Incredible Hulk" #106
Frank 2nd printing variant for "Incredible Hulk" #107
Garney 2nd printing variant for "Skaar" #1
McGuinness Hulk variant cover for "Skaar" #12

So what are you waiting for? Click here to bid today! All proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity.

01.26.10 - Real World News > This entry's link

Heroes4Haiti auction: Last hour to bid on Greg Pak's "Planet Hulk" concept art

By Greg Pak

We're in the home stretch of my first Heroes4Haiti benefit auction, and you now have just over an hour to bid on original concept art for "Planet Hulk."

Click here to check out the listing. All proceeds go to Doctors Without Borders.

Click here for my other benefit auctions (signed comics) and check out the auctions from other creators at Heroes4Haiti.com!

01.21.10 - Real World News > This entry's link

If you live in Massachusetts, please vote!

A public service announcement from Greg Pak

The special election to fill Edward Kennedy's Senate seat is down to the wire, and there's still time to vote. So if you're registered to vote in Massachusetts, please drop this blog and get to the polls!

Polls are open until 8 pm. Click here to find your polling place.

01.19.10 - Real World News > This entry's link

Heroes4Haiti auctions: Signed "Planet Hulk," "World War Hulk" and "Incredible Hercules" comics

By Greg Pak

I've added three more items to the Heroes4Haiti initiative to sell original art, services, or books via eBay's charity tools to benefit Haiti relief.

Click here to bid on the entire run of "Planet Hulk" in single issues, signed by writer Greg Pak. Auction also includes key extras such as "Amazing Fantasy" v2 #15 (first appearance of Amadeus Cho) and "What If: Planet Hulk."

Click here to bid on "World War Hulk" #1, signed by writer Greg Pak, penciller John Romita, Jr., and inker Klaus Janson.

Click here to bid on "Incredible Hulk" #112 and "Incredible Hercules" #113-115, the first story arc of the "Incredible Hercules" saga, all signed by writers Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente and artist Khoi Pham.

And click here to check out the previous listing of "Planet Hulk" concept art by yours truly.

All funds received will go to Doctors Without Borders via the eBay charity system.

Check out the auctions from other creators at Heroes4Haiti.com -- and absolutely feel free to donate directly to Doctors Without Borders if you're so inclined by clicking the image below.

Support Doctors Without Borders in Haiti

01.17.10 - Real World News > This entry's link

Heroes4Haiti auction: Greg Pak sells "Planet Hulk" concept art to benefit Doctors Without Borders

By Greg Pak

Heroes4Haiti is an initiative organized by Mike Cavallaro to encourage comic book creators to sell original art, services, or books via eBay's charity tools to benefit Haiti relief.

I'm kicking in with original character design concept art that I created during the "Planet Hulk" run. There are two pieces of art being sold together. The featured characters are Miek and his "Native King" daddy and the "Green King" Hulk. These images were published in the collected edition of "Planet Hulk" -- here's your chance to own the originals! All funds received will go to Doctors Without Borders via the eBay charity system.

Click here to check out the listing -- and please spread the word to anyone you think might be interested!

And please note this is just a five day listing -- I'm hoping to get the dollars out the door fast. So don't hesitate -- bid today!

Also, feel free to check out the auctions from other creators at Heroes4Haiti.com.

And absolutely feel free to donate directly to Doctors Without Borders if you're so inclined by clicking the image below.

Support Doctors Without Borders in Haiti

01.17.10 - Real World News > This entry's link





 

© 1999-2010 Pak Man Productions. All rights reserved.
buzz at pakbuzz dot com

Please use the following form to subscribe or be unsubscribed from the PakBuzz mailing list. You'll receive an email right away with confirmation instructions. If you are unsubscribing, once you respond to the confirmation, your email will be removed from the list. If you are subscribing, please be assured that your email will be used only to send you the PakBuzz or Greg Pak newsletter and you can unsubscribe at any time.

: