Category Archives: Letter From The Staff

23Feb/21

Silverline Community Highlight

Hey Silverline Family. It’s a new year, and a new us, so we figured we’d give this concept a test drive. The one thing that allows us to be comic creators and comic pros, is you, the comic reader! What is special about where Silverline is now is that a lot of our readers are creators in their own right. This has allowed us to create a unique and truly amazing community. 

Whether you just enjoy our new releases, interact with our social media, follow our blog for tips on how to better make your own comics, or catch our live-casts, we appreciate you. We figured we could show some of how much we appreciate you guys by highlighting some members of our community who shared their comments with us. 

If you want the chance to have your comment highlighted, just post it! Whether on our blog, our Facebook, Youtube, Twitch, one of us will see it. If it stands out for whatever reason, you have a chance of being featured. 

All the featured comments today were taken off the live-casts on Facebook. They’ll probably be more varied in the future but we figured this was a good place to start. So here’s what you said:

Rob Davis: “>turning down my hearing aid<” 

Wednesday WHAM! producer Tim T.K. has a unique and loud method for introducing the show. Utilizing years of musical theatre, and punk band experience, Tim delivers a sonic experience that is sure to take a few hours off your lifespan. (I’m sorry . . . okay, I’m not sorry.)

Quinton J. Bedwell: “Yes… It’s time for a new system. CRT screens are outdated Roland”

Recently, the Silverline family got together on Silver Sunday as they surprised EIC Roland Mann with the means to get a new computer after his old system went out to pasture. This comment is great because it commemorates this awesome gesture and also points out that our EIC is, in fact, not the youngest member of the team. (Don’t fire me)

Ovin Armando Reyes: “I really loved infamous 2 it was my first platinum trophy”

Ovin is a Silverliner since the before-times! It was great to have him in the conversation on the week we were discussing video games. Achievement hunting is not something every gamer does. It requires commitment, and to platinum a game, you have to hunt every single achievement in a game. The first time you platinum or 100% a game, it’s a special feeling that you want to celebrate. It’s also great to hear how a piece of media brought Ovin so much joy because that is ultimately what we want our comics to do for someone. 

Kasisi D. Harris: “Ergokinesis”

This comment got picked for a weird and personal reason. When the Wednesday WHAM! crew was discussing the best superpowers, Kasisi brought up Ergokinesis. Which is a great power, the ability to manipulate raw energy. Elemental, cosmic, electrical, what have you. Energy manipulation is a classic. However, I (Tim T.K.), had a brief moment where I thought it was related to Ergonomics. You know, like office chairs. I had nearly fallen out of my seat with laughter, as I imagined a hero whose power allowed them to make any surface good for their joint and back health. 

Patrick Lugo: “In the 80’s John Byrne claimed Superman’s powers were all subconscious telekinesis.”

This one just blew my mind. Thinking of Supe’s powers as subconscious telekinesis makes so much sense and yet I can’t wrap my head around it. Superman has such a wide array of powers, but telekinesis could explain them all and yet it almost feels too simple. Although I suppose, he has superstrength, eyebeams, and flight because of the sun is also a bit too clean when you think about it. The question is, is that preferable over muddying the waters with fifty-thousand types of kryptonite.

I hope you guys liked having the spotlight on you for a second. Let us know, should we keep doing these, try something else, stick to the classics? Who knows your comment might just be featured next time.  

15Dec/20

Our Must Watch Holiday Movies (And Other Things)!

Hello Silverline Best Friends,

It’s the Holidays once more, but this time it’s a little more special. This year you get to spend the season with us! Seriously, you’re trapped in here with us. Don’t bother looking for the door, we already tried. 

We figured that while Silverline comics are must-read material all year round, there are some pieces of media that are unique to the Holidays. 

Every family and truly every person has their own unique traditions when it comes to celebrating. But here, we are all nerds and that means we watch a lot of movies and read a lot of books. So, I asked the team to share some of their favorite Christmas content and what we will be watching/reading/listening to this month, and what we recommend! 

I’ll list everyone’s answer and what medium in case there is anything you need to add to your list, dear reader.

Since I am very much not neurotic, I’ll go first.

Tim T.K. – Nightmare Before Christmas (Movie), August Burns Red Presents: Sleddin Hill (Album) 

I was pleased I wasn’t the only one to say Nightmare. In my mind, it is the perfect movie for the last quarter of the year, and watch it at least once at Halloween and again at Christmas. I am also a headbanger with an undying love for metalcore. Traditional Christmas music usually puts me in tears, but ABR did a killer album that shreds. 

Now, simply in order of who got back to me first. The Holiday Picks of Silverline Comics.

Mickey Clausen – Die Hard (Movie)

Mickey is a self-proclaimed Scrooge and didn’t celebrate too much growing up or now. While I’m not one to judge how people choose to celebrate the holidays, I will say that if you’re watching Die Hard, you’re doing it right. 

Aaron Humphres – Charlie Brown Christmas (Movie)

Aaron gave us a classic that is shared by many others on the list. I haven’t seen it in years, but it might be worth a rewatch.

Haley Martin – Charlie Brown Christmas (Movie), Elf (Movie)

Haley provided us a picture of her OG Charlie Brown VHS which is wicked rad. She included a photo so we can admire the nostalgia factor! Elf is also hysterical and definitely something everyone needs to see at least once. 

Mike W Belcher – Miracle of 34th Street (Movie), Trouble in Paradise (Movie)

Mike came in with some classics, and also some strong feelings. When it comes to Miracle, Mike says it’s the OG Bb lack and white or it doesn’t count.

Kurtis Fujita – A Christmas Story (Movie)

Kurtis gave us another classic which reminds me to warn all of you to not shoot your eye out this Holiday Season. 

Roland Mann – Twas the Night Before Christmas (Book), The Santa Claus, It’s a Wonderful Life (Movie), and Miracle on 34th Street (Movie)

Roland has quite a few traditions. His family reads Twas the Night Before Christmas and watches a couple of movies. His Immediate family watches the Santa Clause and his extended family watches It’s a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th but the colored version due to complaints from the kids. I assume the kids aren’t welcome at Mike’s.

Roberta Conroy – Nightmare Before Christmas (Movie), The Year Without Santa Clause (Movie), and Charlie Brown Christmas (Movie)

Roberta gave us three different movies. Nightmare made me happy, of course, but you can’t go wrong with The Year Without Santa Clause, and another vote for Charlie Brown.

A.J. Cassetta – Christmas Vacation (Movie) 

A.J. watches Christmas Vacation which for a lot of us is the movie that made us fall in love with Chevy Chase. A must watch to be sure.

Wubba Fett – Nightmare Before Christmas(Movie)

Wubba is a man after my own heart and says that Nightmare is a must in his house.

Adelia Gunderson – The Santa Clause 1,2,3(Movie)

Adelia likes to keep her house on brand during the Holidays. As she was growing up her family watched The Santa Clause every year and added on the sequels as they came out.

Well, that’s all from us! Tell us in the comments what you like to watch, read, or listen to during the Holiday Season?