Alex Segura

Senior Vice President of Publicity and Marketing at Archie Comics and Editor of Dark Circle Comics. My first novel, Silent City, is out now from Codorus Press. It's a mystery set in Miami. I'm in a band: Faulkner Detectives. We play in and around NYC. Born and raised in Miami. I've written some comics, including ARCHIE MEETS KISS. I live in lovely Kew Gardens, Queens with my awesome wife and our two cats, David Byrne and Mimi. Music, sports, movies, comics and book lover. This is my Tumblr. For more info, visit my website.
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Beatle kids. (via theplanetofsound, via)

Beatle kids. (via theplanetofsoundvia)

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David Byrne- Like Humans Do (by CrandomChris)

(via musictolistentocausewhynot)

He described an early memory, hearing The Byrds covering Bob Dylan’s “Mr. Tambourine Man” as a child. The words and the melody belonged to Byrne’s parents, but there was something in the texture of that jangly guitar that cracked those elements open into something new. “That was a new world for me,” Byrne said, “and that’s not something that can be copyrighted.”

At the end of the night, during the Q&A period, a very young man called the moment back to life. He asked for a clarification, he wanted to know what the song was, the song that opened up his world. Doctorow and Byrne seemed surprised, and the audience laughed. But we all were charmed by the sight of him, writing out “Mr. Tambourine Man” on his program. He wanted to know if that was the song that started it all, if that was the track we have to thank for what David Byrne went on to give to us. Byrne paused, to think. And then he said it again: “No. It opened a door. It made me realize there was more than just my neighbours out there.”

Belzer & Sebastian (via fuckyeahdementia)

Faulkner Detectives- ‘The Modern Handshake” Out Now! (via @lividrecords)

This is very surreal and I can’t really put into words how excited we are to have this EP become a reality. We’re really proud of these songs and happy to finally be able to share them with you. 

You can buy The Modern Handshake pretty much everywhere: Amazon, iTunes, our BandCamp page and via Livid Records, if you want a hard copy. You can also stream it on Spotify. Crazy, right? I don’t know what’s gonna happen when the actual CDs come in and I can hold it in my hand. So, yes. Buy a copy! Buy one for a friend! Write a review! 

I’ll have more thoughts on this later, I’m sure, when I come down from cloud nine. But this definitely falls under “dreams coming true” for us, I think, and I’m really lucky to have such great bandmates and friends. I love playing with this group and we’re actually getting better every time we practice and perform, so I can’t wait to see what we do next.

Speaking of, we’re playing Trash Bar in Brooklyn on Thursday, June 7. We go on at 9pm, show starts at 8. We’ll have copies of the EP to sell, so this’ll serve as our official “EP Release Party.” Swing by! Stay tuned to our website for more updates.

I’d like to thank Jamie Muffett for his patient and thoughtful production on the EP, Chuck and everyone at Livid Records for taking a chance on us and putting this record out, artist Jade Phillips for her amazing cover photo, Katie Muffett for her band photos, Threshold Studios for letting us record there, our practice spaces at Funkadelic and The Studio and all the friends, family and fans that have made it to our shows and helped us get to this point. We love you guys and hope to see you again soon.

Personally, I’d like to thank Eva for her love and support, my friends and family for putting up with me constantly talking about how freakin’ excited I am by this entire process and my battered Fender Telecaster for suffering through my strumming. And the cats, of course.

GREAT: minimalist poster art for my band, The Schockers - by Troy Griggs (moretothestory)

REMINDER: Faulkner Detectives, the band I’m in with my friends Elizabeth, Meg and Vanessa, just released an EP: The Modern Handshake.

You can snag a copy at our BandCamp page. How much? Well, that’s the fun part! The price is whatever you want. Think it’s worth $10? Cool. $1? 50 cents? That’s OK, too. 

The tracks are free to stream, so listen to it for nothing if you like!

The album was recorded by superstar producer Jamie Muffett at Threshold Studios in New York City. The snazzy photo that makes up the bulk of the EP cover was shot by artist Jade Phillips.

Also, if you’re feeling generous, you can “like” the Faulkner Detectives Facebook page, or follow us on Twitter.

Thanks!

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Re-blogging MYSELF! Faulkner Detectives, the band I’m in with my friends Elizabeth, Meg and Vanessa, just released an EP: The Modern Handshake.

You can snag a copy at our BandCamp page. How much? Well, that’s the fun part! The price is whatever you want. Think it’s worth $10? Cool. $1? 50 cents? That’s OK, too. 

The tracks are free to stream, so listen to it for nothing if you like!

The album was recorded by superstar producer Jamie Muffett at Threshold Studios in New York City. The snazzy photo that makes up the bulk of the EP cover was shot by artist Jade Phillips.

Also, if you’re feeling generous, you can “like” the Faulkner Detectives Facebook page, or follow us on Twitter.

Thanks!

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Self-promotion time! Faulkner Detectives, the band I’m in with my friends Elizabeth, Meg and Vanessa, just released an EP: The Modern Handshake.

You can snag a copy at our BandCamp page. How much? Well, that’s the fun part! The price is whatever you want. Think it’s worth $10? Cool. $1? 50 cents? That’s OK, too. 

The tracks are free to stream, so listen to it for nothing if you like!

The album was recorded by superstar producer Jamie Muffett at Threshold Studios in New York City. The snazzy photo that makes up the bulk of the EP cover was shot by artist Jade Phillips.

Also, if you’re feeling generous, you can “like” the Faulkner Detectives Facebook page, or follow us on Twitter.

Thanks!

Over at @nprmusic, you can check out The Black Keys: Necessary Roughness. Nice.

How Zooey Deschanel (Almost) Ruined My Sex Life (via @nerve and @ej_dickson). This was funny to read, and reminds me how much I have come to hate 500 Days of Summer. It’s not a terrible movie, it just…I dunno. I have issues with it that I don’t care to get into in a public forum.

I still find Zooey entertaining and, yeah, she’s very cute, charming and funny, but the whole indie siren thing gets grating after a while.

A few links of note: ARCHIE #627 (ARCHIE MEETS KISS part 1)

Finally have a chance to sit down and compile some of the great reviews and comments the book’s been getting over the last few days. Really excited and thankful everyone seems to be enjoying the work Dan Parent and I put into the book.

A big hat tip should go to KISS for reaching out to us and to everyone at Archie that had a hand in getting the book done — especially Jon Goldwater, Mike Pellerito, Victor Gorelick, Stephen Oswald, Steven Scott, Suzannah Rowntree, Ellen Leonforte, Bill Horan, Harold Bucholz, Debbie Monserrate, Jamie Rotante, Jon Gray, Paul Kaminski, Vintern Lovallo, inker Rich Koslowski, cover guru Tito Pena, letterer supreme Jack Morelli and the colorists at Digikore. I can’t say enough about my colleagues at Archie, who were invaluable with feedback, suggestions and support while this was coming together. Why was I writing this blog again? Oh, right. Reviews. And more.

As I posted earlier, CBR’s got an interview with Gene and Paul about the series, and it’s so much fun to watch. Dan and I were in the background as this was being filmed. Very cool stuff. Thanks to Jonah Weiland and his crew for taking the time to talk before the signing.

CNN’s GEEKOUT blog kicked things off Wednesday with a nice mention, including the book in their weekly roundup of titles to buy, calling #627 “a fun book” and noting that “it left me wanting to know what happens next.” Alright!

BIG SHINY ROBOT notes that “the awesomeness dial is turned up to 11!” with the issue. They also very kindly suggest I write more. Well, there are three more of these on the way! Thanks, gents.

Iann Robinson, writing for CRAVE ONLINE, calls the issue “pretty frickin’ cool” and that “you’ll be amped by Archie #627!” Thanks, dude!

The COMIC VINE crew very generously gave the issue five stars out of five, and had this to say: “The issue was a ton of fun and kept me smiling from the first to last page.”

Elisabeth and the rest of the TFAW crew also had nice things to say in this video interview

The iFanboy posse gave props to variant cover artist Francesco Francavilla, including his work in their regular “The Best of the Week in Covers” feature.

Brigid Alverson gives the issue a quick plug as part of CBR/Robot 6’s “Food or Comics?” feature.

They can’t all be winners, though, as IGN gave us a bit of a middling review. Still, they had some nice things to say, calling the issue “silly fun” and, when discussing Francesco’s variant, that “Archie has never rocked harder.” I’ll take it. Thanks for reading!

Also worth noting, KOTAKU included #627 in their weekly comics roundup, courtesy of Stephen Totillo and the always cool Evan Narcisse. 

And a big thanks to MTV Geek’s Alex Zalben, not just for calling me “delightful” — the check’s in the mail, sir — but for calling the issue “essential reading.” Good stuff.

Not a review, but related: L.A.-based comedian Corey Blake attended the Golden Apple signing on Wednesday night and had a few insightful comments. Thanks for coming, Corey!

More as it happens…