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Thu, May 20th, 2004
It's here! We present the Frequently Asked Questions about Comic Book Idol 2, the CBR art contest hosted by J. Torres. Aspiring artists, here's where you'll find out more about the assignments, requirements and prizes for this, our second edition of Comic Book Idol!

Thu, April 8th, 2004
Open Your Mouth will be going on hiatus for a few weeks as we prepare for Comic Book Idol 2…

Thu, April 1st, 2004 - Issue #42
It's the return of Erick Hogan filling in once again for J. Torres, this time with an interview with cartoonist, playwright, and recent Xeric grant winner Neil Kleid who shares some insight on applying for the comic book grant…

Thu, March 25th, 2004 - Issue #41
Writer B. Clay Moore ("Hawaiian Dick," "Vampi: Vicious Circle") covers for J. Torres this week and contributes an article about the thriving comic book scene in Kansas City…

Thu, March 18th, 2004 - Issue #40
In which Torres talks to Scott "Batman: Room Full of Strangers" Morse, Francis "Witchblade" Manapul, Tim "Justice League Adventures" Levins, Mike "G.I. Joe" Norton, and others to see what they've been up to lately…

Thu, March 11th, 2004 - Issue #39
In which Torres takes a look inside the sketchbooks of Brian Hurtt ("Hard Time", "Queen & Country," "Gotham Central") as part of an online experiment in virtual art appreciation and armchair psychology…

Thu, March 4th, 2004 - Issue #38
In which Torres takes a look ahead at books coming your way in March, including the debut of "Micronauts" volume two, the latest issue of the horror hit "Walking Dead," the final issue of "WildGuard: Casting Call," Steve Gerber's "Hard Time" #2, covers for Marvel's "District X," and more …

Thu, February 26th, 2004 - Issue #37
In which Torres turns the column over to writer Erick Hogan ("Inside the Lines") once again who this week interviews Sanford Greene ("Galactic," "Planet of the Apes"), Khary Randolph ("Sleepwalker," "New Mutants"), and LeSean Thomas ("Cannon Busters," "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles").

Thu, February 19th, 2004 - Issue #36
In which Torres talks to Steve McNiven, formerly of CrossGen's "Meridian" and now artist of Marvel Knights' "4"; also, an update on Dave Cockrum's health and an announcement of Alan Moore's participation in his tribute book; plus, a Comic Book Idol update as well…

Thu, February 12th, 2004 - Issue #35
In which Torres talks to writer Ron Marz about his last issue of "The Path" and Comic Book Idol winner Patrick Scherberger about his first issue of "The Path" …

Thu, February 5th, 2004 - Issue #35
In which Torres turns the column over to writer Erick Hogan ("Inside the Lines") to celebrate Black History Month with a brief history of African America comic book heroes…

Thu, January 29th, 2004 - Issue #34
In which OYM talks to Clifford Meth of Aardwolf Publishing about the Dave Cockrum fund raising events, "Queen & Country" artist Mike Hawthorne about his latest project, and two of the whitest guys working in comics (Robert Kirkman and B. Clay Moore) about their four-color offerings in February's catalog…

Thu, January 22nd, 2004 - Issue #34
In which Torres talks to comic creator and animator Scott Morse ('Barefoot Serpent,' 'Soulwind, 'Visitations') about his debut gallery show 'Mr. Cloud,' on now at the Meltdown Gallery (7522 Sunset Blvd) in Los Angeles…

Thu, January 15th, 2004 - Issue #33
J. Torres is back with an all new edition of OPEN YOUR MOUTH. This week Torres takes a look at upcoming projects from Steve "30 Days of Night" Niles, Image Comics, Harris Comics, Com.X, the New Mutants writing team, the Comic Book Idol, and much more… Updated with additional art.

Fri, December 19th, 2003 - Issue #32
The Year in Review. Okay, it's only been eight months for this column. But, wow, look who opened their mouths for J. Torres in 2003…

Thu, December 11th, 2003 - Issue #31
In which Torres talks to some of Santa's elves about comic books appropriate for giving as gifts and stocking stuffers to kids as well as donating to local toy drives and other children's charities…

Thu, December 4th, 2003 - Issue #30
In which Torres talks to Andi Watson about one series about to end ("Namor"), another just getting under way ("Love Fights"), and how the trade paperback might have been the death of one but what sustains the life of the other…

Fri, November 28th, 2003 - Issue #29
In which Torres talks to rising star LeSean Thomas, artist of Dreamwave's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", "Arkanium", and the forthcoming "Cannon Busters"…

Thu, November 13th, 2003 - Issue #28
In which Torres talks to the "Superman: Birthright" art team of Leinil Francis Yu and Gerry Alanguilan as well as Alamat writer/editor Budjette Tan about breaking into the US comic market, becoming local heroes, and the cute girls who care about all that…

Thu, November 6th, 2003 - Issue #27
In which Torres turns the column over to writer Budjette Tan for part two of his look at Filipino comic book creators working in North America…

Thu, October 30th, 2003 - Issue #26
In which Torres turns the column over to writer/editor Budjette Tan for the first of a two-part look at "komiks" and "komikeros" in honor of Filipino-American Month…

Thu, October 23rd, 2003 - Issue #25
In which Torres talks to Tom "True Story" Beland, Chris "Punch and Judy" Reilly, and Doug "Tales from Under Your Bed" Holgate about some comic books you should be reading…

Thu, October 16th, 2003 - Issue #24
In which Torres talks to Robert "Invincible" Kirkman, Brandon "G.I. Joe" Jerwa, Ande "Union Station" Parks, and Gail "Birds of Prey" Simone about writing comics in the nude…

Thu, October 9th, 2003 - Issue #23
In which Torres talks to former interns from Marvel, Dark Horse, and Oni Press to get an idea what it's like to work in a comic book office and get some advice on how to break into the biz as an editor…

Thu, October 2nd, 2003 - Issue #22
The Open Your Mouth staff conducts a very different interview. Whereas in the past we've interviewed the creators, this time we're interviewing the stars. Our subject this week? Those hopefuls trying to make the team in Todd Nauck's 'Wildguard.'

Thu, September 25th, 2003
A special edition Open Your Mouth featuring the "Comic Book Idol" Gallery! Updated 9/29/03 with bonus artwork from Miguel Villalobos.

Thu, September 25th, 2003 - Issue #21
In which Torres talks to six of the contestants who got the accolades, took the abuse, and provided us with the artwork that made "Comic Book Idol"…plus a very special gallery of artwork from the contest with numerous bonus items.

Thu, September 18th, 2003 - Issue #20
In which Torres crowns the first-ever Comic Book Idol after five weeks of competition, controversy, close calls...

Thu, September 11th, 2003 - Issue #19
In which Torres takes away two and leaves two to tussle in the title match of "Comic Book Idol"…

Thu, September 4th, 2003 - Issue #18
In which Torres eliminates two more as "Comic Book Idol" moves into the final four and, finally, some sequential pages…

Thu, August 28th, 2003 - Issue #17
In which Torres eliminates two and puts through six contestants into the next round of the growing phenomenon known as "Comic Book Idol"…

Thu, August 21st, 2003 - Issue #16
In which Torres eliminates two and invites eight into the next round of the ever-growing event we call "Comic Book Idol"…

Thu, August 14th, 2003 - Issue #15
In which Torres presents the ten artists competing for fabulous prizes in "Comic Book Idol" and announces their first art assignment…

Thu, August 7th, 2003 - Issue #14
In which Torres promotes the preliminary round of "Comic Book Idol"…

Thu, July 31st, 2003 - Issue #13
In which Neal Shaffer, writer of 'One Plus One,' interviews Brian Azzarello, writer of '100 Bullets'…

Thu, July 24th, 2003 - Issue #12
In which Torres talks to 'Hawaiian Dick' writer B. Clay Moore and caps off the three-part look 'Inside Image'…

Thu, July 17th, 2003 - Issue #11
In which Torres talks to Mark Ricketts, creator of the critically acclaimed "Nowheresville" and the forthcoming "Whiskey Dickel" from Image Comics…

Thu, July 10th, 2003 - Issue #10
In which Torres talks to 'Robotech' writer, 'Xin' scribe, and 'Noble Causes' creator Jay Faerber about infiltrating Image Comics with ideas of your own…

Thu, July 3rd, 2003 - Issue #9
In which Torres talks to 'Outsiders,' 'Exiles,' and 'Green Arrow' writer Judd Winick in another virtual panel with more questions from OYM readers...

Thu, June 26th, 2003 - Issue #8
In which Torres talks to "Ultimate Spider-Man" and "Daredevil" writer Brian Michael Bendis in a new online audience participation twist on the old twenty questions game (a.k.a. "Probe")…

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