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Open Your Mouth

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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…

Issue #42

Thu, April 1st, 2004

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…

Issue #41

Thu, March 25th, 2004

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…

Issue #40

Thu, March 18th, 2004

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…

Issue #39

Thu, March 11th, 2004

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…

Issue #38

Thu, March 4th, 2004

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 …

Issue #37

Thu, February 26th, 2004

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").

Issue #36

Thu, February 19th, 2004

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…

Issue #35

Thu, February 12th, 2004

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" …

Issue #35

Thu, February 5th, 2004

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…

Issue #34

Thu, January 29th, 2004

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…

Issue #34

Thu, January 22nd, 2004

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…

Issue #33

Thu, January 15th, 2004

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.

Issue #32

Fri, December 19th, 2003

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…

Issue #31

Thu, December 11th, 2003

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…

Issue #30

Thu, December 4th, 2003

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…

Issue #29

Fri, November 28th, 2003

In which Torres talks to rising star LeSean Thomas, artist of Dreamwave's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", "Arkanium", and the forthcoming "Cannon Busters"…

Issue #28

Thu, November 13th, 2003

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…

Issue #27

Thu, November 6th, 2003

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…

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