Open letter to Katherine Shaver via The Washington Post

Open letter to Katherine Shaver via The Washington Post

First, I apologize for being a bit tardy in reacting to your story, but I inadvertently allowed myself to be shanghaied into being a “essential worker” during this pandemic and my time has been limited….no good deed goes unpunished, as they say. But with that in mind, I assure you...
Well…THAT is an unsettling coincidence. or set of coincidences…or uhm…four coincidences in a row

Well…THAT is an unsettling coincidence. or set of coincidences…or uhm…four coincidences in a row

Okay, first off, I haven’t been sleeping well. I’m stressed out, I’m getting a bit edgy ( a lot) probably fairing about as well as the rest of you…maybe a bit worse.  I’m just trying to keep my grip on reality…a reality the resembles the twilight zone a little more...
2020 Comic-Con International cancelled…some ins and outs of that.

2020 Comic-Con International cancelled…some ins and outs of that.

As if I didn’t have enough to try to get my head around this month…Aside from just the obvious vexing crisis as it relates to me as a U.S. citizen and human being, there’s my specific relationship to the comic book industry which has Comic book stores shut down, One...
Lockdown- Learning to play the violin ain’t gonna get you through this.

Lockdown- Learning to play the violin ain’t gonna get you through this.

You’ve been locked down…that has repercussions Probably most of you have never been locked up before ( for lack of a better definition of our situation). I on the other hand have been to jail and been in a psychiatric hospital ( stories from long ago, for another time). You...
U.S. Comic Book Industry vs Covid19

U.S. Comic Book Industry vs Covid19

U.S. Comic Book Industry vs Covid19 You may or may not know, depending how you found Arsenic Lullaby, that Diamond Comic Distribution is for all intents and purposes the only comic book distributor in the U.S. (With apologies to all the other fish in the pond, I’m sure they understand...
Pro tip on forgetting about the news for a day

Pro tip on forgetting about the news for a day

My Neck hurts and here’s some cool illustrators I got a pro-tip for you on how to shift away from being stressed out about the current state of things. What you do is, you fall asleep on the couch with your neck at an impossible angle. You’ll be amazed at...
That’s the plan?

That’s the plan?

That’s the plan?? **originally sent to mass email subscribes March 16. If parts are arleady obsolete as measures have gotten more restrictive or other lelemnets have changed, that’s why…not because I haven’t turned on the news In a week and a half*** This is the plan for dealing with this...
Martin Scorsese looks  down on Marvel movies…that’s the pot calling the kettle black.

Martin Scorsese looks down on Marvel movies…that’s the pot calling the kettle black.

Martin Scorsese looks down on Marvel movies…that’s the pot calling the kettle black. First, two grounding points. 1- Martin Scorsese is a brilliant film maker. 2- I think Marvel movies are by and large “okay”. After the shine wears off the apple and we all look back on them, we’ll...
Mad magazine failed for all the reasons I told them it would

Mad magazine failed for all the reasons I told them it would

I’m doing a little dancing on the grave here, but it’s for a larger purpose. I’ve been telling you that a comic book crash is coming and what the industry as a whole needs to be doing to stop it. Mad going belly up, as I said it would five...
Game Of Thrones “inconsistency”  explained with How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Game Of Thrones “inconsistency” explained with How the Grinch Stole Christmas

not a perfect analogy, but none the less… I’m not a Game Of Thrones fan per say, I’ve watched bits and parts, it’s a well done show. I’m not big on that particular genera, but a lot of people love it and think its the greatest show ever…and that’s great...
Making the most of Free Comic Book Day

Making the most of Free Comic Book Day

There is a lot of good that can come of this years Free Comic Book Day, in which people can go to their local comic book shop and get one or a few free comics! https://freecomicbookday.com FIRST…to the stores… There is an interesting window of opportunity opening now that Endgame...

Gem City Comic Con and Mercy Sparx Cover

Two things I should mention…. 1- I will be at Gem City Comic-con April 27th and 28th!  Your first chance to see me in 2018 This is a new show for me and it’s been recommended to me and it looks pretty good. I’ll be there. My buddies Ian Nichols...