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The Codex Seraphinianus Returns

Have you heard of the Codex Seraphinianus? It’s one of those weird books (like the Voynich Manuscript and some of the stranger Aztec codices) that mix bizarre, often inexplicable illustrations with text of a completely alien nature (or no text at all) . . . except this one was made by an Italian artist in […]

El Maestro & Me

Recently on Facebook, cartoonist extraordinaire Scott Shaw! created a new group to celebrate the work, talent, and incredible generosity of Sergio Aragonés … El Maestro, himself. Fittingly enough, the group is called ¡Viva Sergio! The group has been filled with lots of anecdotes of encounters with Sergio at conventions, signings, and random places around the […]

Squammie Meets Fester

How does the Addams Family celebrate the holidays? By reading The Littlest Shoggoth, of course! Thanks to Shaun Rice (Uncle Fester) and the rest of the touring cast of “The Addams Family Musical” for letting me have even a tangential connection to one of my favorite fictional families of all time.

Monday Surprise!

Unexpectedly, today I received a delivery containing the first two off-the-press advance copies of–yes–the actual finished book of The Littlest Shoggoth! Holy cats! Talk about a GREAT surprise (especially on a Monday!).   They look, feel, and even smell AWESOME! (I love “new book smell!) And I can’t wait to be able to share them […]

Picture Book Month: Why Are Picture Books Important?

As if I needed more reasons to promote my ongoing Kickstarter campaign for The Littlest Shoggoth, it turns out that November is not merely the time of NaNoWriMo, it’s also Picture Book Month! I was, of course completely unaware of that when I picked this as the month to run a fund drive for my […]

Let’s Play Kick(start) the Shoggoth

In the worst surprise announcement ever, yesterday I told all y’all that I’m about to have a Kickstarter to bring The Littlest Shoggoth back into print. I’m really excited about this, and I hope you will be, too. It strikes me, though, that to some folks this is might not be as obvious a choice […]

Thinking about Kickstarting

Welcome to the third in a series of related posts about Kickstarter. I started by talking about Kickstarter in a very general way, followed up with an examination of Reaper’s recent crazily successful Kickstarter, and now (as promised) I’m going to talk a little bit about my Kickstarter plans. I’ve decided to try to Kickstart […]

All Ages Comics

I’ve got a real soft spot for what’s called “all ages” comics. This will come as no surprise to those who know me well. And anyone who’s paid attention to how often I like to blog about things like Hayao Miyazaki films, cartoonists like Charles Schultz and Bill Waterson, and the works of Dr. Seuss […]

Happy Arthur Conan Doyle Day!

It’s another one of my Artist Holidays … this time celebrating the 152nd birthday of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes and all around late 19th-century rock star. Doyle was one of the first authors I went ga-ga over, reading the entirety of the Sherlock Holmes collection somewhere around the 4th grade. Granted, some […]

It’s An Honor Just To Be Nominated

The nominees for this year’s ENnie Awards have been announced, and I am proud and honored to say that one of my projects has been recognized with a nomination. The Warriors Adventure Game is a finalist in the “Best Free Product” category. I’ve always held that it really is an honor just to be nominated. […]