Recently I was hit by numerous emails and twitter messages from people with Kickstarter projects that they thought I should provide PR for in the space here on this blog. I recently offered here a Chuck Dixon project, a Mike Grell project, and a piece about Mike Baron in consideration of a future Kickstarter. As a result of these articles over 2 dozen people wrote to me suggesting if I helped these three great folks, I should help them. When I said no, to all of them, one group said I was racist for denying them my blog space. I had not even looked at their kickstarter, but apparently they came from a country and were of a humanity variety who are not like my own. I feel a need to tell the world who it is, where they are from, and all, but that would give a podium to get free pr, at the expense of my sanity. I had absolutely no interest in running more PR. So many of these people, however talented played the same cards, if you helped these other people, you should help us. Well bullshit. This is my blog, (along with friend Kurt Wilcken), and I refuse to let other people determine the content of it. It is as simple as that.
Over time I have come to respect, love, appreciate a group of people in comics that I am indebted toward. And covering comics since 2002 I am grateful to have connected with them.
In no order of preference...
Left to Right top row:
Mike Grell, Timothy Truman, Jamie Delano, Chuck Dixon, Josh Howard
Left to Right bottom row:
Ashley Wood, Tim Bradstreet, Mike Baron, Grant Morrison, Moebius
(Technically speaking, I only contacted and appreciated Moebius via mail, but he counts as someone I adored every bit as much as the others.)
And these five talented people I never had an opportunity to connect with, despite my deep appreciation for their works.
From Left to Right
Jack Kirby, Dave Cockrum, Wallace Wood, Alex Schomburg and Kurt Schaffenberger
I am aware my work is nothing special in most people's minds. I am also aware that I am not easy to work with, nor I am a fun table mate at conventions. Social anxiety is not fun, being an introvert is equally no fun. But, I believe in my own work, and I like my poetry. I don't like every single story I've ever written, but the poetry I like.
If you are curious about my work or enjoy the works here and are curious if the books I've written are worth reading, I've uploaded three books. The most recent work uploaded is
I released a book in 2013 and recently rewrote it and wrote a sequel...
Here is a look at the books I've been fortunate to have achieved print. I have accomplished publication in writing, with my poetry, comic book writing, or prose, but not all of the labors, obviously, are all of my own labor. I work with many artists, and through public domain work, both living and dead. I am fortunate to have worked with many other talented people.