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Friday September 6, 2013, at 11:45 pm

A Short Story

Over the last three years I have had the same dream almost every night. I am driving and I make a wrong turn down a narrow country road. We are looking for a place to turn around, but for no reason continue forward. As I travel down the road Bill falls asleep and crashes […]

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Friday August 2, 2013, at 10:56 pm

Not an Artist

I’ve been watching an online show about comic books recently, and in the theme song, among

Is this art?

other things, it says that a well known comic book illustrator is not an artist. This is meant, at least partially, as a joke, but it got me thinking about what it means to […]

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Friday July 12, 2013, at 10:25 pm

Talent

When we talk about artists, whether they are making movies, comic books, novels or anything else the word that most often seems to come up is talent. That’s reasonable these people are most certainly talented, but it’s important to remember that there is a lot more to any of these than talent. Talent is […]

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Friday July 5, 2013, at 1:23 am

Adaptions and Changes

With video games like Bioshock Infinite, Mass Effect(at least until a certain point), and many other video games finally really nailing story the reaction of many people is that this would make a good movie. The same is of course true of many comic books, novels and even TV shows. And to be fair […]

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Friday June 28, 2013, at 5:09 pm

Cancel the Apocalypse

I like The Walking Dead, the Nolan Batman movies and Battlestar Galactica as much as anyone, but I am getting a bit tired of the need for everything to be gritty, dark and cynical. This exhaustion isn’t because that isn’t interesting to me but because not everything should be the same. What finally pushed […]

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Saturday June 8, 2013, at 3:05 am

The Importance of Style and Tone

I’ve been thinking a lot about Star Trek into Darkness over the last couple of weeks and I’ve come to one conclusion. Tone and style matter in a movie. In fact in many cases they are what makes a movie, a book, a comic book, music or anything else we consume. But while it […]

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Saturday May 18, 2013, at 6:08 am

Sneak Peak: Middlemen: Alone

I’m still finishing up the last edits and tweaks of my new novel, but I wanted to give everyone a chance to see the beginning. There are a few spoilers from the last book in this part of the story so if you’re planning on reading Middlemen: Born of Earth you have been warned.

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Saturday May 11, 2013, at 11:01 pm

There is nothing quite like deciding you are done with a novel. There is the exhilaration of knowing that something you’ve been working on for months is completed, the fear of showing it to other people, the questions about its quality and the strong desire to do just one more draft. The problem is […]

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Saturday May 4, 2013, at 12:06 am

May the 4th be… Free Comic Book Day

May 4th is a great day for nerds. As we all know it was May the 4th 1775 when the first folding umbrella was debuted and it was only 5 years later when Charles Bunbury won the first Epsom Derby, but more recently it has become Star Wars day. This year though it is […]

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Wednesday April 24, 2013, at 3:40 pm

What’s In a Name

As I near the end of a project there is always one issue that becomes of major importance. That is the title, and every time I think through the titles and naming conventions of so many things that I enjoy trying to come up with a perfect answer, and in general I come down […]

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