ADVENTURE TIME: “Grocery Time” Pt.2 is Out!

    SELF PROMOTION! The conclusion to my ADVENTURE TIME story with artist Brad McGinty, “Grocery Time,” is out in stores this week in ADVENTURE TIME #22!   You can buy an e-copy on ComiXology here. To answer two possible questions: 1) Yes, Part One ran two months ago in issue #20.  No, I don’t …

MIAMI CONNECTION: All 230+ Things I Love About this FIlm

WRITTEN OVER THE COURSE OF SIX DAYS BETWEEN INTERVIEWS, ARTICLES AND TWO CLASS LECTURES Over the past year, few things have brought me as much joy as the re-released 1987 lost martial arts rock classic, MIAMI CONNECTION. If you have not watched this masterpiece yet, it is on Netflix Instant for free.  To whet your …

Best Interviews from August-October

Doing a clean-up and wanted to link some recent work.  I got to talk with some really brilliant people for a couple places.  My ego is inflated! A chat with BONE Creator Jeff Smith on his work and being a self-publisher in the 1990s Got to talk with Caldecott Winner David Wiesner on his new …

Why I Heart Megatron: Yes, a Transformers Post

I’ve been helping out at Crowemag Toys in Raleigh recently, and that’s given me a new appreciation for the Transformers. The store deals in used toys, and the biggest seller, by far, are Transformers.  People pay HUNDREDS for “Generation One” stuff from the 1980s, fan-created “third party” figures, convention exclusives, and more. (As this place …

ORIGINAL INTERVIEW: Hugh Dancy on HANNIBAL Season One

The first season of NBC’s Hannibal, the adaptation/reimagining of the classic cannibal created by Thomas Harris for Red Dragon, Silence of the Lambs and other novels, is out on DVD and Blu-Ray this week. As it happens, I did some Hannibal press stuff at San Diego Comic-Con for a website that promptly decided not to employ me any more a week …

My ADVENTURE TIME Story “Grocery Time” is out this Week!

      Glob be praised!  I have ANOTHER comic book story out this month, following up my tale in REGULAR SHOW #3 with “Grocery Time” in ADVENTURE TIME #20! You can advance-order it on comiXology here in e-form, or from KaBOOM!’s website. Here are some fun facts about this tale! 1) It was written …

More Weird Children’s Books: The Mushroom Planet, Suzuki Beane, Chicken Trek and More!

I have been writing this post since the end of March — yet another look at some odd children’s books I read in my youth, or that I’ve found out about more recently. I’ve just been pasting info/covers in here once in a while, so here’s the final post.  It’s not hugely long. The Wonderful …

“Mathnet,” A Guy in a Monkey Suit, and Blackhawk: HOW THEY ALL CONNECT.

One of the shows I religiously watched growing up in the 1980s was SQUARE ONE TV, a math variation on SESAME STREET on PBS. I probably learned more about math from that than I did in actual class. My favorite segment was “Mathnet” a DRAGNET parody involving math.  I actually saw this before I saw …

My REGULAR SHOW Comic, “Sombrero World,” is Out This Week! SCRIPT WITH COMMENTARY!

And now for a special presentation! This Wednesday, August 28, sees the release of REGULAR SHOW #3 from KaBOOM!.  It is the first comic I have written that has appeared in a hard-copy form that you can buy in comic book stores and have to pay money to get. STREET CRED, yo. Well, I only …

UNSEEN REGULAR SHOW COMIC: “Bad Grammar” With Michael Dialynas

Recently, I was lucky enough to sell a couple of pitches to KaBOOM!’s new comic based on Cartoon Network’s Emmy-winning series REGULAR SHOW. Of the pitches I sent in, two were approved.  One, “Sombrero World,” was approved and will run in an upcoming issue with art by Brad McGinty, with whom I’m also doing a …