My Best Articles Catch-Up Compilation

My continuing tendency to get distracted and work on things not posted online means that I haven’t updated in a spell. Let’s rectify that with some of the better articles I’ve done over the last couple of months. As I’m posting this on Halloween, here’s an article I wrote about some crazy haunted house events […]

Adventure Time Unseen Scenes!

As a psycho ADVENTURE TIME fan, I tend to rewatch episodes and follow behind-the-scenes info heavily. One cool thing I’ve notices is that sometimes the title cards shown for a split-second at the top of the episode depict events referenced but not seen in the episode, or that take place just before the episode’s actions […]

Aaron Becker on JOURNEY

Going back to old policy of posting links to individual articles I publish this year.  Let’s see how long this lasts…   READING / INTERVIEWSAaron Becker takes children on an illustrated Journey Posted by Zack Smith @thezacksmith on Wed, Jan 1, 2014 at 10:36 AM   Aaron Becker Journey Cover Aaron Becker has worked on such big-budget CGI-animated films asThe Polar Express and A Christmas Carol. But […]

Best Articles of 2013 Compilation

Here are the most best things I wrote this past year.  I think this averages out to one great piece per week.  I am pleased by this. COMIC BOOKS The Strange History of Marvel Comics’ ULTIMATE ADVENTURES with Hawk-Owl and Woody Peter Milligan and Brendan McCarthy, Pt.1 Milligan and McCarthy, Pt.2 Jeffrey Brown on VADER’S […]

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 […]

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 […]

Best Art from My ADVENTURE TIME Collection!

As anyone who knows me knows, I’m sort of a sociopathic fan of Cartoon Network’s series ADVENTURE TIME.  It represents something truly imaginative, inventive and spontaneous — not to mention fun! Having recently gotten to do AN ACTUAL ADVENTURE TIME STORY for issue #20 of the KaBOOM! ADVENTURE TIME comic (order it here!) , I […]

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 […]