Things I Did in 2012 That Which Were Cool

Here are some things I wrote and things I did in 2012 that I thought were kind of cool and possibly of interest to people In January, I wrote some more offbeat pieces, such as an interview with literary novelist Michael Malone about his time writing the daytime soap ONE LIFE TO LIVE as that …

ORIGINAL POST: Jan Pienkowski’s Amazing Picture Book Illustrations

I wanted to do a few original posts about children’s books I liked. This one is about a great author and illustrator whose work I discovered just a few years ago, Jan Pienkowski. I found out about Pienkowski’s stuff when I picked up a copy of his pop-up book ROBOT at a used bookstore a …

ALL My ADVENTURE TIME-Related Stuff for 2012!

My strange, deeply unhealthy obsession with Cartoon Network’s ADVENTURE Time yeilded a bunch of pieces this year. Here they are in chronological order, more or less. This is actually from Dec.27 of last year, but eh, it’s still close — I talk with Ryan North about the KaBOOM! AT comic book. Here’s an intro to …

Buy My First Published Comic, THE STARS BELOW with Rich Ellis, at Monkeybrain and ComiXology!

  “Here is the quintessential New York survivor’s story, told with warmth, humor and vibrancy.  And there’s even a chase scene.” –Junot Díaz (Drown, This is How You Lose Her, Pulitzer Prize Winner, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao) Hey readers — my first published comic, THE STARS BELOW with artist Rich Ellis, is now out from Monkeybrain Comics! You can buy it …

Pop Candy Posts for Wednesday!

Hey readers, here’s my Pop Candy pieces for Wednesday — there were a lot of ’em! Early Buzz! Guest Logo by SAGA Artist Fiona Staples! (the version came out a little cropped, click on the thumbnail above for the full version) Crazy Halloween Specials — and Where to Watch Them Online! The Writers of TV’s SUPERNATURAL …

My Best Recent Stuff

Yes, a new post!  I’ve been up to a lot, and haven’t been cataloging articles very much.  But the site’s about to get a lot of hits, and I want to make sure my best work is available… I recently interviewed ERAGON author Christopher Paolini. Talked with Hugo and Nebula winner Kij Johnson, an NCSU …

Best of the Last Six Months

Yes, I haven’t updated this site in forever.  I was busy.  And sick.  And busy again.  And disorganized. Well, new year, new opportunities, and here is some of the stuff I wrote that is worth archiving. Pop Cultural and Nerd Icon John Hodgman came through town, so I talked to him about moustaches and the …

Webcomics: Emma Capps on CHAPEL CHRONICLES

Newsarama readers, we would like to warn you – no matter who you are, this next interview is going to make you feel terribly, terribly inadequate. Emma Capps is a relatively new entry to the world of online comics, but she’s already earned high praise from the likes of Scholastic Books and Scott McCloud – …

Michael Sims on THE WRITING OF CHARLOTTE’S WEB

What inspired a simple story about a spider? Author Michael Sims found the truth when he decided to examine one of the most beloved children’s books of all time in The Story of Charlotte’s Web: E.B. White’s Eccentric Life in Nature and the Birth of an American Classic (Walker and Company, $25). Sims, who’ll appear …