Sunday, April 28, 2013

I started a second blog...

Because, you know, there's not enough room on this one for all of my prattling.

One of my many writing projects is a book on comic book history that has been swimming around in my head for a while now. I've written some pieces of it but it is very much a work in progress. I wanted to get some of it out there to look for feedback, and more importantly, to motivate myself to work on it. I initially thought about posting it here, but there is much more of a formal structure to this project than what I normally post here, hence, a new and separate blog.

So anyway, you can take a look at it, or follow it at

I recommend that it be read in order, beginning with the "About" page, simply because as a book each section builds on what has come before. This probably won't be updated very often. As I say there, I welcome feedback and critique. A lot of what I have to say is my personal thoughts and ruminations on the topic. I hope to spur conversation. I don't want a lot of fanboy snark and those types of comments will be deleted pretty summarily.

Hope you enjoy.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

New 5-Star review for This Creature Fair on Good Reads!

's review 
Apr 04, 13

Read from March 12 to April 04, 2013

This Creature Fair reminds of nothing so much of as if Poppy Z. Brite had kept writing subcultural horror instead of going into foodie fiction. The perspective here is not of youth’s fiery passion, but of a long-standing deep love grown over the years. Indeed, a deep love of music is interwoven with the tale. The book is also lovingly set in Pittsburgh, with amalgamations of many prominent landmarks (Phantoms is clearly a ringer for Club Laga, complete with caged-in bar).