Archive for the ‘Comic books’ Category


June 6, 2014

……which one is the raccoon and which one is Captain Treeman (TM)?


In a waiting room today…

May 7, 2014

… I swear I heard a smooth jazz instrumental version of the “Wonder Woman” theme song.

Holy Too Many Freakin’ Comic Books, Batman!

May 4, 2014

If you were to see the look on my wife’s face when she saw my Free Comic Book Day haul spread out, you might use the adjective “long-suffering.”


Superman’s biographer

July 21, 2013

Glen Weldon, he of NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour, has written an unauthorized bio of Superman. He talks about it here.

FCBD – The Reading Pt 1

May 7, 2013


So I saw the movie Kick Ass, then read the book Kick Ass, now have read the book Kick Ass 2 before the movie Kick Ass 2 comes out. So I’m all set, right? You’d think so but when I got to the end of KA2, it stated that it was the end of book 3. Whatinthewhonow? Seems there a prequel book I missed somewhere. Ug.

FCND – The Booty, Pt 1

May 5, 2013


Not all were free, but most were on sale. More later…

Spider-Man in Flour City -Day 2

May 1, 2013

Hey! Is that John Oliver and Andy Zaltzman?!


Spider-Man in Flower City – Day 1

April 30, 2013

A few months ago I was visiting my family in Rochester NY and heard on the radio that Spider-Man 2 was going to film there. “What? Really? Wow” was the direct quote from my brain. Being on a film set couldn’t be boringer, but if i was still living there, I would extra-up.

Seems that this is a second unit shoot of a car chase, so no stars. It started today and goes on for ten days. Here’s an on-the-scene photo from my friend Diana Powell-Keery.


It’s been a while…

September 18, 2012


You might remember me as the guy who writes this blog.

Of course, “writes” implies “writing,” which I’ve done very little of these last couple of months.

Working on my thesis for my MFA took all the brainpower I had, but as of mid-summer, I’m all graduated. That was followed by a period of burnout but I’m trying to get back to things I’ve been ignoring – like bathing and blogging.

But unlike riding a bike, when I get out of practice, I sort of forget how to do things. So I’ll be starting slow, photos mostly, starting with this one – my haul from Comix Connection, where I was signing books and prints on Free Comic Book Day which was (gulp) way back in the beginning of May.


Dad’s stuff

April 27, 2012


My toddler spends time in my studio and the question in my mind is always how much do I let him mess with. Some of my “toys” have been “sacrificed”: slinky, wooden robot, Kermit the Frog puppet, etc. Others I’ve tried to keep away from him are mostly books. Lately, as you can see below, he’s been deshelving my MAD paperbacks and stacking them up elsewhere.

Above is another. It’s a Batman toy that a kid would put on his bedroom door. I got it while visiting the Seattle area and being trapped in a discount toy store with my pal, cartoonist, Chuck Gamble because of a torrential downpour. If you hit a button or trip a sensor the toy loudly proclaims “Warning. Batcave defense program activated. Please wait for security clearance” while music from Batman: The Animated Series plays. I’ve kept it away from my kid because it makes noise … and if you’re a kid, you’re not going to do it just once. When he was sick a few weeks ago, I broke down and let him play it with. I may live to regret it.