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Tales of the Iron Whimsy: Chapter 1.2

Posted on Friday, July 30th, 2010

Chapter 1: In Which I Discuss My None Too Humble Upbringing, The Great War, and Those Wretched Belgians Part 2 My parents, as is befitting persons of their status and wealth did very little to raise me personally.  Father was often at one of the myriad businesses owned by the family.  My understanding is he [...]

Knitted Gifts or I’m Just Not That Into You

Posted on Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Some people knit only one thing. I know sock knitters who are vigilant. They make socks like it’s their job. I’m a wanderer. I have made sweaters, toys, shoes, whatever. Once a made a tree full of the Old Ones for Cthulumas. I like a challenge. I have knit a lot of gifts too, but I [...]

The Golem Wastes #7 : Sticks and Stones

Posted on Thursday, July 29th, 2010

I staked a man in Reno, just to watch him die.

I’m Sorry, Caroline

Posted on Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

PROMISE the piano song will be finished for next week, for now: a WatchPaper tune. Punched me in the mouth and I lost my teeth Now I’m all bark with no one to bite I used to think that I was tough But then you went and called my bluff I’m so sorry, Caroline. She’s [...]

Now See Here! – Workin’ Man VII

Posted on Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Still at it. This week we’ve got hot jobs and cold jobs, odd jobs, political action, produce and sports. Such a beautiful variety of people right around my house. Gratuitous copyright announcement: All images copyright their respective owners/publishers and may not be copied or reproduced in any way

MAGICTOWN, Chapter 26

Posted on Monday, July 26th, 2010

Inside the converted garage, David finds Maggie still fussing over her fugitive daughter, Sally. Ignoring the commotion between her mother and sister, the second Constant daughter, Lindy, sits at the table, gulping water out of a tin cup. She eyes David warily over the rim until he sticks out his tongue and makes a face [...]

Why Joss Whedon Shouldn’t Direct The Avengers

Posted on Monday, July 26th, 2010

Joss Whedon announced at last week’s Comic-Con that he will direct the movie based on Mavel Comics’ The Avengers.  Whedon is the creative force behind Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, and Dollhouse. For Whedon’s fans this is exciting news.  Others, however, are not thrilled.  Based on a scientific survey completed over the weekend, the following [...]

Amanda in Orange

Posted on Monday, July 26th, 2010

This is a painting of my friend Amanda. Done in acrylic ink and watercolor. 12″ x 15″ You can view a few process pictures on my flickr account

Tales Of The Iron Whimsy: Chapter 1 (Part 1)

Posted on Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Chapter 1: In Which I Discuss My None Too Humble Upbringing, The Great War, and Those Wretched Belgians All things considered, there is very little good one can say about the Belgians. I’ve dealt with those people far too often since the Great War. Apart from having to put up with those waffle lovers, the [...]

Kudzu

Posted on Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Kudzu Restless as the interstate, it creeps one foot a day – an exponential reach that sings. Suburban nostalgia ignites a sparkler in my belly: glorious green ruin! Near this hill is a house rendered in kudzu: the furniture arranged, the piano waiting for fingers. “Death is always at work,” I remember. Invading the invasive, [...]

The Golem Wastes #6: The Hills Are Alive

Posted on Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Who are these men? What could they want? How does he keep his mustache trimmed so neatly out here in the desert? These answers and more in next week’s The Golem Wastes!

Who Gives A Knit

Posted on Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Knitting is all the rage. Stupid little hipsters in their stupid little houses are knitting stupid little scarves as we speak. They are writing books about knitting, using phrases like “stitch and bitch” or “not your mothers knitting”. Gross. It is your mother’s knitting. For that matter, it’s yourgreat-great-great-great grandmother’s knitting. Get over yourself. I hate to dissolve the magical [...]

Is Once Enough?

Posted on Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

For those who’ve been keeping track, you know that not everything I post is a full-fledged song. I think it’s interesting to put sketches out there to see what interest there might be in taking it to a finished product. This week is just such an occasion. Let me know in the comments what you [...]

NOW SEE HERE! – WORKIN’ MAN VI

Posted on Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

“He works hard for the money…” And once again…Ladies and gentlemen, the breadth of the human experience. Gratuitous copyright announcement: All images copyright their respective owners/publishers and may not be copied or reproduced in any way

Tom Waits’ Bar Inspection Report

Posted on Monday, July 19th, 2010

To: Mr. T. Waits From: Department of Inspection The recent inspection of your bar has brought to light the following deficiencies: 1. The piano appears to be intoxicated 2. Men’s neck apparel suffers from narcolepsy 3. The band is not present, and is rumored to have fled to New York for reasons unknown 4. The [...]

MAGICTOWN Short – Jon Haas

Posted on Monday, July 19th, 2010

Another MAGICTOWN short. This one for Jon Haas. Who, in hindsight, I realized is one of my favorite characters – both to write and read – and I killed him off in the first act of the book. Might not have been my best idea. Home is the place you know, where everything is familiar. [...]

The Great and Secret Thing, Version 2.0

Posted on Monday, July 19th, 2010

Ah, well then. It looks like the thing is standing on its own two legs again, now doesn’t it? In that case, it is my honor to welcome you to the start of something new: the second iteration of The Great and Secret Thing. All of the content from the old site is here, but [...]

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