Archive for September, 2005

Hard Time: Season 2 Preview on

Thursday, September 29th, 2005

Go here. Then come back and tell me if I was exaggerating, even a little, about what you can expect from Season 2. IMAGE DELETED


Wednesday, September 28th, 2005

Sorry I haven’t written much in the past couple of days. I’ve been dealing with something. Just a quick journal note: Mary and I made major progress, and laughed ourselves silly, plotting Hard Time: Season 2 #6 on Tuesday. This may be the strangest story I’ve worked on since the duck’s nervous breakdown, and yet […]

Tuesday, September 27th, 2005

I am trying hard not to look into the pit, but the edge keeps creeping closer, and — oh! I see! It’s the fucking Grand Canyon — and look! — the Colorado River runs thick and black with slowly clotting blood, all the way to the Temple of Vishnu.

Yahoo News: Move over Superman, the Arab super heros are here!

Sunday, September 25th, 2005

Mary forwarded this article to me. No, it’s not a gag. (Even if somebody at Yahoo can’t spell the plural of “hero.”)

Yahoo News: New evolution spat in U.S. schools goes to court

Saturday, September 24th, 2005

At least 31 states are taking steps to teach alternatives to evolution. A CBS poll last November found 65 percent of Americans favor teaching creationism as well as evolution while 37 percent want creationism taught instead of evolution. Fifty-five percent of Americans believe God created humans in their present form, the poll found. So I […]

Life Among the Gaseous

Saturday, September 24th, 2005

It’s been a peculiar couple of days. Some disquieting medical news. Lots of emailed back-and-forth, give-and-take with editor Joey Cavalieri about the new DC project. Plotting session with Mary on the next *Hard Time* — undoubtedly the strangest issue we’ve ever done. This is my first serious attempt at getting work done since coming down […]

A Request

Friday, September 23rd, 2005

This is a call for help. I have a friend in New York City who’s desperately in need of work. He’s partially disabled, but fully capable of handling any job that involves sitting at a computer and punching keys — data entry, word processing, proofreading, etc. — or telephone work. If you live in NYC […]

The Motley Fool: “Will Licensing Doom Marvel?”

Thursday, September 22nd, 2005

I’ve always wondered whether Wall Street would figure this out. (Join the site if you have to. It’s free.) The Motley Fool article links to a blog post by Rivkah Greulich, an American writer and artist of manga for Tokyopop, that’s even more interesting. She gets it. Completely.


Tuesday, September 20th, 2005

Today is my birthday. I look at that number and, even in my current infirm condition, cannot comprehend it. I once thought I would be a model of aging gracefully…but no. Apparently, I’m going to age screaming in protest. In this, if nothing else, I am a typical baby boomer. There *has* to be a […]

JLA: Rural Greed

Sunday, September 18th, 2005

IMAGE DELETED As promised, here is the panel from *The Brave and the Bold* #28, the very first Justice League of America adventure, that makes me cackle every time I read the story. Green Lantern destroys Starro the Conqueror, thereby saving the life of every human being on the planet. And what’s he concerned about? […]