Archive for April, 2007

Frying in Deep Fate

Sunday, April 29th, 2007

I’ve been immersed in trying to solve a DOCTOR FATE storytelling problem for — uhm — a very long time. The solution arrived yesterday, at a Starbucks near the intersection of Lake Mead and Buffalo in Las Vegas. I now consider this establishment holy ground. The pigeons and sparrows are oracles reading cake crumbs. The […]

An Observation, Not a Joke

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007

Watching Cho Seung-Hui, the Virginia Tech mass murderer, read his “manifesto” into the camera, I noticed something oddly familiar about the expressionless, run-on, nasal quality of the voice. On the fifth or sixth listening, I got it. Cho sounds *exactly* like the possessed Rick Moranis in *Ghostbusters*, saying, “I am Vinz Clortho, Keymaster of Gozer.” […]

Blog May Be Offline for a Couple of Days

Tuesday, April 17th, 2007

I’m in the process of changing host services, and there may be a little transition time involved.

FYI: Doctor Fate

Friday, April 13th, 2007

I’ve just seen scans of about two-thirds of Justiniano’s pencils for DOCTOR FATE #1. It’s some of the most beautiful work I’ve seen in 35 years of writing comics.

“Help me, dear doctor, I’m damaged. There’s a pain where there once was a heart…”

Friday, April 13th, 2007

Very encouraging visit to the cardiologist yesterday. Blood pressure is back in the range it should be (124/76). Liver and kidney functions, cholesterol, triglycerides, and EKG all normal. I seem to be okay for the moment.

No More Anus in the Morning

Thursday, April 12th, 2007

If this current media flap teaches us anything, it’s that calling people names is not inherently humorous.

Jingle Jangle Mourning Sickness

Monday, April 9th, 2007

Sorry about not posting for a number of days. I haven’t been sleeping well, haven’t accomplished nearly as much as I wanted (needed) to with the writing, haven’t been able to concentrate much. Time to take inventory, figure out what the hell — oh! THAT!! It’s tax time again! Yippoo! The only time of year […]