Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Get Kolchak The Night Stalker Passges of the Macabre today!

A short story I wrote in collaboration with Mighty Ed Gorman and featuring the classic Kolchak: The Night Stalker character is now available in a collection from Moonstone Books!


You can order it directly from Moonstone by clicking the link in this sentence!

Friday, May 8, 2015

Senator Surprise webcomic

Can a comic change the world? No. Can a comic make you wish the world were different? Perhaps -- if so, Senator Surprise is that exciting comic!

Set in the dark and disturbing early 1970s, Senator Surprise tells the story of Little Saturnin Surprise, Jr, the Transcendental Democratic Senator from the great state of Louisiana, who uses his powers of occult magick, voodoo, and Catholic mysticism to right wrongs and write legislation, fighting the forces of evil aligned against not just America, but the very universe of which America is the center!

You can read the comic by following this link.




Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Is the J.J. Abrams novel S a rip-off of Whimsical Doctor Shoe?

The answer to the incendiary and crackpotty question in the title of this post is, "Probably not. I'd be shocked if it was."

But. From the Mulholland Books website:

At the core of this multilayered literary puzzle of love and adventure is a book of mysterious provenance. In the margins, another tale unfolds—through the hand-scribbled notes, questions, and confrontations of two readers. Between the pages, online, and in the real world, you’ll find evidence of their interaction, ephemera that bring this tale vividly to life.
Sounds an awful lot like Whimsical Doctor Shoe to me. Kinda. I mean, the book of mysterious provenance, literary puzzle, hand scribbled notes in margins, confrontations of two readers, ephemera, evidence searching, etc. All of that's in Doctor Shoe.

Even the title of the book, S, could be a reference to the Spitnode twins in Doctor Shoe. Or it could be a reference to Shoe himself.

I'm just wondering.

Just like this guy, who suggests Mr. Abrams ripped off Star Trek II in making his latest Star Trek film. Also, this guy. This guy, too. And this guy. You can find all kinds of stuff with Google.

So, if Mr. Abrams's latest film is just a big rip-off, why not his first foray into publishing?

J.J. Abrams, probably thinking "What can I rip off next?"

Obviously, J.J. Abrams isn't ripping me off. But if the next Star Wars movie has a bounty hunter who murders by enema, I'm going to be really suspicious.




Tuesday, August 6, 2013

New story in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine!

A story I wrote with Big Ed Gorman, "Real Life, Real Death," is in the current (double-sized!) issue of the renowned Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. Please pick it up now!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

My first attempt at a mashup

Featuring the Michael Zager Band's song "Let's All Chant," and the "We Accept Her/One of Us/Gooble Gobble" scene from "Freaks." It was really hard to do.