We all power down, some day.

(Though Steve might suggest that we reboot.) To the man who made this anti-consumerist feel less guilty about buying some products, and to the Buddhist who made me feel more attached to these possessions more than any other. He gave me the tools that I use to connect with other souls, to create and convey … [Read more…]

Liveblogging for 24-Hour Comic Day 2011

This is my live-blogging post for my attempt to produce a comic in 24 hours or less. Mainly, I’ll share tweets and images here. 05:45am: I had planned to start at least two hours earlier. I’m getting coffee, and then clock starts at 6am. Good morning. 24-Hour Comic Day: join in via Google+ hangout here: … [Read more…]

24-Hour Comic Day 2011

In less than 36 hours, I plan to participate in 24-Hour Comics Day. In a nutshell, this Saturday is set aside for masochists to create a 24-page or 100-panel comic within 24 hours. I plan to start as early as I can–3 or 4am if I can, and to live-tweet-blog-video it throughout the day and … [Read more…]

And laid him on my couch to rest.

’Twas night; the floods were out; it blew A winter hurricane aloof. I heard his voice abroad and flew To bid him welcome to my roof. I warmed and clothed and cheered my guest And laid him on my couch to rest; Then made the earth my bed, and seemed In Eden’s garden while I … [Read more…]

Ode to Toby Joy

Right now, this is all that I have left of Toby: When I say all I have left, I mean this digital photo of her collar, the empty, tiny cat-shaped hole she left behind, ephemeral memories. I don’t think she ever crossed 5 lbs. She’s always been a dainty creature: When she sat, she kept … [Read more…]

Book a Day, Giveaway 024: Persepolis.

Some years back, I decided to grow a collection of critically acclaimed graphic novels. It was (and still is) perhaps my favorite storytelling form, and I already had some of the classic superhero and fabulist novels: Frank Miller’s Dark Knight Returns, Alan Moore’s Watchmen, Neil Gaiman’s Sandman. After encountering Art Spiegelman’s daring and sensitive depiction of … [Read more…]

Book a Day, Give Away: Playing Catch Up.

[Update: as of 6:28pm Pacific time on January 20th, only Generation Dead, Infidels, Battle for God, and the New Testament Exegesis books are available] Many apologies for slacking on the posts. The past week has been crazy busy, and I didn’t realize how much this project could add up, in time and shipping costs! First … [Read more…]

I made a sale!

Pseudopod, the premier horror fiction podcast (and a long-time favorite of mine), is going to run my Rigor Amortis story, Forbidden Feast at Armageddon Cafe! This news, and the lovely support I received via twitter and facebook was a nice counterbalance to the gentle melancholy I otherwise felt today. I miss CatGirl and GameBoy, and … [Read more…]

Book a Day, Giveaway 008: Tolkien’s World: Paintings of Middle Earth.

[Update 1/17/2011: Book gifted to Tyler–please see comments below!] Connie Willis’ Hugo and Nebula-nominated Doomsday Book is still up for grabs! At this point, it’s first come, first served. I mailed out the first batch of books on Thursday, and hand-delivered a few yesterday. I love the little human connections I’m making, and the possible … [Read more…]