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Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 — 9:14 pm

New four-issue mini-series coming in August by me and guest artist Benjamin Dewey, c/o Dark Horse Comics.

You can read more about the Wise Dogs series here (and see the first few pages of art from issue #1):
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We now have a webstore
Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 — 3:20 pm

At long last we have a dedicated site for selling pins, signed books, original art and other stuff from our House of Fun to your House of Um, Somethin. Right now we have a small number of items available, as we're starting out with some pins and whatever books we have on hand along with a few pieces of art. We'll be adding more things over time, new art, new books, probably a few Eltingville lunchboxes, etc. We'll see how it goes. Feel free to take a look, maybe there's something on the site you and yours might wish to purchase and love a little bit.
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BLACKWOOD coming in May from Dark Horse Comics
Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 — 1:56 pm
I'm working on a new creator-owned horror/comedy series called BLACKWOOD, which was co-created with artist Veronica Fish and debuts in May from Dark Horse Comics. You can read more about it (and see some nice art) here, at the AV Club:

We hope you'll check it out, we hope you'll enjoy it.

cover to BLACKWOOD #2 by Veronica Fish
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Friday, February 2nd, 2018 — 5:09 pm
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Monday, January 15th, 2018 — 6:37 pm
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Uncle Floyd, Dr. Demento, The House of Fun -- and Perhaps, You.
Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 — 4:00 pm

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Sarah and I contributed artwork of Uncle Floyd for the booklet that comes with the DR. DEMENTO: COVERED IN PUNK CD/LP. Tomorrow night we both join a gaggle of musicians and at least one master cartoonist (cover artist Drew Friedman) for an album release signing at NYC's Forbidden Planet. Several more people have been added to the signing. This is so weird to be a part of.
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The Most Demented Signing I Will Ever Be Invited To
Wednesday, December 27th, 2017 — 10:50 pm
Sarah and I contributed artwork to the DR. DEMENTO: COVERED IN PUNK album project coming out next month, and have been invited to take part in the release signing at Forbidden Planet NYC on January 11th.

If you're an 70's kid/80's teen/young adult like me and liked listening to Dr. Demento, or watching Uncle Floyd, or listening to The B-52's and/or The Misfits, or reading early Drew Friedman comics (or all of that stuff), you might want to pop over and say hello.

I'll be the nerd hiding in the corner in junk culture heaven.

This is just so weird. We're definitely bringing stuff to get signed.

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Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 — 4:59 pm
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Jet City Comic Show, November 4-5
Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 — 11:29 am
So, yeah, Sarah and I with our daughter in tow will be at the Jet City Comic Show this weekend in Tacoma, Washington. We'll be signing, sketching, saying hello to whoever stops by the booth, pushing copies of Calla Cthulhu and art and pins and stuff. We're looking forward to it -- it's the first time we've ever been to Washington, and the first west coast show we're doing since San Diego in 2000, if I recall correctly. Been a long while.

Some of you long-term readers may recall my problems with flying in the past. It's still a problem, but I'm heading into this in better shape than expected. I'm anxious pretty much all day and night, and I'm taking something to help me get through it, but there's no panic or anything like that. So far! But with one day away I'm probably in the best shape I've been pre-flight in a long time. Especially since I haven't flown in a long time.

Back in the late 90s I stopped flying for a few years when I had what I guess  emotional breakdown (as discussed in Dork #7 at some length). I started flying again to  afew events, but haven't flown since 2001. That wasn't due to post-9/11 fears or anxiety (although that didn't help), it's mainly been due to our situation, schedule and a lack of opportunity. I haven't been invited as a guest to many shows since then, and the shows that have invited us have been close enough to home that it's been worth going by car to haul our books and stuff. We can't afford to do shows that we're not comped at, travel+hotel+table is beyond our means to recover at a show with anything left over, and we're in a situation where making something at a con is an important reason for us to be there in the first place. I had an offer to go to Brazil several years ago to promote Beasts of Burden -- I was keen to take them up on it (despite my stomach rumbling at the idea of flying, especially alone) but I had deadlines and it wasn't the kind of comic show where you set up and sell things. It would have been cool, but it would have cost us money we couldn't afford to lose. So, it was really welcome and cool of the folks at the Jet City Comic Show to invite Sarah and I over as guests.

Anyway, so, I'm nervous and there are moments of semi-panic. I used to love flying but something went off while I was melting down back in the 90s and it became a challenge and something I dreaded. I assume everything will be fine but my imagination kicks into overdrive, despite knowing my fears and worries and scenarios are irrational and all that. At the same time, though, I'm nervously excited about breaking the routine and going somewhere by plane and seeing friends and being with my family and hopefully meeting with readers. A new show is always exciting, going to a new region usually means a decent turnout at the table, for signings, if nothing else. I just hope I don't throw up later today and I can get some sleep and be positive and "calm" for my daughter's sake if not my own. It's her first flight and she's not sure what to expect. She knows I'm antsy soI don't want to make her jumpier. Maybe that's why I'm writing all this when I wasn't planning to. I just wanted to plug the event!

We fly out tomorrow. Back on Monday, with fun in-between. Then, back to work on some scripts.

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