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Category Archives: History

Colonial Comics: New England 1750 – 1775

Colonial Comics New England: 1750-1775 is here, and it is a great looking book. I’m humbled to be in the company of so many talented comic creators. The variety of styles, voices, and stories assembled by Jason Rodriguez and his team really makes this a unique and special collection. My contribution is titled “The Call […]

Cheap Thrills of a Cheap Age

So you kick out 3 million. Does the factory reopen? Do the shops come back to the decimated main street you walked as a kid? Do the Cadillacs roll by blasting something by Brenda Lee? Is everyone smiling and happy? Are things the way they ought to be? Maybe you hear less Spanish at the […]

All Good Things…

It was the 50th anniversary of Star Trek this past week. I didn’t have much time to revisit it, but all the headlines struck me as I went about my busy adult-life tasks. Star Trek is a live wire topic. Dropping the name alone is like lighting a bonfire, signaling to all that there is […]

Goodnight to the Big Show

Tonight is going to be so weird. The Post-Letterman Era is upon us. I discovered the David Letterman show when I was 8 or 9. It was summer. Grandpa left the TV on after another broadcast of The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson wrapped up from Burbank. The TV blinked over to a completely new […]

Happy 20th to ‘Chrono Trigger’

Time is a weird thing. It’s the most mysterious force in the natural world, it’s existence perhaps nothing more than an illusion spun by our monkey brains to make sense out of the swirling universe we find ourselves staring at, bleary eyed and confused. Twenty years. Twenty spins of the rock we call Earth around […]