Current Books and Projects
Last October (in the Fall, get it?) while taking a walk around my neighborhood, I managed to take a nasty fall, injuring myself in both physical (as well as psychological) ways. Who knew you could mess yourself up so badly, like that? This comic was written nearly in real time, documenting the fall, the diagnoses, and then the weird thing that happened to me during my recovery. It's a story about how everything can change in an instant, if you don’t watch your step...
The second story is a totally redrawn version of my first comic, “Detached,” revisited after over 15 years have passed. 60 pages total. Soon to be available on Indyplanet.com.
My previous comic is part memoir, part fiction, part documentary, with a smidge of political ranting. It's called The House of Covid and it starts with a story about my Covid year, throws in a redrawn story from an old anthology of mine, reminisces about household utensils, explains that Herr Drumpf was not really a very good president, and winds up with a sketchbook of my 60s television viewing.
You can pick up your copy on IndyPlanet, or at one of the comic book shows I’ll be attending around town. I'm glad to have something productive come out of this nightmare. If only it’d end...
This one is called A Life Half-forgotten and it’s what I like to call a graphic memoir, dealing with growing up in Central Ohio suburbia during the 60s and 70s.
I started out by remembering my idyllic middle-class white suburban upbringing, and then, all of a sudden, all the forgotten traumas rose to the surface. Childhood happiness, freedom, and privilege were replaced by murder, divorce, and that true horror; junior high.
You can pick up your copy at Amazon, or at one of the many comic book shows I’ll be attending around town. I'm very proud of this book.
Über-Tales, available at Indy Planet or at my appearances at comic book shows around town.
Über-tales is a collection of 5 thrilling tales of derring-do. Superhero satire, spy adventures, mythic revenge stories, high-flying WWII adventure and end-times parables — this comic has it all.
I’m very proud of this 40-page, all color book. I hope you enjoy it.
My most recent autobiographical medical story is called Speechless, which can be purchased on IndyPlanet, or directly from me at various local Atlanta comic book shows.
This is a true story about yet another medical crisis that happened to me when I had a thyroid cancer scare, and ended up losing my voice as a result of a surgical procedure. It was a scary time for me, but at least it gave me material for a 40-page story.
Grumbles is an over-arching name for a series of annual comics that collect over 12 years of weekly comic strips in their volumes. Content-wise they consists largely of me shaking my metaphorical fist at things that ticked me off.
Published on the web, and formerly in Atlanta’s late, lamented Sunday Paper, Grumbles has alternatively reassured or disgusted its readers for well over a decade.
More information about the various issues can be found by clicking here.
It’s a 2 story all-action issue, with extras. First, a battle royale between the Astral Crusader and Doctor Death to save America from socialism. Special appearances by President Eisenhower, Joseph Stalin, and Elvis. The second story pits the Astral Crusader against a world-wide alien invasion, who have a grudge against the planet earth.
Return with us now to the thrilling comics of yesteryear, when heroes were heroes and villains were mostly commies. A loving tribute to comics of the early 1960s.
Writer Bobby Nash and I created the first Lance Star comic, Lance Star: Sky Ranger "One Shot!", which can be purchased here!
November, 1941. Ace Air Adventurer Lance Star accepts a dangerous mission into an enemy stronghold to stop the Nazis from uncovering plans for a weapon long believed destroyed. Featuring high-flying adventure, aerial dog fights, explosive action, this book is pure pulp fun from start to finish.
I created and edited an anthology called Real Magicalism. It’s a comics and prose collection filled with stories about that certain state between waking and sleeping, the nexus between the real and unreal, where things aren’t always what they seem. Currently out of print.
Contributors include Mark Campos, Egg Embry, Jason Flowers, Ron Fortier, Chris Hamer, Jesse Jarnow, Gonzalo Martinez, Bobby Nash, Jessi Nelson, Jaymes Reed, Terry Staats, Damion Suomi, and Matthew Warlick.
My second comic (and my first fictional one) is Daemon Process, a supernatural tale of death, love, computers, and an ancient, evil book. This is my first fictional comic, and I’m very proud of it. If you’d like to buy the final, finished 48-page graphic novel, you can get it at IndyPlanet.
Detached is the very first comic I ever created, at the ripe old age of 45.
It’s about my experience as a visual artist, being suddenly diagnosed with a detached retina, and about the fear of blindness, as well as the doubts and images of doom that go through one’s head when one experiences this (well, in my head, anyway...).
It’s a rather personal tale that I’m uniquely qualified to tell.
Copies are available at Indy Planet.
Over the years I've been lucky enough to be included in Not My Small Diary, an anthology produced yearly by Delaine Derry Green. Not My Small Diary, is a compilation of autobiographical comics by a diverse contributor base and has spanned over 17 issues.