Sunday, May 31, 2009

Peppi Marchello & the Good Rats: Still Doing It in NJ

Peppi Marchello of the Good Rats, who was quoted prominently in my trade paperback SNAKED, is still making the rounds with a new line-up of Rats that includes his son Stephan. There's a free show tonight starting at 5 p.m. at The Jefferson House,
139 Nolans Point Road, Lake Hopatcong, NJ. I'll be there with at least a Beta Upsilon or two.

Bull Justice

A bull takes several spears in the back. Then Spanish matador Israel Lancho takes one in the maracas.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Harlan Turns 75

"The internet is the ultimate villain," Harlan Ellison once told me. "It has made all information suspect."

Happy 75th birthday, pal. You've been one tough conscience. When all is said and done, our friendship will be one of the things I enjoyed most.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Here is a Truck Stop Instead of St. Peter's

Unqualified genius Andy Kaufman.
January 17, 1949-May 16, 1984

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Dave Cockrum's personal comics...half price sale

The list of comics for sale from Dave Cockrum's personal collection is updated regularly. Through June 15, for every order of $100 or more, the Estate will match your order with randon books from Dave Cockrum's collection. That means, for example, if you order $130 of books from the Estate, you will receive $260 in books. You pay exact postage/shipping. Click here to see what's available. If you need additional information, write

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Seven Thin Cows. And Getting Thinner.

If you're a reader of mine and plan to purchase my new book, please order it directly from me ( IDW Publishing plans to release BILLBOARDS, my first hardcover collection in nearly six years, by the end of the month. BILLBOARDS features cover and interior art by Dave Gutierrez, along with an introduction by legendary science-fiction author Robert Silverberg. You can purchase the book signed or personalized for $14.99 plus $3.50 shipping. There are also 26 signed/lettered copies available for $40.00 each plus $3.50 shipping.

While you're at it, if there's any of my other books you can't live without, get those from me, too, and save on the combined shipping. As always, my books come with full money-back guarantees.

Please visit the blog post below re: comics from Dave Cockrum's personal collection. Dave, the co-creator of the X-Men, left a wealth of file copies which we sell to fund the annual Dave & Paty Cockrum Scholarship. I'll be presenting the award on May 14 at the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon Art & Graphic Design.