My Favorite Monsters.

October is the time for spooky stuff, what with the promise of Halloween at the month's conclusion. Halloween is synonymous with monsters for me and many others, so for today's blog I'd like to talk about my favorite monsters. I won't be talking about specific monsters from movies or literature (i.e. Godzilla or Frankenstein's monster) but rather monster types that I enjoy.

Let's get vampires and werewolves out of th...

Kids Love Comics!

The title of today's blog isn't only a verifiable statement, it's where we'll be this weekend!

Okay, that reads super weird. Let me explain a little better.

Garth and I have been invited to be a part of the KIDS LOVE COMICS PAVILION at Baltimore Comic Con! This is the first time we've been in the kids' section of any c...

Being Busy All The Time Is Not A Necessity.

When I was in college, everyone I knew was busy all the time. From freshman year to senior year, most of my friends and acquaintances were constantly occupied with back-to-back projects, with little time for rest or socializing. It was so pervasive in my circles that I began to feel inadequate. I wasn't busy all the time! Was I doing something wrong? Was the existence of free time in my schedule a sign that I was lazy? Did my lack of involvement in back-to-back pro...

Halloween Isn't About Me Anymore.

It's October. And October means everything gets spooky. And that means it's all leading up to the final day of October, and my favorite of all the holidays: Halloween.

Halloween means something different these days. It hasn't changed for me much since becoming a dad. For the past few years I've been able to do what I've always done during October: watch horror movies, indulge in some splattery monster entertainment...

My Thoughts on Borderlands 3.

I powered through the story mode of Borderlands 3 recently... but "powered through" means "playing it after my four-year-old goes to bed because there's no way I'm playing that game in front of him and getting as much playtime in before I pass out from parenting fatigue." So yeah. I only just finished story mode, and I have some thoughts.

First off, I really like Borderlands. I didn't play the original game or the p...

Two Corporations Shouldn't Own Superheroes.

If my social media feeds are to be believed, the independent comics world hates superheroes. Maybe "hate" is a strong word, but their opinion of superhero comics are equally strong. Most of the indie comics creators and publishers I hear from not only mock the tropes and traditions of superhero comics, but avoid the genre altogether. Many smaller publishers explicitly state in their submission guidelines: NO SUPERHEROES.

The title of today's blog is one of my biggest fears and social anxieties: that the people I'm friends with and/or close to don't actually like me, and are only tolerating my presence because they feel like they have to. It's a common social fear. I'm certainly not the only one who has it, and if you read this and related to it then you have my sympathies.

I live in pretty constant fear of it, from my close friends t...

I Have My Day Back.

My four-year-old son started preschool again last week. Which means he's gone for almost an entire school day. Which means I get my day back. I love September.

Of course, I love spending time with my boy. This is his third year(!) in the early-intervention preschool program we enrolled him in, and since then his communication and social skills have vastly improved. Combined with the natural progression of age, it'...

Catching Up on the Blog!

Last week I made a quick blog post announcing our return to regular updates, only for our site's security certificate to expire and prevent us from making reliable updates. Wednesday's page updated just fine, but I didn't see the point of another blog post when folks had trouble reading the first one! But now things are back to normal (I hope), and I'm going to try again to make regular blog posts to get back into the swing of things!

As you may have noticed, we were uncharacteristically quiet this summer. Well, that's only partially true. During July, when our Kickstarter for STAR POWER & THE CHOIR OF DOCTOR HYMN was running, we were loud and obnoxious and made no apologies for constantly promoting and pushing the campaign because that's what you have to do. But once that was over, we were almost entirely silent during August.

There's no pro...