Current Events

I was hoping to announce that I got engaged over the weekend here today. But with the current goings on in the world it feels like such a small an inconsequential thing to talk about.

Once again, the appalling way people of color are all too often treated in this country has erupted onto the public scene. Police brutality isn’t new. Racism isn’t new. There’s a long sordid history of both in the US, often with the...

Random Thoughts in Isolation.

I seem to have used up my thoughtful, wordy blog entry for the week already. I had a lot to say regarding the generosity of my local post office! But now, as I sit down to write my usual second blog for the week, I find myself lacking anything substantial to talk about. With the Covid-19 pandemic still well underway, there isn't much news to report or new experiences to dwell on. So, as I'm prone to do when lacking a subject to write at length about, here are some sm...

Going In Person.

A few years ago, at one of my usual conventions, I spoke on a panel with other webcomic creators about the business side of making your own comics. The topic of shipping books came around, and I said that I rather enjoyed shipping them out myself. That I enjoyed going to the local post office and sending out my work myself. That I felt like I was giving each copy of a book a little send-off on its way to a loyal reader. It not only gave these transactions a personal ...

Ending Star Power.

As you may have read in Garth's blog post this week, or surmised from the wording on the image cover for this latest Issue, this will be the last installment of STAR POWER. Garth's blog accurately describes what led us to the decision to end this comic, but I thought I should add my own thoughts on the matter. This won't include any further insight or new details on our decision, just my two cents on the matter.

I'm ...

All Good Things...

Sometimes, there’s just no good way to put it, so I’ll just say it. Chapter 29 will be the last issue of Star Power.

For the last seven years, Michael and I have been pouring ourselves into this comic, and now I’m feeling it’s time for something new and different. Seven years is a long time to hang on a project. It’s probably the longest project I’ve ever been a part of. We’ve done a lot of amaz...

No More School.

It's as official as it was inevitable. This week, Massachusetts closed all public and private schools for the remainder of the school year. That means my five-year-old son won't be returning to preschool, and that he's home with me for the foreseeable future.

I don't think this was an overreaction by the governor. While I don't like being stuck home with an energetic child whose only playmate is his dad, it's the se...

When You Feel Guilty About Struggling.

Just when I thought I had settled in to my groove with my five-year-old son and our now-month-long isolation, this past weekend was a real struggle. He was just being a real... five year old. Ignoring me until I was forced to yell at him. Pushing back on every suggestion. A solid pain-in-the-ass during every meal time. My patience was on a hair trigger and I spent those precious two weekend days aggravated as hell.

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Recognizing My Good Fortune.

I've been blogging a lot about how stir crazy, lonely, and sometimes stressed I am during the time of this pandemic. But I've neglected to recognize how lucky I am to only be stir crazy, lonely, and stressed. So I feel the need to recognize my good fortune in an attempt to balance out both the mood of this blog, and my own perceptions.

First of all, I don't want to come across as boasting or dismissive. This pandemi...

Just My Type.

My friends and I have taken to remotely playing our tabletop RPG together. While it's not the ideal way to play, it's nice to be able to continue our game while we're forced to remain far apart. The last few days, the wake of these new remote game sessions, I've begun to reflect on the types of characters I like to play in tabletop RPGs.

D&D and Pathfinder have been my go-to games for tabletop RPGs for years, so ...

My Spoiler Free Thoughts on DOOM Eternal

I was always pretty lukewarm on DOOM when I was younger. I knew it was around and lots of my friends enjoyed it, but it never captured me. It was one of those games that was always producing sequels or spinoffs, and it was always in the background of my gaming awareness.

For whatever reason, I decided to give 2016's DOOM a try and OH MY GOD IT WAS THE MOST METAL THING I'VE EVER PLAYED. I'm not big into first-person ...