Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Available Now for Purchase: The Digest Enthusiast Vol. 14


The Digest Enthusiast Vol. 14 has now been published and is available in both color and b&w editions. My illustrations for John Kuharik's suspenseful short story, "Gnoll Attack", were drawn in color (see above). I'm especially looking forward to reading the overview of Marvel’s The Haunt of Horror digest. More info here:
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Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Tom Hardy in The Drop (2014), Reviewed on Film Review Central


#jamesgandolfini starred in his last movie, with #tomhardy in Michaël R. Roskam’s The Drop, reviewed on Film Review Central: #dennislahane #NoomiRapace

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Sunday, June 27, 2021

Richard Brooks' Mr. Morris No. 7

Cartoonist Richard Brooks will have copies of his new Mr. Morris comic strip digest series at the Bell County Comic Con in August. This is one of my favorite comic strips! In the meantime, you can read the online comic strip here:

And purchase back issues of the series here:

Info on the Bell County Comic ConBell County Comic Con (

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Saturday, June 26, 2021

The Excellent Greatness of Cecil B. DeMille, from Madam Satan (1930)


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Friday, June 25, 2021

Comics I've Read Recently, June 25, 2021


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Just Released: The Columbus Scribbler No. 7


The Columbus Scribbler celebrates the comics, cartoons and creators of central Ohio. Issue No. 7 is now available for only a $5 donation. You can support the arts and get issue 7 mailed right to your home!

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Sunday, June 20, 2021

Flint, Michigan Report Card Graphics


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Friday, June 18, 2021

Packrat Comics Presents - Summer Smash with Lou Ferrigno


Packrat Comics in Hilliard, OH presents The Hulk's Lou Ferrigno, Saturday, June 26th, meeting fans and signing autographs from 11-2pm. Click here for more details: Packrat Comics Presents - Summer Smash with Lou Ferrigno | Facebook

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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Recently Read: The American Zig-Zag Volume One


This short story collection, lovingly created in the tradition of early 20th century magazines like Argosy and The Blue Bookshowcases author Van Reid's skills at bringing to life far flung places (the "zig-zag" of the title), people and events. The tone of the stories - a seaman's tall tale, a serious and suspenseful western, a policeman's unexpected adventure, to name but a few - vary widely, but have in common a profound love of humanity in all its forms and a subtle, wry wit. With a beautifully descriptive writing style and memorably sharp observations on human nature, this volume makes a fine addition to the library of those readers already a fan of Reid's Moosepath League novels.

Published in 2010, The American Zig-Zag was followed by one more volume (due to be reviewed here). The book is liberally illustrated (and I should mention in all fairness that I illustrated the western tale, "Mrs. Pynchon's Prerogatives"), and includes many amusing asides, diversions and off-trail observations. The volume concludes with a gorgeously written beginning of a serialized story, stirring the appetite of those readers who will want to pursue more Zig-Zag and the writings of Van Reid

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Monday, June 14, 2021

The Bottle Works Presents the Hometown Heroes - Steve Ditko Exhibit


Located at The Bottle Works' main Art Works Gallery (in Johnstown, PAthis retrospective exhibit of the legendary Steve Ditko’s career, will contain original works, production art, prints, memorabilia, a living wall of Ditko inspiration, and a wall of Ditko’s infamous fan mail responses. Cartoonist Javier Hernandez will also have copies available for sale of his You Don't Know Ditko zine! More information about the show, which starts July 15th, here: Hometown Heroes- Steve Ditko Exhibit – bottleworksartson3rdavenue

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Saturday, June 12, 2021

Caleb Thusat's Supercats Picked Up by Scout Comics

Cartoonist Caleb Thusat's charming series Supercats has been picked up by Scout Comics for their new Scoot Imprint, featuring children's books that are comic inspired.  

And more about Scout Comics here:

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Thursday, June 10, 2021

The Dog Show: Two Centuries of Canine Cartoons


The Dog Show opens June 19, 2021 at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum and features original art by cartoonists Dav Pilkey, Mort Walker, Charles Schulz and many more. Click here for details: Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum | (

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Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Dean Markley Strings and AC/DC


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Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Pulp Fiction Convention, Sunday, June 13 in Westlake, OH


Years after PulpFest left us, a new pulp convention debuts in Ohio this coming Sunday! Show up at Pulp Fiction Convention for pulp magazines, digests, paperbacks, film, new authors and more - many genres represented!

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Monday, June 7, 2021

None Better Than Mad Rat


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Friday, June 4, 2021

Comics I've Read Recently, June 4, 2021


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