Wednesday, July 29, 2009

BRAVE AND THE BOLD #26 - Preview

Available August 19th, THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #26 features the Spectre and Xombi, aka David Kim. XOMBI, published in the mid-1990s by Milestone Media, remains the work I'm best known for, and for which I continue to receive the most correspondence. This is the first time I've written the character in about 12 years, and it was a treat. I only wish it wasn't a one time treat.

Here is a sample page with artwork by Scott Hampton.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

100 Days Until Halloween

There's only 100 days until Halloween, and only 69 Days until the beginning of this year's 31 Days of Halloween. That's 31 days of daily posts all about the best holiday of the year. Last year over 70 different blogs participated in the annual Halloween countdown. This year, I'm guessing, we'll see over 100. I've already begun compiling my list of this year's participants. If you're planning to join us this year, please let me know.

If you're not planning to participate, but want to be part of the fun anyway, then stop back here on October 1st, and find out how.

If you'll excuse me, I've got a lot of work to do to in order to be prepared.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Interview with Yours Truly on "The Hangman"

I drop some tidbits of information regarding the forthcoming DC Comics series "The Hangman," which will be appearing in issues of "The Web" beginning in September in this interview conducted by Rik Offenberger for Newsarama. You can find links to interviews with the other creators involved in the new Red Circle titles at DC, including "The Hangman" artist, Tom Derenick .

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Nearly Headless Nick

With the new Harry Potter movie about to open, I thought it would be a good time to post this photo of Nearly Headless Nick. This prop, which included a belt and sword and scabbard, was actual size and featured legs which trailed off into an ectoplasmic tail. I built it (along with two Dementors) for the book launch party for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" at the now, sadly, defunct Shaman Drum Bookshop in Ann Arbor, MI. Nick was suspended between two ceiling lamps over a table loaded with food for attendees.

For some reason I neglected to photograph Nick, or the Dementors, and this photo (courtesy of former Shaman Drum employee, Laura Grey) is the only picture I have.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Mad Scientist #19

The new issue of the excellent magazine, MAD SCIENTIST, is now available and includes as collage I created of the space monster from "Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster" (1965).

For information on the complete contents of this magazine, as well as ordering information, please visit the website here. Be aware that the website will be moved to a new server in the near future. I will post a new link when it does so.

You can also email the publisher directly at:

Tell them I sent you.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

My 100th SCOOBY-DOO story

Nearly in time for Independence Day, comes "Yankee Doodle Danger" a tale of monsters and fireworks on the New England coast. This story was written by me, with artwork by Fabio Laguna.

According to fan, ShaggyDoo, this is my 100th published Scooby-Doo story. That's a lot of mysteries solved and a lot of villains who would have gotten away with it if it weren't for those meddling kids.

"Yankee Doodle Danger" appears in SCOOBY-DOO #146, available starting today at a comic book store near you.

New SECRET SATURDAYS Available Today.

CARTOON NETWOK ACTION PACK #39 is now available at a comic book store near you. This issue features a new story featuring THE SECRET SATURDAYS written by me with art by Will Sweeney. The cool cover is by Secret Saturdays creator, Jay Stephens.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009


I've had many things I'd hoped to post by now, but my schedule hasn't allowed for it.

To make up for it a bit, I give you a dozen surprise links to places I like. I hope that after visiting them, you'll find one or two you like as well.

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