For anyone who loves fantasy, Dungeons & Dragons is typically somewhere in their history. While I haven't partaken in some time, I spent a lot of time as a youth tempting Satan & playing the game with friends. For writers of fantasy & sci-fi, D&D offers up great background material & opportunities for universe building. Angela … Continue reading Writer’s Digest: Rolling the Dice-How Playing D&D Made Me a Better Storyteller
If there's two things I love, it's comic books & the works of Kevin Smith. Imagine my delight when I discovered this piece of fun on Kickstarter, a graphic novel from Rocket Ink Studios with Brian O'Halloran (Dante from Clerks) penciled as the Shopkeeper. I paid my money to the Kickstarter & got my book … Continue reading MFR Review: ODD TALES FROM THE CURIO SHOP is a Fun Throwback to Indie Horror Comics
Chuck Wendig & his Terrible Minds site are a mine of incredible & hilarious tips on becoming a great writer. In addition to being a steward of the craft, Wendig is an awesome writer who has written awesome things, both fiction & writing guides for people like me who have words clawing to get out … Continue reading Chuck Wendig’s Terrible Minds: Writer Resolution, 2020: Write With A Knife To Your Back, The Cliff’s Edge At Your Feet
An incredibly rare pic of me doing real work. When I'm not bitching about politics or writing about comic books, I do drag racing stuff. Right here, I'm at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway doing PR for the legendary Street Car Super Nationals. It was my eighth-straight year doing it & to say … Continue reading The Illusion of the Hard-Working Me
I was never a huge fan of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Granted, my experience is from the 80s cartoon & the brutal first movie, but I always dismissed them as lightweight. I had heard about how gritty the original comic was, but I've mostly been a Big 2 type of reader, so the whole phenomenon … Continue reading MFR Review: TMNT 100-Believe The Hype
I'm a big fan of Writer's Digest. Been a subscriber for years, have entered their contests, and have paid to participate in classes & workshops they provide. In addition to tips, interviews, and the like, they're stewards of the craft, meaning they feel it necessary to leave the state of writing better than they found … Continue reading Should Writers Use Social Media?
This is the comic book I have wanted to review for Monkeys Fighting Robots since I started. I loved the Spider-Man & Black Cat romance from waaaayyyyy back in the day, like pre-Secret Wars old school. Black Cat Annual #1 is just an incredible read. It's one of those perfect self-contained books that not only … Continue reading MFR Review: BLACK CAT Annual #1 is Old-School Comic Book Fun