If you spend any time here on my blog at all, you'll see Chuck Wendig's influence. Whether it's reviewing one of his books, writing flash fiction based off his challenges at Terrible Minds, or whether it's passing along his knowledge & tips on literary stewardship, Wendig is up there with Stephen King & Neil Gaiman … Continue reading Chuck Wendig: On Writing What You Want, Without Permission
(Swoon) Like a lot of folks, Neil Gaiman is one of my favorite writers for a number of reasons. His work on Sandman was incredible, his Batman story "Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?" is one of the best stories ever written about the Dark Knight, and Good Omens is still one of my favorite … Continue reading 14 Neil Gaiman Quotes for Writers
(Should've been at least 320...just sayin'...) I found this list on Goodreads. It's user-generated and is the top 319 comedy fantasy novels of ever, at least to this user. There are definitely some inconsistencies (all the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy books are listed, but so are the anthologies; same with Robert Asprin's MYTH books), … Continue reading 319 Comedic Fantasy Books That Are Awesome
(My story isn't nearly as interesting as this picture's origin. For reals.) This fuckin’ kid, man. Christ. Look, I know my job isn’t very kid-friendly and I know they have a right to defend themselves, but man, this kid is too much. My name’s Kevin and I work at an odd place. We provide childrens' monsters with … Continue reading The Jennifer Sweet Problem
(The father of Hansel and Gretal, seen here hugging Gretal after their escape from the witch, was indicted on two charges of child endangerment Tuesday at The Hague.) THE HAGUE—The father of famed kidnap victims Hansel and Gretal was indicted this morning at the International Criminal Court here on charges of child endangerment in the … Continue reading Father of Hansel & Gretal Indicted on Child Endangerment Charge
(Concentrated red-haired awesome, Gail Simone. Photo by Luigi Novi) In a world filled with assholes, douchebags, and scoundrels, DC Comics decided to make a solid run for Dick of the Week by firing Gail Simone. If you don't know who Simone is, run, don't walk, fucking run, to your nearest comic book store and … Continue reading DC Comics Stays Classy; Fires Gail Simone Via E-Mail
(Tim Drake, the third Robin, seen here in his current identity as Red Robin. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia) Homosexual heroes in the world of comics is nothing new. Neil Gaiman has incorporated gay characters in his books, Northstar of Alpha Flight "came out" in 1992 (although basically in name only since his sexuality was … Continue reading Will DC Make Tim Drake Comics’ Newest Gay Character?