Another poem this week. Probably more to come through the summer. I had thought about recording it. Dabbled with it a few times Tuesday, but no time tonight. Anyway, I wrote “Ol’ Black Bird” back in 1987, May 28th if I can believe the faded dot matrix. Continue reading “Ol’ Black Bird (poem)”
Discovered this today while browsing about. Captures visually what it’s like to be a creator. Runs just over 9 min. Kind of a touching story too.
Excuse this bit of intro, but this is the first of many Throwback Thursdays I hope to do. Every Thursday I’m going to dig into my creative vault and republish some old work I’ve had locked away in a drawer. Maybe a short story, maybe a poem, maybe even some long lost art. Who knows until Thursday hits what I might post.
Today takes us back to September 2nd 1987. My senior year of highschool I had a very encouraging English teacher, Mrs. Smith, who discovered I liked to write poetry. The praise she would give fed my desire to create it and I carried on doing it for a while after I graduated. Many of the poems I wrote during this time were dark and socially oriented.
“Final Thoughts” was written after I graduated and I don’t think it needs much more introduction. Continue reading “Final Thoughts (poem)”
[singlepic id=3 w=100 float=left]Mr. Crime Wave himself, the Palms Daddy of all Palms Daddy, Seth Harwood, is giving all his fans a reason to party on Cinco de Mayo … or should I say … Cinco de Harwood. Tomorrow while you’re getting your drink on and having yourself a fine siesta, JACK WAKES UP is hitting the shelves of your favorite bookstore. Before you drink one too many cervazas get down to your favorite book outlet and buy that joint. If you haven’t heard about JACK WAKES UP or Seth Harwood head on over to http://www.sethharwood.com and have yourself a taste of the goodness.
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Once upon a time I was an aspiring comic book writer. Aw heck, if given the chance I’d jump right back into that game. I love comic art. I love the unity of stories told with art, especially sequential art. So though I’m not the avid buyer I once was, I continue to enjoy reading and encourage people to read comics. I’d probably read more if it wasn’t for my location. Comics shops really petered out after the Bust of the late 90s. Kind of sucks. There’s online and trades at the local book stores. So I guess that’s good.
So a few years ago I wrote a series of comic shorts featuring Klik and Boom, two former mobsters whose bodies, through divinity of misfortune, were turned into blue gellotin and now are pest exterminators. Former tough guys, now Jello, what can I say? I thought it was funny.
[singlepic id=2 w=150 h=225 float=right]Two of the shorts were completed and published in Digital Webbing Presents, a comic anthology produce by Digital Webbing. First with art by Ryan Ottley (Invincible) and second with art by Travis Sengaus (Adventures of Spawn). Both guys were great to work with and I think it all turned out pretty fun.
Why am I telling you all this? Well, because I’m giving away copies of Digital Webbing Presents issue #20 and #29 to the first 10 people (US and Canada only) who contact me via direct message on twitter. Be sure to give me your real name and address and late next week I’ll ship you out copies of those two issues. Don’t worry, I’m not selling your name to some nationwide mailer, rather in the spirit of Free Comic Book Day.
I hope you guys had a good day at your local comic book store (LCBS) and are sure to buy a couple books while you’re there.
I didn’t study marketing in college. I haven’t read books, magazines or blogs on the subject, at least not to any extent that I would call myself an expert. However, I think I know good marketing when I see it. Why? Because I’m compelled as a consumer to buy the product I’ve just been sold.
And what have I just been sold? New York Times author Scott Sigler’s self published novel THE ROOKIE.