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On Satire

One of the trends I’ve been watching the past few months is the decline of mainstream media’s support for political cartooning and satire. If satire is doomed, or society is doomed. It just so happened I came across a bunch … Continue reading

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Authorial Intent

I liked Lindsay Ellis’ video on “Death of the Author,” and John Scalzi’s blog post on the subject, and it reminded me of a story. Check ’em both out, I’ll be here when you get back. Lindsay Ellis: Death of … Continue reading

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The Emperor’s New Spam

Recently, I’ve been getting spam – the Chinese equivalent of the famous Nigerian bank scam, where someone has left me a gazillion dollars, and all I have to do to receive it is give the scammers access to my bank … Continue reading

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Fire Aloft Cover Reveal

The collaborative steampunk novel Fire Aloft, written with my old friend (and editor on Darkwalker) Rev DiCerto, is now available for pre-order. Here’s the cover: And here’s a larger version of just the illustration: Fire Aloft is what I’d call … Continue reading

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The Paper vs Pixel Debate

Recently, someone pointed out this article to me: E-Book Sales Slip, and Print Is Far From Dead It’s a longish article, and if you can’t be bothered to read the whole thing, the headline gives you the gist.  And it … Continue reading

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On Digital Art

I’m sometimes amazed, considering some of the work that’s out there, that some people – most notably traditional media artists, but others as well – continue to disparage art that’s produced digitally. While I wouldn’t hold myself up as the … Continue reading

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Inktober: Timothy Dalton Sketch

Timothy Dalton as Sir Malcom Murray in Penny Dreadful (2014-16) One final Inktober piece, done in a new painting program I’ve been experimenting with called Rebelle.  It provides natural media style tools that rival those of Corel Painter.  Still getting … Continue reading

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Inktober: Eva Green

Eva Green as Vanessa Ives in Penny Dreadful (2014-16) Moving from the classic to the more contemporary:  I started watching Penny Dreadful with scant hope that it would be any good.  The premise of the show, bringing together the characters … Continue reading

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Inktober: Sir Christopher Lee

Christopher Lee:  Count Dracula (1978) Later generations would come to know Sir Christopher Lee as Saruman the White in The Lord of the Rings, and Count Dooku in Star Wars.  But Lee made his name originally playing Count Dracula. Bela … Continue reading

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Inktober: Evelyn Ankers

Evelyn Ankers (1941) I understand there are entire conventions these days devoted to “Scream Queens” – women who act primarily in horror films.  But in the thirties and forties, few women specialized in horror.  Male actors like Karloff, Lugosi, Lon … Continue reading

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