“Really, boy, unless you’re ready to deal with the monster, you shouldn’t go looking under the bed.”

- Ripper


“Stefan Petrucha has real world experience and can speak with authority.”

College of the Dead

“Suppose our genes could replicate in dead flesh? Mankind would not only be doomed, he’d be pointless.”

- College of the Dead


“Where the @*#$ are the pictures?”

- Wade Wilson

Dead Mann Running

“There’s nothing like seeing the face of a dead stripper you want to forget every day on TV.”

- Dead Mann Running


Sexism in House of Cards Season 3

Finished the third season of House of Cards last night and found myself terribly irritated by the way all these strong, interesting female characters were reduced to blithering idiots. It wouldn’t bug me so much if they’d been idiots from the start, there’s plenty of that going around, but I’d come to expect different. I Read More…

Summer Online Class Registration Open!

My three online classes, taught via UMASS, are now open for summer registration. Click on class names below for more info. Hope to see you there! Writing the Graphic Novel A nuts-and-bolts look at comic books and graphic novels purely from the writer’s side, with Scott McCloud’s Making Comics as the basic text, supplemented with Read More…

Deadpool: “Where the @*#$ are the pictures?”

The narrative will be first person, present tense – all Wade, all the time! And yes, he’ll know he’s in a book. I’m not sure this version of the cover is final, but it’s making the rounds, so here it is, above, along with some official words from Marvel, below: Sure, he’s got his own Read More…