“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


Review: So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by J. Ronson

To be clear, I adore Jon Ronson’s writing and will continue to read his books, but So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed was a big disappointment. It’s especially so given the brilliance of The Psychopath Test, which deconstructed and ultimately reconstructed concepts of mental illness, much in the same way Unforgiven did for Westerns or Galaxy Quest did Read More…

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…