More Publications

I made it into Cliterature Journal's new issue "Jungle". This is the fifth time I made it into their journal. I think they might like me. They have accepted my pieces:
Flower Haiku


My piece "Orange Juice" was published in the new issue of artICHOKE "Earth and Ether". This was premiered at Boog City's 6th annual small, small press fair (with indie records and crafts, too) Sat. Sept. 12-Sun. Sept. 13, 2009 at Brooklyn’s Unnameable Books


Also the Domo manga is out! I have seen it and it is cool. I have an illustration in the Runners Up section in the back. It is a small image but I swear I drew it bigger than that.

Recent publications

Once again I am pleased to say that Cliterature has published some of my poems. This issue the theme was Rules. They selected the following poems:

from A is for apple
The Human Marionette
Lost in Urban Landscaping #25

*** This is the fourth issue that I have had work appear in.

I am a runner up in the "Show Me the Domo" art contest by Tokyopop. My illustration of Domo will appear in the forthcoming Domo Manga published by Tokyopop, due in stores in September 2009. *** This is the second Tokyopop art contest where I have done well (see the Sumo Tournament / Sakura Pens related posts).

See the last few posts to see my artwork / puppets for the Experimental Skeleton exhibition "To Bodly Go" at the West Tampa Center for the Arts. *** This is my third Experimental Skeleton exhibit over the years (not counting Titanic Anatomy shows).

To Boldly Open Photos by Marcy D

To Boldly Open

To Boldly Set Up

Setting up the Star Trek show at the gallery

to boldly link

"To Bodly Go" begining

About 3 years ago, Mike Stewart saidto me, "Hey, I have this idea about doing an art show about the orginal Star Trek. Would you be interested?" Before I could even say, "Why yes, Mike, I do think I would be interested and it is a great idea and am jealous that I didn't think of it myself and end up asking you instead," my brain had started thinking of what I would do: comic book, flip book, zoetrope, ROD PUPPETS. I said, "Yeah, sure."

Then three years went on by. We would mention the show every now and then.

But after three years, Mike said Joe Griffith and Experimental Skeleton found a space for the show and we had a date.


ok, we all know Douglas Adams quote (if not, find it). But I like deadlines. It is the only time I work. I had THREE YEARS to work on this project, but did I? no. Not until I had a deadline. It is why I loved school, they always gave me deadlines. I have seen this pattern from me for the past 40ish years and it played out once again. So I finally started the project and got it done with five days to spare. That ws creepy. I've never had time to spare, at least never this much time. I am good enough to schedule in time to do touch-up / revisions, but this much time made me nervous and anxious. So I packed everything up and waited until I could bring it to the gallery.

I documented my process from begining to the show's opening:

To Boldly Go

The Experimental Skeleton Group and The West Tampa Center for the Arts
presents "To Boldly Go"
, an exhibition of art that explores the original
Star Trek television series. The exhibition features artists'
interpretations of the visual style, utopian vision, flora and fauna and
technologies of the Star Trek program as well as its effects on popular culture.

Participating artists include - David Waterman, Mike Stewart, Max Valentonis, Don Fuller,
Chris Deacon, Vincent Kral, April Childers, Allen Hampton, Bob Dorsey, Katey Raven Dorsey,
Brian Taylor, JR Bonds, Joe Griffith, Kym O’Donnell, Jason Rodrick, Bradley Paul Valentine and more!
With Special Sonic Enhancement by DJ Sam, DJ Brian Oblivion, and Bud Mayhem.

The exhibition opens May 22nd, 2009 at Gallery 209 in the West Tampa
Center for the Arts at 1906 Armenia Ave., Tampa Fl with an opening reception
from 7pm - 11pm and runs through June 14th.

For more information call 813-217-1240 or e-mail

Frequent contributor plus one

I always LOVE letting everyone know when I’ve been PUBLISHED and this is no exception. I have had a CARTOON published. And it warms my HEART when I get to be published in several issues by the same magazine. I’ve had a few on-line and print magazines where I’ve had this BLESSING. So I am glad to announce that I’m in the new issue of Cliterature! But WAIT. It does get BETTER. My WIFE, Michelle is ALSO PUBLISHED in this issue. This is her FIRST story and her first PUBLICATION! I am the happiest & POUDEST husband around. So please take a look, read and hopefully enjoy the new issue of Cliterature.  


And flip through the back issues to read some of my other pieces.