Winter 2010


Cliterature: Appetite issue ( published my short stories "Dinner Guest" – a minimalist tale of stalking and "The Best Little Zombie House in Florida" – a behind the scenes porn gone to horror.


So in early October my colon decided to have a flare up of diverticulitis – that is a swelling of a pocket in the colon. But that was not enough, it also decided that it needed to have a small perforation, just to complicate things. Now, I've had this happen to me once before, back in 2008, so I knew the drill; a week in the hospital with no food, just an IV for a week. Followed by a High Fiber diet. OK. Done. But then the doctor who admitted me added a new twist – once I am better he wanted to do surgery!

I liked the movie "Repo! The Genetic Opera" but I am NOT happy with surgery! And I don't want no repo-man coming for my parts!

So the doctor explains how he will do this surgery and I ask about laprascopic options and he says "I like to get my hands in there." So naturally I look at his hands. And damn! Those are BIG HANDS.

Worst X-mas gift ever: surgery in December!

Surgery takes twice as long than expected because of residue damage from my burst appendix back in 1997 (for those of you who don't remember, I died during that and spent a month in the hospital afterward). My body doesn't like this invasion and so it takes me much longer for my system to start processing food again. I end up in the hospital for ten days instead of the planned five. Everything is being doubled! A few internal stitches open, I bleed internally, plus my incision gets infected. The doctor cheerfully reopens my incision for me. Then they send me home, with an open incision which a nurse has to come and pack every day! FUN!

I have a hole in my belly. I have no energy. I am in pain. And since I am a contractor, I had to start work right away or not get paid. However, I am very grateful that I still have the job! I can even work from home.

With all things in perspective, it is good and I am doing well. I do hope next year involves less medical issues.

Autumn 2010

My comic 'My Pet Zombie' and my poem 'Winter Horde' will be published in the 'Zombie Nation: St Pete' Anthology ( The book premiere will be October 23, 2010 on the St. Petersburg Pier. Their previous anthology was a big success, so there is a lot of excitement over this!

I have created a board game, 'Sumo Dice' which will be premiered at the Necronomicon Science Fiction Convention ( I will be running games on Saturday and Sunday, October 23 & 24. Many "thank you"s to my play testers and David Waterman for making the game board! And just for fun I will be running a Monster Slayer (kid's D&D) adventure "Noise Control" on Sunday. Come and play!

Cliterature ( has published my poem 'Lost in Urban Landscaping #17' in its MYTHS theme issue. This poem was previously published in 'Say … #1 (Was That a Kiss)' way back in 2002.

In freelance news, I have taken on the duties of Web Master for Optimal Performance Group Incorporated (, the Lutheran Church of Our Saviour (, and the Academy of Our Saviour (

I started my new drawings for the Lutheran Church of Our Saviour’s annual Christmas Concert; this year's theme is "Christmas on Broadway".

Ink touches paper!


Apparently, I have been very busy – I was so busy, I didn't notice it, but then I realize that it is May! Whoa! As we all know, the first Saturday in May is FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! I honor of that – all of my eComics on are FREE! (Ignore the listed price.)

Maximum Lizard #1 – Troll Vs. Goat
Maximum Lizard #2 – Mushroom Maiden
Rock Paper Scissors -
ASYM #1 – The Adventures of Scrubby Bear

I have TWO new chapbooks of Visual Poetry out and available

“This Is Visual Poetry” -

“i DEAL” Avantacular Press -

I have been published the Sixth time by Cliterature Journal! My short proem “Kitchen” -

And if this isn't enough, I will be playing the role of Mufasa in “The Lion King”. My son who is playing the young Simba, volunteered my services. Miss Suda has put together a good performance and great cast. It will play May 15 in Cypress Forest Recreation Center in Oldsmar.

Confessions of a Web Comic Addict

I mentioned my addiction to WebComics and some people have asked about the ones that I follow. Here are the comics which have stuck with me for one reason or another. Many of these are NOT appropriate for work or children. Then again, some are, but they might be too much for a newspaper to carry. So view with discretion. Some of these comics have run their lives and are now completed and some have not posted in so long that they seem completed. I mention if I have only started reading a comic to let you know that I have not yet seen enough to really keep it on the list yet. I provide the breifest description of the comic after its title. they all have different posting schedules. I suggest that you start at the begining in all cases. Peruse and enjoy.

---> My comics:

Fuzzy Vision
My random and sporatically updated comic and updates

Oombosition Bodr
High School collaborative adventure

---> Comics I read:

The Lair of the Dreaded Atrox
(I haven't read much of this yet but the sculptures are really pretty.)

DAR: A Super Girly Top Secret Comic Diary (completed)
Funny daily life and relationships (some adult content)

Funny sexual sci-fi adventure

Adult funny animals (I just began reading this)

Luci Phurrs Imps
Hellish funny

Nerf This
Adult daily life

Bear Nuts
Funny animals

Edmund Finney's Quest to Find the Meaning of Life
Odd adventures

Funny adult strip

Girls With Slingshots
Daily life and relationships

Girl Genius
Adult SteamPunk adventure

Myth Adventures
Funny Fanatasy adventure

Looking for Group
Funny Fanatasy (gaming) adventure

Pictures of You
Coming of Age in Collge

Funny Fantasy (gaming) adventure

Funny Fantasy sexual stories

Dead Squirrel Girl
Odd adventures

Canned ham
Funny monster (I just started reading this)

Bored and Evil (seems to be completed)
Funny monsters

Garfield Minus Garfield
One man gone crazy

Hello Cthulhu (seems to be completed)
Cute monsters