The Chronicles of Professor Elemental

March 29th, 2012 | people I know

A crowdfunding attempt to produce a Professor Elemental video series.  You remember Professor Elemental and his “Cup Of Brown Joy,” don’t you?  Course you do.  Behold.

Joy Division by Ryan Kelly

March 23rd, 2012 | people I know

Ryan Kelly is the artist on the new DC Vertigo comics release SAUCER COUNTRY and the webcomic COCOTTE.  Oh, and here’s the Flickr link for this image.

And that’s it for me this week.  I’m going to go away and see if I can remember how to emblog, because I do seem to have totally lost it…!

Have a good weekend.

Garth Ennis’ ERF

February 7th, 2012 | people I know

My old mate Garth Ennis is Kickstartering a children’s book, to be illustrated by Rob Steen:

ERF is the story of four friends at the dawn of time; Figwillop, KWAAAH!, the Booper, and Erf himself, and their adventures in the primordial world of long ago. The four take their first nervous steps out of the ocean and onto the shore, and are soon exploring the exciting new lands beyond. But danger lurks in the prehistoric jungle, and soon our heroes come face to face with the mighty and terrifying Colossux . . . An evolutionary tale of love and loyalty for children aged four and up.

Catastrophe Jones: A Collection of Forgotten Dreams

February 3rd, 2012 | people I know

The writer is an old friend of mine, and this is her first collection.

There’s an extensive preview of the book at the link, too. 

I wrote a quick blurb for the book, as close to the nature of the content as I could get in one line:

Gems with sharp edges, afloat on a stream of bloody wine.

As fine a collection of short fictions as you’ll see today.