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10.Mar.2014 Easter Eggs That Only I Care About

I’m lucky enough to have been drawn into/referenced in a few comic books. You can read about them here, here, here, and here. These are Easter Eggs, if they’re even special enough to be called that, which I’m sure most people don’t notice. But—naturally—to me, they’re awesome! Here’s a bunch more from last year that […]

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06.Jan.2014 My 2013

This year, I… -Got engaged to an amazing woman. -Wrote my first comic. -Received my first editor credit in comics. -Got promoted to associate editor. -Traveled to… Seattle, WA Lexington, KY San Diego, CA Bend, OR Chicago, IL Newport, OR Toronto, Ontario Boston, MA -Ran over 100 miles. -Read over 70 books and graphic novels. […]

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10.Aug.2013 Lollapalooza 2013

Continuing what is now a three-year tradition with my brother Dan, I attended Lollapalooza in Chicago again this year. This year our sister Lexie and my lovely girlfriend Katie came along to partake in three days of music, smuggled rum, Roman Cokes, sunshine, dancing, aching legs, and too many slices of Chicago-style deep dish. Here’s […]

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08.Feb.2013 Gamma-infused Pizza Party

If you picked up the truly excellent Dark Horse Presents #20 last month, you had the distinct pleasure of reading a radical little story by Ulises Farinas and Erick Freitas. Comics Alliance wrote a great piece about the nostalgia-fueled pop culture-laced fun bomb of a comic that is Gamma, so I suggest you read what […]

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02.Jan.2013 Another Jim Gibbons comic book appearance

Remember, back in September, when I relayed a story about how artist Evan Shaner had added a Jim Gibbons-related Easter egg to Buddy Cops, a story appearing in Dark Horse Presents? Well, that ain’t the only Jim Gibbons comic reference anymore!

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12.Oct.2012 Why Movember? Why register? Why grow a mustache?

I’m sure many of you (hopefully soon-to-be hairy-lipped) men out there are thinking, “Movember sounds like it could be lot of fun… but should I join?” That’s fair. Let me lay out some more info for you that might help you make your decision… (That said, if you’re just excited and ready to sign up, […]

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09.Oct.2012 MOVEMBER 2012 is GO! Join M.M.G.M. today!

It’s that time again…

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24.Sep.2012 I’ve truly entered the comic book world.

If you read comics for long enough and pay attention, you’ll begin to notice that writers and artists love to work tons of references into their work. Subtle references, clever references, inside jokes, bizarre gags and obscure imagery that are often a treat for eagle-eyed and perceptive readers. Sometimes it’s as simple as a song […]

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17.Sep.2012 100,000 miles in my Element

Last week, my 2004 Galapagos Green Honda Element hit 100,000 miles!

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14.Aug.2012 San Diego Comic-Con 2012: The Booty

Once again, I didn’t spend much cash this year, but here’s what I brought home from Comic-Con International…

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