Category: On Writing

The most precious gift God gives is a child. Among the many reasons why, having a child inspires even the best of us to do better, and, if our attempts fall short, the important thing is you try, because the …

Tributes to Katie: House With the Witch’s Hat & Henrietta Hex Read More »

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The Cedar Rapids Comic Con is fast approaching on February 6! Along with the books I’ve previously posted about here, I’ll also be selling other graphic novels, books, and CDs, including Comics Writing, which is available from Caliber Comics and …

“Comics Writing” Read More »

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Along with the Sherlock Holmes projects mentioned in my last post, Caliber Comics is publishing a new edition of the Re-Animator anthology I edited in 1991. To help spread the news, I’m sharing a brief interview about this new edition that will …

H. P. Lovecraft’s “Reanimator” Reanimated! Read More »

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With Caliber Comics reissuing my Sherlock Holmes pastiches, The Adventure of the Opera Ghost and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Holmes, as individual graphic novels and publishing my and Matthew J. Elliott’s new book Sherlock Holmes is …

“Sherlock Holmes” Projects for January! Read More »

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“Hey, Steve, 2015 is almost over. We haven’t seen a lot of stuff coming out with your name on it lately. What have you been up to this year?” I’m glad you asked! This was primarily the Year of the …

2015 Writing Review Read More »

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The first and only issue of D’Arc Tangent was published in 1983. It is one of my favorite independent comics, and I find it sad that this excellent limited-run series was never completed, or that very few comics fans have …

IN APPRECIATION OF “D’ARC TANGENT” Read More »

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  Big surprise: I am huge Dracula fan. Earlier this year, Caliber Comics collected the adaptations of Bram Stoker’s novel and excised chapter, “Dracula’s Guest,” that I originally wrote for Malibu Graphics into a graphic novel for the first time. To help …

DRACULA – A Few Thoughts on the Current State of Bram Stoker’s Vampire-King Read More »

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LITTLE DRAGON IS AVAILABLE IN MY GRAPHIC NOVEL ANTHOLOGY HEROES & HORRORS! CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT IT AND ORDER A COPY! Any writer submitting pitches and proposals to publishers is going to stockpile anecdotes along with rejection letters. An excellent …

“LITTLE DRAGON,” OR “THEY LOVE ME … THEY LOVE ME NOT … “ Read More »

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A campaign against H. P. Lovecraft took advantage of his 125th birthday on August 20th to rear its head again, and it ticked me off, so I’m going to vent. This campaign stems from Lovecraft’s racism, and there’s no two …

In Defence of Dagon’s Author Read More »

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“Tradition needs storytellers.” – Dave Kindred People often ask me for advice about how to become a prose writer or a comics writer, and over the years I have recommended the following books and passed on the following pearls of …

On Writing and Comics Writing Read More »

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