The Next Thing Part 4: The Announcement

Esmaya and her Darkside Minions

So, you know from Part 1 of this series that I’ve been dying to start a new creative project, but haven’t wanted to start anything new that would take me away from my daughter at this juncture in her life. Probably you can all see where this is going, but if you don’t, I’d love to help you out with an official announcement:

Kathryn Kalisz, Sci\ART Global, llc.: Settling a Matter (I Hope)

Your Color: A Guide to Personal Color Analysis

This is a legal notice regarding the rights I claim over any and all work I have done for Kathryn Kalisz, and Sci\ART llc., and what is available for public use and reprint.

Joe Kubert, pioneering comics artist and mentor: Sept 18, 1926 – Aug 12, 2012

The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art

I am, and always will be at least in some part, a Kubie. Of all of the schools I have spent time in, I’ve only ever called myself a Kubie. Thank you, Joe, for giving me a place to learn what I wanted to know, to explore my art with teachers
who were as excited as I was with the art and creation of comics. Your work has not only touched millions, but lives on every single day as the students who passed thru your school work, create and share their art with those around them. Thank you for going the extra mile and giving us a place to call our own.

The Next Thing Part 1: A Fresh Start

Around the bend

For anyone who’s been keeping score, its been almost two and a half years since life around here got so heavy that I dropped almost completely from the web-o-sphere, and a year and a half since I wrote my blog post saying that it might be some time longer before I could start anything new.

Since then, I’ve knowingly taken note of other online presences who have disappeared from time to…

Me and Mine

Me and Mine

I’m a 40 year old married father with a number of interests and hobbies and a bad habit of starting little side projects whether I have time for them or not. When push comes to shove however, spending time with my family and making sure they are taken care of is my number one concern. This responsibility is at the core of many decisions I’ve made thru the years and w…

Perfect Playlist

This is a purely personal post. Nothing in here about business, marketing, branding, or anything else. If you really try to stretch it, you might get something about priorities, but I won’t ask you to. In 2007, one of my favorite magazines at the time, MacAddict, had just transformed itself into MacLife, and wanted to know what songs we had in our iTunes playlists. So, they ran a contest asking…

Yes, Dani Does Draw

Dani Jones: Original Works of Art

I’m loving my recent care package from Dani.

So a couple of weeks ago, Dani Jones of, while on her uStream show, had her weekly friday drawing (that’s drawing as in “pulling a name out of a hat”) after she was done drawing (that’s drawing as in “pen and paint on paper”) and my name was drawn. From the hat. Well, there’s not really a hat either, but just go with it. My name was…

Avatar and the Ultimate Geek Death

This is totally a weekend post. There’s nothing at all here to do with business. Just enjoy it. If you haven’t seen Avatar yet, beware spoilers.

Its the ninth weekend for Avatar, and I just paid to go and see Avatar for a second time in the theater. It wasn’t sold out this weekend, but there was a good crowd. The official reason for this visit is that it turns out that my wife liked Avatar…

Touched by Violence

This is a phrase I’ve heard used before to describe situations where a person or place has endured a violent episode. Right now the phrase feels inadequate. Dainty, even. It certainly doesn’t live up to the task at hand. This post is especially for those of you who have been with me for more than a couple of years. If that’s you, then you might remember that in December of 2007, Manessa, my then…

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