Saturday, March 21, 2015

Frank Cho drew this in PEN? A ballpoint PEN? You gots mad skills Frank...

Here’s a look at his Jungle Girl #4 cover. It’s done with ballpoint pen (BIC medium point, black ink) and coloured ink...

Friday, March 20, 2015

More recommended reading from THE SCARFOLK COUNCIL!


I am not saying that Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman's baby will be the Kwisatz Haderach of geekdom....

...but the chances are better than average!

I'm thrilled and nervous and happy and thrilled again to announce that Amanda Palmer is pregnant. (I took this photo of her yesterday, here in Vancouver.) The baby is due in September. Now we have to figure out where we are going to live...

Anyway... congrats to two of my favorite artists on their impending parenthood. My daughter just turned 15 and so far parenting has has been to most wonderful and terrifying ride of my life.

6 in the morning- me, the bird, the blog and cold pizza.

I can't believe that THE COLD INSIDE is almost over. I am still not sure what me next serial project will be. I am still working on a new NIGHT BLOGGER installment. It, as all my current work, is stretching far beyond my normal 1,000 words per chapter style but I think you'll like what you see when it's done.

Stay gold everyone.

And now the AGE OF ULTRON trailer because Joss Whedon is the god of the nerds and you damn well know it,

Mr. CreepyPasta presents "To Be What Others Fear" by Hopefullygoodgramar

From Mr.CreepyPasta's YouTube page

Thursday, March 19, 2015

CHILLING TALES FOR DARK NIGHTS presents "No One Comes Up Here" by Sumaiyah Tasneem |

DAY OF THE WOMAN reviews the new horror film SPRING. (I really wanna see this one.)


If you're not ride or die for Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, you're missing out. The duo's debut, 2013's RESOLUTION, was one of the most inventive horror films of the year. After watching their sophomore film SPRING, these two prove that they aren't one-hit wonders, and that they are bonafide film making powerhouses. SPRING follows Evan, played by the incredible Lou Taylor Pucci (EVIL DEAD, CARRIERS), retreating to Italy after the mother he's been caring for passes away. While on his trip, he meets Louise (played by the effortlessly gorgeous Nadia Hilker), and is immediately captivated. Unfortunately, unbeknownst to Evan, Louise is harboring a secret that is both horrifying and dangerous.. 
Click here to read the rest.

It's the trailer for BARELY LETHAL or "You either die an ingenue or live long enough to play a villainess."

From io9



Punk rock stars The Offspring have released an official music video for the brand new single “Coming For You” and it’s not for anyone who has a serious fear of clowns...

And now, because I love all things Doctor Who, the cover for The Eleventh Doctor issue 10!


The Twelfth Doctor is In-CONSOLE-able!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

More pictures from Michael Bukowski's Badass Bestiary!

From Yog-Blogsoth

Zen pencils illustrates the wisdom of Chris Hardwick in 'The Gift Of Life'


Someone wrote an an erotic ebook about Clippy. Yes THAT Clippy...


Christie Aackerlund doesn’t need help with anything. So when the world’s biggest technology company offers to fly her to a remote location and investigate an alien artifact, all by herself, she’s all like “I’ll do it!” 

But the artifact isn’t what it seems, and soon an overly helpful giant living paperclip is getting her all bent out of shape. 

Conquered by Clippy is a 4000 word short story featuring sexual situations with digital assistants. It’s for super mature audiences only.

Click here to order from Amazon.

Also by the same author...

THE LEVIATHAN is one whale of a short film!


I can't sleep and these photographs may have something to do with it!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

I LOVE Denmark +Winter's cover version of 'Enjoy The Silence'

From Denmark + Winter's YouTube page

This latest installment of WE HATE MOVIES has me over the moon!

On this week's episode, the gang heads to the surface of the moon to tackle the low budget, sci-fi dud, Moontrap! How do you not cast Bruce Campbell as your hotshot hero? Why couldn't they do at least one scene with rear projection instead of small, toy models? And what the hell is that thing sitting on Chekov's head? PLUS: Coming this summer, Walter Koenig stars in, Tiny Die Hard...

I never get tired of crazy homemade book covers!


Monday, March 16, 2015

The Cold Inside (a serial novel) Chapter Forty-Eight part two

The Cold Inside
Chapter Forty-Eight
part two

Thursday January 26, 1995

The stars began to recede. The blackness that consumed them spread across the horizon and then seeping down towards the earth. Rumbling noises, like the echo of an earthquake, filled the air. To an ordinary person it might have looked like nothing more than the low moving clouds that accompany a thunderstorm but Zeth knew better. He knew what this was. Dark shapes began to drift down from the churning black; he knew that if just one of those ebon tendrils brushed against him he would be consumed utterly. Had the Monarchs ever been so close before? He seen the festering wastelands the Monarchs left in their wake. Once long ago when he had become stranded on one of the Husk Worlds that had fallen prey to the Monarchs appetites. How long ago had that been? It had been after Khe Sanh, he was sure of that much if nothing else. Trapped for years between the Verge and the ever growing Barrens, he’d had to create an identity for himself but no matter where he went, no matter what he did he always seemed to be retreating from the nightmares that the Monarchs had spawned.

Had he met the Hanged Man before then? Or was it after? Zeth couldn’t be sure, when you ran with Jason Magwier your sense of time tended to get fuzzy.

From his hiding spot Zeth had a perfect view of the Imperial. He watched the impossible shadows oozing up and down over the upper levels of the abandoned hotel. Zeth whispered, “Magwier, where are you?”

And then Zeth saw him, plummeting from the building’s topmost floor. The ebon tendrils grasped at the falling shape but somehow kept missing; always a few seconds too late or a few feet too short. 

“Jason!” Abandoning the safety of his position and any notion of caution, Zeth ran out to him. He knew no ordinary man could live from a fall like that but there might be something he could do. There had to be.

Then again, if the Monarchs truly had reached this world, it might be just as well if Magwier were dead. Zeth wondered morbidly what he would do if he reached his friend only to find him half-alive. Would it be better to try and save him or to quickly end it all for the both of them? The weight of the things Zeth had always wanted to tell the man hung heavy in his chest; there had never been the right time, they had always been busy with one adventure or another.

When he reached the spot where he’d seen Magwier come crashing down, he found nothing. Not even a bloodstain. Not even a fresh crack in the asphalt. The shadowy tendrils were making their way down the building, moving towards him with single minded and purpose. Zeth doubled back to his hiding spot, all the time wondering where he could run to escape the end of the world.

Ryan Heshka's 'Romance of Canada' has challenged my preconceived notions about my neighbors to the north...

Found via BOING BOING (NSFW art stuff)