The Writing Life

The Major was a prolific, creative writer, visionary, editor and publisher. In the process of putting together his story I am continually amazed at the scope and amount of work he produced in different genres over the course of his life. Everything from low-brow comic strips to graphic representations of classic works and in the [...]

By |2017-11-25T20:42:43-08:00June 12th, 2013|Reviews|0 Comments

Superman Sunday

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no it’s Superman! Truth, justice and the American way and George Reeves flying across the black and white screen of an early 50’s television set is indelibly printed on my brain. Like so many other children of that era, I pinned the requisite towel to my tee shirt and [...]

By |2017-11-22T05:00:33-08:00February 18th, 2013|Events, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Pulps and the Comics

The comics as we know them are rooted in that late great period of American writing known as Pulp Fiction. The pulps encompass a variety of genres including adventure tales, detective stories, cowboy tales, science fiction, romance and more. Many well-known authors such as Edgar Rice Burroughs, Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett and Ray Bradbury got [...]

By |2017-11-25T20:51:48-08:00June 22nd, 2012|Pulp Fiction|4 Comments

The House is Haunted.

It's Halloween and time for shivers of excitement. Ghouls, ghosts, goblins, witches and their black cats, bats flying and skeletons dancing in graveyards--Trick or Treat? The Batman. © respective holders. Comic books are filled with superheroes fighting monsters and dark forces and pulp fiction has more than its share of heroes and damsels [...]

By |2017-11-25T21:01:26-08:00October 31st, 2011|Reviews|2 Comments

How I Spent My Summer–Part 3: Pulpfest 2011

Dark clouds filled the sky. As I drove on the winding mountain road I had a bad feeling that I should have followed my instincts about traveling this way. Rain began to fall and huge trucks roared past spraying the windshield making it harder to see. With night falling the rain came down in sheets. [...]

By |2017-11-25T22:28:20-08:00September 18th, 2011|Pulp Fiction|9 Comments

My real life pulp adventure

Breathlessly I jumped in the roadster knowing that time was running out if I was going to make it to the rendezvous that would change my life. Sailing past the mean streets of the City with its hustlers and dreamers I made it--well--just in the Nick of time. Watch it, big boy! © respective [...]

By |2017-11-28T20:57:12-08:00November 15th, 2010|Events|3 Comments

The “real” pulps

After all the Comic Con excitement it's time for some pulp excitement. I'm heading down to New Jersey on Saturday so that I can attend Pulp AdventureCon sponsored by Bold Venture Press. This event has been ongoing for several years and I missed last year and promised myself that wouldn't happen again so I'm heading [...]

By |2017-11-25T00:31:42-08:00November 1st, 2010|Events|0 Comments

Family Business

My three Wheeler-Nicholson aunts were all attractive women with intelligence and good taste and a manner of living each in their own unique way that our grandmother, Elsa referred to as panache. The second sibling of the five, Aunt Marianne, who died in 1986, was an elegant and gracious woman, an interior designer who had [...]

By |2017-11-26T22:48:26-08:00June 28th, 2010|Family History|0 Comments
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