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Bonus Comics from August 2008, Part Two

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As promised, here’s another two bonus comics that never made it online back in August 2008. In the first one, please try not to focus on how badly I drew the waitress, but rather how annoyingly she asked us in a sing-song voice if we liked our turkey burgers (we did):


And then there was an escapade involving my father’s cell phone and the post office:


And still she finds that every time she runs
She leaves behind another piece of her
On every city street

– “Ocean and Atlantic” by Mayday Parade

Written by Paul

May 12, 2009 at 8:36 am

Don’t Know What’s Inside the Black Box

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Check out those acute geography skills in panel one. If only New Jersey and Australia were neighbors, if only. Then I could actually visit Hobbiton and be with my people.

Anyways, Black Box is a multimedia CD publication from Brimstone Press that features short fiction (drabbles, really), artwork, and music from a slew of contributors. To name a few from the author lineup, there’s Lucy Sussex, Mikal Trimm, Jay Caselberg, Lee Battersby, Jason Sizemore, and me, of course.


My published piece is a quick bit of dark flash called “Something” that is another go at the theme of scary shit under the water that I can’t seem to escape in much of my writing. Oh well. It works for some people.

I haven’t tried to run the CD on my aging PC yet, but if it worked there then that would be Irony with a capital i. Will keep all you die-hard fans up-to-date…

Every day ends in wasted motion
Just crossed swords on the killing floor
To settle back is to settle without knowing
The hard edge that you’re settling for

– “Jackson Cage” by Bruce Springsteen

Written by Paul

December 15, 2008 at 6:54 pm

Stubborn Writer on Display for the World

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Man, I thought writing about writing was boring, but nothing beats drawing about it. Either way, I did get the short story completed before the December 31st deadline for Writers of the Future. So, that’s good. Stubbornness, of course, has its pros and cons. An example of both: it makes me a faster writer/it makes me cranky.

Your mileage may vary.

All that I want is something to believe
And I can’t take much more of
You’re waiting for me to see what times brings
But your relief, it evens the score up
One thing I know, I’ll be fine
This is just the story of my life

– “Will We Ever Know How?” by Valencia

Written by Paul

December 3, 2008 at 6:36 pm

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Evil Mail Fairy of Bad News = 1, Me = 0

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Yes, jury duty time. And the crowd goes wild. I’ve been lucky enough to avoid being called twice before. Once I was away at college, and other time I’d just moved up to North Jersey. This time, however, they’ve really slapped me silly. The dates I’m to serve? December 23 and December 24. One of those is Christmas Eve, people. Can you taste the awesomeness yet?

Family members comfort me with the thought that they probably won’t set a trial over Christmas, but who knows. I’m quite the luck-sucker. So stay tuned…

Also, check out My Life in a Cube for some guest artwork from little ol’ me!

You’ve got the cool water
When the fever runs high
You’ve got the look of lovelight in your eyes
And I was in crazy motion
‘Til you calmed me down
It took a little time
But you calmed me down

– “Something So Right” by Paul Simon

Written by Paul

November 12, 2008 at 7:53 pm

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My Voter Registration Card Finally Arrives

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You know what’s not lame though?

President Barack Obama.

Our nation’s very first…Hawaiian president. I could not be more pleased, proud, or sanguine about the days to come. You’ve done well, America. Almost all is forgiven. The chant is yes, we can and it gave me chills last night. Onwards, to happier days…

We are the champions, my friends
And we’ll keep on fighting til the end
We are the champions
We are the champions
No time for losers
Cause we are the champions…of the world

– “We Are the Champions” by Queen

Written by Paul

October 14, 2008 at 9:28 am