The Age of Heroes

The Age of Heroes started as a comic series for my own imprint Holloween Comics, then moved over to Image with issue 3, We did 6 issues total. Five were drawn by John Ridgway and the sixth by Angel Fernandez. I since continued the story as a series of novels. The first being Hell’s Reward which is available now. The sequel Heaven’s War is coming out early 2017.

Six people are brought together by fate to deal with a world where chaos stalks the fringes, Where demons and villains plot its ruin, Where no good deed goes unpunished. But the heroes won’t lie down. Instead, they will usher in a new age.

The Age of Heroes.

RIP Philip Jose Farmer

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One of the great classic SF writers is gone
author of Riverworld and a host of other series.

Long after he became an internationally recognized science fiction writer, the usually elusive Philip Jose Farmer lent his fame to a favorite project: Peoria’s public libraries.

Fans would come from around the world to attend Farmer-related events, particularly when the Lakeview branch celebrated his Grand Master Award for Science Fiction in 2001. Puzzled local library patrons might wander by to sample the cookies, occasionally asking what was causing all the fuss. Farmer would crack his tight-lipped smile, but seemed unfazed by either global attention or the local lack thereof.

Farmer died at his North Peoria home Wednesday morning. He was 91.

Big Man Japan

This looks like it could be hilarious. Or really bad. I’ll see it when I can.

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A middle-aged slacker living in a rundown, graffiti-ridden slum, Daisato’s job involves being shocked by bolts of electricity that transform him into a stocky, stick-wielding giant several stories high who is entrusted with defending Japan from a host of bizarre monsters. But while his predecessors were national heroes, he is a pariah among the citizens he protects, who bitterly complain about the noise and destruction of property he causes. And Daisato has his own problems -an agent insistent on branding him with sponsor advertisements, an Alzheimer-afflicted grandfather who transforms into a giant in dirty underwear, and a family who is embarrassed by his often cowardly exploits. A wickedly deadpan spin on the giant Japanese superhero, BIG MAN JAPAN is an outrageous portrait of a pathetic but truly unique hero.

A New Blog

I’ve changed this blog software to WordPress. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to migrate the data over. It’s possible, but a major hassle and I would lose any trackbacks that may exist (one of the problems with the old software is I couldn’t see them easily). So I am leaving the old blog up for archives to those stories but this is the new blog. It has a more SEO friendly URL*, too.

The beauty of this software is it has a ton of available features I can add on that do all kinds of great things. I will be playing around with it as we go. I chose this look instead of my own template because it’s designed as a web magazine style which is something I wanted to move toward.

You’ll see what I mean the blog progresses. And I will be jazzing up the look as we go along also.

I hope you enjoy the new blog. It’s very user friendly. You will be able to upload a personal avatar for comments, too. I am still working out how to use some of the features so bear with me if there are some hiccups in the first week or so.

In case you’re wondering about the picture, one of the cool things about this theme is I can select a story to be featured and it will show an image in the headline. So I picked this from my photos directory. This is a character from my graphic novel, The Psycho.

Malibu Ultraverse Conference

1992 I was part of a group of creators who founded a line of comics for Malibu called the Ultraverse. I have the long hair. Also seen here is Tom Mason, Dan Danko, Mike Barr, Len Strazewski, Chris Ulm, Steve Englehart and to my left, Larry Niven. Other members not shown are Steve Gerber, James Robinson, Gerard Jones.

Hudnall Ancestors

This is my great-great grandfather, his kids including my great grandfather Horace Hudnall back in the 1800s.

Tea Party 2009

I attended a Tea Party event in 2009 to see what it was all about. Unlike many of the critics of the Tea Party, I’ve actually been to one and talked to the people. Sorry, didn’t see any racists there. One of the speakers was black and the crowd was diverse.

Eisners 2010

I had the pleasure of meeting Laurie Standell and Carol Tyler at the Eisner Awards in 2010. They are two great comics talents who were both nominated that year.