Jan 19 2016

New Year’s Updates

I think it’s pretty clear at this point that I abandoned the Thing a Month plan. It was worth a shot. I have too many projects with longer term payoffs, but I haven’t fully finished anything lately. Maybe I’ll get to the point where there’s something new I’m able to post each month, but it’ll …

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Aug 28 2015

The Life and Death of a Humble Zombie Reporter

Until this time last week, I was a 6-year employee of news site Examiner.com, a responsibility I took seriously, in my own way. I never had any journalistic training or ambitions, but in 2009, while working a job I couldn’t stand and writing an early draft of what became The Brain Ingredient, my craigslist job …

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Aug 15 2015

Dark Room Obit

This has been a long time coming, but it still breaks my heart. The Dark Room Theater is closing, for real this time. This is a place which has been hanging by a thread since it opened twelve years ago, operating on a shoestring budget in the grey area of copyright law. It just kept …

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Jul 15 2015

First “Issue” of Brain City Heroes Now Available

My comic-booky story about super heroes battling stage fright from the inside is up at last. I wanted to post it months ago. Inside Out is already released. There’s common ground, but in all the time I spent researching this project, I was able to find nothing like what I’ve created, an adventure story which …

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Jun 23 2015

The Homunculus Problem

I saw Inside Out last night. Its setting is similar in a few ways to the world of Brain City Heroes, but it’s also pretty fundamentally different. Their concepts are based more on introspection and psychology, while my world building takes neuroscience as its starting point. The film raises so many questions about the way …

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