This Fall and Spring I’m teaching two courses at the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art in beautiful downtown Dover, NJ. “Humor and Caricature” and “Digital Production”. I’m very excited and honored to be a part of an institution which gave rise to so many great talents in the comics industry. It’s also very inspirational to be around the talented faculty and ambitious students from around the country, and in some cases from other countries.
This weekend would have been Howard Phillip Lovecraft’s 121st birthday, and knowing what a party animal the guy was, I joined a wonderful group of well wishers and devotees at his graveside in beautiful Swan Point Cemetery in Lovecraft’s beloved city of Providence, Rhode Island for a celebration.
Young and old alike gathered to read poems and incantations, and local singer/songwriter Jacob Haller sang this awesome song, which I, as a father of a son and daughter who both went through a goth phase, find both heartwarming and hilarious. If you like it as much as I, please visit Jacob’s website or his Kickstarter campaign to pay for his next CD. As it is written in the Necronomicon, so let it be sang:
Well, more like Franky’s AT the Jersey Shore. More specifically, I’m drawing the next strip at the beach in Manasquan, NJ. I’m not a beach guy, I HATE being out in the sunlight- and no, Frankenstein is NOT drawn by a vampire. He would totally hate that.
I am donating red blood cells. They take out blood, centrifuge it, keep the blood cells, and pump the plasma back in. No worse than a regular blood donation, except it takes longer.
A weird thing to blog about I bet, but blood donations save lives, so what the heck. Plus, you know, blood, monsters, it kinda fits the theme.
I have an especially needed blood type, O+, so they’re always after me like Vampires on Fairies (True Blood? Anyone?)
Also, in my defense, I am down two pints, so I’m probably not in my right mind.
All done! Time to eat free cookies. SO many free cookies.
The crew over at the Night of the Living Podcast just posted another fun installment, but this time they blew the back of my head off with an amazingly awesome review of Frankenstein Superstar!
Night of the Living Podcast is dedicated to all things Horror. Amy, Andy, Chiseck, Erica, Freddy, and my man Kelley review movies, books, cons, etc, anything with blood on it, and have a screaming good time doing it.
It’s episode 235, a reader feedback episode, and my review starts around the 1:02:35 mark, right after the bumper music FEED MY FRANKENSTEIN by Alice Cooper, which I must assume they played just for me! It’s like when I fantasize about being on Conan or something, and I wonder what kind of music should the band play as I walk out (these things keep me up at night)? These guys nailed it. Only they were way nicer to me than Conan ever would be. I could not have written a better review myself (I really did not write it).
Hop on over there and check it out, then listen to them review one of your favorite horror movies. It’s like if MST3K built their robots from parts from Hot Topic instead of Home Depot. Plus bits from a head shop and a porn store. Wait, it’s cooler than that. Recently they did Whatever Happened to Baby Jane and Elvira, Mistress of the Dark- two of my faves!!! What’s not to love.