Saturday, December 31, 2016

20,000 feet

Watched A GUY NAMED JOE (1943)
"when the earth's far away and there
is no more fear." There were a lot of
ghosts in the air back then.

Friday, December 30, 2016

king of hearts

I just finished reading a great new book
about Stephen King's years at the
University of Maine, featuring essays
by the people who ran in his circle then.
Looks like we might be right back there


Here's a page from the next
Good Deed Rain publication.

cowboy london

I watched a couple good movies.
just outside the limits of town there's
bootleg beef for sale! Fortunately
a married couple goes undercover
at the ranch and brings it to light.
And I'LL GET YOU (1952)
where George Raft finds a hidden
lair under a beauty salon in London.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

merry christmas

Here's a detail from a card that Clyde Sanborn made
for his sister. I've been working on Clyde's tribute book,
it's over 200 pages now. Aiming for a spring publishing.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

wild magic

Watched THEODORA GOES WILD (1936) with Irene Dunne
who is mentioned in one of my soon-to-be-published books. 
It reminded me of another movie I like, MAGIC TOWN (1947)

book in progress

Fred Sodt and I have been working on the
next GOOD DEED RAIN book, a gigantic
collection of 8 detective adventures.
Making good progress on it. Below
is a page from the manuscript. The book
is illustrated throughout by Aaron Gunderson.
For movie fans, Fred Thumble is of course
a tribute to the great William Bendix who
starred in one of my favorite movies

Monday, December 5, 2016

movie time

Watched a bunch of movies this weekend, beginning
with Woody Allen's recent film 'Café Society' and
seeing some old favorites again, 'The Awful Truth' (1937)
'Roberta' (1935) and 'Love Affair' (1939)

Friday, December 2, 2016


Listening to an old favorite, Neil Young 'On the Beach.'