Thursday, July 26, 2018

another Kennedy page

Another page from Kennedy,
illustrated by Fred Sodt.
This is when Avery and his
rocket-gang crash at the cemetery
and he sees the weeping angel
statue (a real life Bellingham

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Roosevelt and Kennedy

ROOSEVELT and the sequel KENNEDY

New book: KENNEDY

Just sent the proofs for new Good Deed Rain
book off to the printer. KENNEDY is the title.
It's the long-awaited sequel to ROOSEVELT.
250 pages, illustrated throughout by master
artist, Fred Sodt. It takes place during two weeks
in 1962 in our neighborhood, in a mythical
Kennedy-land. Publishing date is August 12,
available from Amazon. You'll love this book!
Stay tuned!

Friday, July 20, 2018

page 14

August will be a big month
for Good Deed Rain, with 2
Spectacular books set to be published.
This is page 14 from the sequel to Roosevelt,
illustration by the incredible Fred Sodt.
Prepare to be amazed!

Thursday, July 19, 2018

space is the place

Watched an old summer blockbuster,
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
with the kids. I remember seeing this
many moons ago at Northgate. Also
reading a very interesting book about the
great Sun Ra, called Space is the Place.
That book is quite a journey too. Was
lucky enough to see him and his
arkestra at the Backstage.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

another page

Another page from the thrill-packed
next Good Deed Rain book coming soon!

page from new book

This is a page from the next book
from Good Deed Rain. Illustration
by Aaron Gunderson. It's quite an
adventure! Stay tuned...

Monday, July 16, 2018

space race

This weekend I finished reading two books
What Truth Sounds Like and Ray Bradbury:
The Last Interview and we watched 2001,
which I haven't seen in years and is better
than ever.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

this is another life

I've been reading Ray Bradbury
and he reminded me of this old poem
from Another Life.

This is Who

So this is who walks around at 2 AM
in the neighborhood all blacked out
except for the tall amber street lamps
spaced every block and a half
I’m out walking the baby
in charge of wide-eyed insomnia
when the leaves of the willow
rattle behind us and ahead
a rabbit darts over the street
silent as a dream going home
to sleeping home 

Friday, July 13, 2018

2 new books on the way

Good Deed Rain is busy preparing
2 NEW BOOKS for August publication!
They are both fully illustrated throughout.
Here are a couple drawings from them,
by Fred Sodt, and Aaron Gunderson.
Stay tuned for more on these amazing

Thursday, July 12, 2018

the vinegar syndrome

I just read a very interesting new book
about collecting and preserving movies,
A Thousand Cuts, by Bartok & Joseph.
(I didn't know about the vinegar syndrome,
which sounds like a Perry Mason title).

Tuesday, July 10, 2018


Enjoyed Kim Deitch's book Alias the Cat
featuring the return of his star feline
Waldo. Amazing imagination.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018


Celebrated the holiday by reading
new book, Hunter S. Thompson: The Last
Interview. "The American government
is the greatest enemy of freedom around
the world," he said back in 2002. Alas.

Monday, July 2, 2018

proof copy arrived

The new Good Deed Rain
proof copy of Almost Animals
just arrived. It looks great!
It is available for ordering
from Amazon.

Sunday, July 1, 2018


I watched Dark Alibi (1946)
one of the last Charlie Chan
movies starring Sidney Toler.
It involved the same mystery
as Stephen King's latest book
The Outsider, where a man
who is innocent has left his
fingerprints at the scene of a crime. 
When I saw The Chinese Ring (1947)
the first in series starring Roland
Winters taking over role as Chan,
it seemed curious that nobody in
the cast (especially family and
Birmingham) noticed that he had
changed. (This also happened
previously with Warner Oland
as first Chan). I'm inspired by
that idea of a reincarnated