Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Revenge of Tacoma

Richard Brautigan was born yesterday in Tacoma. I've been rereading the wonderful Revenge of the Lawn: "I was about twelve years old up in the Pacific Northwest where winter meant that it was always raining and muddy."

airwaves wherewaves

In 1975, when TV had four or so channels.

Tuesday, January 30, 2024


The library came through with getting me a copy of Steven Wright's new book Harold


Letter to the Dream Department

The lighting in my dreams is really dark—are bills not being paid? Is there a utility strike going on? Also, while we’re at it…the script writing…do I really need to be awakened at 5AM by a dream of a reckless kid driving a 4-wheeler back and forth on our street? And furthermore, why do we have a 4-wheeler in the prop department? Why not sell that thing and get some lightbulbs! I await tonight’s sleep and hope it is peaceful.

Monday, January 29, 2024


The sunrise over the garage this morning

not origami

the wrapping we got in a package from Japan

Thursday, January 25, 2024

tough seagull

Everett High School's mascot

Monday, January 22, 2024


Sunday, January 21, 2024

Martian Code

This summer, I found an old paperback copy of Danny Dunn and the Weather Machine and this strange code was written on the inside cover: CIA 029-K48. What could it mean? Answering that mystery inspired the latest Good Deed Rain novel: A melting wax museum, a Martian temp agency, Betty Grable, Postum, telepathy, mirage, a giant robot wandering around town, wolves at the zoo, the sound of rain. The book is due to be published next month, stay tuned!

Saturday, January 20, 2024

another novel on the way

I’m currently writing a novel sort of based on when The Beatles came to Seattle in 1964.

Friday, January 19, 2024

island houses

Richard Brautigan's introduction to The Beatles Lyrics Illustrated

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Snow Beast

Apple Records

I just looked up how to say apple in Japanese!


Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Martian Canals

Percival Lowell's 19th century illustration of the Martian canals. Spooky! Also very 1950s.

Monday, January 15, 2024

Sunday, January 14, 2024



Martian Chapter 45

Presenting a page-spread preview of Chapter 45 from the new Martian novel. This is when Anthrab has teleported to America from Mars. (There's a sentence I never thought I'd write).

Saturday, January 13, 2024

fedora car

another picture appearing in the new Mars novel

Friday, January 12, 2024

Harlem Mars

another picture from the new Martian book

Martian Library

Checked out this book at the library. I love the spooky old drawings of Mars, when people could only peer at the stars through a brass telescope.

music for a cold morning

a magic regard

Here are some illustrations from the soon-to-be-published Martian novel.

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

100 Dreams Ago

Another Good Deed Rain classic, with cover by Aaron.

Japan Air Lines

I heard from someone who was reading The Air Over Paris while flying to Japan!

Sunday, January 7, 2024


A true story from the Follow Your Friend book:

Thursday, January 4, 2024


Wednesday, January 3, 2024


top of the Herald today

it's alive

asleep beside my Frankenstein book