Pulptastic: StoryHack Action and Adventure, Issue 1

Why do I like pulp stories? I'll tell you why. They are tales filled with plot, action, adventure, and happy endings. Well, mostly happy endings. You'll find stories about good guys and bad guys and where good ultimately triumphs over evil, as it should. There is another reason I love the stories of old. We … Continue reading Pulptastic: StoryHack Action and Adventure, Issue 1

Art of Fantasy 94 (Legends): Stephen Hickman

For over four decades Stephen Hickman transported readers to the fantasy and science fiction worlds of their favorite authors. Apart from the obvious fact that he's an awesome artist, one of the reasons I'm so excited about featuring him on "Art of Fantasy (Legends)" is that his work is inspired by the masters of fantasy and science … Continue reading Art of Fantasy 94 (Legends): Stephen Hickman

#Art of Fantasy 93: Ken Barr (Legends)

I know, I know. I skipped a week and I'm late again this week. Since starting "Art of Fantasy," I set out to never to skip a week and I've been successful at keeping to my routine for 92 weeks. However, October threw so many things at me I dropped the ball(s). I could handle … Continue reading #Art of Fantasy 93: Ken Barr (Legends)

#Art of Fantasy 92: Bruce Pennington (Legends)

A lot has happened this past weekend which contributed to this week's post being late. I'll talk a little about that in a separate post. This week I'm featuring Bruce Pennington. His first cover illustration appeared in 1967 for the New English Library 1970 paperback edition of Robert Heinlein's Stranger in a Strange Land. During the … Continue reading #Art of Fantasy 92: Bruce Pennington (Legends)

#Art of Fantasy 91: Michael Whelan (Legends)

Today's legend is still active but I'm listing him here because, well, he truly is a living legend, and because his book covers took me on so many fantasy adventures as a kid during the 80s. I used to fantasize about the covers and the characters before I even read the stories inside. That is … Continue reading #Art of Fantasy 91: Michael Whelan (Legends)

#Art of Fantasy 9: Ken Kelly

The featured artist today is Ken Kelly--another legend and longstayer in the sword and sorcery and heroic fantasy subgenres. You'll note a familiarity between his style and that of Frank Frazetta's. Kelly studied under Frazetta, you see, and it shows. Kelly has been in the business for well over 30 years, specifically in painting book covers, … Continue reading #Art of Fantasy 9: Ken Kelly

Which author made me want to be a writer? | Venture Galleries

I have a new post out over at Venture Galleries. I talk about my writing and reading inspiration and why I'm unable to pinpoint only one author. "I have read so many books over the years I’ve forgotten most. A few do stand out, though, that had made an impression on me at the time I … Continue reading Which author made me want to be a writer? | Venture Galleries