5. Be Mine (2)

“What am I going to do about you, Ryu?” I watched Miura fuss over my unconscious lover. He adjusted the pillow beneath his fellow gangster’s head, sniffed at the glass by the bedside and ruffled Ryu’s dark hair. “Now Miura will vanish with the chip and you are going to be blamed.” “What...

Japanese Ghosts and Dem...

I love Japanese ghost stories and that’s why I’m crazy about Utagawa Kuniyoshi. Kuniyoshi was born in Japan in 1797. Originally his name was Yoshisaburō, but he changed it when he went to work in Utagawa Toyokuni’s studio as a printmaker. Like all great artists he was...

Southern Voodoo

I’ve been silently slinking around in the South picking up the scent of fine things and here’s my double secret: Voodoo Tiki Bar & Lounge in Charleston. Get that island magic in a town where the sea breeze knocks out the mo-skeetos and no-see-ums … most of the...

Voodoo Baby

Quit playing around with kids stuff, will you? Get a working toy that’s packed with power. Cute, yes, but also useful. You can get a Voodoo Baby that will make someone love you, eliminate clingy people, silence schemers, and so, so much more. These tiny, palm-sized softies are like...

Has Hell Found You?

Thinking back on WonderCon today and the many, many talented guys I met. Oh, the darkness and the deliriousness of it all!  A favorite—because of his super strip, Hell Has Found Me—is Scott Aleric, a self described “starving artist” (well, he says he isn’t technically...