Manufactured Bottled Lightning

June 10th, 2021 I mean this in the creepiest possible way but you don’t know what your brain is thinking most of the time. This post is about your subconscious mind and how it relates to inspiration, supposed intervention, and mental blocks, ebbs and flows. I forgot what I was going to say. I’ve doneContinue reading “Manufactured Bottled Lightning”

Ordering From The Secret Menu, Available July 21st, 2021, One Day Only

June 3rd, 2021 As if you need any more reasons to come to the Book(s) Release Party at Issues Needed on July 21st (full details on the link below and a previous blog post!), I’m going to have a super-special Book Release Party Menu with super-special prices (and no shipping & handling because… well, youContinue reading “Ordering From The Secret Menu, Available July 21st, 2021, One Day Only”

Announcement: Book(s) Release Party!

June 1st, 2021 Cat’s out of the bag: we’re having a party! Here’s the description from the event page (and please click below and RSVP!): “In the last year, Dennis Vogen has done some stuff; namely, he released The Weirdos: Volume I graphic novel, the novella Theia, a collection of essays called Time is aContinue reading “Announcement: Book(s) Release Party!”

Freefallin’

May 30th, 2021 Sharing a warm-up sketch this morning for two reasons: 1. Brushfire is still very much my main project that I’m working on, despite yesterday’s surprise news that I’m releasing a sequel to Flip this summer. 2. Squirrels can be dropped at any height and survive. Physics will give you all the answersContinue reading “Freefallin’”

Forward

May 20th, 2021 I won’t forget 2020 for a number of reasons. For all of the reasons, honestly. As the great poets Chumbawumba once sang: “I got knocked down.” But, like Chumbawumba goes on to say, I have to get back up again. And from the ashes comes a new look and a bold directionContinue reading “Forward”

A Post-It Note of a Moment

May 14th, 2021 Hi. Just a little message to let you know how much I love you all. I can’t express how happy it makes me getting messages and comments from you reading Time is a Solid State, highlighting and sharing passages and pages in your stories, and letting me know you’re digging it inContinue reading “A Post-It Note of a Moment”

How 2 B a Gud Writer

May 5th, 2021 I think about “How To” books on writing often. Not favorably, mind you. I always wonder why people who spend their time reading them don’t just spend that time writing. Then I wondered: if I had to condense my thoughts on how to write to a tiny blog, what would that lookContinue reading “How 2 B a Gud Writer”

The Village Idiot

April 28th, 2021 I learned more than I readily admit about life and art from high school theater. This morning during my drive, I was thinking about something that happened during my favorite play that I was a part of, Cinderella Waltz, that ended up being a lifelong lesson in how to make art. InContinue reading “The Village Idiot”

You do you.

April 26th, 2021 I finished reading Neil Gaiman’s View From The Cheap Seats last night, which is a collection of his essays, reviews, introductions and conclusions. I love Neil Gaiman, because I have eyes and a brain and a heart. There are a lot of things in there that will, consciously or sub-, inspire myContinue reading “You do you.”

Where No Ordinary Rabbit Would Dare

April 11th, 2021 This was a really fun one to do. Sometimes it just feels good to make something, as opposed to constantly be working towards a goal or multiple goals or all of the goals. I spent my day off watching all 13 episodes of Bucky O’Hare, a cartoon that came out when IContinue reading “Where No Ordinary Rabbit Would Dare”