The Language of Darkness

November 25th, 2022 There’s something you feel when someone ends their own life that feels either unnatural or completely understandable. It’s something I’ve explored a lot, in essays like these, and in fictional characters like Liam, in the book Push, and Axis in The Weirdos. I had the realization that I had said unnatural orContinue reading “The Language of Darkness”

Could I BE More Grateful?

October 28th, 2022 Like the handful of other Americans who still sit down to watch broadcast TV live in the evening, we watched the Matthew Perry interview with Diane Sawyer tonight. I don’t think I can properly express my gratitude for him or my feelings over what he spoke about. It was mostly about addiction,Continue reading “Could I BE More Grateful?”

Groundless

October 14th, 2022 I was going to write about fall today. I had a lot of feelings yesterday and thought of some words I was going to write this morning. I was going to take a stunning photo of an autumn tree. And then it snowed. And what I really wanted to talk about cameContinue reading “Groundless”

I Am Not An Illusion

August 24th, 2022 Mystery is an amateur magic show. I get frequently asked why I tell people stuff on the internet. Like, the stuff you shouldn’t really tell people, the stuff people don’t talk about like I think they should, the stuff that is heavy or hard. I do it because I feel like weContinue reading “I Am Not An Illusion”

Cold World Trailer

August 15th, 2022 It has not been a cold summer, but for my readers, it has been a Cold World summer. Some of the best reviews of my writing career have made their way to me from people who have discovered the secrets of this story set on Earth in 2222; Cold World is aContinue reading “Cold World Trailer”

wEiRd

July 25th, 2022 I have an obsession with the word “weird.” It’s not one of those inexplicable things. I know why. The ASL sign for the word “weird” is to take the letter W and crawl it across your face horizontally. Go ahead, try it. I’ll wait. You look incredibly silly but I love it.Continue reading “wEiRd”

Cold World Goes Round

June 21st, 2022 Better than any kind of formal review, people are starting to tell me how they feel, and the thoughts they’ve been thinking, since reading Cold World, and the conversation so far has been outstanding. Thank you so much to those of you who have visited Earth two hundred years from now, enjoyedContinue reading “Cold World Goes Round”

Cold World is Here

June 2nd, 2022 Today is the day. I hope you’ll join me in giving a warm welcome to my eighth book, and my first full-length novel, Cold World. It is now officially for sale on Amazon as an ebook, paperback, and hardcover, and as a signed paperback on dennisvogen.com. I want to tell you everythingContinue reading “Cold World is Here”

Sunny Days of Rain

May 20th, 2022 Yesterday I went outside to pick up dinner. I could see the bright sun shining through the window before I left, so it was strange when I walked through the door and found that it was raining. For all the weather we get here, it felt like the most emotionally relatable. AllContinue reading “Sunny Days of Rain”

Free Comic Book Day 2022

May 7th, 2022 It’s Free Comic Book Day, an event that celebrates an art form that has had not only a substantial impact on culture and society, but has a deeply personal connection with the people who love it. I’m one of those people. I create comics (see: The Weirdos: Volume I, a graphic novelContinue reading “Free Comic Book Day 2022”