The Visitor’s Guide to the Vogenverse, and its Capital City of Faribault

October 18th, 2021 By now, the idea of a shared universe (or a multiverse) is a commonly known one. Comic book companies like Marvel and DC dived into the concept that their characters did not live in a vacuum; they were neighbors, friends, lovers, and enemies, and they inhabited the same world, affecting one anotherContinue reading “The Visitor’s Guide to the Vogenverse, and its Capital City of Faribault”

Dry Ink

October 14th, 2021 Over the past almost four years, I have received hundreds of messages about two big parts of my life: publishing books, and sobriety. The more I thought about it, the more I realized how similar accomplishing those two things are for me. So I made a list of what I’ve done, andContinue reading “Dry Ink”

You’ll believe a man can… be absolutely anything, and that is the most inspiring thing of all.

October 13th, 2021 I love it when something happens in the comic book world that reverberates in the real one. Especially when the reactions to said news go right ahead and prove the point being made in the first place. Of course, I’m talking about my homeboy Jon Kent, the new Superman, coming out asContinue reading “You’ll believe a man can… be absolutely anything, and that is the most inspiring thing of all.”

Brushfire Contest Announcement + A Nut-Ton of Updates!

October 6th, 2021 Hi, friends! How you doing today? I have quite a few things to address so I’ll get right to it. Brushfire Contest End Date I’ve decided to run the Brushfire Fan Art Contest until… December 31st, 2021. Meaning you have until the end of the year to get your submissions in! Don’tContinue reading “Brushfire Contest Announcement + A Nut-Ton of Updates!”

Something > Nothing

September 28th, 2021 Someone close to me shared a video of a TED Talk about anxiety yesterday morning. I am nothing if not consistently anxious; if anxiety were an electrical current, I am always at a level where you would receive a static shock if you tapped on my shoulder. Beyond describing the different formsContinue reading “Something > Nothing”

FallCon XL 2021

September 25th, 2021 “Return of the Mack” played on the radio on my way home. That’ll be important later. FallCon XL was today and I just want to say THANK YOU with the full power of my caps lock to everyone I met, saw, or saw again today (and to the staff who made itContinue reading “FallCon XL 2021”

Introduction: Fall 2021 Collection

September 19th, 2021 Hi. Hey. Hi! I wasn’t sure how to start this introduction to myself so I used all three as a placeholder and I forgot to go back and delete two. I’ll be going out into the world for the next month and meeting new friends and possible fans and hopefully not potentialContinue reading “Introduction: Fall 2021 Collection”

On Brand

September 16th, 2021 On Brand They’re called #trends for a reason. They’re brief. They’re passing. They’re ephemeral. I’m struggling to find things on the internet that give me any sense of co-evolution; that is, sites and people who feel like they’re growing alongside me, as a person, instead of chasing whatever trends will get themContinue reading “On Brand”

It Should (Not) Have Been Me

September 9th, 2021 There can be an odd guilt with grief that, if understood, can actually be a good thing. I often talk about all these tools I’ve learned as an adult, sober person, but I usually refer to them in the abstract. One of the specific tools I have to take out of theContinue reading “It Should (Not) Have Been Me”

A Little Shove

September 6th, 2021 Inspiration and motivation can come from the strangest and most delightful of places. Making Brushfire is hard. It’s a lot of fun and it means the universe (multiple universes, actually) to me, but it’s been a ton of work and some days I just can’t. There’s an alternate dream reality in whichContinue reading “A Little Shove”