Football is Life (and Death)

May 30th, 2023 I’m posting this absolute thirst trap to talk about my two favorite shows right now which, like this photo, are about soccer and not about soccer at all. Yellowjackets and Ted Lasso couldn’t be more different on paper, but they share more than their European football connection; they compliment one another, andContinue reading “Football is Life (and Death)”

Review of a Review

March 13th, 2023 Ah, reviews. They can be inconsequential; they can be essential. They can make or break a thing, or deconstruct and remake it again. However you feel about them, they’re not going away. And as much as I hate to admit it, getting a review confirms to me that something I’ve created isContinue reading “Review of a Review”

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish Review

March 11th, 2023 My interest started when the reviews were strangely good. Then it was massively popular. Then it got nominated for a ton of awards, while the animation industry buzzed, crowed, and purred about it, too. Then my friends swore by its brilliance. And then Peacock added it to their library today. Puss inContinue reading “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish Review”

Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing Review

February 20th, 2023 I finished Matthew Perry’s book this afternoon, and I have a lot of feelings about it. If I were the kind of person to share my feelings, I would do that here, but I’m just not that guy. jk. Let’s get to it. I want to start by saying it is notContinue reading “Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing Review”

The Triumph of Never Growing Old and the Spirit of Never Giving Up

January 10th, 2023 “Dennis, Steve and I think you will be as great as Walt Disney but you need to know all the big WORDS! We hope this will help. Be creative?” – Inscription from a thesaurus I received in the early 90’s, from my Aunt Jan and Uncle Steve My obsession with Walt DisneyContinue reading “The Triumph of Never Growing Old and the Spirit of Never Giving Up”

Dennis’ Faves of 2022

January 4th, 2023 Looks like we’re trapped indoors another day, which means there is no better time to share what I enjoyed in 2022. This isn’t a “Best Of” list; this is the stuff that captivated and moved me, and the comics, TV, and films I looked forward to throughout the year. A ton ofContinue reading “Dennis’ Faves of 2022”

Ducks by Kate Beaton

December 19th, 2022 This story broke me. Like a vase falling off a counter. I’m always telling my friends and family to give comics a try. You’re probably my friend and/or family; you know this statement to be true. Give this graphic novel a try. Not since Craig Thompson’s Blankets have I felt this possessedContinue reading “Ducks by Kate Beaton”

For You or Not For You

September 5th, 2022 When I saw the State Fair water tower on the horizon this year, the nostalgia hit me harder than normal. Instead of a general flavor, nostalgia tends to get colored by people whose loss feels recent, like yesterday, even though they’ve been gone, say, nearly two years. It got me thinking aboutContinue reading “For You or Not For You”

Brushfire on Twin Cities Geek

August 20th, 2022 I got a Google alert for my name earlier this evening (yeah, I get Google alerts for my name, shut up) and was delighted to discover that it was because Twin Cities Geek published a sublime review of my all-ages series, Brushfire, written by the incomparable Kyle Casello. An excellent excerpt: “HisContinue reading “Brushfire on Twin Cities Geek”