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”

The Power of Positivity, Or I Just Watched The First Season of Ted Lasso And I Have A Lot Feelings To Share With You That I Hope You’ll Read

September 5th, 2021 “It’s the hope that kills you.” It’s a sentiment shared by every Minnesota sports fan and an ironic motto in the show Ted Lasso. Oh, you haven’t seen Ted Lasso? Let me join the mob of fans telling you to watch it now. It’s a show about two kinds of football, sure,Continue reading “The Power of Positivity, Or I Just Watched The First Season of Ted Lasso And I Have A Lot Feelings To Share With You That I Hope You’ll Read”

FALL TOUR 2021

August 27th, 2021 ANNOUNCEMENT!! I’m going on tour! (Well, whatever it looks like when a writer/artist goes on tour.) This fall, I’ll be doing the trifecta of St. Paul, Minneapolis, and Rochester over five dates. So let’s talk about it! On SEPTEMBER 25th, I’ll be at the State Fair Grandstand for the long-awaited FALLCON XL.Continue reading “FALL TOUR 2021”

Words About Words

August 5th, 2021 I speak in metaphor. I know it’s normal for people to use things to talk about other things, but I sincerely can’t express myself without it. (Mild spoilers for Theia ahead so if you haven’t read it, like, what the heck are you even doing, get out of here and read it.)Continue reading “Words About Words”

Push Release Day & Book(s) Release Party!

July 21st, 2021 TODAY IS THE DAY! My seventh book, Push, has been officially released. You can get it in paperback, hardcover and digital at Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Push-Dennis-Vogen/dp/B09868L6ZS Or get a signed paperback at dennisvogen.com But the very best way to get your copy of any of my books would be at my Book(s) ReleaseContinue reading “Push Release Day & Book(s) Release Party!”

Interview: Noggin Comics at Issues Needed in Apple Valley

July 11th, 2021 Who has a brand new interview for your eyes and ears to behold? Why, we do! If you’ve never met Nora and Kyle (otherwise known as Noggin Comics), then you’re missing out on the sweetest duo in our comic community. They have been nothing but kind and insightful since I met themContinue reading “Interview: Noggin Comics at Issues Needed in Apple Valley”

Fifty First Rates

June 15th, 2021 There’s this magic number we think about often as self-published writers: 50. That’s the number of reviews to takes on Amazon to get their attention. It is both a small number and (as someone who’s largest set of reviews is 7 for a book that’s almost 8 years old) an impossibly greatContinue reading “Fifty First Rates”

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!”