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Excelsior: My Tribute To Stan Lee

Posted on November 13, 2018

*Artwork by me.   I don’t have any photos with Stan Lee. I was never lucky enough to meet the man in real life – So, on top of that, I also don’t have any touching anecdotes about how I met him in an elevator once, or how I sat down next to him at a convention, or anything else I’ve been grateful to read about him on the day of his death. Stan Lee never encountered me once during the 95 years he roamed our Earth – he didn’t know I even existed. And yet the mark he left on me was indelible, and though he didn’t know I existed – he knew lots of people LIKE me. I was an archetype in…

Eight Simple Questions -An Interview With Artist Ryan Wing

Posted on December 1, 2015

While I was attending Stonecoast, I needed to come up with a third-semester project. I knew I wanted to involve comic books somehow, but wasn’t sure exactly what I wanted to do. What I was sure of was that I wanted to take advantage of any connections I had made with people I met at comic book conventions and people I was going to school with. So I came up with eight simple questions and had multiple comic book writers and sometimes artists answer them and collected the interviews into one small book. So, in the same vein as my blog feature “Friend Files” – I present to you the interview I had with local Maine comic book artist, Ryan Wing. I met Ryan…

Why Artwork Has Been So Important In My Life

Posted on August 13, 2015

I am, by all accounts, a writer. I’ve gone through plenty of schooling for the craft of writing. I earned my BFA in creative writing back in 2004 from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine in Standish. More recently, in 2014, I earned my MFA in creative writing from the University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast MFA program. Despite the schooling and despite my main focus, the written art form of writing is not my sole outlet for creativity. I also create artwork in other mediums. I play a teensy bit of music, I like to dance, and when I get the hankering to do so – I love, love, love to draw. My drawing desires come in phases. I can go almost an entire year…

Friend Files #13 – Tranifer Lovely

Posted on February 25, 2015

Friend Files is a new feature I’ve added to Away With Words, this being just the thirteenth installment. I will be interviewing a friend of mine and showcasing why they are a friend to me and what I like about them, and also a mini-interview (five questions) that detail what they think of me. It’s a way to acknowledge my friends out there and what they’re up to and also introduce them to my larger group of friends, acquaintances, and anyone else who might be interested in reading. Today, I will be talking about Tranifer Lovely. Before I get into what I think of her, here is my mini-interview with Tranifer (exchanged over Facebook) where she jotted down just a few thoughts:     TRANIFER…

How An SNES Game Called Chrono Trigger Proves That Video Games Are Art.

Posted on February 6, 2015

Many people will tell you that video games are not, and can not be art. The Guardian (UK) wrote a piece about it a while back you can read HERE. The late Roger Ebert also once did a piece on the subject, which you can read HERE if you’d like. In fact, search Google and you can rest assured that you will find countless opinion pieces in which people propose all sorts of ways in which video games shouldn’t be considered art. Some of the reasons are simple, such as the Guardian’s claims that since video games don’t originate from one source, they cannot be artwork. Others are more heavy-handed in describing ways in which “high” art can make one think and feel where…

Friend Files #1 – Rick Parker

Posted on December 28, 2014

Friend Files is a new feature I’m adding to Away With Words, hopefully at least once every week. I will be interviewing a friend of mine and showcasing why they are a friend to me and what I like about them, and also a mini-interview (five questions) that detail what they think of me. It’s a way to acknowledge my friends out there and what they’re up to and introduce them to my larger group of friends, acquaintances, and anyone else who might be interested in reading. Today, I will be talking about Rick Parker. Before I get into what I think of him, here is my mini-interview with Rick (exchanged over e-mail) where he jotted down just a few thoughts:   RICK PARKER’S…