Web Comic: “Half Halbert” (Pt. 1 of 13: Background and Cover)

Quite a while back, I tried my hand at writing and illustrating comics. At the time, my efforts yielded a pair of very short works, “McWidgie and Friends” and “To Do.” Recently, however, I found myself between projects and was reading Michael Eury’s wonderful study of camp-age superheroes, Hero-A-Go-Go, when the (radioactive?) comics bug bit me again.

This time around, I’ve written a twelve-page story called “Half Halbert.” The story behind the story is that I was involved in an email discussion with my colleague Hal Halbert when another colleague typed “Half” instead of “Hal” in her salutation. The rest, as they say, is history…

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Thank You for Holding

Quick note to say that my new album, Thank You for Holding, is now available! I’ll have more to say about the individual tracks in the coming days, but for now, here’s the basic premise:

Sometime in the distant (or maybe not-too-distant) future, someone placed a call to an automated customer-service center mere moments before the world ended. Ever since then, the robot who answered the phone has been assuring the caller that a customer service representative will be available shortly. In the meantime, the robot has learned to play the flute. But all is not well, as the robot’s circuitry is starting to run down.

How did it all come to this?

The only way to find out is to listen…