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About me

Gender Male
Industry Arts
Occupation Writer/editor/artist/cartoonist/teacher
Location Mountains of Madness, Vermont, United States
Introduction I'm a Native Vermonter who drew and wrote from a tender age and loved dinosaurs and monsters, none of which I've ever outgrown. I graduated in 1978 as a member of the first-ever class at the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon & Graphic Art, Inc., entered the comics profession and carved out a career until my retirement from the field in 1999. I made (and left) my mark with SWAMP THING, TABOO, '1963,' and TYRANT, among others. As a writer, I've written for a variety of zines (including VIDEO WATCHDOG, DEEP RED, FANGORIA, etc.) and books (THE MONSTER BOOK: BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, UNDERGROUND USA, etc.) amid occasional bouts of fiction (the Stoker Award winning novella ALIENS: TRIBES, short stories). My current pet project is GREEN MT CINEMA, dedicated to VT and New England films and filmmakers. I write constantly, draw occasionally, and now teach at the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Jct., VT. I live with my wife Marjory, whom I love -- and I sure love my son Daniel and my daughter Maia, too.
Interests Life; All things horrific; People; Comics; Cinema; Drawing; Writing; All things that live under rocks.
Favorite Movies The formative holy trinity was, The Beast from 20000 Fathoms, Them!, and the Korda Brothers The Thief of Bagdad, Then there's Mario Bava's Black Sunday, the first film to terrify me hence it is beloved. Other faves: Anything by Ray Harryhausen, Mario Bava, Maya Deren, Don Siegel, Robert Aldrich and Sam Fuller, Sergio Leone's The Good The Bad and the Ugly, and Once Upon a Time in the West, King Kong (1933 and 2005), George Romero's Dead quartet, El Topo, Eraserhead, Fargo, The Big Liebowski, Existo, and more than I can possibly name here.
Favorite Music Captain Beefheart, Ennio Morricone, Frank Zappa, Bernard Herrman, Brian Eno, Tom Waites (for no man), Miles Davis, Eric Dolphy, Pere Ubu, thousands of soundtracks, and too many others to name!
Favorite Books Too many to name

The squish of mud between your toes; how would you live your life as a frog?

Quite blissfully, and far away from the roads, pretty much as I live now. Hmmm, wait, I AM a frog...