Archive for the ‘About Me’ Category


Saturday, May 27th, 2017

I never look at my Wikipedia page, mainly because anyone can post anything there and have things accepted as fact:

Professional and personal disagreements eventually led to his removal as editor and his leaving Marvel. Marvel’s editor-in-chief, Jim Shooter, later recalled, “I fired Jim Owsley because his tenure as an editor was a train wreck. When I fired Jim Owsley, he thanked me. Seriously. He said, ‘Thank you.’ He admitted that he just wasn’t good at the administrative stuff (i.e., schedules). P.S.β€”there was plenty of work for him as a writer, so it was not such a big deal. In fact, it was like giving him a raise. He … [was] meant to be a writer, not an expediter.”

So, now, I guess I can run around the web trying to un-quote people or correct derogatory mentions, but chasing your tail is a real waste of time. I have to respond to this quote if only so somebody else can update my Wikipedia page with a quote from me.

Jim Shooter was my mentor and a tremendous friend. The last thing I’d ever want to do is say anything negative about him personally. People who turn on or lash out at friends who’ve helped them are, in my view, complete jerks. Jim opened huge doors for me, and I will be forever grateful.

Everybody’s entitled to their own memories but not their own facts. As Spider-Man editor, I never missed shipping. If my tenure was “a train wreck,” it was because I never missed shipping, which meant throwing in fill-ins as needed. And they were usually needed because Jim was driving me crazy. That was his job– drive the editors crazy by rejecting everything that came across his desk. Nothing was ever good enough, no writer ever talented enough. If my watch was a train wreck, it was Shooter himself piling driftwood on the tracks. (more…)

Priest: Unscented

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Today, I smell like a man. I really hate that.

It’s driving me completely insane–this…this stench. It’s a manly smell, like so many men I’ve smelled in my life. Hard to describe, a kind of taxi driver smell. A church deacon smell. I have to suppose some men like smelling like this because so many men do, but I hate it.

I prefer to smell like nothing; to come and go like the wind. Imperceptible, un-smellable. Priest: Unscented. Yet, here I am, smelling like a man. Every few minutes I move this way or that, and catch a whiff of myself. Horrible. (more…)


Thursday, August 13th, 2015

This interview was supposed to run at the end of the month, but they ran it, I guess, a few days ago. In it, I mention “1999” and refer people here to my website, where there is no mention of “1999” yet. πŸ™‚ Details coming by the end of the month, which, ironically, was when this interview was due to run πŸ™‚

Newsarama Interview

I think I mention Milestone about 3,000 times. πŸ™‚


This link is to Part 3, with links to the previous 2 parts.

The M Word Part 2

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Okay, I likely got out a bit ahead of my skis. I was aware of Milestone’s SDCC announcement but did not know what details had been announced (although my name did come up in a very flattering way πŸ™‚ There are exciting things to come out of their shop, and I’m happy to report we’re putting the band back together and that I will be in the mix somewhere, but at this point can only offer this lame non-announcement as to what exactly I’ll be doing πŸ™‚ I’ll be working with Milestone Media on several projects. Some of them are comics, some of them are not, hence the term “Media” in their name; they work in a lot of platforms. I’ll keep you posted as things shape up and get scheduled.

The M Word

Saturday, July 11th, 2015

Watch this space…