Saturday, January 26, 2008

BACK ISSUE article on MS. TREE

The latest BACK ISSUE magazine (#26) features a six page article on MS. TREE, the private eye comic book series I co-created with Max Allan Collins. Alex Boney interviewed Max and me and wrote a terrific history of the feature. The article also includes some previously unpublished images and some B&W examples of early Ms. Tree artwork (some of which does make me wince a bit -- but hey -- I was young and still learning). This "Spies and Tough Guys" issue sports a "Black Widow" cover by Paul Gulacy. For more info, check the publisher's website:

Friday, January 25, 2008

RONDO AWARD nomination!

Once again, one of my SCARY MONSTERS cover illustrations (issue #64, Boris Karloff in " The Mummy") has been nominated for a Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award. This is the sixth annual round of awards -- and while I've been nominated before, I've yet to win one of those spiffy li'l Rondo busts. Maybe this year?

If you are a fan of classic horror films (and if you're not, what's wrong with ya?) PLEASE Go to and cast your votes today! There are many categories, including best movie, book, magazine, etc.

All you have to do is copy the ballot, paste it into an email, and place an x beside your choices. Then email it to the address provided, - It's that simple.

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