Check in here for updates about my published works. I’ll post some highlights from the past as well, but won’t go too far back in time, since that’ll make me feel, um, old.
STAR TREK: COUNTDOWN
STAR TREK: THE LAST GENERATION
STAR TREK MAGAZINE
STAR TREK ALIEN SPOTLIGHT: THE BORG
BLAST FROM THE PAST: Dungeons & Dragons
BLAST FROM THE PAST: Image Comics
BLAST FROM THE PAST: Wizard Magazine
Some early cover stories that I wrote for Wizard Magazine as one of its founding writers.
Among the other founding writers was my good buddy Greg MacElhatton, a fellow staffer with me for TSR’s first-ever online Dungeons & Dragons site, and who would later go on to become a published SF author and Eisner Award judge. Later contemporary writers included noted horror scribe Clifford Meth, a future IDW colleague for whom I would edit the optioned property Snaked.
Image founder Erik Larsen produced a wicked visual for my first Wizard cover story–not a bad way to start, yeah?–while Sam Keith delivered a foldout cover for one of my later pieces, which soon led to my work on Maxx 1/2.
Some of my favorite covers from the numerous issues featuring my work during my time with Wizard:
Issue #42 featured master comics painter Alex Ross’s first-ever Wizard cover, with two fold-out triptychs, one each for the classic good guys and bad guys of the Marvel Universe. Click on the images for full scans in all their glory.
Issue #33, by sheer coincidence also features, an article by 15-years-in-the-future pal Cliff Meth–and, amazingly enough, someone even went back and wrote a review of the issue in 2006. (His verdict on my piece: “A decent Ultraverse overview”). Click on Catwoman’s boobs and see if you agree.
BLAST FROM THE PAST: InQuest Gamer Magazine
In addition to Wizard Magazine, I was also one of the writers who helped get InQuest Gamer Magazine off the ground in its first year. Here’s a Wolverine cover from an issue featuring my work; comics, gaming, journalism–yow! A perfect storm! Tragically, I moved to concentrate on Wizard work, and InQuest subsequently perished. (Behold my mighty power.)
SELECTED NONFICTION WORK
(Click on images to read the full-size version of the articles.)
An interview with soon-to-be Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek, from the debut issue of a politics and lifestyles magazine that I launched in Europe:
An interview with former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, for that same publication:
The first of the two magazines that I launched in Europe, this one for The Prague Post in collaboration with my wife, the lovely and talented Ms. Jennifer Perez. Because it was an advertorial publication, I didn’t have any say over the cover image–a fact I will have to live with for the rest of my days.
One of my columns from my time at The Prague Post, the largest English-language paper in Eastern Europe, picked up by U.S. publications like the Chicago Sun-Times and Time.com. (Reformatted from its original layout for the Web.)
One of my articles from my time as a reporter for The Los Angeles Times. This piece won First Place for Breaking/Spot News Coverage from the California Newspaper Publishers Association.
One of my columns from my time as an editor for The Los Angeles Times, picked up by The Associated Press.
Co-authored with my wife, the lovely and talented Jennifer Perez.
Just an editing project here, rather than a writing assignment, but if you’ve ever had to copyedit a 300+ page book on turn-of-the-century Neoclassical furniture from Philadelphia, you’d want to switch careers to comic books, too.