The Return of Louie the Garbage Man

By Mookie | December 14, 2023 | 0 Comments

Makena In Mongreltown is not only my first attempt at shorter stories here, but it’s serving as a showcase for all the people who pledged at the Make-A-Mongrel tier for my Kickstarter to reprint Volume 2 (which is now for sale with all my other books in the Store). Benjee the farmer, Augustus Facejob, the … Continue reading “The Return of Louie the Garbage Man”

Santa Is Real

By Mookie | December 12, 2023 | 0 Comments

I’ve been thinking about this a lot with the holidays coming ever nearer, and my nine-year-old son looks forward to the annual visit from Santa Claus. Obviously, one of these days we’re going to have The Talk with him about who’s really leaving his presents under the tree, but I don’t think it’s going to … Continue reading “Santa Is Real”

No Winter Break This Year

By Mookie | December 7, 2023 | 0 Comments

Traditionally I’ve always taken a week off during the winter holidays and sometime during the summer. This year I won’t be doing that for the winter holidays, nor will I take my annual week-long break during the summer. I will, however, be taking regularly scheduled week-long breaks between anthologies. I have this current story to … Continue reading “No Winter Break This Year”

It’s All Meat!

By Mookie | December 5, 2023 | 0 Comments

Makena committing to the first restaurant he sees and feeling weird about leaving after realizing he can’t eat a thing is not a far-fetched idea because this very thing happened to me. Many years ago my wife and I were trying to decide what we wanted to do for dinner. I forget what exactly she … Continue reading “It’s All Meat!”

I Could Use Your Help

By Mookie | November 30, 2023 | 0 Comments

Much of the goodwill I’ve built among my readers over the years is thanks to my willingness to be open and honest, giving you folks a glimpse into who I am as a person and into the things going on in my life. In that spirit of honesty, I’m going to ask for your help … Continue reading “I Could Use Your Help”

The Ninth Birthday!

By Mookie | November 28, 2023 | 0 Comments

Today is my son’s ninth birthday! It’s pretty wild to me that I’m the father of a nine-year-old. Who’s in the third grade. Who is far smarter than I was at his age. He may be smarter than I am right now. Every year with him is an adventure but for some reason I’ve been … Continue reading “The Ninth Birthday!”

Andre 3000’s Flute Album

By Mookie | November 21, 2023 | 0 Comments

This past week saw the release of a new album from Andre 3000, one half of the renowned rap group Outkast. Lots of folks were hoping for a rap album from him after so long away from the studio, but he released something altogether different and unexpected… an instrumental album composed almost entirely of flutes. … Continue reading “Andre 3000’s Flute Album”

What I’m Looking Forward To

By Mookie | November 16, 2023 | 0 Comments

At the end of the most recent blog, where I spoke at length about my excitement for Makena, I concluded with teasing some of the new ideas I’m excited to share in this new anthology format. Today I want to tease those ideas a little more in a kinda-sorta “preview of what’s to come.” The … Continue reading “What I’m Looking Forward To”

Makena and Dominic Have Similar Origins

By Mookie | November 14, 2023 | 0 Comments

Dominic Deegan began as a character in a Dungeons & Dragons Third Edition game my friends were running. There was something about the character that clicked with me and I began thinking about him away from the game, to the point where I was doodling comics about him. They became the first pages of the … Continue reading “Makena and Dominic Have Similar Origins”

All Ages

By Mookie | November 9, 2023 | 0 Comments

Whenever I start a new project I want to do something I’ve never done before. When I originally ended the Oracle for Hire years I wanted my next project to be different, so I tried collaborating with another creator. The result was the successful seven year run of Star Power. When that concluded I knew … Continue reading “All Ages”