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Today’s artist is the award-winning comic book illustrator and penciller, John Buscema. In my humble opinion, his run on Conan the Barbarian was the best there was, and thus, he qualifies to be mentioned here. And because I have so many fond memories of reading Conan and admiring Big John’s work, I thought it high time I introduce another aspect of my education to you. 
Today's artist is the award-winning comic book illustrator and penciller, John Buscema. In my humble opinion, his run on Conan the Barbarian was the best there was, and thus, he qualifies to be men...
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I have no idea. I still have about 13,000 comic books that I've collected years back and they are all stored in boxes. I haven't touched them in years, but I can guarantee there will be plenty of Buscema Conans in there.
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Venture Galleries posted a comment I made the other day on rules and ‪#‎writing‬. I'm basically just regurgitating advice from other more successful authors.
We recently ran a blog on Venture Galleries that asked the question: Are there too many rules for writing. Why do we have rules? Should we let them strangle creativity? Should we break them. Novelist Woelf Dietrich responded with these words of... Read more
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It's good advice, but as with any writing nugget, we take what is useful to us and disregard the rest, and that decision lies solely with the writer themselves, because at the end of the day, not everything works for everyone. We are just too different from one another. We come from different backgrounds and heartaches and all that inform our framework, and who knows how we're wired. Mostly we don't, but when we write we settle into a rhythm and eventually we find a voice that is unique to us, and there lies the gold.
I found an article written by author Robert Harris on writing fiction. Harris has penned several bestselling historical novels. I haven't read all his books, and the ones I did read I read in a wei...
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This are some serious piece of advice. I think especially 'accept your crap'. That's pure freedom for a writer. 
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Wallpaper Wednesday: I haven’t had a Wallpaper Wednesday for a while so here is the latest one I’m using. Before this one I had an underwater steampunk submarine and before that, a painted spaceship. I probably should have posted the painted spaceship.#
I haven't had a Wallpaper Wednesday for a while so here is the latest one I'm using. Before this one I had an underwater steampunk submarine and before that, a painted spaceship. I probably should ...
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Another awesome review of the writer workshop I just completed.
 
Another review of our workshop, this time from recent alum +Tonya Cannariato. Thanks so much for the post, Tonya. You were an awesome critique partner, and we look forward to working with you again.
As you are no doubt sick of hearing by now, I was privileged enough to be accepted into the virtual writers' workshop MJ Kelley founded a little over a year ago for this year's spring session. For ...
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I’m trying something new today. As a way to entice you to subscribe to my mailing list, I’m offering Bullies and Soggy Soup Bones for free
I'm trying something new today. As a way to entice you to subscribe to my mailing list, I'm offering Bullies and Soggy Soup Bones for free. But wait, there is more awesomeness in store for you. Not...
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Indie Author Review has an interview up in which I answered a few questions, which is usually what happens when you do an interview (You’re probably thinking, “You don’t say!”). I talk about past and current writing projects, including my very first and overly ambitious attempt at historical fiction, which I never completed.
Indie Author Review has an interview up in which I answered a few questions, which is usually what happens when you do an interview (You're probably thinking, "You don't say!"). I talk about past a...
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Hey artists, illustrators, and cover designers. I'm looking for an original cover design with a quick turnover. This is a paying gig. But the work has to be the right fit. If you know anyone, please spread the word. Thanks.
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Still need to read this one.
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Moorcock has a unique voice and just for that it's worth reading, but there are slow moments, and with my time as limited as it is, weeks tend go by between my reading sessions.

Yes, the good old days when I had more time to read and all those pulpish heroes fought demons and monsters, and.. Well, you get the picture.
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I thought I would do my bit by featuring Allen’s art on my #Art of Fantasy series to spread the word, but I can tell you now, if you see what he does, you’ll realise quickly enough that this man’s talent speaks for itself. Far louder, in fact, than what I could hope to achieve with my words. So consider my post a gentle nudge in the right direction. Just make sure you’ve a tight hold on your sanity before you dig in.
On my Facebook timeline Saturday I saw a post by Brom asking people to support a project created by Iain McCaig. The project aims to help fund artist Allen Williams' cancer treatment which involves...
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Wow... reminds me of the Death Godlike race on Pillars of Eternity classic isometric top down RPG that came out in March.
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The sheer awesomeness of this story forced me to write a review.
The sheer awesomeness of this story forced me to write this review. Little Mouse is about a little girl and her attempts at coming to grips with her parents' separation. The tale focusses on her tr...
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I love how Frazetta painted women, how he created movement and action and injected all of it with hopelessness and despair. I love how you can even see the texture of skin and of bone. The delicate and detailed engravings on sword and dagger and shield. Frazetta did not create superficial beauty. Instead, he created a truer thing that was immune to the process of time or wishy-washy sensibilities of a civilized world.
I'd say it's about time. I've been so loud on this blog about how much I love Frank Frazetta, how his art inspired me, and yet I have neglected to do an #Art of Fantasy post dedicated to him. I hav...
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Hahaha I thought you'd love this one. ;-)
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  • University of Johannesburg
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I tend to fantasize a lot. Sometimes I write about it.
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As a kid I consumed books and comics by the truckloads, reading anything from fantasy to westerns to science fiction. I wanted to stay in that dream state so I began making up my own stories, writing my first short story at 12. I also started drawing my own comics--little stick figures with dialogue balloons that later evolved into musclebound warriors and scantly clad vixens. I gave them battle axes and broadswords and unleashed them onto the world. A silent chaos ensued followed by crickets chirping and nothing much else, but boy, did I entertain myself. Alas, life kept interfering and I allowed it, and so nothing came from my artistic endeavors.

After graduating high school I served a year in the military where I learned how to dig trenches, eat quickly, and miss girls. I travelled to Israel and lived on a Kibbutz for eight months, working in avocado fields and drinking cheap vodka. For a while I sold pots and pans and educational toys in Africa and almost got shot in Zimbabwe. I did a brief stint as a cartoonist somewhere and an even briefer stint as reporter somewhere else. Somehow, and maybe by accident, I ended up in law school and became a lawyer. I did that for almost a decade.

These days I'm back to writing stories. A calling I ignored for far too long. I now live in New Zealand, and with a wife and kids, and a dog, I'll be staying put for the foreseeable future.

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Author. Writer. Co-Founder and Legal Adviser at Kōsa Press .
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    Co-Founder/Legal Adviser, 2015 - present
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    Writer, 2012 - present
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