Last chance to get Tyranny of the Muse 1-4 in print (plus some news)

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Last chance to get Tyranny of the Muse 1-4 in print (plus some news)

The first 4 issues of the current run of my comic series Tyranny of the Muse are going out of print. So now's the time to snap up some copies as they will never be printed in this form again.

I have a limited quantity of each issue, so hop on it, because once they're gone, they're gone.

But what does this mean? Does it mean Tyranny of the Muse is dead? Far from it, friendo. Tyranny of the Muse is not only not dead, it's more alive than it's ever been. Tyranny of the Muse will be re-launched as a graphic novel called TYRANNY OF THE MUSE VOL 1: BROKEN BULBS. This will be what was originally the first 5 issues of the story, re-edited into a graphic novel format. This is how the story was originally meant to be read. So it's been a long time coming. And not only that, but the wonderful Dave Chisholm (artist of issues 3-5) is re-drawing what was originally the first 2 issues of the comic so the art is consistent and flows nicely from chapter to chapter.

I'm super excited for the next step in this thing. And I think you'll dig it too. I'll post more on this very soon.

But for now, get these super limited comics right here.

Tyranny of the Muse #1
5.00
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Tyranny of the Muse #2
5.00
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Tyranny of the Muse #3
5.00
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Tyranny of the Muse #4
5.00
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My media consumption

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My media consumption

I stole this idea from director Stephen Soderbergh. He releases a list of all the stuff he watched and read at the end of every year. It's fascinating to me and I've always wanted to try for myself. Not sure why. But here it goes. This is a list of all the movies, TV shows, podcasts, and books I've consumed so far in 2018. I'm not including music because my listening is too chaotic and constant. 

I'll update the page at the end of every month.

Click the thing to see it and judge me on how much Jeopardy! I watch:

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Reading at Dog Eared Books

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Reading at Dog Eared Books

I'll be reading a short story titled "Three Red Buttons" as part of Quiet Lightning's Literary Mixtape at Dog Eared Books Castro in San Francisco on March 5 at 7:30pm.

Quiet Lightning's Literary Mixtape is a free event featuring all forms of writing without introductions or author banter. Folks just get up and read their stuff. Should be a fun night.

My story is a sci-fi-ish bit of weirdness about losing oneself in work. I think you'll dig it.

The first 100 people who attend will get a book called sPARKLE & bLINK featuring the stories and poems from the night for free. Which is super cool.

Come say hello.

Dog Eared Books - 489 Castro St. San Francisco - March 5 @ 7:30pm

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559 songs I liked in 2017

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559 songs I liked in 2017

Here are a ton of songs I enjoyed in 2017. 21st century technology has turned me into a massive shuffler. I love when everything is mixed up. When a power pop song from the '80s is followed by an experimental ambient track which is then followed by some dreamy indie rock which is then followed by a classical song which is then followed by a country tune. I love the whiplash.

So at the start of each year, I create a Spotify playlist called "Songs I Like" and proceed to dump stuff into it as I discover it. I usually find songs from other Spotify playlists, movies, recommendations from friends, blogs like Aquarium Drunkard, the incredible freeform radio station WFMU, and other places. There's a lot of good in here, I think.

By the way, I listened to a lot of Craig Finn in 2017 and you should too. He's the best storyteller going.

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Favorite movies of 2017

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Favorite movies of 2017

Pretty solid list, I think. Just looking at the top 5, I can see all the themes that I try to explore in my own writing: grief, absurdity, dysfunction, art, obsession, and generally just being a fuck up. Those are 5 remarkable movies that I'll probably revisit quite a bit through the years.

As of this writing, I still haven't seen The Square, The Florida Project, Call Me By Your Name, Lucky, Phantom Thread, The Post, A Ghost Story, War for the Planet of the Apes, and a few others that could possibly be on this list. If I see any of them in the next 11 days, and am blown away, I might very well update this thing.

If you want to see all 115 movies I watched (and rewatched) this year, check out my Letterboxd. You can follow me there as I embark on another year of sitting down and watching lots of stuff.

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