No time to blog this AM; I'm off on a day trip.
As I sit here, though, two white-tail deer are stepping carefully around my back yard, nibbling on the brush growing on the upper end of the lawn.
Welcome to my musings on life, work and the creative life amidst teaching at the Center for Cartoon Studies. Posts are illustrated when I can manage it. Myrant is just that: MYrant! I post daily, for the most part, except when deadlines and workload constrict my time.
I'm a Native Vermonter who drew and wrote from a tender age and loved dinosaurs and monsters, none of which I've ever outgrown. I graduated in 1978 as a member of the first-ever class at the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon & Graphic Art, Inc., entered the comics profession and carved out a career until my retirement from the field in 1999. I made (and left) my mark with SWAMP THING, TABOO, '1963,' and TYRANT, among others. As a writer, I've written for a variety of zines (including VIDEO WATCHDOG, DEEP RED, FANGORIA, etc.) and books (THE MONSTER BOOK: BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, UNDERGROUND USA, etc.) amid occasional bouts of fiction (the Stoker Award winning novella ALIENS: TRIBES, short stories). My current pet project is GREEN MT CINEMA, dedicated to VT and New England films and filmmakers. I write constantly, draw occasionally, and now teach at the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Jct., VT. I live with my wife Marjory, whom I love -- and I sure love my son Daniel and my daughter Maia, too.