Entries from January 2009

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Good on You

Well, no wonder my email to Neil Gaiman couldn’t get through.
Early Monday, I was taking a quick break from a pile of work to send Neil a link to something that I thought might amuse him, and got that annoying Mailer Daemon notice about the recipient’s mailbox being full. Neil and I have been corresponding [...]

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

I'm Holding Out for Malibu Kiefer

This 6-inch-scale “Jack Bauer” action figure recently showed up unsolicited in the mail, one of the oddball promotional items that would turn up in connection to my (suddenly) former daytime gig as an entertainment writer. A lot of that stuff rarely merited a second glance, but the sheer WTF-ness of this fascinated me.
I admit I’m [...]

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

The Real Heroes

Funny thing happened on the way to this post…
I’d already planned on writing about the Hero Initiative this evening, and when I walked into the newspaper office where I’ve been dayjobbing for the better part of a decade, I learned that I didn’t have the job any more. Like so many other papers these days, [...]

Friday, January 2nd, 2009

From the Clouds of the Table Above

Just received from Neil Gaiman, a signed copy of a new limited edition print featuring his poem “The Day the Saucers Came,” with terrific art by Jouni Koponen.
Here’s a taste:

That’s just the beginning. The piece is 28″ tall, printed on heavy stock and a lovely thing to behold. You can order it at the Neverwhere [...]


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