Sunday, April 19, 2009

Little Otto Plug on GoComics

The good people at GoComics ran a brief announcement about Little Otto.

So, what's the consensus? Anyone here following the new strip?

Saturday, April 18, 2009

This Boy's Life

Just received the May 2009 issue of Boys' Life with my story -- "David's Wishes."

I wrote the piece almost 5 years ago, shortly after "Bad Luck Bob," which was published by Boys' Life in February 2005 My original editor rejected the "David" story, but after he left the magazine, I resubmitted to the new editor and made the sale last year. (Advice to everyone: Keep submitting. You never know when you'll get a bite.)

So now both my boys, Bob and David, have a published story with their names featured prominently in the title. The stories were written back when they were in elementary school -- a million years ago in kid time.

Reading the two pieces, I get a twinge of nostalgia for those days, pre-puberty with its attendant leg hair, growth spurts, deep voices and scraggly facial hair.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

MAD #500

Found out yesterday that my latest submission to the mag -- a new strip -- will run in the big anniversary issue.

MAD's going quarterly starting with that issue, so it was nice to be included with the "Usual Gang of Idiots."

Guess that makes me the Best of the Worst?