Recent Posts

An Open Letter to Apple

November 6, 2013

I know it doesn't do any good, and I know that it's a tired format, so this "open letter" is just what I sent to Apple duplicated here on the web. I'll add any responses that I get from Apple to this post (if I can figure out how). You can also submit a complaint to the people running the iTunes store.

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New Minimum

August 8, 2013

The news has been full of stories about people behaving badly. This isn't really surprising, as the primary function of news is making sure that your brain, evolved to deal with a social group the size of a wandering band of hunter-gatherers, is aware of every heinous act perpetrated anywhere on earth. While you go about your days struggling to deal with almost maddening levels of tension about your family, career and your awful friends-of-friends on Facebook, journalists around the world file stories about cannibals, diseases and spiders that eat birds.

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Comic Starting Points

May 7, 2013

A friend wrote to me today asking what I could recommend for her teenage daughter who has shown an interest in comics. Here's part of what I sent her:

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