Recently at the grad school where I teach, I attended a prospective-student event in which the faculty introduced ourselves by including not where we got our Ph.D.s, but by something much more important: our favorite cartoon characters. The first words out of my mouth were “Wonder Woman,” whose history veiled in mystery Smithsonian Magazine disclosed… Continue reading Read Comics, Learn Lit
Greetings, Geeks! This week we bring a new feature to The Geek Embassy: serialized fiction! Mark is sharing a short story with a Lovecraftian aesthetic for your reading pleasure. This story will be shared in three parts and conclude on Halloween. Without further ado, The Geek Embassy presents, Part One of A Strange Occurrence. ~Regina … Continue reading A Strange Occurrence – Part One
How can there be a “Detective Comics” printed in 1937 numbered 1 and one printed in 2012 numbered 1? This is Part 2 in a crash course on comic book lingo that will help you navigate the comic book store and that pile of old comics in the garage.
Order Now! All right, Geeks. Let's do this! I only have a little over two weeks to make my book, Mothering: The Game, a reality. Time is running out on my campaign and I need your help to make this project a reality. As of this very moment, I have 200 books ordered. I need another… Continue reading Order Now – Mothering: The Game
Floppy, One-shot, Trade, and Variant? What do all these comic book terms mean? Get a crash course in comic book lingo that will help you navigate the comic book store or that pile of old comics in the garage.
As I hope you all know by now, I recently joined a new community of writers trying to get their books published: Inkshares. I jumped into a contest for the Nerdist for books about video games and found myself in a strange new land surrounded by strange new customs. Every heroine needs a guide as… Continue reading GoG Ep 155: Evan Graham and Tantalus Depths
As my days fill up with activities and I seem to have less and less time to read recreationally (reading is a big part of my day job), There are certain books that stand out in my long, long list of books I’ve read during my life. They are books that opened my mind to… Continue reading Books That Made Me a Reader
I have a collection of nerdy hobbies: Trek, D&D, comics, Shadowrun, sci-fi books, Doctor Who... and I could go on. I rotate between a few at a time; sometimes I let a few sit on the back burner while I go full bore into another one. You should have seen me with Magic: The Gathering… Continue reading Like You’re Running Out of Time
Comic books aren't just a sequence of squares with "Pow!" and "Bam!" written in pointy speech bubbles. This stuff is science!
Greetings, Everyone, It's time for a campaign update! So much has happened with my Inkshares book campaign for Mothering: The Game and the Nerdist contest. We are rapidly reaching the end of the contest run on July 15th at Noon Pacific Time. If you've been waiting to place your pre-order, now is the time! The contest… Continue reading Update – Mothering: The Game