Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Here’s Nine Green Things I Love!

What better way to appreciate a day of wearing green than to celebrate things that are green?
It was hard to narrow down the list, but here are nine green things that I find especially cool:

1) Portrait of Boris Karloff as Frankenstein’s Monster, by Basil Gogos.
The Monster is my favorite of the “classic” monsters. I find the original movie so heartbreaking. Basil Gogos was an American illustrator best known for his portraits of movie monsters which appeared on the covers of Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine, and painted these characters in an amazing array of c Continue reading

RIP, my Insect Friend.


Just damn.

Our dear friend Clay Croker died this past Saturday. You may know him as C.Martin Croker. Read all about him on the link–he did so much, and I am still trying to come to grips with this.

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Clay and Steve and I shared a passion for animation, but Clay and I also connected over our love for monsters. I loved to pester him to talk to me in Zorak’s voice whenever we visited him at a con. The last time I saw him was at Monsterama 2015; usually we see him at Dragon Con every year but this year he did not attend.
Reading all our animator friends’ tributes to him on social media has been wonderful;I just can’t stand that this had to happen for so many great tales to be shared.
I still cannot believe he’s gone.