March 19, 2015

Bela Lugosi’s Fed

  I’m lounging by a backyard pool, feet up on a patio table, writing this blog in the golden California sun. The view here is beautiful, as is the day… well, mostly beautiful; my writing hand was just slimed by the snout and foaming tongue […]
September 2, 2014

The Fable of The Cockroach, The Grasshopper, & The Devil

After a delirium-inducing night shoot on The Devil’s Carnival 2: Alleluia, where production raced against the slow-rising sun to complete the day’s final shots, I crept home, bleary-eyed, to a horror show happening in the aquarium where I keep my pet cockroaches: the eldest female […]
October 5, 2011

Personality Goes A Long Way

Jules: Hey, sewer rat may taste like pumpkin pie, but I’d never know ’cause I wouldn’t eat the filthy motherfucker. Pigs sleep and root in shit. That’s a filthy animal. I ain’t eatin’ nothing that ain’t got sense enough to disregard its own feces. Vincent: […]
January 20, 2011

COCK(ROACH)FIGHTS!

Jen: Wings?  I don’t have wings! Kira: Of course not.  You’re a boy. Sexual dimorphism—a difference in form between genders—holds true not only with the Gelflings in Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal, but with many natural species… including cockroaches.  Adult male Dubia roaches, for example, […]
January 6, 2011

2011: THE YEAR OF THE COCKROACH

Creatures born under this sign are noted for being tenacious, adaptable, self-sufficient, hard-shelled and physically alert, but due to their independent nature, Cockroaches are also prone to vagabondage and single mothery.  They are most compatible with Dragons, but should avoid Snakes and Rats. “The Original […]
October 27, 2010

CLASS PETS

Students, thank you for making last Saturday’s THE TUTOR’S GALLERY a success.  The event was completely sold-out as people from all over the world journeyed to admire your artwork.  For those of you who were unable to attend, The Tutor will be posting photos and […]
October 5, 2010

I WANT TO HAVE HUNDREDS OF BABIES!

Two and a half years ago, I began writing the script for my comic book series, The Molting.  At the time, I did a lot of research on the behavior of cockroaches, critters that would play a major role in the story of The Molting.  […]
August 20, 2010

GUINEA WORMS, & LANCET FLUKES, & ROACH MITES! OH, MY!

“The most memorable experience was of a beautiful young woman… I think about nineteen or twenty years old”, the soft southern voice began.  “I thought she was holding a baby in her arms, so I went over to talk to her and her child.” His […]