Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Three Times a Stooge

Sometimes, time just has a way of slipping by.  What you could swear was only a few weeks ago was actually months, and months have a way of turning into years.  It happens to us all at times, but every once in a while, we’re still caught by surprise.  Need an example?  Glad you asked!
It was just another day at the American Mythology HQ.  I parked in the “supplemental” parking lot, as usual, and had to take two buses, a subway, rickshaw, and zip line to make it over to the offices.  The closer parking lot is reserved for what editor-in-chief, Mike Wolfer, likes to call employees who actually “do” things.  Whatever that means.  
Anyway, I showed up extra early, say around ten thirty, and made my way into the lobby, passed the bronze statue of comic scribe, the notorious J.C. Vaughn.  (It looks so life-like! The statue – not the person.)  I jumped on the special ser-vice elevator, which I was told was French for really important people, and I headed on up.
Stepping out of the elevator, I made a beeline for my corner office (known by some as stall #3).  It was there I heard the almost angelic voice of the unfairly expelled American Idol hopeful, James I-never-agreed-to-be-in-this-bit Kuhoric, who gave me a friendly reminder.  “Hey, Check, you better get those Stooges stories in for the Halloween issue.  Blah!”  Halloween issue?  Didn’t we already do a couple of those?  And that’s when it hit me like a 3 a.m. burrito!  Three years!  We’ve been churning out Three Stooges comics for a whole three years! 
Impossible you say?  I say thee nay, yon knuckleheads.  Our first Three Stooges comic, “The Boys are Back” came out waayyyy back in early twenty-odd sixteen.  I don’t even think there was internet back then.  The even better part is that I’ve had a hand in just about every one of those issues.  Getting to contribute to just one book was a writer’s dream for me, but to keep coming back and creating new adventures for The Boys is something I’ll always be proud of. 
This third Halloween issue, Monsters & Mayhem, takes up back for one last romp around Castle Frankenstooge to finish out our little trilogy of terror.  If you haven’t already – make sure to pick up the first two Frankenstooge comics, Curse of Frankenstooge, and Return to Castle Frankenstooge,  over at the American Mythology shop online.  And If you liked our homage to Edgar Allan Poe in this issue, you need to check out The Island of Dr. Moron back in the 2017 Halloween comic.  It’s a howl.  Yeah, pun totally intended.

Along the way, we’ve also elected Curly president, sent the boys back in time to the local Renaissance Fair, watched them work as window washers, fast food workers, and even save Christmas – sort of.  To say there’s a lot of talented contributors involved in each book is a major understatement.  I also really want to thank each and every reader who continues to support the books!  You folks are the best, and it’s always appreciated! 
American Mythology still has big plans for the Three Stooges in the coming months leading into 2019, so stick around and enjoy the show.  Maybe they’ll even let me scribble out a few more stories before they come to their senses. Remember.  Be a Stooge!  Read Comics!  Three Nyuks Always Make a Right!

 S.A. Check
Make sure you stop over at the AM SHOP and check out all The Three Stooges comics available there!  We always try to give extra nyuk for your buck!

Friday, October 12, 2018

Casper and Halloween ComicFest


So, it's that time of year again.  Halloween is soon upon us, and with that comes another year of Halloween ComicFest!!  I ran across the interview I did last year, where I had the opportunity to talk to the fine folks who run HCF about American Mythology's current run on Casper The Friendly Ghost, which was also last years HCF contribution from AM.  I had a lot of fun talking about everyone's favorite spookster, and I figured I'd repost the article here, since I don't think I did last year.  We talk about why Casper appeals to so many fans, the direction AM took with the character, and my affinity for potting soil.  Kind of. Just check out the article I've linked here if you want to read the whole thing.  

Halloween ComicFest - Casper The Friendly Ghost / S.A. Check

AND...…..definitely check out what American Mythology has in store for fans for this year's HCF!  You won't be disappointed, especially if your a fan of ERB, or dinosaurs, or lost worlds, or space, or adventure, or cool heroes and villains, or good stories, get the idea.

HCF 2018 Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe Genesis