November 26, 2012

Weapon Words

A tongue
can strike
than a
at times.

— Brian Azzarello, Wonder Woman No. 7 (2012)

November 25, 2012

Dante's Inferno Bubble Gum

Road Map of Hell
Colorful map shows locations
of people and places of
interest. Folds to pocket size.
Send 75 comics to: Inferno /
P.O. Box 1300 / Brooklyn, IT.
Print clearly.
Not valid where prohibited.

— R. Sikoryak, bubble-gum prize ad from
his "Masterpiece Comics"

November 24, 2012


Rideout returned the smile,
exposing teeth that
were little more than
tiny eroded gravestones.

— Stephen King short story "The Little Green God of Agony" (from "A Book of Horrors" edited by Stephen Jones)

November 23, 2012

Dark Weather



the glass,
as if

the night
is crying.

— Patricia Cornwell, "Book of the Dead"

November 16, 2012

Cool-looking authors No. 45

Alix Ohlin, author of the novel "Inside" and the short story collection "Signs and Wonders"

Photo credits: Emma Dodge Hanson Photography; Michael Lionstar

November 12, 2012

Jack Gilbert

His poems seek out
the colossal
within the quotidian.
Everyday grandeur
without grandiloquence.

— John Penner writing in the Los Angeles Times' Jacket Copy blog about poet Jack Gilbert.

November 3, 2012

Cool-looking authors No. 44

Dolly Parton, author of "Dream More" and "Coat of Many Colors"

(Photo from The Agency Group Ltd.)