Some of you may or may not know the story of how I found my sister Marsha. If you don't, take the time to read the 8 part saga over on my podcast forums. The story is always fascinating to tell and has come up more often than not lately. Basically, I found out I had a sister in 1996 and found her in 2001. Intrigued? Then get to clicking that link!
Okay, you're back. And you've read it. Remember the little Mini-Me named James? My little brother I met before I found out I had a sister? Well, he was 5 at the time and living in the Phillipines with my Dad and his wife. I assumed that one day, we might find each other. And as you read, I wasn't close to my Dad at all. And James was just a little kid. Well, do the math. He's about 17 now and apparently has the Batman-like detective skills that I do. He recently "friend requested" both Marsha and I on Facebook. (To be fair, I'm pretty easy to find on the interwebs as I'm all over it. The porn doesn't count.) He left me a short message and apparently he and sis left a couple of messages. Seems as though he lives in the U.S. now. Which means we may actually meet again in the near future. I'm looking forward to getting to know him and teaching him all about bourbon and strippers. It's gotta be in the DNA. Let's go to photographic evidence.
Definitely a resemblance to Marsha and I as we all have the same Dad. He's full Filipino while Marsha and I are only half. And look at that! He's got an ankh necklace. I used to wear one all the time and it eventually became my first tattoo.
Looks like I'll be making room for a sequel to the graphic novel I planned on writing about how I found Marsha. Or at least an addendum chapter.
Tune in next week when my long lost son and daughter show up on my doorstep!
Nah. Not really. Unless the project is called drinking. But I don't think that one is new. My buddy Ben Templesmith is in town and we've been drinking fighting pontificating fishing chilling. If you don't know who he is, click on the link and be awed by his art. BE AWED, I SAY!
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Young filmmaker Emily Hagins joins us to discuss her film Pathogen. She wrote/directed it when she was 11. Now 17 (as of today..HAPPY BIRTHDAY EMILY!), she is working on new films and continuing to grow as a filmmaker. Aaron Marshall joins us as well to discuss the documentary, Zombie Girl, that he did following Emily around in her feature film directorial debut of Pathogen. The boys talk about the recent Doomsday Film Fest. And, uh-oh...Tony Lee and Ben Templesmith are in town so Jimmy is off to join them later. Expect stories next week! News includes 30 Days of Night sequel, Nick buys the Turtles, Newsarama sold, Deadpool Corps., Dollhouse delayed, Iowa hates zombies, etc. Top 3 and plugs galore. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!
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You know how I loved to be drawn in comics or by comic artists? Well, the awesome Lynsey Hutchinson drew me recently. She said she always sees me drawn as a zombie, so decided to have me be a zombie killer instead! Pretty damn great, eh?
As you know, I attended the Doomsday Film Fest to be on a panel with the likes of awesome cartoonist Bob Fingerman! He and I chatted a bit after the panel and he agreed to come on my podcast, Comic News Insider. If you listen regularly, he did one of my favorite cutesy zombie comic books out there called Recess Pieces. Think Our Gang meets Dawn of the Dead. Yeah, he went there!
There were about 6 of us on panel and we got asked various apocalyptic questions. Of course, I related everything to zombies which prompted an audience member to ask for some zombie comic book suggestions. Mission accomplished.And because I'm a big ol' nerd, I had a bit of fun with my Bio that appeared in the program. Enjoy.
With all of the stuff going on with baby niece Chloe, I didn't want people to forgot about my nephew, Maximus, who only turned 1 in May. Sis and Bob took him to a pumpkin patch yesterday and he had a bit of fun picking them out. He's a smart one. Unlike that Linus idiot, Max didn't go to the pumpkin patch at night waiting for The Great Pumpkin. He knew it would be easier to find during the day. Check his bad ass out.
Are you coming to see me on the panel at the Doomsday Film Festival today? I mentioned it a couple of blog posts ago. For those with short-term memory and too lazy to scroll down, here's the info again:
So, come on down and see me at DCTV Theater on 87 Lafayette St. (Between Walker/White). If you don't, I will hunt you down and eat your brains when I become a zombie!
For those just joining us, my sister Marsha gave birth to my niece Chloe on October 5th. Almost 4 months too early. Needless to say, things have been tenuous. Chloe is doing amazing and Marsha is blogging on CarePages to give updates on Chloe's progress. You can go there yourself and sign up for free to check on updates. I'm passing those updates along on my Twitter and Facebook feeds as well as here on the ol' blog. Here's the latest blog from sis from last night.
Of course, I am elated over how great she is doing. Though my heart just melts every time I think of her and see a new picture. Chloe is not in the clear by any means but she is proving to be a little fighter. I don't even want to think about her not having a good day as my heart would break in pieces. Keep those good thoughts coming for Chloe! Thanks to everyone for all of the kind words of support and love.