A Visit From Thea, and Recent Projects

| October 30, 2016

My old friend and fellow author Thea Van Diepen, of Expected Aberrations, emerged from the frozen wastes of Canada on a world tour, and along her way, she stopped by to visit me in Texas! She recounts our many adventures very nicely on her blog, here. I think I spent most of the weekend teasing her […]

Radio Broadcast and Interview

| May 17, 2016

Here I’d like to share some news about a collaborative project I’ve been working on. Author and radio host Dave Palmer is working on an eight-book series in lessons for children based on Thomas Aquinas’ Summa Theologica. I’m working with him to illustrate the book series, and I’ve really enjoyed the project so far. This […]

What is Fiction For?

| January 4, 2016

Unquestionably, there is a lot of bad fiction. I do not mean bad as in poorly written, but bad as in drawing people away from truth and therefore, from authentic meaning. But we live in a bad world, full of evil, selfishness, greed, lust, confusion, despair, meaninglessness. Of course we will find many of our cultural […]

Personalism, and How to Create Monsters

| February 21, 2012

When I was a kid, I really liked Godzilla and his kaiju pantheon.  Godzilla, originally, was a monster spawned, and a story told, out of the terror and devastation of the nuclear bombs that were dropped on Japan.  The horror of the devastating technology we had created was unrestricted by any higher meaning, or system […]