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A Seaplane for the Average Guy or Gal

  One of the things I loved doing when I was writing the first two Johnny Graphic novels was my research about the age of the flying boat. That was in the 1920s and ’30s, when the big international airline … Continue reading

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A Bouquet of Pheasants

Many years ago, at Christmastime, my mother and I went to an old bookstore called the Bookpost, not too far from the house where I did most of my growing up. It operated in a former post office and it … Continue reading

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CP30 Interviewed in the Guardian

You’d have to live on Mars (or perhaps the ice planet Hoth) to have missed the rising crescendo of publicity for this holiday season’s biggest flick: Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The toys and collectibles are starting to come out. … Continue reading

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Say “Cheese,” Mr. Churchill!

There’s a scene in the first Johnny Graphic book, Johnny Graphic and the Etheric Bomb, in which Johnny—in his capacity as a newspaper photographer—is shooting the Minister of War as she testifies in a parliamentary committee. She is one of … Continue reading

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The Return of the Flying Boats?

The 1930s and ’40s were the age of the flying boat, when glorious old aircraft such as the Pan Am Clipper carried glamorous travelers all over the world—using the oceans as their airports. Flying boats are also a big part … Continue reading

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Tardigrades – Superheroes of Nature

TV is swarming with superheroes these days, from the Flash and Arrow to the Agents of Shield and Daredevil. They’re everywhere, and even more are on the way. It so happens that your house, your backyard, the little lake down … Continue reading

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Great Review for Johnny/Zombies at Reading with Cats

Chris Hooker at the Reading with Cats blog just posted a very nice review of Johnny Graphic and the Attack of the Zombies. She wrote that I did “an excellent job continuing the adventures of young boy photographer, Johnny Graphic … Continue reading

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