Sunday, July 5, 2020

[Link] A Timeline of Recent Allegations in the Comic Book Industry

Editor's Note: This is too important not to repost.



By Christopher Chiu-Tabet

Since June 15, 2020, when artist/writer Cameron Stewart was widely accused of abusing his clout to prey on aspiring teenage comic book creators, the industry has continued to be rocked by allegations of other prominent figures sexually harassing, assaulting, or coercing their colleagues. Other creators have also begun to speak out about general sexism in the industry.

This list of recent allegations will continue to be updated.

– June 16, 2020: multiple women accuse writer Warren Ellis of similarly preying on them like Stewart, alleging he used his influence to make them feel they owed him sexual relationships. Ellis responded with a statement on June 18, acknowledging he had made “mistakes,” and announced the end of his newsletter. DC subsequently replaced a story he wrote for “Dark Nights: Death Metal – Legends of the Dark Knights” with one by writer Marguerite Bennett and artist Jamal Igle.

Artist Patrick Zircher defended Stewart and Ellis, prompting criticism from other creators like Christopher Sebela as well as fans and critics. Zircher subsequently made his Twitter account private, but Nick Hanover explained Zircher often made “weird ‘look at this couple from classic Hollywood who had an age gap relationship’ tweets.”

– June 19, 2020: former Dark Horse editor Brendan Wright was accused by freelance editor Bekah Caden of stalking and harassing her “for over a year.” Starburns Industries Press, where Wright worked as VP and Executive Editor, cut ties with him, as did other publishers and projects he was involved with.

Read the full article.

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Back in the Saddle Again

It’s certainly been a while since I was able to show the love to this little blog, huh? Never fear, I’m back and soon enough you’ll see all those articles and interviews you’ve always loved about this site. I’ve even got a couple of specialty things coming to make it more like a min-series podcast from time to time.

And I also wanted to let you know about a new project I started with a few other writers to entertain readers/listeners during their social distancing—Indie Author’s Read! We’re also on YouTube and Facebook.

Feel free to drop by and check out folks like Bobby Nash, Van Allen Plexico, Jen Mulvihill, Robert Krog, James Palmer, and Matt Bieniek reading from their stories and novels. If you’re a writer who would like to take part, just email me at

And a great big welcome back to all you genre keyboard cowbo—cow personnel.

Friday, July 3, 2020


Airship 27 Productions, one of the leaders in New Pulp fiction is extremely happy to announce the release of writer R.A. Jones’ latest novel, “The Road Twice Traveled.”

“This is truly unlike anything we’ve ever done,” claims Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor Ron Fortier. “This is a truly remarkable story with a fantasy element remindful of tales that were told on the old Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone television series.”

James Francis sits on a bar stool the night of his 65th birthday reflecting on his sad life. He grew up hating his father, married the wrong girl and was soon divorced. He never had any children or close friends and now he’s alone facing his twilight years. Bitter memories are his sole companions. Or so he believes until he is approached by a funny little man who suggest that he might be able to go back and re-live his life….a second time. Only with one major difference. This time he would make the right decisions. If that were at all possible, would he accept the offer?

And thus begins R.A. Jones’ wonderful tale of a man miraculously given a second chance at life. It is a poignant story that reveals the significance of every choice we make along the journey. Each having endless cause and effect to shape the person we will ultimately become. As for James Francis, his do-over is one filled with love, heartache and forgiveness no reader will ever forget.

“Having the privilege and honor to publish this amazing book is one of the reasons we started Airship 27,” Fortier continues. “It was our hope to not only offer our readers classic action adventure stories ala the classic pulps, but to also find new and original works that would elevate the idea concept of populace fare. In ‘The Road Twice Traveled’, R.A. Jones has created something truly beautiful and it was our pleasure to bring to the rest of the world.  Pulp Factory Award winning Art Director Rob Davis provided soft pencil interior illustrations and designed the cover.

Available now in paperback at Amazon and soon on Kindle.