The Laundry Monster is one of the villains in my first book, Glazed Man & Rat Girl. It’s a rather unusual villain in that it’s not actually a person. It’s made up of Johnny Crumb’s old stinky laundry. It comes to life when Johnny tosses his radioactive socks on top of the pile. The Laundry Monster has never gotten as much press as the main villain, RoboCreep, but truth be told, I’ve always enjoyed it’s scenes in the book more than RoboCreep’s. I’m not sure why. Maybe it’s just how my warped brain works. Or, maybe it’s because it reminds … Continue reading The Laundry Monster and Plop
Stan Lee died yesterday at age 95. He was the co-creator of Marvel Comics and the man most responsible for their success. Most of the popular Marvel superheroes, including Spiderman, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, the X-Men and many more would not exist without the fertile imagination of Stan Lee. I grew up reading Marvel comics and I still cherish my collection of comic books that I’ve owned since I was 12 to 16 years old. Stan’s influence along with other great writers and artists like Jack Kirby, Roy Thomas, Steve Ditko and more can still be seen in my … Continue reading Stan Lee R.I.P.
My brother, Bill Cahan, recently visited some friends in the Philippines. Upon learning that the two girls in the photo below are big superhero fans, he ordered two of my books to give them as gifts. The woman on the left is his friend Annie, and next to her are girls from her neighborhood, Francis and Savana. According to Bill and Annie, Glazed Man & Rat Girl are a big hit with the young girls. A big thanks to Bill Cahan for furthering the adventures of Glazed Man & Rat Girl by sending them to a new country. And thanks … Continue reading Glazed Man In The Philippines
Remember when superhero movies were fun, action-packed, feel-good movies? Sam Raimi’s Spiderman 1 & 2 are good examples. And then there was the first Iron Man, one of my favorites of all time. Even the first Avengers movie had plenty of good triumphing over evil and solid heroes that we knew would always do the right thing in the end. Things have changed in superhero movieland. It seems like the two big guns, Marvel and DC are in a battle to see which one can put out the most depressing movie about heroes who are almost as bad as the … Continue reading Ant-Man & Wasp, Bringing Back the Fun
One of my passions is to see the Gospel of Jesus Christ communicated to the world in creative ways. Just because we’re talking about God doesn’t mean we have to preach a sermon, standing in a pulpit, delivering a dry monologue, using Biblical terms that many people don’t understand. We believers should use the talents and gifts God has given us to tell the lost world about Jesus in creative ways. Jesus did when he spoke in parables. Storytelling was one of the highest forms of entertainment of His day. Therefore, I’ve compiled a list of Christians who have inspired me, throughout … Continue reading My Creative Christian Heroes
After seeing the new movie, Dr. Strange a few nights ago, I’m giving it the following two ratings: for Entertainment Value for Content Concerns The 2 symbols I’ve used above are called SPLARS, a hybrid of a STAR and a SPLAT. A SPLAR means the movie falls somewhere between good and bad. Entertainment Value In many ways, Dr. Strange was a very entertaining movie. Benedict Cumberbatch was perfect for the role. Not only was his acting right on, but he fit the part physically as well. The character arc for Dr. Strange as a character was very effective. He was somewhat unlikable … Continue reading Thoughts on Dr Strange Movie
I finally got a chance to see Captain America: Civil War over the weekend. I know its been out since May of this year, but life has been busy and movie going funds have been low. My daughters and I have been patiently waiting for this, the next installment in The Avengers saga to come out on DVD. The movie promised one of the largest cast of superheros ever assembled for one movie. There were familiar favorites and fresh new faces. This was going to be great, or so we thought. We popped our popcorn, poured our sodas, turned up the volume, … Continue reading Captain America: Civil War … Good vs Good = Bad
I’m very excited about my new book, due out at the end of this year. My working title is GLAZED MAN & RAT GIRL 2: PLASTIC HEAD’S SWEET REVENGE. The new story is complete and I’m into the illustrations now. It’s always fun to see new drawings of my characters doing different activities and experiencing new emotions. I may share some of those in the coming months. I’m also having a blast creating new characters for this book. Here is a sneak peak at one of the new characters. I won’t tell you it’s name or how it fits into the … Continue reading New Artwork for Glazed Man 2