Wednesday, October 31, 2012


 Happy Halloween and may your Best Witches Come True, Everyone!

Monday, October 15, 2012

PULP ARK 2013 Guest of Honor

 Big news announcement. I'm very surprised, and extremely flattered, to have been invited as a GUEST OF HONOR for PULP ARK 2013, along with fellow author Paul Bishop, and author/artist Joe DeVito. The Conference/Convention is in its third year and will be held in Springdale, AR. APRIL 26-28TH. More info soon!

Saturday, October 13, 2012


The cover is revealed for MARS ATTACKS POPEYE, interiors illustrated by my pal, Terry Beatty, and written by me.

The Martians have bitten off more than they can chew.

Coming this January.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Fall in Saint Paul

Some autumn photos from my neighborhood taken while I was happily walking foster dog, Jane.  She loved it too.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Countdown to Halloween Podcast

 Earth Station One's "Countdown to Halloween" podcast features an interview with artist Diana Leto and myself about THE HALLOWEEN LEGION prose book, the upcoming graphic novel, and our spooky biographic tale, "Once Upon a Halloween." 
It was great fun for us. Have a listen!
 Artwork © Diana Leto.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Fall Con 2012

THE HALLOWEEN LEGION will haunting my table with books, Trick R' Bags, fun freebies, and more! Hope to see you at FallCon 2012 tomorrow at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.

Very special thanks to Diana Leto for generously creating and donating a special surprise frightfully fun Halloween Legion collector's item giveaway.

 Come visit!

  The Halloween Legion ™ Martin Powell. Artwork © Diana Leto and Danny Kelly.

Monday, October 1, 2012

POPEYE. Terry Beatty. And me.

Remember that "Big Mystery Project" I announced a while back? Finally I've been given approval to spill the beans. Or, rather spill the spinach.

I've written this special POPEYE comic book issue for IDW, in which MARS ATTACKS POPEYE, illustrated by my long-time pal, Terry Beatty.

POPEYE is my all-time favorite character, so this is a tremendous thrill for me.

In fact, I confess that my hands are shaking as I am clumsily attempting to type this. In all my long career as a professional writer nothing has excited me as much as this.

As for the story itself, as Terry himself has already stated, I promise all of you that absolutely no one loves and respects Segar's POPEYE more than Terry and I.

We're doing this right.